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.