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 – Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Beer and baseball is a natural match, like here in Clevelandwhere Great Lakes Brewing is a popular destination One of our favorite pastimes is baseball – we have planned trips both to Cleveland to watch the home team as well as to Cincinnati (to watch the team that I grew up with, the San Francisco Giants.)  And as much as we do like our Major … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Take Me Out to the Ballgame

The 614ortyPlatter – Musing on The Museum

You might not truly appreciate the breadth that canned luncheon meat can achieve until you visit the HormelSPAM Museum in Austin, Minnesota Whenever you travel anywhere, we’ve found a that museum is almost always a safe bet to spend a solid couple of hours or so.  Perhaps the best thing we’ve found is that museums can cover the gamut of topics, from the serious and … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Musing on The Museum

The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs Vol. 3 (Angelo Signorino)

Ohio’s longest-tenured head-brewer, Angelo Signorino of Barley’sBrewing knows his way around a wort and a musical playlist As I’ve written before, we’ve had a long relationship with Angelo Signorino, the longest standing head brewer for any brewery in Ohio.  Most of that lies with my spouse\’s side of the family – her brother, who has done quite well for himself as a homebrewer, got his … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs Vol. 3 (Angelo Signorino)

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 – Know Sap on Tap

Maple Syrup and French Toast is a lovely pairing indeed;just ask the folks at Upper Arlington’s South of Lane Many food traditions have made their way across the oceans to the Americas over the vast expanses of time and been adapted to the local climate, but there are a few distinct things that remain almost exclusively from this region. One of those traditions derives from … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Know Sap on Tap

The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs Vol. 2 (Lara Pipia)

My first encounters with our Kitchen Island Discs guest LaraPipia were through events like the Columbus KnifeFights at the former The Commissary in Marble Cliff Our guest this month for our Kitchen Island Discs segment is someone who has been behind and around many of the most promising and prominent names around the Columbus dining scene. My first encounter with Lara Pipia came at the … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs Vol. 2 (Lara Pipia)

The 614ortyPlatter – Free Music!…and a little Samin

Along with music, Samin Nosrat was a constantcompanion while working from home during 2020 For those of you who have followed along since I have posted my playlists, the amount of music I was listening to while working from home proved to be the inspiration for these food-meets-music explorations. Like many, I definitely miss live music and concerts; frankly, if it\’s been hard for the … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Free Music!…and a little Samin

The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs (Laura Lee, Ajumama)

Tower Records, one of my favorite haunts as a teenager(Photo from The Outline.com) I’m finding as I’ve continued this playlist theme, I’m learning a lot of history along the way.  Take this week’s playlist, which was based on a concept I first encountered as a teen but I found has a much older origin story. As a teen, the local Tower Records, which was founded … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Kitchen Island Discs (Laura Lee, Ajumama)