Milestone 229 has definitely stolen the lead on the best hummus in town (if you love lemon as much as I do). It isn’t called “Really Good Hummus” for nothing and it isn’t just the fresh ground lemon rind; it is the fresh-out-of-the-oven house pita bread, and all the premium marinated artichoke hearts, oven-dried tomatoes and Kalamata olives they dress it with. They will even prepare a special fruit dessert for you if you tell them you are vegan (or eat a plant-based diet for health reasons). Great service, great atmosphere, great view, great food, they don’t use Styrofoam containers, they source many of their ingredients with local farmers for the finest and freshest (which means nutritionally dense) produce and herbs and with the intent on supporting the community. There is a reason you never hear me talk about the “humanely farmed,” “free- range,” and “locally produced livestock,” but I’m going to start today. I don’t use those terms because this is a column about socially just dining options, which is to empower people towards a socially just and peaceful society and there is nothing “humane” or socially just about unnecessarily exploiting and killing fully sentient animals for a taste preference. That is a marketing fallacy, not an opinion. Milestone 229 is located on the Scioto Mile at 229 Civic Center Dr. Columbus. Open 7 Days Sunday: 10 AM - 9 PM, Monday - Thursday: 11 AM - 10 PM, Friday - Saturday: 11 AM- 11 PM Eriyah’s Favorites: Vegan hummus, 229 house salad (sub goat cheese for extra beets, candied pecans and dried cranberries).