Some changes are afoot at 1288 North High Street. The venue formerly known as BRU has officially switched their name to North High Brewing Company to avoid some conflicts and confusion with other similarly named brewers and bistros located in other states.
Additionally, North High will be debuting their new food offerings as early as next week as the Commonwealth Kitchen (brought to you by the same people at the Commonwealth Sandwich Bar) officially begins testing out some new menu items.
“We’re going to be doing about 50 varieties of artisan sausages that we’re going to rotate four at a time,” said Erik Till, Principal Partner of Commonwealth Restaurant Groupe. “We’re also going to do some bar snacks like Devils on Horseback, Butter Poached Almonds with Tarragon, and other things that nicely compliment the beer.”
Till and partner Lisa Edge had originally planned on expanding the Commonwealth Sandwich Bar into the space behind North High Brewery and creating a new and expanded restaurant, but limitations with zoning prevented that project from moving forward.
Instead, the Commonwealth Kitchen is getting set up this weekend in a 84 square foot kitchenette within the North High Brewery space. The majority of the food will be prepared off site and flash fired to order at the bar.
“We’re really excited to get this up and running,” said North High co-owner Gavin Meyers, who adds that their first month in business has been quite busy even without food.
Anyone interested in checking out the new food offerings should save the date for the upcoming Columbus Underground Happy Hour at North High Brewing on Thursday, February 21st. Stop by between 6pm to 9pm for beer specials and brewery tours.