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Restaurant Roundup: Spring Mania Part 1

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: Spring Mania Part 1
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Spring is in full swing, and restaurants around Columbus have spent May in a flurry of activity, opening porches, formulating new menus, and expanding hours. Here’s what’s been cooking in Columbus the past few weeks:

Bavarian pretzel shop Brezel will be expanding once again; this time to The Downtown Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Brezel opened their North Market stall in 2011; expanded to Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine neighborhood in July of 2014, and the Grand Rapids shop will open in June of this year. Destination Donuts is now open for business in the North Market. Hot Chicken Takeover has announced the stops on their summer pop-up tour. Clintonville, Olde Towne East, and Gahanna are all definite stops, while Bexley, Westgate, Grandview/UA, Merion/German Village, and Westerville/Lewis Center are still in the running for additional pop-up stops.

Kingsmakers Board Game Parlour (click here for our recent nightlife review) has opened a new patio, complete with 25 complimentary board games. They’ve also inducted a new happy hour, $2 off everything from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. They’ve additionally extended their hours for summer, with last call now at 11 p.m. on weekdays, and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Kingsmakers has recently partnered with Oufit Good, producing a rainbow logo t-shirt benefiting Kaleidoscope Youth Center for Pride Week 2015. Check out the shirt here.

Beginning Wednesday, June 3, The Carvery will be open for dinner Wednesday through Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., serving their fresh-carved sandwich specials and roasted meat platters.

Ohio Pasture Proud, a Columbus-based company that farms and produces grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chickens, will be popping up at The Hills Markets through the end of July. They’ll be at The Hills Market Worthington for Friday Night Wine Bar, and The Hills Market Downtown for Lunch in the Cafe, serving three kinds of gourmet burgers.

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