Jen and John Lynch opened Rambling House Music Bar to feature their made-from-scratch Rambling House sodas, but it doubles as an Old North Columbus gathering place for roots and Americana music.
With Old Time Jam nights, poetry readings and bring-your-own record nights, it's packed most evenings. Jen manages private events, and we got the scoop on her favorite eateries. ramblinghousemusic.com
Middle Eastern: Lavash Café. “It's our go-to for lunch. I order the Greek salad, a side of falafel and hummus and pita. They know how to take care of their regulars.”
Carryout: Acre. “We have two kids in car seats and they have a drive-thru. The Thai Bowl is amazeballs.”
Breakfast: Dough Mama. “The avocado breakfast biscuit with salad and home fries is perfect. The cheddar scallion biscuit is a treat unto itself. And it's a great place for the kiddos.”
Special Occasion: Natalie's Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music. “There's nothing better than sneaking over to Natalie's for a show, dinner and drinks. The bartenders make a mean drink, and I love the house salad and arancini starter.”
Guilty Pleasure: Studio 35. “We order a couple of beers and a jalapeño pizza from Primo's next door. They have comfortable seats and tables in the back couple rows. Date night complete.”