Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we’re gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including Crave’s Chef’s Menu event, the new Jury Room tenant, Salty Caramel’s return to Jeni’s scoop shops and more.
On Monday, Aug. 31, Laufman will open Blind Lady Tavern—a pre-Prohibition-themed bar—at 22 E. Mound St. “We’re really tapping into the 19th century, pre-Prohibition, saloon vibe,” says Laufman, who returned to Ohio in January after a 10-year stint in San Francisco where bartended at and managed spots like Comstock Saloon—a turn-of-the-century saloon and cocktail bar. “It’s got the same kind of vibe [as the former Jury Room]. [Comstock] is the city’s second oldest bar.”
All summer, scoop shops have been serving a limited Jeni's lineup with production help from Smith’s Dairy in Orrville. On Friday, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will get one flavor closer normal as Salty Caramel returns to scoop shops. (No word yet on when pints might return to shelves.)
Cravings Carryout Cafe is in search of a new home after owners Matt and Lindsey Tewager received word last week that their lease would not be renewed. According to Matt, they have no clue why property owners have terminated their lease.
The goal of this year’s Chef’s Menu event, which runs Friday, Aug. 28 through Friday, Sept. 4, is simple: to shorten the distance between chef and diner. We know that now, more than ever, diners are taking the time to not only ask where their food comes from, but who is crafting it. We want to spark engagement at the table—to help diners get to know chefs through their food.
Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we’re eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including the North Market’s newest tenant, Creole Kitchen’s pending expansion, a new brewery in Powell and more.
If the Columbus Food Truck Festival is any indication, the Central Ohio food truck scene shows no signs of slowing. In 2011, the festival was a modest gathering of 20 trucks; this year, it will feature 65 local and regional vendors and more than a dozen musical acts over three days (Aug. 14 to 16) at the Columbus Commons.
Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we’re eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including what to eat at the food truck fest, kitchen takeovers at Zauber and Oddfellows, the opening of The Crest on Parsons and more.
On Friday, Aug. 14, Nile Woodson and his business partner Mico Cordero will launch a series of Hai Poke kitchen takeovers at Oddfellows Liquor Bar in the Short North. The pop-up will run from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday through the end of August.
The second location of The Crest will open tomorrow, Aug. 11, on Parsons Avenue. The 4,400-square-foot restaurant inside the Village Pointe building will feature a rooftop garden and two outdoor patio areas. Roughly half the menu, crafted by the culinary team of Julian Menaged, John Fuller and Justin Wotring, overlaps with items at The Crest in Clintonville. The rest is a fresh collection of French- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes.
If you live in Ohio, finding locally grown sweet corn during the dog days of summer is hardly a challenging feat. Visit any farmers market, grocery store or roadside stand and you are bound to find ears of this beloved vegetable piled high. Although most of what you see lining our highways and byways are rows of field corn, not the variety we slather in butter and sprinkle with salt, Ohio has a well-earned reputation for growing its share of the sweet stuff, too. Northwest of Columbus, in Bellefontaine, I met with Jason Wish of Wishwell Farms.
Since its opening, The Whitney House has walked the fine line of serving an upscale brunch apropos of its Olde Worthington digs while also offering a meal that’s casual and quirky enough to appeal broadly.
Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we’re eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including build-your-own pho in Clintonville, a new burger restaurant in the Short North, a bao pop-up and more.
Stack City Burgers will open in the Short North tomorrow, Aug. 6, in the former Cup O’ Joe space (600 N. High St.). Hyde Park Restaurant Group announced the launching of their new burger-centric eatery in April, promising a fresh take on burgers in an urban setting.
Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we’re eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including chef Bill Glover at the James Beard House, Crimson Cup’s new Brewlab, a Crave Tastemaker’s Food Network debut and a barbecue special you’ve got to eat now.
Most people’s go-to summer treat is a classic ice cream cone, but there are other tasty ways to indulge during National Ice Cream Month. Today, we’re celebrating custard with a roundup of three best bets around town.