Jojo’s Playground: Massachusetts

“I’m in love with modern moonlight128 when it’s dark outsideI’m in love with MassachusettsI’m in love with the radio onIt helps me from being alone late at nightHelps me from being lonely late at night” “Roadrunner” – Jonathan (Jojo) Richman & The Modern Lovers In terms of raw numbers, Massachusetts outdid all the states we traveled through in terms of overall activities. With that said, … Continue reading Jojo’s Playground: Massachusetts

Alook at Atrio of States (CT/NH/RI)

“Three forms the soul to a positive sumDance to this fix and flex every muscleSpace can be filled if you rise like my lumberAdvance to the tune but don’t do the hustleShake, rattle, roll to my Magic NumberNow you may try to subtract itBut it just won’t go awayThree times one?(What is it? – One, two, three!)And that’s a Magic Number” “The Magic Number” – … Continue reading Alook at Atrio of States (CT/NH/RI)

Gettin’ Our Feels in The Catskills

“In my car sweating like a dogBeers and chairs no frontiersOn my way from the ‘Frisco BayDixieland, soda-pop man High five! More dead than aliveRocking the plastic like a man from the CatskillsHigh five! More dead than aliveRocking the plastic like a man from the Catskills” “High 5 (Rock the Catskills)” – Beck Traveling east on I-90 from Ohio, the Empire State, New York, is … Continue reading Gettin’ Our Feels in The Catskills

The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (N-Z)

We started off our first volume of my off-the-cuff Food Encyclopedia with the first 13 letters of the alphabet at this prior blogpost. Well, a couple things happened in the meantime, including a change in blogging platform and a random post or two in between. But indeed, this is one of the tangents in which I felt my original blog was no longer sufficient for … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (N-Z)

A Little Introduction

A refresh of a slightly shopworn model Howdy! If you are reading this, most likely you are familiar with my former blog as The 614ortyNiner. And even if you aren’t, the introduction applies equally in this case. I moved to Ohio from California early in the 2010s. As you may have figured out from my previous blog name, there was an underlying theme of my … Continue reading A Little Introduction

The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (A through M)

More often than not, the genuine article taco trucks, like Taqueria Las Costeñas on Columbus’s West Sidehave the more adventurous proteins like lengua available Maybe I’m betraying my nerdy youth with this admission, but I still get a thrill when I see a set of old-school encyclopedias in a thrift shop.  Before the Atari 2600 and video games entered my life with a bang, perhaps my … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (A through M)

The 614ortyPlatter – 14-Course Tasting Menu

A divine soup, such as this Sopa de Tomatillo from GermanVillage’s Barcelona Restaurant, is a tasting menu staple One thing pandemic more or less eliminated was the primo tasting menu experience.  We personally don’t indulge much in the extravagant side of the dining ledger, but we must say that one of our most memorable meals was the tasting menu of Veritas Restaurant, which was then in … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – 14-Course Tasting Menu

The 614orty Platter – Fit for (Non-)Human Consumption

Can you believe I’ve been doing these playlists/blogposts for seven-plus-months now?  Or for that matter, that this blog has reached seven years of age? To be honest, I thought both these things would fade out after awhile – as pandemic stretched onward, I didn’t know exactly how to continue the blog, at least as it had been run previously.  The playlist was something of a … Continue reading The 614orty Platter – Fit for (Non-)Human Consumption

The 614ortyPlatter – A Trip To The Farmer’s Market

Farmers Markets proved to be a bright spot for us duringthe pandemic year of 2020 One aspect that helped make 2020 much more bearable for us was the continued operation of a few select various Farmers Markets around the area. While some farmers market within the 270 Loop of Columbus decided that it wasn’t feasible to run the usual market festivities, Clintonville and Worthington, with … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – A Trip To The Farmer’s Market

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)