The Blue Jackets keep rolling, Short North Food Hall responds on social media and a rundown of MLK Jr. Day closings and happenings
The Blue Jackets run of solid play continued Sunday with a 2-1 road win over the New York Rangers, the deciding goal coming from Oliver Bjorkstrand with less than 27 seconds left in the game. Following an admittedly rocky start the the 2019-20 season, the Jackets have since played themselves back into contention, which should make for an interesting trade deadline and back half push. And we're here for it.
Following last week's uproar over a posted dress code that some (including us) interpreted as racist, Short North Food Hall posted a brief apology on social media, writing: "To our friends and neighbors of the Short North and Columbus communities: Our policies at Short North Food Hall are first and foremost to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. We are proud members of the diverse and passionate Short North community and unequivocally denounce discrimination in any form. We sincerely apologize to anyone who feels singled out or discriminated against as a result of the verbiage of our safety policies and we are working to correct this issue."
In other sporting news, this year's Super Bowl is now set, and will feature wunderkind quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his Kansas City Chiefs against the best defense the NFL had to offer up this year in the San Francisco 49ers. The Chiefs fell behind early to the Tennessee Titans before steamrolling to a 35-24 win, while the 49ers led wire-to-wire over Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, closing with a dominant 37-20 victory. The Super Bowl takes place in Miami on Feb. 2. An early prediction? KC (and super fan and all-around lovely human Paul Rudd) take the trophy, winning with a final score of 31-14.
Here's a list of MLK Jr. Day closings for today's holiday, as well as a rundown of the various events scheduled around Central Ohio. If the frigid temperatures are keeping you indoors, try to at least spend some time with the words written and/or spoken by the man himself.