Seems the night before the big day they ordered food from another established establishment in Columbus and some tomatoes seemed a little . . . "off" as they touched their taste buds. But being hungry they continued to eat. Bad idea.
Of course that was the night after two assumed drunken love birds who could barely walk crashed through their big front window. Ahh the life of a brewpub owner. At least some bars in Columbus allow their customers to get falling down drunk as Columbus finest are busy keeping track of when yard signs go up!
All went well and at 4:30 the doors officially opened.
|unnamed male - First Patron|
The above photo is of an unnamed male who was the very first customer. Unconfirmed rumors were that he had been camping out for 3 days waiting to taste the sweet nectar of Hydro Brew. Sadly, Aaron the brewmaster, was at home doing what people do when they eat bad tomatoes so Sandye had no wingman and the grill was closed. Daughter Oakly(sp?) in the background was on hand acting like bouncer/custodian/helper person.
At the unadvertised soft opening where only the 400 million facebook people knew about the opening, a nice sized crowd appeared out of nowhere to the delight of everybody involved. 40s music played in the background and beer and laughter were bouncing off the walls. Fantastic atmosphere!
Doc from the Capri came in and he and I talked a while. AND OF COURSE he say "So your Rod Melotte" (this is being said entirely all too often) which once again put me on guard. Seems he has a large photo of mine in the Capri which was given to him. He said a friend purchased it in Portage at the Trails End Supper Club and gave it to him as a gift.
Here is a photo of the Capri that is hanging in Hydro Street Brewery and Eatery AND at The Capri.
Have a great shortest day of the year