Ohio Pasture Proud was born from one question: Why isn’t there more grass-fed beef in grocery store freezers? So Alex Chamberlain teamed up with like-minded cattle farmer Phil Greenlee of Greenlee Family Farms in Bidwell and started selling her own grass-fed beef. Weekly through July, you can catch Chamberlain grilling her Angus burgers at The Hill’s Downtown and Worthington markets.
As you read this, I am touring around Portland, Oregon, reeling from four days of eating and drinking my way through the city. I’ll be recounting my out-West adventures on the Crave blog when I get back. Until then, I thought it fitting to talk about the thing I couldn’t get enough of before I left—an acai bowl.
The Olde Towne Tavern is located at the hub of Olde Towne East’s culinary renaissance, next door to The Angry Baker and across from Yellow Brick Pizza on Oak Street. The Tavern’s brick walls and dark wood bar hearken back to the building’s days as a pharmacy, and it’s taken new life curing the ills of brunch seekers.
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing and One Line Coffee found a winning combination when lead brewer Chris Davison used a One Line espresso blend to flavor his Dire Wolf imperial stout. If you, too, have been missing the stout since the last keg ran dry, you’re in luck.
Columbus has no shortage of top-notch vegetarian-friendly Chinese eateries, but finding a vegan-minded spot is trickier, though, not impossible. If you’re not already in the know, you’re due to visit Sun Tong Luck Asian Cuisine, another gem tucked away in a strip mall on the city’s Northwest Side.
When Jay Kessler decided to reopen The Knotty Pine at 1765 W. 3rd Ave. in Grandview, he knew he had to bring back more than just the name. To recapture the spot’s appeal while giving it a much-needed update, Kessler turned to his home-brewing background and re-established the spot as Knotty Pine Brewing.
Years ago, when I first met Farmer Lee Jones—the animated farmer behind renowned sustainable Ohio farm The Chef’s Garden—he told me he eats asparagus only during asparagus season. When that time hits, as it has again, he’ll eat the green veg for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He’ll get as much asparagus as he can stomach until the season passes, and then he moves on to the next timely ingredient.
Want Hot Chicken Takeover to pop up in your neighborhood? Here’s your chance. The popular concept is soliciting votes for a summer-long Neighborhood Tour that will take its food truck back to Olde Towne East and up to three other neighborhoods or ’burbs.