Gateway Film Center wants to make sure you stave off the winter blues, with a Winter Warmer and a movie. As part of their “Beer Tasting and Timeless Film” series, they will be screening the holiday favorite Scrooged (1988, with Bill Murray) along with a beer tasting and snacks beforehand.
Beer tasting begins at 4:30 p.m. and you can sample three beers before choosing your pint to take into the movie, which starts at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, but if you feel like you’ve had enough “holiday cheer” this weekend, you can buy just a movie ticket at the box office.
Once the flood of COVID-related documentaries start to infiltrate our Netflix and Hulu feeds, one of the most debated topics will be which smoking gun the auteur chooses. NBA player Rudy Gobert recklessly rubbing his hands over every microphone during a press conference days before testing positive comes to mind first. The spring break bro who wouldn’t let the virus stop him from raging will make its rounds. Even the scene at Standard Hall made some people’s skin crawl.
The Ohio Investigative Unit will be doing its best to monitor situations at restaurants and bars in order to prevent any future anecdotes like the ones listed above. Local law enforcement agencies will be assisting the OIU to make sure that establishments are complying with the Dine Safe Ohio order. With the issues that were brought up following the opening of outside dining on May 15, the OIU has made specific stipulations for patrons to follow:
6-foot social distancing between employees AND members of the public
patrons must be seated while eating and/or drinking
no more than 10 people to a table
no billiards, video/arcade games, dancing, or card playing
patrons must follow specific guidelines put in place by restaurant/bar
For those who have no shame dancing by themselves in public, you’re golden. However, patrons can be written up for not following the OIU’s guidelines.
Some people may be able to shoulder a citation, but bars and restaurants are the ones who have the most to lose here. In a press conference on May 18, Gov. Mike DeWine mentioned that OIU will issue citations that could result in the permanent loss of liquor licenses.
So once again the ball is in the consumer’s court: follow these very simple rules and avoid the risk of putting your favorite restaurants and bars out of business for good. In 2020, being spring break bro is the worst look.
For almost two years, Craft & Vinyl has been pouring drinks while music-obsessed patrons flip their fingers through owner Troy Stacy’s vinyl collection. The Grandview area bar also operates as one of the handful of record stores in Columbus. Lump in a recording studio experience and a stage for live music and Stacy has essentially crafted a one-stop-shop for music enthusiasts.
Like most record stores in the area and around the country, Craft & Vinyl is feeling the economic effects of COVID-19. With no patrons to drink craft pints or musicians to fill the store with live music, every side of Stacy’s business has been blindsided.
However, Stacy has found a distinct way to quench the thirst and tame the ears of his would-be customers. With a longstanding tradition of pairing potent drinks with suitable music, Craft & Vinyl is finally bringing their mixology vision to book form with POUR and PLAY.
POUR and PLAY is chock full of combinations of cherished classic and modern albums, ranging from Amy Winehouse to Billie Eilish, Outkast to Tame Impala. Each page comes with a display of an individual album along with a brief description, ideal craft beer pairing, and an embedded Spotify link.
The digital book is currently available for presale at a 50 percent discount. You can lock in your copy of POUR and PLAY for $12 by following the link here.
Become fully immersed in the “hopsonic” listening experience by purchasing POUR and PLAY.