(614) MEDIA - Stock and Barrel mAGAZINE
maRCH 26, 2018 / BY jENNIFER rUISCH
hen Lehne Runyon gets an idea, she holds it close, nurtures it like a seedling, and plants it, obsessing over it until it has taken root. The latest shoot she has lovingly coaxed from the ground is in the form of a little camper with a big job.
Runyon and her husband Dallas operate Short and Stout Bar, a complete mobile service for events, but there’s one catch: You BYOB. Due to liquor regulations in Ohio, there’s no such thing as a mobile liquor license. (Booze on wheels, typically doesn’t go over well, yeah?)
Still, Short and Stout is on a roll. With six events under their bar belts starting in September of last year, and 10 already slated for 2018, S&S is turning into the little bar that could, and is. Runyon has long been a fan of bloody mary bars, and she’s spent years setting them up for brunches and parties. Her new affinity for setting the vibe served as the inspiration for the mobile bar. She started searching for VW buses to take her show on the road, but then realized a camper would have more room, and within a few weeks, she found Penelope, the original short and stout. (Now, Greta, a 1964 Atwood Camper, leads the fleet.)
q&a with cOLUMBUS gIRL gang
July 15th, 2018 / Andrea Archibold
You will never think about planning an event the same after hearing all that is offered by Lehne Runyon’s business (with her husband, Dallas). Short and Stout introduces a concept where a beautiful backdrop dripping with charm and booze comes to you! I spoke with Lehne about how this idea came to her and how it took off from there (very quickly, I might add).