We kicked off our mini vacation with dinner at a new restaurant, The Crest, and Red, White & Boom! Then we scooted off to Erie, PA to visit family and spend some time on one of the local lakes. Then back to Cleveland to meet our dear family friends' new puppy, SugarBear, she is the cutest! Then back to Columbus for the O.A.R. concert where we got to enjoy fireworks from the baseball game next door. THEN Sunday we vegged/recovered from it all! All in all it was a fabulous couple days! And of course I couldn't help but share a few pics with you!
|My 4th of July Wreath, finished just in time!|
|Meet SugarBear! She even had a yummy martini created in her honor!|
|O.A.R. Concert plus fireworks from Huntington Park!|
Each year Chris and I do our best to make it to Red, White & Boom!, Columbus' BIG fireworks show. This year was no exception but with all the travel and crazy that has been going on lately we didn't want to feel rushed in getting downtown and finding a place to eat. We decided to try a place we'd been hearing about that's in Clintonville, away from all the parking hassles of Boom called The Crest. This gastropub has been the talk of the town lately and it was time we see for ourselves!
|Some shots of the interior|
Even things like fresh cut flowers in the ladies room sets it apart from your typical pub (or your typical bathroom hah!). I was particularly enamored with the vintage mirrors.
|Vintage mirrors and sinks plus a cute little vase of fresh cut flowers add such a nice touch!|
|Garden boxes with fresh herbs line the parking lot, patio and rooftop|
We had made a reservation the night before so we checked in and were seated at a high top table on the back corner of the restaurant. It took a little while for a server to get to us but it gave us time to mill over the cocktail menu. I had the Grapefruit Moon with local gin, grapefruit juice, local honey mead and sage. Chris selected a local beer. My cocktail was delicious! It had a very floral and earthy element to it which I wasn't expecting. It was smooth and just the right sipper for a warm evening. I told Chris it was almost too smooth because it disappeared rather quickly!
|Bison Burger with Sweet Potato Fries|
|Pulled Pork Sliders|
|Grilled Marinated Veggies|
|Housemade hot sauce|
The prices match the higher end/creative dishes but its more expensive than your typical pub. At the time, we made it for happy hour but I couldn't recite back what all that entailed. It did seem like there was discounted drink prices for a good variety of drinks to tickle your fancy!
I think another thing that makes The Crest unique is that its not part of a major row of restaurants or stores or anything. It kind of sits on its own little block in Clintonville. Definitely an up and coming establishment in the area to try!
This weekend is bridesmaid dress shopping and I've been trying all kinds of new recipes this week so stay tuned!