Things We Love: Alive staff picks

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive


Hubbard Grille’s Legendary Cocktail contest

My favorite “perk” of the job came around again last week when I helped name the Short North establishment’s four seasonal cocktails along with such local luminaries as Frankie Hejduk, Misty Jordan, Carolyn Bruck and more. Stop by to see if we picked the appropriate names.



Surprisingly great sitcom, thanks to Scottish actress Karen Gillan’s pitch-perfect vapid American.


Dachshund’s Creek

It’s “Dawson’s Creek,” but with dachshunds. Everything is better with dachshunds.

Lauren K.

A winter julep

It combines two of my favorite things: bourbon and mint tea. Just brew some extra strong mint tea, and add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup and a shot of whiskey, and you have a perfect cool weather drink.


Fierce from Chicago’s Off Color Brewing

This would have been the perfect summer beer, so it’s a shame I only recently discovered it.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Elsa

My daughter has two Halloween costumes to choose from this year, TMNT’s Michelangelo and “Frozen’s” Elsa. I say why not both?


Royal Factory Atelier

Owner Felicia has the magic touch when it comes to styling.


Karite Lips brand Shea Butter Vanilla Lip Balm

Andy and I can debate this all day, but I assure you this is the best chapstick ever.