(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)
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)
The humble meatloaf has graced numerous household dinner tables around the world in one form or another Many dishes come to mind when it comes to American classics: hamburgers, apple pie, chocolate chip cookies, and so forth. Often times, these dishes are adaptations or variants on more traditional dishes, like American spaghetti or Tex-Mex creations like Fajitas or Chile con Carne. A dish that in … Continue reading Loafing Around Encouraged: The Whitney House
As this The Book Loft shelf shows, plenty of travel guides exist to places people wish to go, such as Paris and the country of France in this case Walking around a place like German Village’s Book Loft, I almost always am drawn to their Travel section. But as much as I am drawn to far off places my spouse and I would love to … Continue reading The Nostalgia Bin: Columbus and Beyond
The Carquinez Bridge, gateway to San Francisco’s North East Bay It may be less evident to more and more people as time inexorably marches forward, but there was a time where Starbucks Coffee shops didn’t occupy every town, or at least seem that they did. I can remember a time when the chain was conspicuous by its absence. Vallejo and Benicia are neighboring cities along … Continue reading The Beans Are Not Always Greener…
Baba’s, where coffee is brewed with Thunderkiss Coffee beans and a great pairing with their excellent breakfast sandwiches For all the traffic that travels the Indianola Avenue/Summit Street corridor to and from the Downtown Columbus core, places to grab a cup of coffee are somewhat scarce. Yeah, a couple of United Dairy Farmers (I personally have not had their coffee) and other random convenience stores … Continue reading Hitting the Grounds on Indianola: Yeah, Me Too
Yes, Comedian/Host Drew Carey knows Ohio weather well I\’ve been in the Midwest long enough to get the joke about Ohio (and other surrounding states) having eleven or twelve seasons rather than the traditional four. This year proved to be no different, starting off with a (way) early Spring in early January, which was quickly displaced by brief spell of Polar Vortex, and then followed … Continue reading Where The Weather is Wacky and the Forecasts Don’t Matter
My first visit to Shake Shack came at an advantageous time – on a weekday, just after the prime lunch rush. Even better: most of the electronic kiosks were open, and seeing a tiny bit of a line at the front counter, I figured this would be as easy-peasy a time of ordering the ballyhooed ShackBurger, a creation hyped to outdo all other burgers in … Continue reading In Sync With The Shack?
The regional cuisines of India were, through circumstance, not something I explored a lot while living in the Bay Area. That changed for the better when I moved to Central Ohio, where the dishes of the numerous Indian restaurants here have quickly become favorites for me and my spouse. For the most part, the Indian restaurants here, from basic curry joints to more fancy establishments … Continue reading Brimful of Dishes on the Northwest Side
The tasty Seitan Shawarma from Pittsburgh’s B52 Cafe For all the hype meat substitute like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat have received in the past few years, perhaps the most original of O.G. meat-substitutes, seitan, has been creeping into more menus as well. Essentially wheat gluten, this has been used in Asian countries in cooking for centuries, though the word itself dates back only … Continue reading Could it be…Seitan?