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Restaurant Roundup: News from Sweet Carrot, Veritas and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Restaurant Roundup: News from Sweet Carrot, Veritas and more
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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:

G. Michael’s Bistro & Bar

The German Village restaurant has introduce a new seasonal menu, conceptualized by chef David Tetzloff.

The brand new bill of fare features small plates, summer entrees, seafood, and veggie-based dishes. Guests will find a variety of options, including fried green tomatoes with crab fondue and grilled corn salad; “Megan’s broiled chicken,” which comes with broiled eggplant, potato, zucchini, tomatoes, basil pesto and a goat cheese croquette; and a Raz-al Hanout roasted cauliflower with ratatouille, toasted almonds, red pepper-tomato coulis and falafel.

The restaurant’s so-called signature dish, shrimp & grits, is now accented with country ham, andouille sausage, and stone-ground yellow grits.

To get a look at the full menu, visit gmichaelsbistroandbar.com.

Sweet Carrot

This weekend is a sales tax holiday all across Ohio. That means from Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5, shoppers won’t have to pay sales tax on their purchases.

In celebration, local restaurant Sweet Carrot Polaris has concocted a sweet deal for guests who mention “Tax Free Day” during their visit on Friday, August 3. The first 50 people in the door will receive a free specialty entree. Every customer after that will get a $5-off coupon for the next time they spend $20 or more.

“Even with the tax exemption that day, parents will be shelling out a ton of money to get all the things they need to get ready for the new school year,” said Sweet Carrot CEO and Owner Angela Petro in a press release. “We wanted to give folks a great, modern casual meal, a chance to unwind from the shopping, while giving their credit cards a breather.”

For more information, visit sweetcarrot.com


The Downtown restaurant is nixing lunch service, serving up the midday meal for the last time on Thursday, August 2. In a Facebook post, the restaurant made the announcement, adding that they’re looking to “get back to their roots.”

For more information, visit veritasrestaurant.com

Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill

A seventh location of Lima-based Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill is headed for Easton this December. Located at 3993 Morse Crossing, the new restaurant will take up more than 10,000 square feet containing a 300-seat dining room, a patio, a full bar and a wood burning fireplace.

Beer Barrel’s menu offers an array of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and three signature pizza styles, including thin & crispy, Beer Barrel deep dish, and the original Beer Barrel Style.

This will make their second location in the Columbus market, their first established in Hilliard in 2016.

For more information, visit beerbarrelpizza.com.

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