Andrew J. Ginther Fundraising Bash on April 15th

In case you haven't heard the news, Columbus City Council President Andrew J. Ginther has announced his Candidacy for Mayor of Columbus, and we're eager to support his run. The Fundraising Bash will take place Wednesday, April 15th 6:00-7:30pm Right Here at Arch City Tavern 862 North High Street Columbus, OH 43215 Come out and join us for food and drink specials and get the chance to rub elbows with some prominent figures in local government, including: Mayors Ray DeGraw (Grandview), Don Leach (Upper Arlington), and Kim Maggard (Whitehall) Council Members ...

The Arch City

In the 19th Century, a city’s nickname was not only well-defined but it was widely known and used.  If someone mentioned “the Twin Cities,” it was understood that they meant Minneapolis and St. Paul.  Mentioning “the Big Apple” was clearly a reference to New York City.  It was more in fashion then that it is now but, in those days, Columbus was well known as “The Arch City.” Most of the locals in Columbus are used to the street-spanning metal arches that line the Short North, West Broad, and a few other locations around the city.  Even today with the ...

How to Properly Appreciate Wine

Wine is a staple of sophisticated dining and often carries more of an allure than any other beverage.  Fine wines can cost thousands of dollars per bottle and the craft of winemaking has reached the status of high art the world over.   Of course, there are the cheap wines too but they’re never quite as satisfying.   So what makes wine so great and how do you sip it like a pro?   There are 3 sensory experiences that wine offers and each is a part of the tasting process.   Each is important to properly appreciate wine.   Clarity & Color All ...

Celebrating the Short North Arts District Gallery Hop

Not every city gets to truly appreciate the richness of its local artists.  Far too often the cultural expression that lives in the heart of a city gets lost in the sea of banks and businesses.  Fortunately for Columbus, we have the artsy Short North District and its monthly Gallery Hop. Famous across the Midwest, the Short North Gallery Hop takes place on the first Saturday of every month and draws thousands to High Street and surrounding avenues.   Visitors come downtown to celebrate local art with gallery exhibitions, street musicians, special promotions, ...

The Taste of Scotch Whiskey

“The proper drinking of Scotch whisky is more than indulgence: it is a toast to civilization, a tribute to the continuity of culture, a manifesto of man’s determination to use the resources of nature to refresh mind and body and enjoy to the full the senses with which he has been endowed.” -  David Daiches   One of the most prime examples of luxury and sophistication is the drinking of scotch whiskey.  It’s a staple of kings, artists, and business tycoons, capturing the imagination of Hollywood where the iconic image of the Sean Connery type sipping ...

3 Great Ohio Brews on Draft

Four String Brass Knuckle Columbus, Ohio Our featured Ohio beer comes from right here in Columbus, thanks to Dan Cochran’s rock-n-roll approach to brewing killer beer over at Four String Brewing Company over on 6th Avenue.  The Brass Knuckle is the lightest punch Four String offers and still hits you with those delicious bitter hops and seals the deal with a citrus grapefruit flavor that’s crisp and dry.  We love the drinks and music that folks like Dan bring to Columbus and can’t get enough of the beer flowing out of the Four String brewpub.   Great ...