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)

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