Award-Winning Coffee, New Brews, and Other Restaurant Announcements
Columbus has so many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes that it’s sometimes hard to keep up with them all. 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:
Crimson Cup Awarded
Crimson Cup’s Ethiopian Kossa Kebena roast is a finalist in the 2017 Good Food Awards. The competition started with a blind tasting of over 2,000 coffees from around the country, and now it’s in the running with just 24 others. Along with taste, coffees (and entries from the 13 other categories) have to meet environmental and agricultural practice standards, including “good animal husbandry, sourcing transparency and responsible relationships throughout the supply chain.”
Crimson Cup is the only Ohio roaster to be a finalist, but they join several other Ohio businesses from various categories, including Urban Artifact (Cincinnati), Ann’s Raspberry Farm (Fredericktown), Middle West Spirits (Columbus) and Krazy Kraut (Columbus).
For more information, visit www.crimsoncup.com.
Cosecha Popping-Up Again
Following a successful pop-up at Curio last Monday, Cosecha will host another at Seventh Son next Tuesday, November 22. Unlike their first pop-up, they’ll only be serving their food menu. Open to the public, the event has a $15 entry fee and will be in Seventh Son’s back room from 6 to 9 p.m. After a soft opening a week or two prior, Cosecha opens some time in December, two blocks down from Seventh Son at 987 N. Fourth St.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Cosecha-Cocina-1789198708022380/.
Seasonal Release from Land-Grant
The Land-Grant Brewing Company announced the launch of Skull Session, a Scarlet Lager, this week. It’s one of their seasonal release group. In a press release, brewery founder Adam Benner, described the beer as a unique option among the stouts and porters this season.
“As the season continues to change and most beers are getting darker, we wanted to brew a refreshing lager to take in the last few games of 2016 here in Columbus and beyond,” he said.
Skull Session is a 5.5 percent ABV, “malt-driven” lager; it’ll be available Friday, November 18 on tap and in six-packs at the taproom and at local craft beer retailers.
For more information, visit www.landgrantbrewing.com.
Smith and Wollensky Renovations at Easton
With other renovations on the way, Smith and Wollensky Restaurant Group announced the completion of their main Easton Town Center remodel just in time for the holidays. The venue’s main dining room, private dining and event spaces are finished; the main bar, patio and lounge will be finished next year. The renovations are “focused on maximizing space of the venue, improving flow and enhancing the overall steakhouse experience for a more spacious and modernized atmosphere,” according to a press release.
“The grand structure of the building embraces a timeless American steakhouse design,” said co-designer and Boston resident Peter Niemitz. “Our plans have capitalized on the expansive space and interior, reconfiguring the main and private dining areas to improve sightlines throughout while enhancing its décor and features.”
For more information, visit www.smithandwollensky.com/our-restaurants/columbus/.
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