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Koble Grill


I went to Koble Grill for lunch today because I’m trying to work my way through Columbus Monthly’s Guide to Uptown Westerville. This morning I went to Java Central and got a Nitro coffee and fruit salad. I’d been to Java Central before and I’m glad I tried their Nitro coffee but it’s still not like my favorite coffee shop or anything. I always have mediocre experiences there. 

At Koble Grill, I ordered a gyro and spanakopita. I think I’ve had a gyro from a street vendor before but that’s about it so I was looking forward to giving gyros another try. I’d also never has spanakopita either and thought it sounded yummy.

I sat at the bar because of what I’d read on Yelp about ordering being awkward. I wish they had a usual set up with servers taking your order at your table. You need to sit down at a table, then order near the back of the restaurant and they’ll bring your food to you. 

Columbus Monthly guide to Uptown Westerville 

My gyro was messy but delicious. I enjoyed the meat and sauce they used. The spanakopita was also messy but yummy. I made the mistake of taking a bite out of it right when it came out and it was extremely hot. I thought it was a bit unusual that my appetizer and meal came out at the same time, but I’ve read that’s happened to other people too.
It’s a beautiful atmosphere inside and a lot of Westerville locals like it. 
They play loud pop music which I didn’t mind but seemed strange for an Italian/ Greek restaurant.

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Easy Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe

I went to my grandmother’s house a few years ago to spend time with her and my grandpa. For dinner, she made this delicious marinated chicken and as a curious college-student at the time, I asked her to show me how she made it. Lucky for me, it was an incredibly simple recipe. 
In honor of her birthday, March 25, I want to feature one of the recipes she shared with me. 
The chicken marinating in a ziploc bag.

  • Ingredients:
    • Chicken breast
    • Bottle of Italian salad dressing
  • Steps: 
    • Pound chicken breast until thickest part is even with rest of the piece. You’re supposed to use a meat mallet but I used a wine bottle because I’m classy like that. 
    • Put the thawed/ refrigerated chicken breasts into a large ziploc bag. 
    • Pour enough salad dressing to coat the chicken breasts so it can soak into the meat. I used the whole bottle because the salad dressing was only like $1.50 at Kroger. 
    • Let the bag-o-chicken sit in the fridge for 30mins. 
    • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit  (or just crank it up to Fahrenheit 451 if you like that book)  
    • Move the chicken so the juices can soak into all the chicken. I laid it on it’s side for one half hour and then placed it vertically in my empty fresh-foods drawer. 
    • Don’t let the chicken sit more than two hours in the fridge.   
    • Put chicken in the oven. I used a 8 x 8 baking dish and I lived to tell the tale. 
    • Cook chicken in the oven for 20-30 minutes until the juice is clear. 
    • Take chicken out of oven, wait a bit, put chicken in your mouth by using a fork and then say “Mhmmmm…” 

Along with my chicken, I made cheesy potatoes (from some cheap package of powder) and steamed veggies (from a frozen package). I’m fairly talented at finding easy-to-make foods at the grocery story.  I’m a big fan of those bags of vegetables that you just have to throw in the microwave and it steams them magically for you. Actually, any food that you put in the microwave, I’m a fan of. 
The final meal.