Bites & Sips: Lineage Debuts Cans, Woodbury Adds Breakfast, New Eats at Woodlands & More
Pizza in Clintonville, bar food in Grandview, a breakfast happy hour and more bite-sized morsels of food news to be discovered in the latest Bites & Sips. Find out what’s happening in the world of drinking and (mostly takeout) dining in Central Ohio, from new beers and boozy slushies, to new apps for contactless coffee ordering.
Romeo’s Opens in Clintonville
Pizza chain Romeo’s has opened a new location in Clintonville at 3530 N. High St. Trading one pizza joint for another, it’s taking over the former home of Pizza Hut. The Clintonville location is Romeo’s 12th in Central Ohio.
For more information, visit romeospizza.com.
BrewDog & Nina West Team Up
BrewDog has released a summer sipper in the form of Nina Weisse, a 4.5% ABV wheat beer brewed in collaboration with Columbus’ own drag queen extraordinaire Nina West. Available in four-packs of 16oz cans for $11.99, a portion of the proceeds from the beer sold will benefit The Nina West Foundation, which supports organizations that benefit and service LGBTQIA+ youth and families.
The four-packs are available online and at all Ohio BrewDog retail locations. A limited release for now, the beer will be reproduced and distributed across the U.S. in the coming months.
For more information, visit brewdog.com/usa.
Crimson Cup Launches Mobile App
Aiming to make the carryout process even easier, local coffee roaster Crimson Cup has launched a new mobile app available on Apple and Android.
“We’re excited to introduce a seamless, safe and contactless ordering app for coffee lovers,” said Founder and President Greg Ubert. “This is just another step we’re taking to create an outstanding experience and reward consumers for their loyalty.”
On the app, customers can order from Crimson Cup’s full coffeehouse menu and lineup of whole bean and ground coffees, pay for their order and specify a pickup time.
For every $50 spent via the new Crimson Cup app, customers will receive a $5 digital loyalty reward, as well as other coupon codes and special promotions.
For more information, visit crimsoncup.com.
Lineage Brewing Rolls Out Cans
Clintonville’s Lineage Brewing has debuted its first canned beer – Walhalla at Me, a hazy pale ale available in 16 oz. four-packs.
Canning comes in response to the shifting and difficult bar and restaurant restrictions in place due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our customers have been asking for this since we first opened, so we are excited to offer another option for them to enjoy Lineage brews,” says Co-Owner Mike Byrne. “Pursuing canning has been a goal for Lineage, but the COVID situation pushed our plans to be a top priority. ”
Imbibers should be on the lookout for more Lineage cans later this month. Spaceship #6, an IPA and Lineage’s most popular beer, and Wake Life, an American blonde ale, are up next.
Cans are available for carry-out and online ordering out of the Lineage brew pub, 2971 N. High St.
For more information, visit lineagebrew.com.
The Woodbury Adds Breakfast Hours
Starting September 1, The Woodbury Downtown, 215 E. Town St., will be slinging breakfast starting at 7 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Catering to nearby healthcare workers from Grant and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Woodbury will also debut a morning happy hour from 7 – 9 a.m. featuring half off all drafts, $1 off well drinks (including Bloody Marys) and $1 off wines (including Mimosas). Happy hour round two runs from 3 – 6 p.m. with the same drink deals. Each happy hour will also feature some special bites based on the time of day, like Buffalo Maple Chicken Biscuit Sliders in the morning and Pork Belly Tacos in the afternoon.
Brunch still kicks off on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m.
For more information, visit woodburycbus.com.
Mjomi Leaving Polaris, Heads Back to Home Operation
Sunday, August 16 is the last chance to catch Mjomi at Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy. While the confectioner is vacating the mall, it’s not the end of the business.
“We want to assure you that Mjomii is doing well and continuing to grow in spite of the pandemic thanks to our ever-expanding group of fans and supporters,” a Facebook post announcing the departure read. “In the midst of the constant changes and increasing uncertainty, we realized that we need to adapt to the worsening situation in order to succeed. So, we’re still alive, well, and open – just no longer at Polaris.”
Mjomi will continue to offer shipping and curbside pickup from their home bakery in northwest Columbus every week. Fans can also catch them at The Dublin Market and the German Village Makers Market.
For more information, visit mjomii.com.
The Market Italian Village Launches Dairy Dose Pop-Up
Inspired by the classic hometown dairy-stop, The Market Italian Village has pivoted to a new pop-up. Dairy Dose features a lineup of wieners, sammies and sides like street corn, tomato salad, waffle fries and onion petals. There are also boozy slushies, snowcones and shakes to be had.
Dairy Dose is a takeout-only affair, with hours from 5 – 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 3 – 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday. Diners can call ahead, (614) 745 2147, or walk right up to The Market’s window to place their order.
For more information, visit themarketiv.com.
Blackbird Kitchen Opening at Woodlands Tavern
Starting tomorrow, Friday, August 14, there will be some new eats at Woodlands Tavern, 1200 W. Third Ave. Blackbird Kitchen, operated by Steven’s Catering, will serve up a menu of traditional bar food with a twist.
Apps include crispy potato wedges, hummus, mac & cheese bites and more. In the sandwich department, expect burgers, and in bar food fashion, there will be wings.
Blackbird Kitchen will be open from 4 – 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For more information, visit stevenscatering.com.