Nick Bartley is no stranger to commitment. The private events sales manager for Smith & Wollensky's Easton location has worked for the restaurant group for 14 years.
The Polaris-area resident helps the steakhouse plan for more than 1,000 events a year, and while he's always down for a Smith & Wollensky rib-eye and a glass of Napa cabernet, we wondered where else the restaurant veteran likes to eat and drink.
Dive Bar: The Char Bar in the Short North. “I can't go there without having a Long Island and playing a few rounds of darts. The scary basement is a must-see.”
Cocktail Bar: “I love to try new places, but if I had to pick one it would be Marcella's, as it's right around the corner from me. For drinks, I love a good bourbon, neat, or a gin specialty cocktail.”
Takeout: Katzinger's Delicatessen in German Village. “I like to treat myself to a corned beef Reuben, piled high. And I always save some leftovers for later.”
Ethnic Eats: Eat Greek. “It's close to home, and I love a good gyro. While I usually go for the traditional lamb version, it's easy to spice it up with plenty of options from their extensive menu.”
Brewery: Seventh Son Brewing Co. “They have this awesome location with a buzzing patio and great food truck. Their small craft brews are so high-quality and unique. With their monthly and seasonal beers, I always have something new to try, as well as my mainstay favorites.”