Rooftop. Beer. Garden. Separately, I love all these things. So when the sum is greater than its parts and when the sum’s location is Latitude 41, well, I’m a happy gal. Ben’s astute eye on the goings on of Twitter alerted me of the Latitude 41 Rooftop Beer Garden. The happening was fortuitously rescheduled to align with his mom’s birthday celebration. (Hi, Cindy!)
The premiere event took place next to the fourth floor rooftop pool, allowing for delightful views for folks in love with both slow-roasted local pork and downtown Columbus, accompanied by live music from Jason Quicksall.
Verdict? The event was a success. (I have high hopes that there are several more before it’s time to retire the rooftop space for the winter. Some chitchat with the staff suggested that this may indeed happen) And while the soiree attracted folks from all walks of life, shade was the great equalizer; we all retreated to the tables hidden from the sun.
The fare featured Ohio’s best: grilled corn on the cob (complete with lime and cayenne butter), Bluescreek pork sliders, grilled trout, pickled beets, cucumbers and carrots and Columbus Brewing Company beers.
While I’ve always felt comfortable at Latitude 41, it was nice to be able to enjoy the fare in a less formal atmosphere.
Everything we tried was incredible. And the pork, complete with its skin, was as epic as this photograph.
My favorite of the evening? I fell head over heels for the pickled beets (only $4; enough for four).
If you want to feel like you’re rich enough to afford an urban roof-side pool party, sign up for Latitude 41’s e-mails right here. I’ll see you at the next event. I’ll be the one stealing pieces of pork skin in the shade.
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