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Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, New Menus, and More

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: Anniversaries, New Menus, and More
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Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with everything. That’s why our Restaurant Roundup series was designed to keep you informed with the latest and greatest updates. Here’s what’s new in the local dining scene:

Hot Chicken Takeover

Columbus-born restaurant Hot Chicken Takeover is celebrating four years of business this Friday, April 6. Each of their locations (Easton, North Market, Clintonville) will be offering a $5 Drumstick Meal, which includes a side of Ma’s Mac and Ma’s Slaw. Waffles, which are usually only offered on Saturday and Sunday, will also be available on Friday.

“These last four years, the community has been tremendously supportive, so we wanted to do something special for them,” said Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover Founder, in a press release. “This felt like an appropriate way to extend our gratitude.”

Each store will also have their own celebrations with balloons and cake.

For more information, visit hotchickentakeover.com

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts is putting a twist on their popular OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich. Their new Spicy OBX Sandwich uses the same original recipe with the simple addition of Texas Pete hot sauce.

“Duck Donuts is always striving for innovative ways to add additional flavors and new varieties to our menu,” said Russ DiGilio, founder and CEO of Duck Donuts Franchising Company, in a press release. “Everyone loves bacon and donuts, and now for those who like spice, we’ve kicked it up a notch by adding hot sauce to the flavorful and unique donut breakfast sandwich.”

The new sandwich combines the guest’s choice of egg, cheese, and sausage or bacon, tops it with maple and chopped bacon, and finishes it off with hot sauce.

For more information, visit duckdonuts.com.


BRIO Tuscan Grille is serving a seafood-centric menu from April 3 to June 17. For this limited time, guests will be able to order the following: Strawberry Balsamic Salmon Salad, Grilled Salmon Fresca, Shrimp Mediterranean, and Lobster & Shrimp Ravioli.

Seasonal cocktails will also be available, including a Blackberry Fizz, Blackberry Cooler, and Blackberry-infused Cosmo.

For more information, visit brioitalian.com.


From April 10 through June 17, BRAVO guests can order half portions of two of their favorite dishes. The promotion includes soup and salad and is priced at $14.99 for lunch, $17.99 for dinner.

Guests can choose from the following dishes for the promotion: Pasta Woozie, Pasta BRAVO, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Chicken Parmesan, and Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese.

Seasonal Warm Berry Cake and drink specials will also be offered, inducing the Strawberry Fizz, Strawberry Mango Cosmo, and Strawberry Basil Smash.

For more information, visit bravoitalian.com.

Bluescreek Farm Meats

Plain City’s Bluescreek Farm Meats is celebrating 25 years this May. In celebration, events will be held from Tuesday, May 1 until Saturday, May 5 and will include “cake, special guests, sampling, discounts, and more.”

“This is such a milestone for our family and extended family of customers. We invite everyone to come out and celebrate with us,” said Jamie Smith-Johnson, Marketing Director Bluescreek Farm Meats, in a press release. “If you have never had the opportunity to experience our meats or any of our artisan baked good, this is a perfect time. We will be buzzing with activity, offering delicious samples, and having good old-fashioned fun.”

The five-day celebration will include appearances by other Ohio food purveyors, including Buckeye Country Creamery, Ole Ray’s BBQ, Purple Plain Farms, Ben’s Mustard, and Silver Bridge Coffee, among about a dozen others.

For more information, visit bluescreekfarmmeats.com

For upcoming local food and dining events, CLICK HERE to visit our Events Calendar.

Have any restaurant developments to share with us? Share in the comments below, or shoot us an email at [email protected].

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