Jack Whitney’s Opening in Former Handke’s Space

Walker Evans Walker Evans Jack Whitney’s Opening in Former Handke’s Space

When we last visited 520 South Front Street, it was on the eve of the closure of McCasky’s Grille, a short-lived three-month venture that failed to attract the same kind of following that renowned Chef Harmut Handke did there for the 18 years prior. Local restaurateurs Kevin and Lori Ames are ready to give the space […]

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McCasky’s Grille Now Open in The Brewery District

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson

After much anticipation, McCasky’s Grille is finally fully opened in the Brewery District. After months of rehabilitating and redecorating the former Handke’s location, the restaurant and bar, billed as a fun and casual tavern with upscale, gastro pub style fare, opened its doors on February 7th. Here, head Chef Chris East offers a scratch-made menu […]


In the Kitchen with Chef Meegan Roberts

Anne Evans Anne Evans In the Kitchen with Chef Meegan Roberts

Chef Meegan Roberts has always enjoyed competing. Recently, she won the American Culinary Federation‘s 2011 Northeast Region Paella, Please! competition during the 2011 ACF Northeast Regional Conference held at the Renaissance Columbus hotel downtown. This win allows her to compete in the national competition at the 2011 ACF National Convention in Dallas in July for […]


Review: Handke’s Cuisine

 columbusfoodie Review: Handke’s Cuisine

We just heard the news the other day that Handke’s Cuisine would be closing on June 20th. Even though this visit took place back in December, I decided that I would go ahead and post the review now, just in case you wanted to give it a try before it’s gone forever… Handke’s Cuisine has […]


Handke’s Cuisine is Closing on June 20th

Walker Evans Walker Evans

I’m sad to announce that Handke’s Cuisine will be closing it’s doors on Saturday, June 20th after 18 years of operation. The award-winning restaurant was opened in 1991 by nationally-recognized Chef Hartmut Handke, and was sold last year to T & L Cuisine. Columbus Underground is still hosting a happy hour event tomorrow at Encore, […]


Handke’s Cuisine Presents “encore”

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Press Release: Handke’s Cuisine Presents “encore” Offering cuisine in the manner and quality for which the restaurant is world-renowned, Handke’s Cuisine announces the opening of “encore.”  “encore” presents a small-plate menu that allows guests to experience a variety of global tastes at lower prices than the Zagat-rated, AAA Four Diamond restaurant.


Handke’s Cuisine holds up under new management

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From The Dispatch: New owner maintains high standards By Jon Christensen A premier Columbus restaurant since its founding in 1991 by chef Hartmut Handke, Handke’s Cuisine has been under new ownership and management for more than six months. While the ownership has changed, the setting has not: The former cellars of an old brewery — […]


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