Restaurant Roundup: News From Brioso, Four String, CBC & more
Columbus has so 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:
Cafe Brioso is now Brioso Coffee, a name change that represents their shift toward a stronger focus on roasting and brewing. The Brioso location on Gay and High will soon begin to function more like the roastery on Long Street, as well, as it eliminates lunch service from its daily offerings.
The news came via a memo on the Brioso counter:
“Change is inevitable, and it has become increasingly difficult to operate a sustainable food operation,” said the memo signed by owner Jeff Davis. “Moving forward, the Gay and High store will more closely match the coffee bar at the Roastery, focusing on coffee beverage and whole bean offerings.
Brioso Coffee will still serve its baked goods, “with the goal of improving overall baking presentation,” and they’ll increase their focus on microlots, or small batch coffees.
For more information, visit briosocoffee.com.
Craft Beer at ComFest
Guests will find only 100 percent local brews at the beer tents this year at ComFest, featuring craft breweries Four String Brewing Co. and Columbus Brewing Company.
“The ComFest Libations Committee feels that this is a natural progression for the festival,” said a statement from Four String Brewing Co., “bringing even more quality craftsmanship to our community from these local brewers.”
From the two brewers, five selections will be available, including both Hilltop Lager and Hilltop Light from Four String, and CBC’s IPA, Summerteeth, and Thunderlips varieties.
For more information, visit comfest.com.
Clean Juice Westerville
After an announcement in April, the new-to-Central-Ohio juice bar is close to opening its doors in Westerville. Clean Juice, a USDA certified organic juice bar, opens on Saturday, June 23 at 663 Worthington Rd., just off Polaris Parkway.
On the menu, juicers can find açaí bowls, avocado toast, cold-pressed shots and juices, and smoothies.
For more information, visit cleanjuice.com.
Rusty Bucket & Tavern
The bar and restaurant’s 23 nationwide locations have expanded their beverage offerings. As of May 24, the new beverage program includes more top shelf wine, such as Trefethen chardonnay and the Pessimist red blend; draft cocktails like Gary’s Famous Margarita and Bucket Punch; and 90 oz. and 120 oz. beer towers.
Rusty Bucket also has some updated daily drink features and specials. Monday is draft day; Tuesday is half off wine bottles; Wednesday is for discounted whiskey; Thursday offers Bucket Punch pitchers for $30; Friday’s dubbed “Martini Friday;” Saturday offers Gary’s Famous Margarita pitchers for $30; and Sunday is Bloody Sunday, with discounted house-infused Finlandia Bloody Mary’s.
For more information, visit myrustybucket.com.
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