Restaurant Roundup: Here’s What’s New
New Menu Items
Katalina’s, the breakfast, brunch and dinner hotspot located at 1105 Pennsylvania Avenue in the Short North, is now offering an exclusive 2 oz, labelled bag of Shagbark Seed & Mill Tortilla Chips with every sandwich purchase. Shagbark is known for making delicious, organic products, and their chips feature Ohio corn. Katalina’s is the only restaurant in town to carry these special chip bags, so stop in for some Steak Tacos, which is best served with a bag of Shagbark chips and guacamole. For daily specials, follow Katalina’s at www.facebook.com/katalinascafecorner.
BBR has always been known as a one-stop party spot, simultaneously sports bar and nightclub. They also serve pretty decent food that’s not the typical bar wings and burgers. This summer, they’ve added to their already impressive list of offerings. Customers can now enjoy the BBR Sampler – wings, potato skins, queso dip, and onion rings – for $15, the BBR Cobb Salad for $10, and the BBR Salmon, a dinner entrée that comes with BBR Rice and Asparagus, the newest side on the menu, for $16. There are also new burgers, like the Queso and the Chili (both are $12), and pizzas, like the Big Bad and the Hawaii 5-0 ($8). For a complete look at all the new items you can’t wait to try, visit www.bbrcolumbus.com.
New Food Trucks
Taqueria El Paisa
When the oldest taco truck in Columbus closed last year, fans didn’t know where their next taco fix would come from. Thankfully, new owners bought Little Mexico, and they’ve rebranded as Taqueria El Paisa, offering customers the tortas, burritos, quesadillas, and gorditas they’ve come to love. Meat choices run the gamut from asada and barbacoa, to pork stomach and chicharron. On Mondays, tacos are only $1, and on Sundays, customers are treated to a complimentary cup of consommé with garbanzos and vegetables. Taqueria El Paisa is located at 3900 Sullivant Avenue, and is open from 10am-9pm.
Challah Food Truck
Good Kosher-style food is not necessarily easy to find in Columbus. But Challah, who joined the local food truck scene on June 30th, is now offering tasty comfort meals the kinds your grandmother used to make. Corned Beef on Rye, Smoked Whitefish, and Potato Latkes can all be purchased for under $10. The bread is delivered fresh every morning from Purple Sage Bakery, although every sandwich can be made into a salad for the waistline watchers. Challah can be found around OSU’s medical complex daily. For where they’ll be today, follow them at www.facebook.com/ChallahFoodTruck.
On Monday, July 15th, J. Gumbo’s celebrates its fourth anniversary at its 31 East Gay Street location. To commemorate, they will be offering their famous Big Bowl Entrées for only $4. Customers can choose from Bourbon Street, Drunken, or Voodoo Chicken, or go with tried-and-true favorites like the Jambalaya and Bumblebee Stew. No coupon is necessary to claim this offer, but it cannot be combined with any other specials or coupons. J. Gumbo’s will be open from 11am-7:30pm. For a complete menu, go to www.jgumbos.com.
As of Thursday, July 11th, the Dublin branch of regional supermarket chain Giant Eagle, located at 6700 Perimeter Loop Road, will be the Dublin Giant Eagle Market District, a newly-expanded, 94,000 square foot dining and shopping destination. This newest Market District will have many of the features of its Kingsdale predecessor: a chef demo kitchen, a larger bulk and international food section, and an in-store eatery. In Dublin, it’s the Sizzling Asian Wok, a place to get made-to-order stir fry and sushi. Sixteen can sit at its bar, making it an ideal spot to grab a quick lunch. Dublin Market District also has a growler refill station with six micro and craft brews on tap. For more on this store’s offerings, visit www.gianteagle.com.