Jesse has worked at Alive for 18 months as an editorial assistant, but his true passions are blacksmithing and bare-knuckle bear fighting.

Jesse has worked at Alive for 18 months as an editorial assistant, but his true passions are blacksmithing and bare-knuckle bear fighting.

Jameson, neat

As "The Wire's" resident Irish cop Jimmy McNulty put it: "Bushmills, that's Protestant whiskey."

Johnnie Burger

Johnnie's Tavern may have won our coldest beer contest, but their Superburger is the best reason to stop by this awesome little juke joint, open since 1948.

What the Rock?!

My favorite store for T-shirts, Dr. Dre pint glasses, Wu-Tang baby bibs and the best $10 sunglasses on the planet also has the friendliest staff in the Short North.

The Hold Steady

Unmatched energy + brooding tales belted out in Craig Finn's gravel tone = rock perfection.

Aaron Paul on "Breaking Bad"

While Bryan Cranston (deservedly) receives all the accolades, Paul's heart-wrenchingly tragic performance as repentant anti-hero Jesse Pinkman was the true standout of last season.