Before Nada opened in the Arena District, Crave got a quick tour of the space with owner David Falk. He pointed out a few intentional design touches. Knowing them has made dining at Nada more fun, so I’m going to share a few with you now.
In late January, Wolf’s Ridge opened its new taproom behind its Downtown restaurant, giving new brewer Chris Davison 20 new tap lines with which to play. We caught up with Davison to talk the expanded beer list and bar snacks offered in the new space.
The minds behind A&R Creative group, including restaurants like The Crest and The Market Italian Village, announced two new restaurant projects today: a brewpub in partnership with local brewery Hoof Hearted, and a second location of their flagship restaurant The Crest. Both are set to open this year.
The transformation of an infamous Cincinnati crime zone into one of the hippest dining strips in Ohio is an amazing narrative. It’s a tale of accidental architectural preservation through abandonment and neglect. It’s a saga of recapturing an all-but-forgotten past to design a better future. It’s the story of Over-the-Rhine.
More and more, I have to ask myself: Where can I get good, simple, straightforward food that will fill my stomach and please my palate? And Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar is always near the top of that mental list. There’s no sugar-coating at Lalibela, which is part of its charm.
This Saturday, Feb. 21, global-inspired pop-up eatery Darista Cafe returns to The Hills Market (95 N. Grant Ave., Downtown). The one-day-only event—Patacon & Pints—will revive chef and owner Dara Schwartz’s signature Latin-inspired dish.
Happy Fat Tuesday! Today’s the day when sheer gluttony isn’t just acceptable, it’s encouraged. With that comes a longtime Polish tradition: paczki. While paczki aren’t as celebrated in Columbus as they are in cities with larger Eastern European traditions (I once attended the Paczki Ball while a reporter in Lorain, Ohio), there are a few places to find them today.
The Lenten season officially starts tomorrow. We hope we’ve convinced you not to pick on food and drink this year as you ponder what to give up. Our final idea: spend less money by eating well on the cheap.