Silver bells…silver bells…it’s Xmas time in…downtown Columbus.
It was Christmas Eve no less, but we decided to stir and head for a bevvy or two and something to eat with pal Asheigh. Nonic, a local craft beer place, was our venue of choice.
Christmas Eve happened to be a Monday so they were offering their regular promo of half price wine and gin. This was rather marvellous.
While MJ and Ashleigh sipped on their choice of wine, I gin-faced a few local shots along with tins of a very palatable Schoferhoffer pastiche by Stiegl.
For food, we shared a couple of good salty soft pretzels with a decent beer cheese sauce and piquant grain mustard. They were a good drinks accompaniment.
We felt like something more so ordered mains, too. MJ had a good looking bowl of yakisoba noodles which she was very pleased with. She’d opted for the bulgogi topping which also formed the backbone of my Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
The meat had been marinated in the classic Korean style and had a texture that was towards fall-apart tender. Topped with provolone, green peppers and onions, this made for good eating.
Ashleigh chose the lobster roll which came either as cold mayo dressed lobster or warm butter dressed. She opted for the latter and was highly impressed. Both the lobster roll and my dish came with a generous portion of skin-on fries which were decent.
So overall, we had rather lovely Xmas Eve dinner and drinks at Nonic. This is a high quality establishment and one I’m sure is a local favourite. It put us right in the mood for a jolly old Xmas.
Blythe scores Nonic
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20
Today’s questers: Ashleigh, MJ, Blythe
We ate: pretzels, yakisoba, Connecticut lobster roll, Philly cheesesteak, fries
We drank: half price wine, half price gin, grapefruit radler, water
We wore: traditional Xmas Eve outfits
Total bill: c.$110