Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant review: Pat and Gracie’s Kitchen + Tavern

Do you know that Graceland Shopping Center has a racy past? If you don’t, the following primer on Pat Murnan and Grace Backenstoe provides the racy evidence.
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P.M.-Dawn: Freakbeat! at Brothers Drake Meadery

My boyfriend was in town on a recent weekend, so I thought I’d give him a glimpse of Columbus nightlife. Given our mutual love of music, we decided to attend the inaugural “Freakbeat!” event — an all-vinyl party featuring northern soul, garage, Latin boogaloo, ’60s yé-yé girl pop and international psych — at Brothers Drake Meadery. We had a fun night of great drinks, conversation and dancing.
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Restaurant review: Challah at Woodlands Tavern

Twenty craft drafts, every pint price-slashed to a low, you-should-probably-have-another cost of $2. A spic-and-span watering hole with a patio and four nice-sized-but-unobtrusive TVs beaming sports — which currently means the summer Olympics. (U.S. freakin’ A., right?) A service window commandeered by an elite food-truck chef pumping out gold-medal, deli-influenced grub that’s more creative and just plain better than what you get at most delicatessens. This can only mean one thing: It’s “Monday Funday” at Woodlands Tavern and Challah is in the house.
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Food News: Oats & Barley Market opens in Short North; de-NOVO moves to new digs; Two Brothers Butcher Shoppe joins North Market

Oats & Barley Market opened at 970 N. High St. in the Short North this week. The market features groceries, fresh produce, beer, wine and other items.
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