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Restaurant Roundup: News From The Hills Market Downtown, the RAM, Bottoms Up, and more

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Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, and sometimes it’s hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene:

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery

The RAM Restaurant and Brewery will open a Dublin location at Bridge Park on Monday, July 31, its second Ohio store and Dublin’s first brewery.

The RAM’s menu features flame-grilled burgers, sandwiches, salads and tacos, along with specialties like fish and chips and mac and cheese. The offerings are accompanied by the RAM brews, which have won awards in the Great American Beer Festival, The World Cup, and The North American Beer Festival.

Along with the restaurant, The RAM will bring “philanthropic initiatives” to the neighborhood, first partnering with the Dublin Food Pantry for their private pre-grand-opening events.

The RAM will be open daily at 11 a.m., serving lunch and dinner, and will offer a happy hour Monday through Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m. It’s located at 6632 Longshore St.

For more information, visit theram.com.

Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op

The Franklinton coffee co-op celebrated one year this month. In celebration, the day was used to highlight initiatives they’ve taken to address issues impacting local families.

“In our first year, we have raised awareness about infant mortality, given away Baby Boxes and donated items, hired a Community Health Worker, raised over $3,000 for nonprofits and through the Diaper Gap Fund and started several community programs such as Game Night and Friday Walk for Infant Mortality,” said a press release.

The business has also put a focus on helping undocumented immigrants, challenging deportation efforts in Columbus by attempting to raise $20,000 to hire a “Community Deportation Advocate,” who will “help families impacted by deportation” and “maximize community services and support for their case.”

To learn more about AVANZA Together, visit avanzatogether.org.

For more information about Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op, visit bottomsupcoffee.com.

The Hills Market Downtown

The Hills Market Downtown is bringing back its lobster rolls. They’ll be available every Saturday in August, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Their house made Lobster Salad will be offered as well, “served inside a buttered and griddled split top bun, with a side of Ballreich’s Potato Chips, a glass of lemonade and a Der Dutchman fruit handpie,” according to a press release.

For more information, visit thehillsmarket.com/downtown.

American Craft Tavern

The John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) has opened a new tavern, the American Craft Tavern, in Concourse C.

HMSHost and The Boston Beer Company, the brewery for Samuel Adams beers, came together to offer “authentic American beer, wine, and spirits in a modern, industrial themed bar setting.”

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Starting on Independence Day this year, Jeni’s began offering free ice cream on birthdays.

Adults with a valid ID, and children accompanied by an adult, can order “any single, standard, or trio size ice cream in a cup or cone of their choice, and get their order free of charge.”

Columbus Gin & Vodka Festival

More than 100 different types of gin and vodka will be available at this year’s Gin and Vodka Festival, on Saturday, August 19.

General admission tickets allow guests to get up to 12 drinks and samples of their choice. Entry is at 5 p.m. VIP pass-holders get in an hour early, at 4 p.m., can get up to 15 drinks and samples, and have access to the premier VIP Lounge, which includes appetizers.

The event will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, located in the Arena District, 400 N. High St.

Tickets can be purchased online at cbusginandvodkafest.com.

For upcoming local food and dining events, CLICK HERE to visit our Events Calendar.

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