For the past 11 years, Dragonfly Neo-V has become one of the most recognized and celebrated local vegetarian restaurants. That will come to an end on January 1st as owners Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin close their restaurant at 247 King Avenue in preparation to reopen as Till in mid-January.
“It felt like it was time to offer different food and drink ideas for the Columbus community,” said Wolmark. “Dragonfly was unique in its approach and expression, but many people who dined here wanted something more casual, affordable, and fun.”
The offerings at Till will continue to focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes made from local and organic ingredients, though it won’t be an exclusively vegetarian menu. The new restaurant will feature moderately priced meals, thematic happy hours and a special late night menu.
“Till means ‘to cultivate’ but that doesn’t just pertain to soil,” added Wolmark. “There’s an economic impulse in the name that implies fiscal and social responsibility. To that end, we’ll offer cash-only happy hours with barter options, urban stewardship educational forums, and a biodynamic scholarship fund.”
Wolmark will continue to serve as head chef at Till, mixing his extensive knowledge of artisanal plant-based ingredients with new skills acquired through his recent obtaining of biodynamic certification at the Pfeiffer Center in New York.
“I believe that farm animals should be treated with respect and dignity,” said Wolmark. “Biodynamic farmers revere the animals they care for and breed.”
In addition to the launch of Till, the former On The Fly space located next door will reopen as Glaze, a small bakery that features artisanal donuts made from organic ingredients.
Till will also continue to serve as an event space, hosting educational forums, cooking classes, art shows and other special events.
More information can be found online at tillfare.com.