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.
Short North mainstay Betty’s Fine Food & Spirits closed on July 7, after a long goodbye that lasted more than six months. The new tenant? A new concept from the owners of Northstar Cafe and Third & Hollywood.
We caught up with Chris Morris, Brown-Forman’s master distiller, who’s in Columbus this week promoting Woodford Reserve and Old Forester bourbons. You can catch him from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at a meet-and-greet at the Rusty Bucket Easton.
Quinoa is one of those words that jumps out at me on any menu. It’s versatile and a great source of protein, but I rarely see it in anything but pilafs and salads. So when I learned about the Quinoa & Chickpea Burger ($11) at The Sycamore, I had to try it.
On July 1, we learned Hal & Al’s owner Jay Cheplowitz sold his South Side vegan bar. We’ve since caught up with Cheplowitz and new owner Daniel McCarthy of Tatoheads food truck. Over the next month, McCarthy will transition the 1297 Parsons Ave. space into Tatoheads Public House.