Upcoming

September 7, 2015

Annual Labor Day Party
Jorgensen Farm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our annual Labor Day celebration approaches! This year: new location, same great traditions.

Join your team mates and families on Monday, September 7 as we close all of our restaurants and head out to the farm to celebrate a fantastic year and cherish the end of summer. Bring your kids and your favorite spouse and get ready to eat, play games and listen to the sweet sounds of Osage, our featured band.

This year you are encouraged to drive yourselves or carpool with friends since Jorgensen Farm is located in Westerville, not to far from Northstar Easton. (See their website with photos here.)

One circulator bus will stop at all restaurants for those team members who typically bike or bus to work.

Posters are up this week in all restaurants, but if any questions remain please reach out to your nearest Trailmix ambassador or Tony Tipton. Trailmix members will meet for a final preparatory meeting at Tony’s house on Tuesday, August 18.

If you haven’t introduced tug-o-war prep to your fitness regime… now’s the time. Team Brassica is in the mix this year and they don’t mess around.

 

Sep 07

September 8, 2015

Northstar Yoga
The Center for Wholeness
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Jordan Malhame, an immensely experienced yoga teacher, leads Northstar and Third & Hollywood team members of all experience levels through an hour long yoga class. Everyone is invited!

The class takes place at the Center for Wholeness in Clintonville, just down the road from Northstar Beechwold.

Jordan has been practicing yoga since 2001, when she discovered Ashtanga while living and teaching in Singapore. In 2004, she completed an 1100-hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga Arts in Byron Bay, Australia. The training program included Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Hatha styles of yoga. In addition, she has trained in Restorative yoga and Vipassana meditation. She has been teaching throughout Columbus since 2006, mostly in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. She is excited to share her experience of yoga with the Northstar Team and is honored to be a part of such a great group of people!

Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat … your adventure is about to begin.

Sep 08

September 15, 2015

Northstar Yoga
The Center for Wholeness
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Jordan Malhame, an immensely experienced yoga teacher, leads Northstar and Third & Hollywood team members of all experience levels through an hour long yoga class. Everyone is invited!

The class takes place at the Center for Wholeness in Clintonville, just down the road from Northstar Beechwold.

Jordan has been practicing yoga since 2001, when she discovered Ashtanga while living and teaching in Singapore. In 2004, she completed an 1100-hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga Arts in Byron Bay, Australia. The training program included Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Hatha styles of yoga. In addition, she has trained in Restorative yoga and Vipassana meditation. She has been teaching throughout Columbus since 2006, mostly in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. She is excited to share her experience of yoga with the Northstar Team and is honored to be a part of such a great group of people!

Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat … your adventure is about to begin.

Sep 15

September 20, 2015

Tour & Cheese Tasting
Mackenzie Creamery
9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Rob and Jean Mackenzie, longtime producers of our delicious goat cheese, are opening their tour and creamery to our teams for a visit.

Since the creamery is located just outside of Akron in Hiram, we’ll depart at 9:30am from Beechwold. Rob will lead us through a tour of the farm, production areas, and will sample an array of their cheeses. We will be back by dinner time, and lunch will be provided.

Carpools are being organized, but if you are interested in driving please let Claire know. You will be compensated for all driving expenses.

Lots more details to come, but it’s time to get those RTO’s in! If you want in on this adventure!

Sep 20

September 22, 2015

Northstar Yoga
The Center for Wholeness
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Every Tuesday at 11 a.m., Jordan Malhame, an immensely experienced yoga teacher, leads Northstar and Third & Hollywood team members of all experience levels through an hour long yoga class. Everyone is invited!

The class takes place at the Center for Wholeness in Clintonville, just down the road from Northstar Beechwold.

Jordan has been practicing yoga since 2001, when she discovered Ashtanga while living and teaching in Singapore. In 2004, she completed an 1100-hour yoga teacher training program through Yoga Arts in Byron Bay, Australia. The training program included Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Hatha styles of yoga. In addition, she has trained in Restorative yoga and Vipassana meditation. She has been teaching throughout Columbus since 2006, mostly in the Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles. She is excited to share her experience of yoga with the Northstar Team and is honored to be a part of such a great group of people!

Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat … your adventure is about to begin.

Sep 22
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January 15th, 2014
Love Notes

Eh, Close Enough: Bloggers’ Attempts at Recreating our Recipes

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The internet is a wondrous world of information and perspective, striking visuals and videos of cats jumping at their own reflections. Sprinkled among the infinite possibilities for insight – filled with personal opinion, advice and observations – are blogs.

A number of these blogs focus on navigating the world of food. A select few blogs have focused on our food, their authors allocating time and energy into replicating items they’ve enjoyed at Northstar Cafe or Third & Hollywood. That’s pretty awesome. It is only the most impactful of food experiences that inspires one to recreate something in a home kitchen. Flavors, textures and presentation need to be both memorable and highly enjoyable in order to spur this kind of excitement. So thanks, bloggers! And without further ado, please enjoy the work some of the more valiant attempts at recipe replication. You gave it a fair shot, guys.

Blog: Lolly’s Sweet & Savory Treats
Take on: House-Made Ginger Ale
Excerpt: “Without a doubt, though, my favorite creation from Northstar is their fresh ginger ale. I first laid my lips on this sweet nectar two summers ago and I was never the same after that moment. It was a magnificent fusion of spicy ginger, tart lime juice, and a hint of refreshing mint. Pure genius.”

Blog: Micki Current (“a photography and lifestyle blog”)
Take on: Shooting Star
Excerpt: “Our favorite restaurant is Northstar Cafe, hands down, and one of my favorite drinks to order is their Shooting Star. I made my own version of it at home and wanted to share the recipe.”

Blog: The Kitchn (More like a full-blown website, and an expansive resource for kitchen tips, recipes, etc.)
Take on: Northstar Burger
Excerpt: “Even before we’d been to the Northstar Cafe in Columbus, Ohio, we’d heard about their veggie burgers. “They are unlike any other veggie burger you’ve ever had,” we were promised by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. We’ll give you one guess what we ordered when we finally made it to the restaurant ourselves!”

Blog: Dispatch Kitchen (incorporated within the Columbus Dispatch’s website)
Take on: Northstar Burger
Excerpt: “Northstar Cafe, which has three Columbus locations, has mastered its veggie burger. The restaurant’s version includes beets, which give it both the red color associated with ground meat and a wonderful earthy flavor.”

Blog: A Couple Bites
Take on: Northstar Burger
Excerpt: ”A couple years ago Keith and I moved to Columbus, Ohio and stumbled upon a restaurant in the Short North district that soon became one of our favorites – Northstar Café. We ate at this restaurant for two years, and I am not lying when I say that we liked everything we ate at this restaurant. With gourmet food made with local ingredients in a casual atmosphere, it was the perfect place to enjoy any meal. One of our favorite menu items was the Northstar Burger…”

Blog: Choosing Healthy
Take on: Vegan versions of Buddha Bowl & Big Burrito 
Excerpt: “Here in town we have a great restaurant called Northstar Cafe. It has been my go-to place for healthy, fresh, creative vegetarian food for the last 5 years or so.”

Blog: CBGeneva (Lifestyle blog representing Crate & Barrel’s Geneva, IL store)
Take on: Wild Rice Salad
Excerpt:  ”When I saw a picture of @CBColumbus’s lunch a few weeks ago, I was instantly intrigued. Next to this gorgeous, delicious looking burger was a rice salad. Not your typical side for a beef patty sandwiched between a bun. My food CSI instincts started to kick in to decipher what made up this rice concoction. I was able to pick out the wild rice, parsley and almonds but wanted the exact recipe. I needed to make this salad!”

Blog: Turntable Kitchen
Take on: Northstar Burger
Excerpt: “This past Christmas, Matt and I happened upon a little slice of awesomeness in Columbus, Ohio called The Northstar Cafe… Surprisingly, the most famous dish of the restaurant is a vegetarian burger made with beets, brown rice and black beans. Now, I know that it has taken me a long time to come to terms with beets, and even start to appreciate them. But if there was any one dish that would make a person change their mind about these veggies, this burger would be it.”

Blog: Mag-Pies & More
Take on: Big Burrito and Cloud 9 Pancakes (via the Kitchn)
Excerpt: “I have never had a breakfast burrito, or any burrito for that matter, that even compares to Northstar’s. I would eat anything in this burrito on its own, but the combination of ingredients together is so delicious!”

Blog: Sweet Peas and Pumpkins (Jessica, the author of this blog, featured Northstar Cafe in Gourmet’s picks for “Top 10 Healthy Restaurants” earlier this year.)
Take on: Northstar Burger
Excerpt:  ”This recipe is my attempt at veggie burger nirvana. Northstar clearly uses beets in their burger, because not only do they taste like a regular burger, they look like one too, with the red beets substituting for red meat.”

Blog: Heather Homemade
Take on: Guacamole
Excerpt: “This recipe is a recreation of guac from one of our favorite restaurant hang-outs in Columbus, which we already miss. Everything there was perfect, consistent and delicious.”

2 responses to Eh, Close Enough: Bloggers’ Attempts at Recreating our Recipes

  1. Wow, it was great to re-visit some of these, and discover others that I hadn’t seen. I remember reading the Dispatch recipe when it was first printed. Its amazing how the recipes can seem MORE complicated when people try to recreate them (Simplicity & Efficiency, anyone?)

    My favorite part about “The Kitchn” is the comments section, where people can write that either they once were, or their significant other once was, a staff member, and it totally has ______ in it.

  2. I once made guacamole on my own and used avocado chunks instead of mashing it all together. Somehow, I wasn’t included in this article.

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