Archive for January, 2013

January 29, 2013, 8 Comments

“So You Want to Start a…” is a series sponsored by Upsourced Accounting as a way to highlight the business side of the local alcohol industry. Making the right business […]

The Cocktail Menu: Winter drinks at Basi Italia

January 24, 2013, No comments

It’s cold. Like, really cold. The last thing I thought I wanted to do was shiver my ass off at an outdoor patio on a blustery evening that feels lik ...

Johnnie's Glenn Avenue Grill

Dive In: Johnnie’s Glenn Avenue Grill

January 23, 2013, No comments

Newcomers to Johnnie’s Glenn Avenue Grill might be surprised to find that this classic dive bar offers no food beyond their Slim Jim display and Fri ...

Drunk Brunch: Easy Street Cafe

January 22, 2013, 1 Comment

The crowds of people freezing their butts off as they wait outside Easy Street Cafe can be seen as soon as I turn onto Thurman Avenue. Fortunately for ...

  • AleFest Columbus February 2
    January 18, 2013, No comments

    The 8th Annual Columbus AleFest will be held Saturday, February 2 at the Aladdin Shrine Center from 2-6pm. AleFest Columbus will feature over 250 beers, including rare draught and casks, […]

  • Dublin wine haven: Tutto Vino
    January 17, 2013, No comments

    Cruising Muirfield Drive on a Friday afternoon, I thought we were lost in a residential neighborhood until a stylish strip mall came into view like an oasis, and we found […]

  • Columbus’ best beer bars
    January 16, 2013, 16 Comments

    Draft Magazine recently released its annual list of the 100 best beer bars in America, a list on which Columbus is notably absent. While we may not have the biggest […]

  • Animal-free alcohol
    January 15, 2013, 11 Comments

    A bar is a minefield for an herbivorous human. Obviously the buffalo chicken wings are off limits, but are the mushrooms fried in vegetable oil or animal fat? Do those […]

  • Columbus startup: Shot Dropz
    January 11, 2013, 1 Comment

    I do not take shots. I like to sip spirits, beers, wines and cocktails that have a flavor that pleases my palate – a flavor I want to savor, not […]

  • The Ruckmoor Pub
    Dive In: The Ruckmoor Pub
    January 8, 2013, 3 Comments

    Female Bartender: “Is the quarter still in the urinal?” Male Barback: “…Yeah, I didn’t want to tell you because I thought you’d be mad. Do you want me to take […]