Vonn Jazz & Blues Delivers Awesome Food and an Amazing Lineup of Musicians
I have a confession to make, I’m an American Idol junky. And while I really didn’t want to watch this season, somehow I haven’t missed an episode (ah, DVR!) and can safely say Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are the best thing to ever happen to the show.
OK, so what does any of that have to do with great dining and groovy sounds in Ohio’s capital city? My partner called on the way home from work a few nights ago to see if I wanted “to join some friends at some restaurant that has live jazz. I’m not really sure of the details.” It was a Friday night, the friends are a lot of fun and we didn’t have any other plans, so the answer was a yes…but he had an ace up his sleeve just in case. “The guy singing tonight was on American Idol.”
Well, it was a done deal. We saw Stephen Fowler, along with Dan Wilson and Audible Distractions, at Vonn Jazz & Blues. Located on East Campus View Blvd. at Crosswoods, the club has a really cool setting with a very distinct decor. Check out their website, which includes great YouTube clips of upcoming acts.
As great as the music was, I have to say I was really blown away by the food. The chef at Vonn’s is Mike Black. Originally from Westerville, Black trained at Johnson and Wales University in Culinary Arts in Charleston, S.C. Black says he is looking forward to bringing his “flair for local food with a southern creole twist to Vonn Jazz.”
We had a baked brie appetizer that was really good, served with crackers, that disappeared quickly. For dinner, I had the chicken breast with black bean cakes and cheddar grits. Man, it was fantastic! I had the house cabernet (I know, it’s chicken, but I like red wine) and it, too, was really good. I had to try desert, so I went for the Creme Brule…yet another good choice!
So if you’re looking for a place to try some really good food while listening to awesome music, check out Vonn Jazz & Blues in Columbus. Even if you aren’t an American Idol junky, I think you’re going to like it!