Creatively Authentic Vittles

Welcome to the New Tripping Vittles Page

Posted on March 27, 2019

I have taken on a lot of new things in the last month. I am sticking with some old tried and true things in my life and on Tripping Vittles.

Tripping Vittles has so many people to thank for all the encouragement, help and pushing. I won’t list them all here because some think they have done nothing and they were vitally important to this process. At the end of the day, it was a village that has gotten me this far. I beleive the village will continue to move me forward.

What to expect going forward from Tripping Vittles. At least a blog post a week. I am aiming for Wednesdays, but we will see if I can stay or grow those posts in the next few months. My goal is to post Monday, Wednesday, Friday eventually.

The immediate news is that If you are in Central Ohio starting May 18th, You will find me Saturday Mornings until October 12th at the Westerville Saturday Farmers Market. There are some fantastic vendors there, and I have already partnered with a few to bring you more ideas and variety of uses for Tripping Vittles Spice Blends.

You will see some shorter posts with recommendations. Some simple, quick recipes. Longer stories about my life and travels. I will reflect on the world around us using Food, Travel, Life, and Music as the muse for my creativity

Thanks for your continued support and traveling this road with me. Let’s continue to Tripping Vittles.

Super Cocktails for the Super Bowl

Posted on January 31, 2019

Super Cocktails for the Super Bowl

Today our resident cocktail expert David Kline is sharing some stories about The Big Game and cocktails for a crowd.  David has 40+ years experience in the hospitality industry and in this article he brings an added element.  He shares with Tripping Vittles the honor of going to college in Wisconsin and the propensity to enjoy a large batch cocktail once or twice while earning a higher education degree! Read on for Super Cocktails for the Super Bowl.



Posted on November 18, 2018

  • Written By David Kline~“My personal background and 40 years in the hospitality industry have forged my diverse passions for food, wine, cocktails, education, history, theater, and music. My goal with each posting is to give insightful and entertaining topic substance with equal measures of honesty, humor, humility and history.” 


If past is prologue celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends will continue to provide future generations of Americans with the opportunity to connect with our shared history, make new memories and revel in one of the most socially acceptable excuses for personal gustatory gratification and excess known to humanity. In short, the Thanksgiving meal is the perfect venue to build bridges across family, traditions, culinary creations and wine possibilities. (more…)

Homemade Sports Drink & Climbing Mt. Everest

Posted on May 16, 2018

A Health scare can make a person think about their mortality and dying. What will people say at your funeral, was I nice enough did I love enough. It can make you take stock of what you want to do with your life. I had that scare this week and in addition to those things it also made me think about how to make a tasty healthy Homemade Sports Drink and that maybe I should climb Mt. Everest.

Tears at Duck Duck Goat

Posted on April 2, 2018

Trying to explain to my readers  I ate a meal that  brought me to Tears at Duck Duck Goat, yet I am not about to do a review about the restaurant.  I am wrestling with how I tell you about this meal with out telling you, you must eat there, I rate it 5 stars, 5 forks and what ever else you can think of.