Get a taste of yesterday as we toast six restaurants that have stood the test of time.

Like all reporting, the bulk of my food stories concerns what isnew out there. Not this time.

No, for this article, I traveled far in the opposite direction, zooming throughfaded calendar pages to a pre-laptop, pre-internet, hell, basicallypre-TV era of Columbuspracticallynone of us would recognize.I wentto taste thepast.

What I found out is that the nostalgic flavors of an old-fashioned Buckeye capital are still around to be savored at a handful of remarkably intact restaurants. These are defiantly durable places that have outlasted food fads, stayed true to theirvision, withstood the gravitationaltug of time. These are Columbus dining classics. (Note: For my purpose, that translatedintoa restaurant business still operationalafter more thanhalf a century).

To feast at thesepersevering eateries is to realize they are not museums, butstill-thriving kitchen contenders packed withloyal, happy-munching regulars having a good old meal orderedfrom menus rife with vintage (sometimes endangered) dishes. So check 'em out, make a trip down history lane, and take a bite out of time - you might just find it tastes surprisingly fresh.