Classic American Eats

In the good old US of A, summer is a time for celebration. The sun is shining, school is out, long-distance vacations are happening, and kids are shooting through growth spurts. For most Americans, however, summer is all about the grill and finger-friendly tasty foods. The culinary options are endless—especially around the Fourth of July. You know the drill. We’ve all done it since we could toddle around in diapers and chase bubbles: The American Family Picnic. Mom spends days making lists and shopping, prepping, and cooking. Beef, pork, chicken, and seafood get ...

Introducing the 1st Annual Arch City Tavern Golf Outing

                   Due to Expected Rain this Sunday, our inaugural Golf Outing will be postponed until August. Stay tuned for details!

Summer Concert Series in Columbus

Are you ready to gather in the streets, eat, drink, and be merry, Columbus? The 2015 live July concert series will be kicking off on July 9th with The Floorwalkers headlining. Thursday nights on the Commons will be your perfect jumpstart to the summer weekends. Dive into the local music scene at the world-class Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion at Columbus Commons. The concerts are FREE. Bars open at 5 o’clock. Music starts blaring at 5:30 pm with main acts hitting the stage at 9 pm. Every Thursday you can also enjoy unique culinary delights in the Food Truck Food ...

Do you know your beer types?

Beer has been around a long time. A really long time. Archaeologists have brewing evidence—in the form of chemical traces of beer inside broken pottery which dates as far back as 3500 BC—from Godin Tepe, a dig site in Western Iran. Even more amazing was the discovery of an ancient business receipt from the Sumerian city of Umma in Ancient Iraq. This receipt (dated 2050 BC) is known as the Alulu Tablet and includes the seller’s name, Alulu, the quantity, and the quality of the beer—the “best.” Is it a coincidence that Alulu is similar to ale in English? ...

Pioneers of the American Bar

When you hear the words entertainer and bartender, what images do you conjure? A salacious smile, maybe some whirls and twirls of libation bottles ala Tom Cruise and Cocktail, but definitely a tasty refreshing beverage at the end, right? Did you ever stop to think where all that flare and showmanship originated? Jeremiah P. Thomas, Jerry, is considered the father of American mixology. He was born in 1830 in New York, first learned his craft in Connecticut, andthen honed it in California before returning to New York where he opened his first saloon, beneath P.T. ...

The Heart of the Neighborhood (Origins of the Local Gastropub)

August 2012: Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary gets updated. Amongst the new additions are words like man cave, sexting, and . . . gastropub. Say what? Don’t worry, the only “Excuse me” that will be needed here is in reaching your table without bumping into fellow patrons.   From dictionary.com: [gas-troh-puhb] noun 1. a bar that serves good food and high-quality alcoholic beverages.   In simple terms that’s all there is to it. But as any good foodie knows, there is more to it than that. Let’s go back to the 1980’s, when ...

The Story Behind Fish n’ Chips

Do you support the North or the South? No, it’s not an American debate of Blue versus Grey, but rather, a debate of where the first fish and chip dish was served in England. Some folks vote for 1860, at the East London shop of Joseph Malin, while others back John Lees and his fish hut in the Mossley market during 1863. However, all agree that the first restaurant dedicated to the dish was opened by Samuel Isaacs in 1896. Located in London, the menu offered fish and chips, bread, and tea for a few pence. The shops’ posh decorations—including carpets, flowers, ...

What Makes an Excellent Craft Beer?

With over 300 restaurants serving up handcrafted brews, Arch City Tavern included, from a selection of about 25 local breweries, it’s no surprise that Columbus, Ohio is proud of our reputation for hoppy concoctions. Enough to host an annual beer week. But what makes craft beer so special? Why are patrons willing to spend their hard-earned dollars for a glass, or pint, of the tasty treat? For starters, when consumed in responsible amounts (one to two glasses per day), assorted university studies have found several health benefits to craft beer over the years: ...

For the Love of Craft Beer

Columbus Craft Beer
During Columbus’s Craft Beer Week, we all celebrate one of the greatest inventions and master crafts of modern man; Craft-Brewed Beer. There’s something majestic and respectable about a well-brewed beer and many would be surprised at how beautifully simple and yet highly complex the brewing process can be. For those who may not be an expert already, let’s walk through the brewing process so you can come into the bar and enjoy these malted miracles with a fresh perspective. All brewers are working the same basic ingredients; malted barley (sometimes wheat or other ...

The Belgian Tripel

We're big fans of all the varieties of craft beer but one that we're featuring more prominently this spring is the Belgian Tripel.  There are currently five beers available here at Arch City Tavern that feature the signature style of the Belgian Tripel craft brew, including:   Victory Golden Monkey 9.5% Alcohol, Available on Draft in Flight or Pint Piraat 10.5% Alcohol, Available in bottle Chimay White Label 8% Alcohol, Available in bottle La Fin Du Monde 9% Alcohol, Available in bottle Weyerbacher Merry Monks 9.3% Alcohol, Available in bottle We also ...