Thursday, June 27, 2013
There's a new place in town, called Seventh Son Brewing Co. If you live in Columbus, Ohio, you'll find it on the corner of 4th and 4th. (If you don't live in Columbus, you will still find it there, you just have to come to our town.) It is housed in what used to be a car garage for most of the 20th century. It's not like a dark bar, but a light place with big windows, places to sit in front, and a patio in back. They don't really serve food, but they invite a food truck to park in the lot where patrons can enjoy delicious Indian fare. The beer? That's good too. If you have difficulty deciding, order the flight of five beers and you're going to strike gold with one of them. My favorite for now is the American Strong. Come thirsty. Puppies permitted.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I went to the Wednesday Clintonville Farmers' Market today, which I haven't been to since I took my nephew Will when he was visiting. It's a reduced market from the Saturday one, but with the sun shining, everybody seemed relaxed and happy. Everyone wants you to sample, from ten different kinds of bread, to olive oil and balsamic infused with herbs, to preserves and hot relish made yesterday. The fella striking a pose for me offered me a sample of his pineapple cucumber juice from "pressed" fruits and vegetables. I'm not sure what pressed fruit entails, but it was actually pretty tasty. The man in the ball cap explained to me how he finds fallen trees on his property and turns them into beautiful chopping boards. He had the calm demeanor of a man who likes to work with his hands. The smiling lady with freckles sold me a bar of lavender soap, while her son explained to me which ones smelled best. What a nice way to spend a late Wednesday afternoon.