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Till Dynamic Fare Launching Jewish Deli and Weekend Pop-Up Donut Shop

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It’s been exactly one year since the opening of Till Dynamic Fare (which our readers voted as the Best New Restaurant of 2012), and owners Magdiale Wolmark and Cristin Austin are celebrating in a big way. The duo will be launching a second dining space next door that they describe as being two concepts in one.

The new venue is called “Izzy and mo”, which will operate as an authentic Jewish deli Sunday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, and will switch over to operating as an artisan pop-up donut shop from Friday evening through late Saturday night.

When Till first opened last year, Magdiale revealed in an interview with us that he had plans for a donut shop in the space next door to the main restaurant, but the deli combination is something that was added along the way.

“I feel that Columbus is missing an authentic east coast Jewish deli where it’s all about brisket,” he said. “Izzy and mo is my Jewish chef alter ego coming out of the closet.”

The deli will focus on corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, but other highlights include roasted veggie hoagies, chopped liver, knishes and lox. There will also be a rotation of featured roes and caviars, a staple of Russian Jewish delis.

Similar to Till, almost everything on the menu at Izzy and mo will be made in house and products will be sourced from either biodynamic or local farms. Meats will be cured in house and breads will be baked fresh daily.

On Friday evenings, as the pop-up shop takes over, donuts and cocktails will replace the brisket and caviar. The menu will feature several styles of baked and fried donuts. Flavors range from lemon meringue to chocolate glazed to peanut brittle with raspberry moussse.

“In addition to the individual donuts, we will offer a dessert menu category called the BIG O,” said Cristin. “Those are fantastic combinations of donuts, syrups and ice creams fashioned after ice cream sundaes.”

Cocktails will be designed to compliment the donuts, and a curated list of beers, wines, sparkling wines, and Thunderkiss coffee will also be available.

“We want to create a kind of raucous donut disco party every weekend in the space,” adds Cristin. “Add a little champagne and good music to the mix and picking up a dozen donuts will never be the same again.”

Izzy and mo is scheduled to open in early spring at 249 King Avenue.

For more information about Till Dynamic Fare, visit www.tillfare.com.

Photo by Chris Walker Photography.

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13 Responses to Till Dynamic Fare Launching Jewish Deli and Weekend Pop-Up Donut Shop

  1. Hamsterdam January 17, 2013 9:59 am at 9:59 am

    Does that guy have a tat on his head?

  2. catnfiddle January 17, 2013 10:03 am at 10:03 am

    I am so incredibly excited about this concept! No more schlepping to Katzinger’s for a Jewish deli fix. I’m guessing they won’t be able to call themselves kosher, but I’m fine with that.

    Yes, Hamsterdam, he has some MAJOR ink.

  3. stephentszuter
    stephentszuter January 17, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am


    Cool building!

  4. zp945
    zp945 January 17, 2013 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm

    I really like what these two are doing. Congrats and I can’t wait to try it!

  5. mbeaumont January 17, 2013 1:03 pm at 1:03 pm

    Wow, kickass. Really hoping they have awesome bagel and lox. I will be there weekly.

  6. Jason Powell
    jpizzow January 17, 2013 1:42 pm at 1:42 pm

    News of two new donut fixes in as many weeks….and within walking distance. Looks like I might have to switch my traditional donut day from Sunday to Saturday morning.

  7. Nikkiangel93 January 17, 2013 3:26 pm at 3:26 pm

    I cannot wait to try this out. I love the concept of a disco donut party!

  8. SusanB
    SusanB January 17, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm

    I really, really hope that they will have knishes. And that they are like the ones from the street cart venders in NYC. Can’t find anything even close to them here.

  9. catnfiddle January 17, 2013 7:16 pm at 7:16 pm

    Migod, I don’t think I’ve had a knish in seven years. Now it’s all I want.

  10. Michael Bongiorno
    Michael Bongiorno January 17, 2013 9:23 pm at 9:23 pm

    Sounds phenomenal. I would love to get a real knish in columbus.

  11. Roland
    Roland January 18, 2013 10:41 am at 10:41 am

    2013 is the year of the donut!

  12. BreakfastwithNick
    BreakfastwithNick January 19, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm

    +1000 Roland!

  13. patient_zero
    patient_zero January 19, 2013 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm

    But will they tackle the pączki?

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