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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Beer Collabs, Wine Flights To-Go & More

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Beer collaborations have their moment, more local eateries start to reopen, there’s a new Jeni’s flavor for your quarantine cravings and more! The world of dining and drinking in Central Ohio may be taking place primarily at home, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t news to share. Read on to find out what’s happening at local restaurants and breweries.

The Website for When You Don’t Know Where to Eat

Looking for dinner? Cocktails? Meal kits? Takeout COVID, a website from the creators of Coast app, aggregates eateries available for all your consumption needs. The map can be filtered by food, beer, cocktails, delivery and more. Restaurants can also submit their information to be included on the map.

Check it out at coastapp.com/takeoutcovid/cmh/map.

Cheers to Weird Crumbs

Land-Grant Brewing Company and Pretentious Barrel House are teaming up for some Weird Crumbs. Pretentious put the sour treatment to a batch of Land-Grant’s Beard Crumbs Oatmeal Raisin Stout, resulting in three Weird Crumbs varieties: Weird Crumbs Black Currant & Blackberry, Weird Crumbs Boysenberry and Weird Crumbs Snickerdoodle.

The brews are available for order through Land-Grant’s website and at pretentiousbarrelhouse.com.

Winans Wine Flights To-Go

The to-go drink you didn’t know you needed! Winans’ Downtown and Grandview locations are offering wine flights to-go. Each flight comes with four 2oz pours of wine and a four-piece box of handmade chocolates. Order your flight by stopping into either location, calling or emailing – (Downtown – 614-549-7269 / [email protected]; Grandview – 614-429-3561 / [email protected]).

For more information, visit winanscandies.com.

Jeni’s Debuts New Flavor

For your quarantine consumption, Jeni’s has debuted a new flavor. Raspberry Rose Jelly Donut features vanilla custard, laced with donut pieces and soft raspberry rose petal jam. The new flavor is featured in the Terrace Brunch Collection, or can be ordered by the pint.

Find delivery options at jenis.com/localdelivery.

Wolf’s Ridge Launches “Persistence” Beer Series

During the uncertain times of coronavirus, imbibers can find a little persistence through their beer. Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is unveiling a new line of brews dubbed the Persistence Beer Series. Series beers include:

  • Limit Break: Blackberry Lime Berliner Weisse
  • Ripple: IPL; Charity beer for Earth Day (5% of packaged sales to benefit FLOW)
  • Stay Home: IPA
  • Maibock: Helles Bock
  • Tilt Back: Red Lager

Ramping up their production is helping Wolf’s Ridge bring more employees back to work.

Order at wolfsridgebrewing.com.

BrewDog + Lamb of God

NA beer meets heavy metal in a new collaboration between BrewDog and Lamb of God. Ghost Walker offers a hop-forward flavor with tropical aromas, grassy, pine notes and a malt baseline with less than 0.5% alcohol.

Initially set to debut during the band’s world tour, the NA-sipper can now be delivered to your quarantined doorstep.

For more information, visit lambofgodbeer.com.

Sophie’s Gourmet Pierogi Calls it Quits

After eight years, Sophie’s Gourmet Pierogi has made the decision to end their run. Announced on their Facebook Page, a post read: “After much deliberation during this pandemic situation. We arrived at a very tough decision. Sophies is permanently closed. From the bottom of our heart, thank you to all our followers over the last 8 years. One of the hardest decisions by far.”

For more information, visit facebook.com/sophiesgourmet.

Kung Fu Tea Debuts on Campus

Despite the coronavirus, Kung Fu Tea has made its campus-area debut. The bubble tea chain opened its third Central Ohio location at 2202 N. High St. It’s open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.

For more information, visit kungfutea.com.

Curio Cocktail Makes a Comeback at The Daily Growler

The Daily Growler has teamed up with former Curio Owner Travis Owens to add cocktails to its lineup of to-go drinks.

The partnership rolled out with the return of Curio favorite, the whiskey-Aperol Silver Dollar Pony. If all goes well for round one, more cocktails could be added to the menu.

The Daily Growler is offering online ordering for carryout and delivery of all its beers from its Brewery District, Powell and Upper Arlington locations.

Find a list of what’s available and order online at s.tdgi.us/buybeer.

The Chef’s Garden Introduces Home Delivery

Up your cooking-at-home game with a produce delivery from The Chef’s Garden. The Huron, Ohio based farm’s goods are usually reserved for professional chefs, but in response to the pandemic, The Chef’s Garden is offering nationwide home delivery for the first time.

Prices range from $59 – $89 and include delivery. Shoppers can choose from a variety of curated boxes including:

  • Introduction Box of Fresh Vegetables
  • Best of the Season
  • Immunity Booster Box
  • Anti-Aging Box
  • Detoxification Box
  • Optimal Health Box 

Orders can be placed online at chefs-garden.com.

Taft’s Brewing & North High Brewing Team Up

Drink beer, give back. Taft’s Brewing and North High Brewing have partnered up on a new beer with proceeds benefiting both breweries’ staff during the pandemic.

Clocking in at 8.2%, the For Our People hazy DIPA offers hoppy flavors of pink grapefruit, pineapple and orange, with a little bit of funk. The special brew is available at Taft’s Brewpourium and these select retail locations:

  • Barley Hopsters 
  • The Daily Growler – Upper Arlington 
  • The Daily Growler – Powell 
  • The Daily Growler – German Village 
  • The Ohio Taproom 
  • Porch Growler 
  • Yellowbrick Pizza – Old Town East 
  • Yellowbrick Pizza – Victorian Village

Making a Comeback

As restrictions slowly start to lift and businesses have had time to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic, Central Ohio spots that once shuttered are starting to open back up. Here’s a rundown of some of the local eateries that will open back up for carry out and/or delivery (for now):

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