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Restaurant Roundup: New Food!

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Steak Escape

Steak Escape, the locally-based sandwich shop chain, is now officially offering breakfast at their Arena District location, 401 N Front Street. An extension of their Steak Escape Sandwich Grill brand, the new menu will still allow patrons to customize their breakfast in much the same fashion as they can at lunch. Options include an Egg Scramble Biscuit, Egg Scramble Bowl, and Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy, which can be personalized with fresh veggies, sauces, and cheese. They also serve Caruso Coffee. Breakfast is served from 7am-10:30am, Monday through Friday. For more on the Steak Escape Sandwich Grill brand, visit www.steakescape.com/sandwich-grill.

Donato’s Pizza

Another favorite local chain, Donato’s Pizza, has partnered with Udi’s Gluten Free Foods to begin offering two new gluten-free pizza choices at all 62 locations across Central Ohio. Celiacs are now able to order certified gluten-free Pepperoni or Cheese Take ‘n’ Bake pizzas that can be prepared in the customer’s home. In addition, those who are gluten-sensitive, or simply want to limit their gluten intake, can purchase any combination of Donato’s’ toppings on an Udi crust in-restaurant. These new pies are only available in the 12″ size, and cost $13.29 (more for additional toppings). For more on these new pizzas, visit www.donatos.com, and for a longer look at Udi’s products, check out udisglutenfree.com.

Dinin’ Hall

Lunch time gets a face lift at downtown’s favorite mobile-food cafeteria, located at 400 West Rich Street. Beginning this August, diners will be able to enjoy five new food trucks to the Dinin’ Hall family: Red Plate Blue Plate, Challah Food Truck, The Urban Pig, El Tuzo Taco, and Scorch Brothers Food Truck. Here’s a brief look at what they offer:

Red Plate Blue Plate – Based out of Westerville, this new truck serves up Southern Coastal cuisine that includes Cheesy Grits, Shrimp and Grilled Chicken Po’ Boys, and Summer Salads, like their Watermelon varietal. For daily menu items, follow www.facebook.com/RedPlateBluePlateTruck.

Challah Food Truck – Open only little more than a month, the Challah food truck is reinventing deli classics. Try their take on the traditional Corned Beef on Rye tossed in homemade Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce, Potato Latkes in a delicious sandwich finished with a fried egg and more house-cured corned beef, or a Farmer’s Market Salad, with fresh peaches, green beans, and ancho chili marinated chicken. Drool over the finished products at www.facebook.com/ChallahFoodTruck.

The Urban Pig – Another recent addition to the food truck scene, the Urban Pig offers BBQ and Southern fare. Their signature is their Pulled Pork, which can be ordered as a Sandwich, Quesadilla, Tacos, or Eggrolls. They also serve a BBQ Pasta Salad with summer vegetables, rotini, and jalapeno that’s combined with a creamy barbecue sauce. For a complete menu, go to www.facebook.com/theurbanpig.

El Tuzo Taco – Usually stationed on the west side, El Tuzo Taco brings traditional Mexican food to Dinin’ Hall – tacos, burritos, and quesadillas. In addition, they also offer authentic dishes some may not be familiar with, like Pambazo, stuffed Mexican bread slathered in guajillo sauce, and Tuzalad, a protein-centric salad made with fresh vegetables and tortilla chips. For more, follow them at www.facebook.com/pages/El-TUZO-TACO.

Scorch Brothers – Roughly a year old, the Scorch Bros food truck serves up sliders, fries, and wings. Sliders come in funky combinations, like the Buckeye Brat and the Breakfast Anytime, and can be enjoyed alongside Hand Cut or Cheese & Bacon Fries. They also offer nine varieties of wings tossed in sauces like Jalapeno Verde and Habanero Pineapple. For a longer look at their menu, visit http://scorchbros.com.

All photos via Facebook pages of individual restaurant businesses.

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