As reported by Kassie Petermann of _Sun Newspapers, the current owner of the Columbia Grill & Tavern is working to make a positive impact on the Columbia Heights community. Local resident Lee Aadahl made drastic changes to the restaurant's interior—including new carpet, furnishings, and a refinished bar—and drew up a fresh menu of comforting appetizers and sandwiches inspired by his 38 years in the restaurant industry. Diners can begin with Wisconsin cheese curds or pan-seared steak bites finished with brandy, then follow those with a hand-pattied bacon cheeseburger or chicken sandwich with mushrooms and swiss cheese.
During the daily happy hour, bartenders pour cold glasses of Guinness or Blue Moon while patrons watch sports on 12 flat-screen TVs spread around the restaurant and hidden in one lucky hamburger. The restaurant furthers its community involvement with charitable events, such as a fundraiser for breast-cancer awareness.