Things We Love: Alive staff picks

From the April 17, 2014 edition


Vegan tacos

The diversity of Columbus offerings is killing me: Barbecue tofu at Angry Baker, jackfruit at Strongwater, chickpeas at The Crest, weekly specials at Hal & Al’s and (new) zucchini tacos at El Vaquero’s.


Phillip's Jr. at Philco

This new menu addition at the criminally underrated Short North diner is fast becoming one of my favorite burgers under $5 in Columbus.


Mad Men's silver fox

Roger Sterling has all the right lines and all the right moves. I can't wait to see what shenanigans he gets into this year.

Lauren K.:


I am not talking about that horrid white stuff on the ground; I am talking about Jon Snow. He may know nothing except the way to my heart.


Tableside guacamole

Does your restaurant have it? You’ll be seeing me soon enough then.


Don Draper

The tortured ad man has never looked more down, but his Cyrano de Bergerac-ing of his old ad agency (and others) through Freddie Rumsen is just another example of his utterly brilliant capacity for lying.     



It’s my birthday week, chumps!


My new Narwhalicorn

Per Abbey’s suggestion, I named him Daryl. As in "Daryl, 'who gives a f--- about Oates' Hall"