Places We Love: Sweet Carrot

The Sweet Carrot Counter at the Westerville Location

The following is a sponsored post thanks to Sweet Carrot.

Full disclaimer: I’ve loved Sweet Carrot well before taking my kids there (and well before this partnership with CBUS Dads).

Another full disclaimer: I’ve loved taking my kids to Sweet Carrot well before they introduced a Kids Eat Free promotion on Tuesdays.

But now there’s even more reason to dine at Sweet Carrot.

If you’re not familiar with Columbus-based Sweet Carrot, the offering includes flavorful, creative comfort food made from scratch in its on-site kitchens in both Grandview and Westerville (with a Dublin location coming soon).

Upon arrival, you’re greeted by a friendly employee who guides you to the counter to order. The kids menu (reminder, kids eat free on Tuesdays) are the kind of kids menus my wife and I seek: quality dishes that vary between turkey, mac ‘n cheese, pulled pork, beef brisket, and vegetables as options.

For the adults, the food is clearly incredible, but a more-than-serviceable lineup of brews are available on ice at the counter. For our most recent trip, I opted instead for the authentic soda pop that I simply couldn’t put down. Very underrated element of Sweet Carrot.

Authentic Soda from Sweet Carrot
Authentic Soda from Sweet Carrot

Still not convinced Sweet Carrot deserves your consideration for your next family dining outing? Guy Fieri and Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives recommends the corn cake and brisket and the Ohio chicken meatball sandwich.

By Steven Michalovich, Regular Contributor

Coloring and Sweet Carrot Kids Menu
Coloring and Sweet Carrot Kids Menu

A First Trip to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Urgent Care

Last Tuesday evening my two boys and I were chasing our puppy around the house after his bath to dry him off. My three-year-old dove up on the sofa and slammed his head on the edge of the end table. This trauma cut a nearly 2.5 inch gash into his lower left forehead causing excessive bleeding.

Once I was able to get the bleeding under control and assess the situation, I was able to hop on my Droid to Google urgent care locations. I was not only pleased to learn that there is an Nationwide Children’s Hospital Urgent Care within 2.8 miles of my Upper Arlington home, but I was also pleased to know that I could see the current wait tim20170104_200447es and make the determination that if the wait time was too long in Hilliard, that I could possibly go to the other nearby location in Dublin. I called my wife, who wasn’t home at the time, calmed her down then off we went to Hilliard.

Being an employee of Nationwide Children’s Hospital as Administrator of Perioperative Services, I’ve never personally been on the receiving side of their ambulatory services. However, I have to say that the experience was fantastic. We experienced efficient and friendly registration and were put back in the treatment room within 5 minutes of check in. When we got to the back before entering our treatment room the staff at the desk made a point to acknowledge and meet with my son and let him know that everything would be ok and then explained the process for fixing him up. Everyone we came into contact with was
pleasant, empathetic and accommodating.

Case in point: My eight-year-old son didn’t want to watch his little bro get sewn up, so the staff offered to have him sit at the desk with them while the procedure took place – AND offered him a charging cord for his iPod that he brought with him.

The suture process was difficult for my son to take, however he was able to pull through and was happy to get a lollipop afterwards for his efforts. We were in and out with six sutures in under an hour.

I can only speak from my experience, which was exceptional and truly exceeded both mine and my wife’s expectations. Glad to know we have a high quality healthcare system nearby to cover my crazy boys when needed in an emergency.

By Steve Swift, Contributor