The 614ortyPlatter – Columbus Restaurants of Yore (Vol. 1)

It was great while it lasted – the bar at the gone-before-it-deserved-to-be-gone German Village restaurant Ambrose and Eve According to an article published on Modern Restaurant Management in 2019, 80 percent of all restaurants go out of business within five years. Many disappear from the landscape without much of a care by the dining public, but a select few stay around long enough and/or put … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Columbus Restaurants of Yore (Vol. 1)

The 614ortyPlatter – Movie Night!

“Ulam: Main Dish”, a documentary looking at Filipino-AmericanRestaurants around the United States, is but one of thefood-related movies that we’ve found entertaining. If nothing else, pandemic living made us realized how much of a role entertainment plays in our lives.  Obviously, the absence of live, in-person events was felt by everyone, from the performers to the venues which hosted them to people who attended them … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Movie Night!

The 614ortyPlatter – Hopping Down The Bunny Trail

Easter Munching with Rum Hot Cross Scones from Worthington’s Sassafras Bakery Growing up in a Catholic household as a kid, Easter and the period leading up to it was something of a “weird” observance from a food perspective.  Yes, we did observe the fish on Fridays deal (though the very-Midwest fish fry was not a thing), but we didn’t necessarily observe the fasting portions of … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Hopping Down The Bunny Trail

The 614ortyPlatter – Top Chef Top Songs

Avishar “Danny” Barua creating some magic on thecocktail end of things at Columbus’s Service Bar Those in the know in the Columbus area are distinctly aware of Avishar Barua, of Service Bar Kitchen, and his way with mixing the “mundane” with the magical.  Those who have seen his creative takes with lCheesy Brisket Crunch , Po’ Boy, the (Not) Pad Thai, or Fish Fillet know … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Top Chef Top Songs

The 614ortyPlatter – Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

Even the local supermarkets like Kroger have gotten intothe Fat Tuesday groove of late… Fat Tuesday (or, depending on where you are in the world, Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or Carnival/Carnaval) has become essentially a day of excess pleasures for the public at large.  Historically, it marks the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten period for a number of religions, including … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler

The 614ortyPlatter – Trust Falling The Top Of The Pops

Columbus Food Adventures’ Trust Falls, such as this one fromYemeni Restaurant, has become one of our favorite pursuits One of our favorite developments of 2020 in the local food scene was one made of necessity.  Built around guided tours, Columbus Food Adventures (note: I was slated to be one of the tour guides last year) pivoted to the Trust Fall with the COVID pandemic putting … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Trust Falling The Top Of The Pops

The 614ortyPlatter – Make Your Way at the Holiday Buffet

The Columbus Commons decked out in Christmas lights First off, I wish you and yours a safe and holiday season.  I think we, like most of you, are grateful that this year is on the way out.  Likewise, we hope like many of you that 2021 proves to be a hundred times better than this last year was for most. Like Thanksgiving, the dinners centered … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Make Your Way at the Holiday Buffet

Ten Is The Loneliest Number

The “Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow” proved to be a little more complex than I figured initially Recently, there was a “Top 10 Accounts You Should Follow” being shared among Instagram blogger accounts, mainly in their Stories feed.  I found I started this task numerous times (especially since some had shared my account on their personal lists) but I ended up stopping. Mainly, I … Continue reading Ten Is The Loneliest Number

Day of Gluttony, Columbus Style (Part 2)

(Note: This is Part 2 of a blog post proposing our 24 different dishes from 24 different venues inside of 24 hours quest within Columbus, Ohio, based on the Tastemade TV Show “Day of Gluttony”.  For details on the challenge and the first 11 spots on this quest, please check out Part 1 at this link.) 1:15 PM – With our Las Maravillas tacos (stop … Continue reading Day of Gluttony, Columbus Style (Part 2)

Day of Gluttony, Columbus Style (Part 1)

If nothing else, cutting the cable cord and going to streaming has increased our viewing options several dozen times over.  At times, the sheer number of options overwhelms, but at other times, something unexpected gets us both intrigued enough to invest our viewing time, or when we have an unexpected bunch of time to burn on the couch (such as recently, when the cold bug … Continue reading Day of Gluttony, Columbus Style (Part 1)