The Secret to Grilling Awesome Burgers

What is the right way to fix a burger? You could ask five different cooks and probably get five different answers. From cut of meat to stir-ins and seasonings, to propane or charcoal, the ways to put a tasty burger together are endless. A good burger should be a simple burger. First and foremost, start with fresh ingredients. Especially your meat. Whether you’re going with good old beef or getting adventurous with something like buffalo or lamb, be sure you trust your source. Do they keep the work areas clean? How often is product rotated out? That kind of thing. ...

Short North Summer Sale

Who’s ready to shop? Columbus’ annual Short North Summer Sale is a fantastic way to get out and enjoy the terrific summer weather in the District while grabbing excellent deals from some of your favorite Short North businesses. This year’s sale will be taking place Friday, July 24 through Saturday, August 1. Come on down to discover exclusive sales in the Short North shops, restaurants, and galleries gracing High Street. Sidewalk sales with even more spectacular deals will be happening from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The good-natured revelry of the ...

Cheers to Jazz & Rib Fest!

Columbus’ largest FREE outdoor music festival and one of the nation’s largest rib cook-offs got its origins in 1979 when Music in the Air launched Jazz in July.  The idea was to present jazz through several mediums of art at a variety of parks in the Columbus area. The idea grew until the Jazz & Rib Fest was born. Highly anticipated, The Jazz & Rib Fest is a summertime tradition which has been offering jazz and rib fanatics alike, the finest in music and barbeque in Columbus for more than thirty years. McFerson Commons and North Bank Park stages will be ...

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, ...