Did you know that CbusFoodBloggers consists of over 50 different bloggers/instagrammers? Some of us you may already stalk follow, and others you haven’t yet had the chance to meet! In an effort to help our readers get to know us and the bloggers behind our group, we conduct monthly interview highlighting one of our members. This month, we have Jessie Stafford from Columbus Food and Brew!


  1. How did you become a food blogger? What is the theme of your blog/IG?

Honestly, my husband and I love to go out and try new breweries and restaurants so much, that we were just talking one day and came to the conclusion that this would be a fun thing for us to experience together! Our friends also ask us about places to go and we’re so happy to give our recommendations. Next thing you know, I was creating a logo and we were creating a list of places to visit. We keep it to food and brew, brew meaning either coffee or beer. Corey’s speciality is on the beer side and he’s more behind the scenes, so you’ll definitely see more of me.

  1. What is your favorite thing to cook for yourself or others?

The 100 Days of Real Food blog is my life and I love to make their white chicken lasagna. I’m also just a general fan of the crock pot because I’m terrible at multitasking and timing and often burn things.

  1. What makes the Columbus food scene great? Or what would you change?

I feel like you’ll never run out of places to try and the places you love stay consistent for the most part. Honestly the only thing I would change is my inability to workout, because I want to eat all the food!

  1. What restaurant(s) is at the top of your “must try” list?

We’ve been dying to try Rockmill Tavern. We had our rehearsal dinner at their Brewery and that was magical, so I can only imagine the Tavern is equally as magical. As far as what I would recommend as a “must try,” I have dreams about Momo Ghar and Meshikou. I think everyone needs to stop by and experience the flavors that they bring to each dish. They’re both very hospitable as well and worth the wait when there’s a rush.

  1. What’s (and where) the most memorable meal/dish you had recently?

The raclette from Black Radish Creamery brought tears to my husband’s eyes. I’m exaggerating, but it was pretty outstanding.

  1. Give us the inside scoop — what’s your favorite happy hour, hole in the wall, or hidden gem in Columbus?

Signatures Mill Stone Tavern in Gahanna. It’s not so much a hole in the wall, but it’s a great spot with an even better beer selection in the Gahanna community.

  1. What is your favorite locally made food product?

I just love a good cream puff from Schmidt’s.

  1. Some of us are not full-time bloggers. If you are not, what is your “real” job? 

I work within digital marketing at a local firm. We help small businesses establish their presences online.

  1. Tell us an interesting fact about yourself!

I was a 4-H fair queen back in the day and my projects were dog obedience and market lambs. Even now in my 30’s, I contribute a lot of my growth to what I learned as a 4-Her.

Thanks Jessie! Be sure to check our her Instagram.

Interviewed by:
Erin, the Spiffy Cookie

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