Restaurant Round Up: Wine Dinners & February Summary
On Monday, March 3rd, Milestone 229, located at 229 Civic Center Drive, will host Flavors of the Northwest, a five-course dinner featuring wines from the states of Oregon and Washington. Diners will enjoy Spring Pea Cappuccino with Crab Beignet as a starter, and A Good Mushroom Trip, a dish of mushrooms 3 ways, as a second course. Pork Belly Lollipops will follow, while Elk Burger and Fries will serve as the main course. Dessert will be a Blue Cheese Torte. Wines chosen for this dinner will be introduced by Leidra Sunkle of Vintage Wines. The cost per person is $75, and the event kicks off at 6:30pm. Seating is limited for this dinner, so to make a reservation, call 614.427.0276.
The Worthington Inn
First Wednesday of the Month Wine Dinner at Worthington Inn will feature a Mardi Gras theme for its March inception, to be held on Wednesday, March 5th. The dinner kicks off at 7pm, and will feature four courses inspired by New Orleans. The first course will be Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, followed by Shrimp and Scallop Jambalaya. The main course will be Lolis Elie’s Bacon-wrapped Pork Loin, and a version of everyone’s bayou favorite, Warm “Bananas Foster” Crèpes, will be dessert. Tickets to this festive dinner are $65 per guest, which includes wine with each course. This is a reservation-only event, so call 614.885.2600 to save your spot. The Worthington Inn is located at 649 High Street.
On Thursday, March 6th, help The Refectory welcome Leonardo LoCascio, one of the leading authorities on Italian wine for the past 20 years. This event, which begins promptly at 6:30pm, will feature 6 courses of hors d’oeuvres and small plates, and 7 wines. Appetizers will include Tuna Tartar Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes, Goat Cheese filled Mushrooms, and Cauliflower Crostini. The Chef Tasting Menu will feature Antipasta , Grilled Lamb Chop with Mushroom Polenta, and an Italian Cheese Selection. To end, Panna Cotta Demitasse. Throughout the evening LoCascio will share stories and insights about some of the best producers of Italian wines. Tickets to this evening are $49.99 per guest, so call 614.451.9774 to reserve your seat. The Refectory is located at 1092 Bethel Road.
Make a new tradition this St. Patrick’s day by opting for a wine dinner instead of a Guinness. Wyandotte Winery, located at 4640 Wyandotte Drive, will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Food and Wine Pairing dinner of Irish Pub Salad, Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Soda Bread, and Carrigaline Whiskey Pie. Wyandotte Winery wines will be served at the event. There will also be Irish storytellers and folk songs. The cost for this dinner is $25 per person, so to make a reservation, visit www.wineweb.com. Wine club members get a discount. This dinner will run from 7:30pm – 10pm.
- Dirty Frank’s Westgate opened on the 3rd at 2836 West Broad Street. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 11am – 12am, and Friday-Saturday, 11am – 1am.
- Phatt Taco opened on the 3rd at 50 North High Street. They serve lunch Monday-Friday, 11:00am – 3:00pm.
- Pizza Rustica opened on the 3rd at 17 South High Street. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 10:30am – 7pm.
- Milo’s Crosswoods opened on the 4th at 445 Hutchinson Avenue. They serve breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 3pm.
- Ethyl & Tank opened on the 6th at 19 East 13th Avenue. They open daily from 7am – 2am.
- Potbelly Olentangy opened on the 10th at 1171 Olentangy River Road. They operate daily from 11am – 9pm.
- Panera Bread opened on the 11th at 684 South High Street. Their hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 6am – 9pm, and Sunday, 7:30am – 8pm.
- Son of Thurman opened on the 13th at 5 North Sandusky Street in Delaware. Their hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 11am – 1am, and Sunday, 11am – 10pm.
- Bono Pizza reopened on the 14th at their temporary location, 1420 Presidential Drive. They serve dinner daily from 5pm – 10pm, and lunch on Fridays from 11am – 2pm.
- Front Street Bar & Grille opened on the 19th at 460 South Front Street. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 11am – midnight, Friday, 11am – 2:30am, and Saturday, 4pm – 2:30am. They are closed on Sundays.
- Pizza Cucinova opened a second store on the 21st at 1187 Olentangy River Road. They open daily at 11am, and close at 10pm, Monday-Thursday, 11pm, Friday-Saturday, and 9pm on Sunday.
- Z Pizza opened a third store in Ohio on the 24th at 5079 North Hamilton Road. Their hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday, 11am – 10pm and Friday-Saturday, 11am – 11pm.
- Bodega Gastropub closed on the 2nd at 1044 North High Street. They will reopen in March.
- Bono Pizza closed its original location on the 10th at 1717 Northwest Blvd. They were open in Grandview/5xNW for 4 years. They will reopen another permanent store in April.
- Sbarro closed 3 locations across Ohio on the 19th. They were located in Eastland Mall, River Valley Mall in Lancaster, and at 771 S 30th Street in Heath. There are still 4 locations open around Central Ohio: at Polaris, Tuttle Crossing, Easton, and on the West side.