Roundup: Too’s Says Farewell, The Market IV Gets Festive, New BBQ Pops Up and more
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:
Too’s Spirits Under High
A little more than two months after opening Thr3es Above High in the old Scarlet and Grey Cafe space, owner Scott Ellsworth is saying goodbye to the bar that started it all — Too’s Spirits Under High. The basement dive bar is celebrating its final 22 hours today, opening at 5 a.m. and closing it up for good at 3 a.m.
“We know you’re sad, pissed and frustrated, we are too,” Ellsworth wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, “but lets not be, because we can’t change it. We’ve had a hell of a run.”
The business was pushed out of its home at 1880 N. High St. by construction in the area.
“They can tear down our business and fill it with a parking lot or another corporate chain bar,” he wrote, “But one thing they will never take are the memories and friendship we’ve made over the past 10 years. Those can’t be bought and demolished, because those are ours!”
The Market Italian Village
In the spirit of Halloween, the Market will have a one-day-only taste testing of a new menu. Chef Tyler Minnis is doing his own spin on diner classics such as corned beef hash, chuck bucket, chicken fried steak, macaroni and cheese, and pancakes. For Tuesday only, they’ll be serving breakfast all day. To supplement the menu, boozy malts and milkshakes will be offered as well.
The Halloween event also coincides with the Market’s usual 5 for $5 wine tasting, which happens several times a month. All staff will be dressed up in costume and they encourage guests to do the same.
Hot Chicken Takeover
The restaurant’s newest location at the Easton Gateway will host a fundraiser this Sunday, November 5, a day before the grand opening. It’ll benefit Alvis, an agency providing reentry treatment programs for restored citizens.
“We understand there is excitement in the community about this location opening, and we want to leverage the opportunity to highlight other great organizations in Central Ohio,” said Joe DeLoss, Hot Chicken Takeover Founder.
Tickets for the event are $20 each and earn guests one free meal ticket and one free drink ticket for those over 21. Half of all proceeds will go to Alvis. For the event, Hot Chicken Takeover has partnered with the Easton Community Foundation, who has pledged to match all funds raised from the event.
A new barbecue joint has temporarily set up shop in Merion Village, at the corner of South High and Thurman Avenue. Open only on the weekends, Legacy Smokehouse is located in the parking lot of the old Long John Silver’s that’s been closed for the last several years. The restaurant has central Texas-style barbecue, using certified Angus beef and heritage breed hogs smoked with Ohio white oak.
Legacy Smokehouse can be found at 1102 S. High St. and will remain there for as little as six months or as long as several years. They’re open on Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. until they sell out of food.
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