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Bites & Sips: Brunches, Cocktails, Renovations & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Brunches, Cocktails, Renovations & More
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Holiday treats, CBD mocktails, brunch, tasting menus and more! Bites & Sips keeps you updated on tidbits of news in the world of drinking and dining in Columbus. Read on for the latest roundup of things you could be eating and drinking!

The Market Italian Village Shows Off Renovations

Guests can enjoy some new dining experiences at The Market Italian Village, 1022 Summit St. The eatery underwent renovations late last month, revealing a modified floor plan with two new seating areas.

The Chef’s Tasting Counter seats four and overlooks the action in the kitchen. Sunday to Wednesday, it’s an a la carte situation. On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, guests will dine on a four-course, prix-fixe chef’s whim tasting menu. Offering an intimate, unique dining experience, the prix-fixe menu is $50 per diner.

A booth banquette accommodates larger parties of up to 16. Parties of 12 or more will be treated to a five-course, family-style tasting menu. The menu will change monthly and costs $60 per guest.

For more information, visit themarketiv.com.

New banquette seating at The Market Italian Village – Photo by Susan Post

Shop the Made in Cbus Trail

Still doing some holiday shopping? Through December 31, shoppers  that make purchases at four or more Made in Cbus Trail stops can receive a free Made in Cbus tote bag, and will be entered to win a free, one-night stay at Hotel LeVeque, as well as gift cards and other prizes.

The trail features 20 plus local businesses, from distilleries and jewelry makers, to retailers and soap makers. Participating Trail stops include:

  • Brothers Drake Meadery
  • The Candle Lab
  • Celebrate Local
  • Fortin Ironworks
  • Glean
  • Glenn Avenue Soap Company
  • Helen Winnemore’s
  • High Bank Distillery Co
  • Homage
  • Igloo Letterpress
  • Middle West Spirits
  • Red Giraffe Designs
  • The Red Stable
  • The Smithery
  • State of Devotion
  • Stump Plants
  • Three Buds Flower Market
  • Tigertree
  • Watershed Distillery
  • Wild Cat Gift & Party
  • zer0z

Passports can be picked up at participating retailers or Experience Columbus’ three visitor centers – Arena District, Easton Town Center and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Passports can also be redeemed at Experience Columbus centers.

For more information, visit madeincbustrail.com.

Fireproof Debuts Brunch

Short North’s Fireproof, 1026 N. High St., introduces The Sunday Brunch Experience. The restaurant will serve up brunch on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

In addition to regular items featured on the small-plates themed menu, diners can nosh on dishes like Duck & Waffle, Banana Foster French Toast, Crab & Corn Omelet and more. To wash it all down, there are tropical mimosas and a Red Eye Bloody Mary.

For more information, visit fireproofcolumbus.com.

Lincoln Social Crafts New Cocktail Lineup, Including CBD Drink

There’s a new lineup of cocktails to sip at Lincoln Social, 711 N. High St. While taking in skyline views from the rooftop, try a Snowdrift with spiced Dolin Blanc, lavender, grapefruit and a “snow dusting,” or the Short North Scooter, a twist on a Brandy Sidecar with spiced fig maple, orange and a creamy texture from aquafaba.

The bar has also debuted its first CBD mocktail. Dubbed the Mellow Beets, the drink features a raw juice blend base with beet, carrot, apple, ginger and citrus, topped with Queen City’s Blood Orange CBD Soda and a CBD gummie.

There are new eats to nosh on, too, with dishes like Hummus, Shrimp Taquitos, Tater Tots and more.

For more information, visit lincolnsocialrooftop.com.

Mellow Beets at Lincoln Social – Photo by Susan Post
Tater Tots & Shrimp Taquitos at Lincoln Social – Photo by Susan Post

Seasonal Treats at Fox in the Snow

Fox in the Snow is getting in on the holiday fun with some seasonal treats. Enjoy visions of Sugar Plum Tarts and Handmade Peppermint Marshmallows. Shortbread, bagged granola and Chocolate-Dipped Candy Canes are also available at all three of the bakery and coffee shop’s locations – Italian Village, German Village and New Albany.

Bonus! Fox in the Snow is doling out cookies for Santa. On Christmas Eve, the first 100 customers in line at each location will receive two free cookies.

For more information, visit foxinthesnow.com.

451 Spirits + Brothers Drake = Meadshine

What happens when 451 Spirits double-distills Apple Pie mead made by Brothers Drake? Meadshine, a high-proof honey spirit!

The limited-edition, speciality spirit is available by the bottle at 451 Spirits, 590-D Oakland Park Ave., or by the glass at Brothers Drake Meadery, 26 E. Fifth Ave.

For more information, visit 451spirits.com.

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