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7 heated patios to beat the bitter cold

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Besides the driving, icy windshields, frozen noses, and treacherous sidewalks, there is really nothing to fear about Ohio winters! You make excuse after excuse to stay in, but we’re here to encourage you to go out.

Lift a pint to ole Jack Frost and visit these lovely watering holes that offer rustic and warm outdoor drinking experiences.

Ill-Mannered Brewing Company | 38 Grace Dr., Powell
Beer offering MVP: Zach Morris

This is a special bar because it all started from home brewing, and has slowly risen into a nano-brewery. This year they recently moved into their new space with an awesome patio and firepit to enjoy their ever-changing and evolving brews.

Seventh Son Brewery | 1101 N 4th St.
Beer offering MVP: The Scientist

This neighborhood bar is a comfortable spot to get some great and unique craft beers, see different food trucks, and do some great people watching.

BrewDog Franklinton | 463 W Town St.
Beer offering MVP: The Punk

Columbus was the first outpost of this insanely popular U.K. brewery, and the gifts keep coming with their expansion, including a brew-tel! Enjoy the deliciously inventive craft brews and pub food, and if you visit the patio pit, you can even bring your furry friend along.

Land-Grant Brewing Company | 424 W Town St.
Beer offering MVP: Stiff-Arm

When you drink from Land Grant, you get so much: an amazing series of craft beers, two firepits, Ray-Ray’s food, but most importantly, you get a sense of community. Land Grant is all about “beer for good,” and is committed to sustainability and giving back to the community.

Pins Mechanical Company | 6558 Riverside Dr.
Specialty drink MVP: Chai Striker

There is a phenomenon of adulting like a kid going on here, and it is a lot of fun to be a part of. Not only can you have a campfire-like experience with a kick-ass specialty drink, but you can go duckpin bowling, play bocce ball, ping pong, foosball or even revisit an arcade game you might have played in the 80s.

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Red Brick Tap & Grill | 292 E Gates St.
Beer offering MVP: Winter White Ale

This is a great neighborhood bar that you can find in Merion Village that boasts a variety of local Ohio beers, a firepit that gets lit-up at sundown, and a delicious pub menu.

Woodlands Tavern | 1200 W 3rd Ave.
Specialty drink MVP: Skronk Juice by Taft’s Brewing Company in Cincinnati

Woodlands has great live music, a unique selection of amazing comedians that visit, and has a rotating variety of different Ohio brewing companies. Grab an IPA, sit by their firepit, and watch what unfolds at this neighborhood bar.

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Condado Tacos open in select locations after closing its doors Tuesday

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Condado Tacos is open once again after closing its doors to the public Tuesday following an employee walkout Monday night. Polaris and Clintonville locations remain closed until further notice.

Employees at the Polaris location walked out Monday after refusing to fulfill a catering order by the Ohio Highway Patrol, according to a press release from Condado Tacos Wednesday. The employees who walked out were given the opportunity to not work on the order, without repercussion, if they didn’t feel comfortable, according to a statement provided by Linda Powers, Condado Tacos director of marketing.

The order by the Highway Patrol was placed at the Condado Tacos Polaris location on the fifth-straight day of George Floyd protests in Columbus. Floyd’s death was ruled a homicide following an incident where a Minneapolis police officer placed deadly force on Floyd’s neck with his knee. The incident has sparked protests across the country, including Columbus.

After reaching out to Condado’s PR agency over email, the contact stated that their team has “parted ways” with the business. 

Wednesday’s statement by Condado says they “value different points of view,” but, “choosing not to serve a particular group, in this case law enforcement officers, in itself is discrimination and goes against our core values to welcome and serve everyone.”

Read the full statement here.

Read Tuesday evening’s two-part post on Condado’s Facebook page below:

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The End of the Road?

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As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar

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We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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