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)

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 – Rhythm Kitchen 1811

The sign outside Columbus’s Ace of Cups, one of the manyvenues/bars which has eked by during the pandemic I must say, these food-meets-music playlist have all played off the various food themes from last week’s chocolate to holidays to “dumpster fire” foods to local neighborhoods have been very fun for me, and in many ways it’s the perfect intersection of two things that have been … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Rhythm Kitchen 1811

The 614ortyPlatter – It’s Never Too Late For Chocolate

These chocolate-coated strawberries fromClintonville’s Eagle Family Candies are simply divine While most people really don’t need a reason to enjoy chocolate, the national holiday calendar gives us multiple days to at least give an excuse for indulging.  National Chocolate Cake Day just passed us by, and National Hot Chocolate Day comes at the end of the month. Other days that await chocolate lovers throughout the … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – It’s Never Too Late For Chocolate

The 614orty Platter – Invested in Italian Village

Cosecha Cocina, one of the culinary bright spots inColumbus’s Italian Village before the COVIDpandemic forced it close in 2020. I’ve always thought Columbus’s Italian Village neighborhood was older than it was; in reality, the truth is it is and it isn’t.  The Italian Village moniker isn’t even 50 years old, but the area dates back to the 19th century.  And contrary to its current moniker, … Continue reading The 614orty Platter – Invested in Italian Village

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 – Toodle-oo To 2020

  Durian may or may not be your bag During the usual Times Square New Year’s Eve celebrations, I always liked to spot souvenir glasses worn by folks at the event reflecting the year to come.  2020, with its convenient round zeroes, was a perfect template for these souvenir glasses, and I remember thinking at the time that 2020 might turn out to be a … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – Toodle-oo To 2020