All posts by Laura Oldham

Harvest Kitchen + Bar Cocktails
December 5, 2014, 2 Comments

I adore a perfectly made cocktail. I admire the art and science that go into a good drink, and I love ditching the desk to try all the great cocktails […]

The Commissary wants to support food and drink in Columbus

June 5, 2014, No comments

“If it makes Columbus taste better, we’re going to do it.” This is how Kate Djupe, founder of The Commissary, describes the mission ...

Hey Hey Bar and Grill

Dive In: Hey Hey Bar and Grill

March 13, 2014, 7 Comments

While it doesn’t take a ton of arm-twisting for me to like a charming neighborhood bar such as the Hey Hey Bar and Grill on the edge of German V ...

Lisska Bar and Grill

Dive In: Lisska Bar & Grill

February 12, 2014, 2 Comments

“Dive In” is Laura’s ongoing exploration of Columbus’ best dive bars. “If assholes could fly, this place would be an airport!” Thi ...

  • The Pointe Tavern
    Dive In: The Pointe Tavern
    January 29, 2014, No comments

    “Dive In” is Laura’s ongoing exploration of Columbus’ best dive bars. I find something incredibly satisfying and calming about enjoying a slab of pizza and a pile of tater tots […]

  • Strongwater Food and Spirits
    January 27, 2014, 1 Comment

    “I wish my life were as fun as this Chinese propaganda film!” was one of many slightly inappropriate and definitely raucous thoughts that were blurted out during our three-hour visit […]

  • The Big Cheese: Melt Bar and Grilled
    November 18, 2013, 1 Comment

    My policy generally is to avoid new bars and restaurants for a few weeks to let the buzz die down. But as a lover of Cleveland and beer and occasionally […]

  • Philco Bar + Diner
    Philco Bar + Diner
    November 13, 2013, 1 Comment

    While I regret not making it to Phillips Coney Island before its revamp, I regret even more waiting so long to check out Philco Bar + Diner. I spent as […]

  • Wolf's Ridge Brewing
    Gotta get to Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
    October 21, 2013, 4 Comments

    As we put money into the meter in front of Wolf’s Ridge for our second stop into the wonderful new brewpub, a host frantically ran out to stop us. “Meters […]

  • O'Reilly's Pub in Clintonville
    Dive In: O’Reilly’s Pub
    September 12, 2013, No comments

    “What has four teeth and eight tits?” … “The third shift at Waffle House!” Welcome to O’Reilly’s Pub, a fantastic little dive in Clintonville where the customers tell you heartwarming […]