This week we speak with John Lynch, chief proprietor, bottle washer and more at Rambling House Soda Pop. We did not go into detail in the show but his wife Jen, his brother and many other family members are directly involved with the business too.
Jim almost had a moment of genius during the interview. He says “pardon the pun but…” what he forgot to add in (but he really did plan to say was) is “your business is popping”…….
He almost got it again when he said……”pretty hopping place for shows”….
Other things we did not mention but you need to know. Rambling House hosts bluegrass and other local music most Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays Saturdays and some Sundays. John’s brother is now working there full time – so a job has been created! You can find food trucks there most Friday and Saturday nights.
Rambling House Soda Pop
310 East Hudson Street
Old North Columbus (near the Intersection of Indianola and Hudson)
Other places to find Rambling House Soda Pop
The Ohio Tap Room
Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza
The Torpedo Room
Seventh Son Brewing Company
Jim interviews the Grumpy Gourmet, aka Doral Chenoweth, who was the food writer and restaurant critic in residence with the Columbus Dispatch for about two decades until the early 2000’s. Doral is the father of Doral Chenoweth III the photojournalist who brought us Golden Voice. The Grump himself is a well-known raconteur and rabble-rouser in the community. He wrote for several Columbus newspapers from the 1960’s to the early 2000’s and continues to work on many projects today. His current project is Cookbook Keepers.
If you have questions for the Grump let us know, we might do another episode before July 5th…..if we get questions.
We speak with Kris Howell and Will Johnston at the newest addition to Franklinton, Strongwater Food and Spirits. Local purveyors include Matt Switt from PerZoot Breads, Brian Thornton from OH! Chips and Rachel Eaton from Honeykiss Bakery. In the back of the house, the legendary Mikeguyver (Mike Lauletta). Other sources for the kitchen include Franklinton Gardens and Redde Hedde Farms.
Strongwater is more than food – it is a great destination for local craft beverages, a memorable space for large and small events and it hosts a farmers market and an art gallery.
After a long winter of polar vortex after polar vortex, we thought we would perk things up with a repeat of the coffee episode.
We took at look at our shows for the last 2 1/2 years and discovered we have never done a show about Korean cuisine in Columbus. In this episode we right that wrong with our expert in all things ethnic and international, Bethia.
We begin with
San Su BBQ and Ka Ya and elaborate on what Banchan and Kimchi are.
Then we move into the world of Bi Bim Bop and other specialities with some of the best examples found at Arirang.
Then Markets including Lotte and Arirang again.
And we wrap up with Korean Food on wheels with Ajumama……
more on Ajumama from Foodcast.
More from Bethia on Korean dining in Columbus from Crave Magazine.