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Big Bacon Bash Taking Place on January 13th

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Big Bacon Bash Taking Place on January 13th

Bacon has a following all its own, and we totally get it! That’s why CU has teamed up with The Hills Market Downtown to host the Big Bacon Bash on January 13 to help cap off their Bacon Week in store. For one evening, the Chefs at Hills Downtown are preparing 10 unique bites that are […]

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Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Asempe Bread

We’ve talked about this. The Downtown pop-ups at Hills Market for Asempe Kitchen are golden. True to pop-up form, the dining opportunities with the West African operation exist for only a few hours each week. Asempe’s pop-ups offer, at least, predictable hours on Wednesdays, so you know when to visit. But, should you develop a […]

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New Local Roaster Bacca Coffee Prioritizes Ethical Harvesting, Launches Boxed Cold Brew

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Local Roaster Bacca Coffee Prioritizes Ethical Harvesting, Launches Boxed Cold Brew

Operating out of a German Village kitchen, business partners Jared Gibbons and Steven Engel are roasting coffee for the masses. They launched Bacca in March, using an ever-changing lineup of beans to create small batches of “bright, fruity, eccentric, single-origin” coffees. Breaking into the retail market has been a challenge, but that might change as […]

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Restaurant Review: Asempe Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Asempe Kitchen

Editor’s Note: Asempe Kitchen offers a new menu each week. As photos are taken following each review, CU was unable to photograph the dishes purchased by the reviewer.  If The Hills Market Downtown’s eternal wonderland of eating options in the back has grown tiresome, Asempe Kitchen has been shaking up its kitchen scene at the […]

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Treat to Try: Rogue Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Rogue Bakery

Rogue Bakery is a bakery without a storefront. People know that. You have to order stuff online, or be at some sort of event to score a Rogue cookie. The bakery is famous for doing crazy stuff: Ranch Cookies, Green Bean Casserole Cookies — things that sound iffy, but turn out to be pretty edible. […]

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Photos: Downtown Luau 2013

 Logan Miller Photos: Downtown Luau 2013

The Grass Skirt and The Hills Market Downtown jointly hosted the first ever Downtown Luau this past Saturday, June 8th from 11:30am to 8pm. The event included live music, fire-roasted hawaiian pork sandwiches, tiki cocktails, and more. Near perfect weather kept the event feeling tropical without the humidity of being too close to the equator. […]

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Treat to Try: Der Dutchman Long John

Anne Evans Anne Evans Treat to Try: Der Dutchman Long John

The Gold Standard for Long Johns in Columbus? Der Dutchman. A large pillow of chewy, yeasty dough hugs a lightly whipped creamy vanilla filling that’s impressively the width of the doughnut. I chose one topped with a smattering of sweet vanilla icing. These doughnuts are so big – nearly the size of a lunch plate […]

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