Bites & Sips: News from BrewDog, Comune, Ambrose & Eve and More
Say hello to Bites & Sips, your source for tidbits of news in the world of food and drink in Columbus! From new happy hours, menu updates and special events, to bottle releases, anniversaries and more, keep up with the food and dining scene in Central Ohio.
BrewDog’s DogHouse Makes TIME World’s Greatest Places List
After opening just one year ago, BrewDog’s craft beer hotel the DogHouse Hotel & Brewery has landed on the list of TIME’s World’s Greatest Places. The 32-room hotel located on their Canal Winchester campus features amenities like bathroom beer fridges and in-room draft taps, as well as an on-site 6,000 square foot interactive craft beer museum.
The world’s first beer hotel had a little help from over 2,000 Indiegogo crowdfunding supporters to come to life. It’s the only location in Ohio to make the list.
VASO Sushi Pop-Up Series Runs September 4 – 7
VASO’s Sushi Pop-Up Series kicks off Wednesday, September 4 featuring dishes from chef Kevin Wang and drinks courtesy of mixologist Travis Owens. The Omakase-style menu will include Goma San-Sen, Hamachi Tataki, sashimi and sushi, and more. The dishes will be paired with Japanese-inspired craft cocktails, like the Miruku Fizz – a mix of gin, yuzu citrus, and cultured milk, and the Intermezzo – a “gin-termezzo” with peach and aromatized wine.
The pop-up runs through Saturday, September 7. Tickets are $120, including gratuity, and can be purchased at vasodublin.com.
Comune Launches Happy Hour
Cheers! It’s now happy hour at Comune Restaurant from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Comune will offer cocktail, beer, wine and food specials during happy hour. Wine, cocktails and kombucha are $2 off; $5 eats include Comune’s marinated olives, magic chili peanuts, pickled veggies, and cumin fries. There’s also a new $10 bread and spread with house-made focaccia.
Comune is located at 677 Parsons Ave. For more information, visit comune-restaurant.com.
Ambrose & Eve Debuts Happy Hour Menu
$4 cans, $5 wines and $7 snacks: Ambrose & Eve has a new happy hour menu. Available from 4 – 6 p.m., the snacks menu features deals on some of the restaurant’s favorite dishes as well as a few eats available exclusively during happy hour.
Dishes include fried calamari, pork ribs and a fried bologna sandwich, as well as happy hour exclusives pimento grilled cheese, corn fitters or quesadilla. Imbibers will have their selection of two wines or two beers or a daily cocktail offering for $9.
Ambrose & Eve is located at 716 S. High St. in the Brewery District. For more information, visit ambroseandevecolumbus.com.
High Bank Distillery Releasing Barrel-Aged Rum
High Bank Distillery introduces The Professor, a Whiskey War barrel-aged Caribbean white rum. Shipped from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Ohio, the rum has spent the last 13 months aging in High Bank’s empty whiskey barrels.
High Bank’s master distiller will be hand-signing and numbering the first 100 bottles, which will make their public debut on Thursday, September 5. Those looking to claim a bottle can reserve their spot for the release.
Can’t wait that long? High Bank will be giving a sneak sip to those on their annual weekly tours on Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit highbankco.com/rum.