It’s been a busy and successful first year for the Italian-American restaurant Lomonico’s, which opened 10 months ago in a Pickerington strip mall. In fact, the feedback has been so positive that, today, owners Craig Lomonico and Andrew Borenstein announced they’ll soon be opening a second location Downtown.
It’s been a great week of eating as we continue our annual Farm to Plate week through Sunday, Aug. 24. You’ve still got a few more days to get in on the deal—as a refresher, all dishes featured at area restaurants are made with at least 70 percent local ingredients. Head here for a full list of restaurants and menus.
For two years, Geoff Towne and his team at Zauber Brewing have been crafting small-batch beers on a one-barrel system. This changes tomorrow, when the Grandview brewery unveils its new 20-barrel brewing system to the public.
As I sit down to write this week’s newsletter, I’m coming off of a post-party high. I’m not talking the kind where you’ve had a few too many sips of bubbly—I mean the euphoria that comes after an energetic night out meeting new people and seeing old faces. On Tuesday, we celebrated the kickoff of the third annual Crave Farm to Plate week at Weiland’s Market with local vendors sampling their craft cheese, spirits and grab-and-go foods.
It may sound like a mishmash of culinary concepts—but all three are being launched by the guys behind Bolsanada this fall. The newest concept will be a gourmet hot dog spot in the former Commonwealth space on High Street.
Mezcal hasn’t been on Central Ohio shelves that long (this spring, brand Ilegal Mezcal was given the official OK by the state), but tequila’s typically smoky cousin has already inspired one new bar and eatery set to open at the end of this month.