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Restaurant Roundup: News From Bareburger, Mozart’s and More

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Columbus always has many new restaurants, expansions, menu updates and other changes, sometimes it’s 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:


This weekend, starting Friday, September 1 and ending Sunday, September 3, Bareburger will be donating 5 percent of each check to the United Way of Greater Houston.

Houston, the nation’s fourth-largest city with a population of 2.3 million people, was struck last Friday by a Category 4 storm, Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath, more than 30 people are reported dead, and hundreds of thousands are displaced.

“My fiancé is from Houston and I used to visit quite a bit and my heart breaks to see people lose everything from a flood,” said George Mathew, owner of Bareburger, in an email. “All people have to do is dine with us…no need to do anything else!”

Ill Mannered Brewing Co.

On the heels of their second anniversary celebration, Ill Mannered Brewing Co., in Powell, has announced plans for expansion. This fall, they’ll break ground on a 1,500 square foot taproom with seating for 50 people. They’ll also add room for a larger production space and an outdoor seating area that will offer extra seating, a fire pit, and a designated area for food trucks.

Their menu will expand to include drafts, wine and spirits, and a small bites portion. And, Ill Mannered will be broadening its services, adding bar games, brewery tours and private events, and growing its barrel aging program.

“This project has been a long time in the making.” said Tom Ayers, Head Brewer and Co-Owner at Ill Mannered, in a release. “With the larger space we are looking to carry over our small brewery look and feel while providing our guests with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy everything we have to offer.”

Ayers is planning for a mid to late 2018 opening.

Daily Growler

The new Daily Growler in German Village will celebrate a grand opening next Friday, September 8. Accompanied by Athens-based burrito shop Big Mamma’s, it occupies a historic residence on South High Street.

The space has two floors, each with their own bar, as well as a 270° wrap-around patio, a private event space and a dedicated parking lot. Altogether Daily Growler has 60 taps, 40 downstairs and 20 upstairs, a four-tap draft wine system, and a “Crowler,” or can growler machine.

“We have long been supporters of German Village and the Historic Brewery District,” said John R. Blakely Daily Growler founder. “We are excited to finally be able to introduce the community to our vision of a friendly and unassuming gathering place with the city’s best curated craft beer list. We look forward to being part part this area’s renaissance for a long time.”


It’s been 20 years since Mozart’s owners Anand and Doris Saha baked a giant cake for Clintonville’s 150th birthday, and they’re doing it again this year for the neighborhood’s 170th birthday.

The cake, stretching 6 feet in length and 5 feet in width, will take several days to bake and will feed hundreds of people. The celebratory cake cutting will commence on Saturday, September 16, at 4 p.m., as part of the Experience Clintonville Days event that runs that weekend.

The event will feature live music, a photo booth, a champagne toast, and a complimentary slice of cake.

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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