Bethia Woolf became a key fixture in the local dining scene through her contributions to a series of great food blogs before parlaying that expertise into Columbus Food Adventures, a foodie tour series she co-founded. Here are a few of her favorite things.

Bethia Woolf became a key fixture in the local dining scene through her contributions to a series of great food blogs before parlaying that expertise into Columbus Food Adventures, a foodie tour series she co-founded. Here are a few of her favorite things.

Kihachi

My favorite restaurant in the city, serving my absolute favorite cuisine - Japanese. Omakase, their 'chef's choice' multi-course meal, is my absolute top food indulgence for special occasions.

The North Market's Farmers Market

Walking here is a big part of my weekend routine in the summer and fall, and I love buying amazing fresh produce direct from the producers. Once I'm done, I treat myself with a cannele from Pistacia Vera inside the market.

Westgate Thai

I love their take on Thai food, I love the sweet little woman cook that always comes out to talk to us, and I even love that it's little more than a mismatched collection of chairs and tables in the back of a Cambodian market. The pad prik king is spicy deliciousness, and when the mangos are ripe, the mangos with sticky rice are the perfect finish to the meal.

The library

My daughter and I are both voracious consumers of books, and the library always keeps us going. We just went to our first PBJ & Jazz and loved the library storytime.

The hunt

My husband and I are both serious culinary thrill seekers, and we tend to get almost absurdly excited when we find a new restaurant featuring a previously unseen immigrant cuisine, a place with a dish we've never seen before, or a truly novel take on something that's otherwise commonplace.

Being a tour guide

I've been doing it for five years, and I still enjoy showing people the city. Last week, I showed a 4H group from Indiana around German Village and the Short North, and their excitement and enthusiasm was yet another reminder of how lucky I am to do what I do.

Marmite

I love it, so much so that I have a collection of special editions and marmite memorabilia. I doubt that anyone else will understand unless they're Brits themselves.