All great artists struggle to create
something new, something original. And so the biggest fear for artists
is stumbling over themselves while attempting to come up with the next
big thing. Chefs are no exception to this rule. For Adam Easterling and Jim Thompson, the
solution is simple — just make the best things better.
First located at Fountain Square and
Findlay Market under a rather dainty tent in the summer months this past
year, Eli’s BBQ has graduated to the restaurant scene — and with
honors. What was once a humble street vendor with one impeccably
prepared item on the menu — the perfect pulled pork sandwich — is now
nestled in the East End.
JimmyG’s offers fine dining fare in an
audacious setting. The dining area’s refined red wood walls are adorned
with the work of various local contemporary pop artists and the seating
arrangement provides a similar contrast, with yellow seat cushions on
white lattice-backed chairs paired with a fine dining table arrangement.