Which fruits do you (and don’t you) muddle in an old-fashioned? How do you temper the brandy in a sidecar? Just how much absinthe goes into a Sazerac? If you’ve ever marveled at the history surrounding tried-and-true cocktails, you’re not alone. We tapped some of the most studious bartenders across Columbus to get to the bottom of these questions and the secrets that elevate a classic from memorable to unforgettable.
Used to be only a few games in town offered authentic, flavor-packed bites of crispy fried chicken. Now, you don’t have to travel to the other side of the Mason-Dixon Line for a fix. Here’s where to satisfy whatever style you’re craving.
It’s mid-morning. Breakfast is a distant memory, and lunch is still hours away. It’s time to hit the nearby coffee shop for caffeine and a snack. Here’s where to find a little local nourishment around town.
In the world of the culinary curious, there is a continent’s worth of food traditions that stand apart—a final frontier of dining that, for many routine consumers of sushi and pho, dosas and arepas, still seems a bit far out. It’s a cuisine too hard to find an entry point into, too obscure to get a handle on.