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Restaurant Roundup: What’s New, What’s Up & July Summary

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: What’s New, What’s Up & July Summary
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What’s New

Honeykiss Bakery

For the pie lovers out there, Honeykiss Bakery has introduced Pie of the Month Club, a special way to treat yourself, or to send a gift to the one you love. Membership in Pie of the Month Club comes in 4 levels: 3, 6, 9, or 12-month, and it includes 1 large, homemade pie per month, 1 large, free birthday pie of your choice with at least a 6-month membership (pie can be for you or recipient if gift membership), monthly coupons and giveaways on specialty orders, and free shipping for additional orders made within the membership time frame. The Pie of the Month will be announced at the beginning of every month, and will be seasonal in its flavor. So, summer months bring flavors like Peach, while Fall might see Dutch Apple on the menu. Membership packages cost $75, $125, $180, and $240 respectively, in addition to any shipping costs which may be incurred ($9-$20 if shipped in Columbus via courier; $20 if out of town via UPS). For local members, pie pick up is available at The Ohio Taproom, 1291 West Third Avenue, on the first Saturday of the month, from noon – 3pm. Honeykiss Bakery, located at 1665 King Avenue, accepts credit cards or checks for membership payment, and can also make cash arrangements if needed. To join Honeykiss Bakery’s Pie of the Month Club, visit  www.honeykissbakery.com.

Homestead Beer Company

Homestead Beer Company, located at 811 Irving Wick Drive West, is the latest in an ever-growing list of tap rooms being culinarily serviced by food trucks. The Heath-based brewery recently installed an outlet behind the brewhouse which allows food trucks to park on the brewery floor in order to serve the masses. Food Truck Saturdays will begin circa an hour and half after opening, around 4:30pm, and run till close. The lineup of food trucks will rotate, so be sure to check their facebook page to see who’s on this weekend. Food trucks have included Mai Chau, which kicked off Food Truck Saturday last week, and Kirwin’s Fork in the Road, known for serving tamales and sandwiches, which makes its debut this weekend. Homestead Beer Company is open Tuesday, Friday & Saturday, 3pm – 8pm. For more on Food Truck Saturday, visit www.homesteadbeerco.com.

Sweet Bessie

There’s now a lot more time to love what they’re doing at Sweet Bessie as they have changed their hours of operation. Sweet Bessie, located at 48 West Columbus Street in Mount Sterling, is now open Tuesday-Saturday, 6am – 2pm, for your convenience, with breakfast service till 10:30am. Find a variety of fresh-cut donuts, muffins, turnovers, and filled croissants every morning at the small café, in addition to hot meals, like Sausage Gravy & Biscuit or a fresh-baked Belgian Waffle served with real butter and warm maple syrup. For lunch, there are paninis, like the Smokehouse with 3 kinds of meat, bistro salads, like Cranberry Pecan Chicken, and feature sandwiches, like the Southern Comfort – thick-sliced bologna, American cheese, onions, and mustard. Sweet Bessie also caters. For a longer look at their menu, check out www.sweetbessie.com.

Weiland’s Market

Beginning this Saturday, August 9th, and continuing every Saturday through September, Weiland’s Market, 3600 Indianola Avenue in Clintonville, will host a hands-on cheesemaking class for all the turophiles out there. At 10am, Kent Rand, Weiland’s cheesemonger, will lead an one-hour long class showing participants how to make fresh mozzarella. For $25 per person ($40 per couple), students will be able to take home Rand’s illustrated recipe, “Making Fresh Mozzarella Cheese from Curd”, the cheese they produce during the lesson, and a pound of curd to make another batch of mozzarella at home. Class size is limited to six to ensure the best learning experience, so shoot Rand an email to [email protected], or call him at 614.267.9878, to reserve your space. For more events at Weiland’s Market, visit www.weilandsmarket.com.

What’s Up

Cajohn’s Fiery Foods

Representing Columbus at the first ever Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, Cajohn’s Fiery Foods did our city very proud, as they usually do. They took home the victory with 6 different products, including their Black Bean & Corn, Raspberry Chipotle, and Mangonero Salsas, and Sling Blade Reaper and AlBuddah Hot Sweet Chile Sauces. One of the biggest accolades of the entire festival, World Champion Hot Sauce, was also won by our Cajohn’s, with his offering, the Cara Cara Hot Sauce. There were over 500 entrants in categories ranging from Ultra Hot Table Sauce to Mild Fruit Salsa, and the judging panel included industry professionals, hot sauce enthusiasts, and local celebrities. Cajohn’s Fiery Foods also garnered 7 second-place and 9 third-place titles at the Louisiana Hot Sauce Festival, putting on quite a show as they continue to put Columbus on the hot food map. For a longer look at Cajohn’s products, or to purchase them yourselves, visit www.cajohns.com.

Zauber Brewing Company

There’s always something going on at Zauber Brewing Company, which has, in a single year, moved locations, expanded operations, and added a tap room and a regular lineup of food trucks to serve customers. Now, owner Geoff Towne has hired a new brewmaster who’s sure to build on the phenomenal line of Zauber beers already being enjoyed. Cameron Lloyd is the new Head Brewer at Zauber Brewing. Lloyd is a Certified Brewmaster with a diploma from Versuchs und Lehrenstalt fur Brauerei in Berlin, Germany, one of the premier brewing education institutions in Europe. Lloyd previously worked at August Schell Brewing Company in Minnesota, as well as North Coast Brewing in California. He brings his love and mastery of Belgian and German style beers to Zauber, making for the perfect complement of styles, tastes, and talents. Be sure to stop by and say hello to Cameron Lloyd as he engages in the most noble of professions. Zauber Brewing is located at 909 West Fifth Avenue. For more on their beers and operation, visit www.zbeers.com.

July Summary

Openings

  • Oxley’s Tavern & Grillery opened on the 2nd at 1576 North High Street. They are open every day from 11am – 2am.
  • 12 West opened on the 10th at 12 West William Avenue in Delaware. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 11am – 10pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am – 11pm, and Sundays, 11am – 4pm.
  • Tatoheads Public House opened on the 14th at 1297 Parsons Avenue. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 4pm – 12am, Friday-Saturday, noon – 2:30am and Sunday, noon – 12am.
  • Tom & Chee Hilliard opened on the 18th at 1844 Hilliard Rome Road. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 10:45am – 9pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10:45am – 10pm.
  • Ale House 1890 opened on the 18th at 149 West Main Street in Lancaster. They are open Monday-Saturday, 11am – 11pm.
  • Double Comfort opened on the 19th at 505 North High Street. Their hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30am – 2pm and 5:30pm – 9pm, Friday, 11:30am – 11pm, Saturday, 9am – midnight, and on Sunday, for brunch from 9am – 2pm.
  • Daily Growler Powell opened on the 24th at 258 West Olentangy Street in Powell. Their hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 3pm – 10pm, Friday-Saturday, noon till midnight, and Sunday, noon – 8pm.
  • Krispy Krunchy Chicken opened its first Columbus branch on the 29th at 700 East North Broadway. Their hours of operation are Monday-Saturday, 9:30am – 11pm, and Sunday, 11am – 10pm.
  • The Market Italian Village opened on the 31st at 1022 Summit Street. They open every day at 7am, and close at midnight Monday-Wednesday and Sunday, and at 1am on Thursday-Saturday.

Closings

  • Betty’s Fine Foods & Spirits officially closed its doors on the 7th at 680 North High Street. The restaurant was open for over 13 years. There are no current plans to reopen Betty’s at this or any other location.
  • Hal & Al’s closed on the 13th at 1297 Parsons Avenue. It was open for 5 years. There are no current plans to relaunch.
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