The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (N-Z)

We started off our first volume of my off-the-cuff Food Encyclopedia with the first 13 letters of the alphabet at this prior blogpost. Well, a couple things happened in the meantime, including a change in blogging platform and a random post or two in between. But indeed, this is one of the tangents in which I felt my original blog was no longer sufficient for … Continue reading The 614ortyPlatter – The Food Encyclopedia (N-Z)

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 – 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 – 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