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.
It’s easy to write off acai bowls as just another granola health food trend, but I won’t, and neither should you. This spring, Zest Juice Co. ditched their premade bowls for a fun build-your-own option.
On first glance, Best of the Wurst in the North Market is a stand that’s easy to walk by. We’ve seen the dressed-up, wacky-topped hot dog concept before. Most of the time, these attempts are heavy on quirk, but short on flavor. Recently, though, I stopped to take a closer look at exactly what is on the menu at this hot dog and panini stand, and found the toppings surprising, but not in a shock-and-awe kind of way. Instead the combinations sounded fresh and interesting, but also made sense—like kimchi and crisped, crumbled bits of seaweed.
Despite the recent flood of bars and restaurants serving craft beer, Bodega is holding steady as a destination for beer lovers with 47 beer taps and an ever-rotating list of local and national brews. Brunch at this Short North hot spot is as worthy of a visit.
Cara Mangini surprised North Market goers by opening her boutique grocery stand, Little Eater Produce & Provisions, months earlier than expected. The stand replaces the former provisions provider, Greener Grocer, that closed the end of last year.
Before Jeni’s turned Columbus into an ice cream capital, ice cream was scooped at family-owned, around-the-corner shops. This summer, pay a visit to these scoop shops that offer a real taste of nostalgia.
Crave is excited to introduce our weekly column, The Scoop. Every week, our editors dish on five things we’re eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here’s the latest, including an ode to the mac and cheese sandwich at Explorers Club, Hoof Hearted Brewing’s new cans, BrewDog and more.
Despite this unrelenting rain, food truck season is underway in Columbus, meaning the streets are flooded with grab-and-go fried chicken, pork tacos and brisket sammies. This is why I’m excited whenever a truck, limited by the capacity of its kitchen and size of its menu, pushes something decidedly vegetarian friendly.
If you're visiting Goodale Park this weekend for ComFest, expect more vegan and organic foods than ever before. Festival organizers made a point to focus on local vendors this year, says longtime organizer Connie Everett, ensuring there is no shortage of clean, natural foods.
When chef Andrew Smith told us this week that he’d left The Rossi, he promised he wasn’t going far. Today, Smith confirmed he’ll be the executive chef of Downtown Columbus’ Salt & Pine—the latest restaurant concept from Harvest Pizzeria owner Chris Crader.