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Commonwealth Kitchen Installed at North High Brewing Company

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Lisa Edge, Erik Till, Gavin Meyers and Tim Ward (from left to right) just barely fit inside the tiny Commonwealth Kitchen.

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.

CLICK HERE for more information about the upcoming CU Happy Hour.

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10 Responses to Commonwealth Kitchen Installed at North High Brewing Company

  1. Jason Powell
    jpizzow February 8, 2013 9:38 am at 9:38 am

    Oh how I would love a Village Idiot with my cold locally concocted brew.

  2. ntn
    ntn February 8, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am

    Wooo sounds awesome, perfect drinking food!

  3. xuey55 February 8, 2013 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm

    This is exciting! But whatever happened to the White Rabbit project in Brewery?

  4. Walker Evans
    Walker February 8, 2013 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm

    I asked Erik & Lisa yesterday about White Rabbit, and they said they had hit some unexpected delays and are now aiming to have it open in April. Will share more details when it gets closer to opening. ;)

  5. BreakfastwithNick
    BreakfastwithNick February 8, 2013 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm

    Very nice! This sounds like a great pairing!

  6. 0Angle
    0Angle February 8, 2013 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm


  7. AMEEKER February 9, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm

    Is Commonwealth the Sandwich Bar staying where it is then? Columbus doesn’t pay enough attention to that place, and if it the little 84 sq.ft. kitchenette at NHBC means that anything happens to the fuller service sandwich bar, it’ll be a sad day for Columbus. Commonwealth deserves a big ass restaurant of its own.

  8. Walker Evans
    Walker February 9, 2013 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm

    @AMeeker – Correct, the awesome Commonwealth Sandwich Bar isn’t going anywhere. ;)

  9. efilsitra
    efilsitra September 14, 2013 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm

    went to North High the other day, they said they don’t have food and there was no sign of any Commonwealth or food…confused.. any word on this? Did they back out?

  10. Walker Evans
    Walker September 14, 2013 7:49 pm at 7:49 pm

    Perhaps the Commonwealth owners shifted their attention to the pop-up restaurants and the eventual opening of White Rabbit?

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