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Worth The Drive: “World famous” fried bologna at Waldo’s G&R Tavern

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Leave your wagyu beef and craft beers inside the outerbelt, Columbus, because Waldo, Ohio has something a little more modestly delicious to offer.

G&R Tavern, located about 50 minutes due north of Columbus on US-23, has gained a reputation over its 57 years of business for its fried bologna sandwiches. And I’m not talking the thin, damp Oscar Mayer stuff—G&R claims they’ve “fought the good fight of elevating bologna’s humble status into something nobler.”

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The Waldo bologna is sliced as thick as a hamburger, fried hot on the griddle, and topped with cheese, pickles, and fat onion rings. And what pairs better with rings than ribbons—ribbon fries that is. G&R’s fryer cranks out only the crispiest, most crave-able sides like fries, mac & cheese bites, wing dings, onion rings, and more.

Not a believer in bologna, despite G&R’s “World Famous” reputation? The tavern also knows a thing or two about thin crust pizza with edge-to-edge toppings.

And if you’re in the business of boozin’, all your favorite domestic bottles, cans, and drafts are ice cold and ready to help wash down your dinner.

You may think you’d be full after all this food, but you’d be wrong. People from far and near flock to G&R for the bologna, of course, but stay for the cream pie. From banana to butterscotch to chocolate and more, these $4 slices are worth every penny because of their decadent flavor and mammoth size.

If you’ve never had the pleasure of dining at G&R Tavern but sudden realize you can’t live without it, skip researching the joint beforehand—all you’ll find is a sparse Facebook page and a non-representative website. Instead, take my word for it as a life-long customer and go experience the wonderful world of bologna for yourself!

G&R is located at 103 N. Marion St. in Waldo and is open 9am- 5pm Monday, 8am-11pm Tuesday through Saturday, and closed Sunday.

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Barrels, get your whiskey barrels here!

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Middle West Spirits has just announced a new sale program to unload their growing surplus of whiskey barrels. Barrels will be available for pickup and sale from their warehouse, 470 E. Starr Ave., Sat., July 18,  8 a.m. to noon.

Middle West will sell 30-gallon and 53-gallon barrels for $50 and $75 respectively. You may also pick up barrel staves for $3. 

The barrels for sale were used for either bourbon, rye, or wheat whiskey, and the barrel type can be specified upon purchase. 

Whiskey barrels, and bourbon barrels, in particular, have a long history of reuse in spirit aging internationally. This is a wonderful opportunity for home distillers to snag a barrel for their own experimentation. 

And if your skills lie outside of the world of homebrewing, there are more than enough craft possibilities in one of these recycled barrels.. With projects ranging from bars, to chairs and tables, the DIY-er will have endless options for creativity. 

Barrels will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and can also be reserved by emailing the barrel size and whiskey type to [email protected]

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Westerville’s Wine Bistro has a new name—reopens Thursday with makeover

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Even though City Brands announced that the Wine Bistro in Worthington wouldn’t be returning, there were initial rumors that the Westerville location also wouldn’t be making a comeback.

Original reports were wrong, and City Brands announced the return of the Westerville Wine Bistro, 925 N. State St.,on July 9 after a light remodel. You can find the (614) report on the City Brands reopenings and closings here.

The remodeling isn’t the only thing that’s going to be new about the Wine Bistro in Westerville, though. Or as we should we say now, NAPA Kitchen + Bar. With locations  in Westerville, Dublin, and Montgomery, Ohio,  NAPA Kitchen + Bar is a sister concept to The Wine Bistro.

“We feel the NAPA Kitchen + Bar concept will really appeal to a wide range of guests in Westerville. We wanted to undertake this conversion for quite a while but never found the right time to close down for the renovations,” Tim Rollins, President of The Metropolitan Companies and owner of NAPA kitchen + bar, said in a press release on Thursday.

The restaurant will be open Monday through Thursday, 4 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4 to 10 p.m., and Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m.

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Rye In July

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Rye in July featuring the Algonquin! We teamed up with Brown-Forman, Woodford Reserve, and local bartender Ben Griest from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo for this tasty Rye, perfect for July! Today's Rye is featuring the Algonquin, with notes of spice, tobacco, and fruit balanced throughout this cocktail - it's sure to please!

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