This is our last regular show and podcast. It has been a great 3 years and almost 140 shows, but with growing families and changing work situations we are no longer able to donate our time to the show on a weekly basis. We hope you have enjoyed listening. We’ll keep the website up for a while (at least the rest of 2014) so that you can enjoy the archived shows.
Thank you to WCBE for airing our show, to our tireless and talented producer Mike Beaumont, to the underwriters, listeners, commenters and contributors. We appreciate everyone who has donated their time and energy to the show. We have spoken to many passionate people over the last 3 years and we applaud them and their contribution to the Columbus Food Scene. We hope that we have introduced you to some new restaurants and producers and encouraged you to explore and enjoy the city. Lastly thank you to Earwig for the awesome theme song.
Jim interviews Chef Ed Kowalski about the ManBQue group in Columbus. You can read more about our local chapter HERE.
To keep up on what ManBQue is all about and what they are up to follow them on:
(National) ManBQue Website
We spoke to Dan Riesenberger aka Dan the Baker about his bakery business and new cafe.
1028 Ridge Street
Columbus has a vibrant food truck scene with new trucks appearing all of the time. One of the standouts in the last year is Teodora’s Kitchen which serves the only Panamanian food you can find in Columbus.
Today on the show we talk to Jeni Britton Bauer about her new book Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts.
The show journeyed all the way to Bexley to interview Brad Rocco. Brad and his team from Bexley Pizza Plus won first place at 2014 International Pizza Competition in Las Vegas. They won the traditional pizza contest, competing against 60 international pizza purveyors.
They entered with their Ultimate – which you can order at their location everyday.
Bexley Pizza Plus Website
Stay tuned for fresh episodes for the Spring. And use this opportunity to catch up on the last 133 episodes of Foodcast.
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.