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 – 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