This Saturday not only marks August Gallery Hop but National Mead Day, and the team behind Brothers Drake Meadery has readied its annual day-long celebration of coffee, food, music and, of course, that sweet stuff made from honey.
It’s a grocery store and a wine shop. It’s a growler-fill stop and a cafe. It’s a butcher shop and bar. It sounds like The Market Italian Village has a lot going on because it does. The corner store and restaurant that opens today is banking it can be a little something to everyone in the growing neighborhood.
This week, I had a chance to sample and visit with winemakers from around the world as part of the Vanguard Wines annual portfolio tasting. Here are a few styles sampled that I’d love to see more of when they hopefully make it onto local restaurant wine lists and store shelves this fall.
The guys behind Mikey’s Late Night Slice are ready to unveil Oddfellows Liquor Bar, their new Short North dive bar, this weekend. The bar will open at 3 p.m. Saturday in the former 83 Gallery space at 1038 N. High Street, next to Short North Tattoo and adjacent to The Shack of Mikey’s Late Night Slice.
I’ve been on a bit of a French toast kick lately—craving the semi-sweet, semi-sour, soft centered, crisp-edged breakfast treat. So as you prepare to make brunch plans this weekend, keep these two spots in mind for solid French toast choices. (Bonus! Each option is under $10.)
Today, July 23, is national hot dog day. Before you shrug it off as just another gastronomic holiday on a list of hundreds devoted to treats from waffles to chocolate pudding, we’ve got three words for you: coney hot dog. Here’s where to get your chili-topped dog fix.
Brooklyn-based burger chain Bareburger opened its first Midwest location in the Arena District earlier this summer. The buzz seemed centered around the uncommon meat patty options (think elk and wild boar). For the seasoned beef-burger eaters out there, Chuck Xu, co-owner of the local Bareburger, shares insight on which style of burger pairs best with each of these meat selections.
The Harrison West cafe possibly best known for its sweet-filled pancake balls, Katalina’s, launches its new menu today. According to owner Kathleen Day, the eatery’s food finally reflects her mission all along.
Located in Olde Pickerington, Village Crepe isn’t new. Owner Wayne Moore opened the breakfast and lunch eatery in 2010. But it amazes me how many “city dwellers” have never heard of this gem. To be fair, I’m just as guilty in a way—this week was the first time I made it to the crepe-focused cafe. But it definitely won’t be the last time.