We checked back in with our 2012 Tastemaker picks.

We checked back in with our 2012 Tastemaker picks.

Marcus Meacham

Bodega's chef has been a steady force over the past year, as he's gained celebrity and cultivated a devoted crowd of regulars who keep coming back to check out his creative, innovative weekly specials. A recent menu revamp made a few favorite specials, like a lobster roll, permanent additions.

Kenny Kim & Misako Ohba

The Freshstreet duo shocked the food world when they announced plans to close their cult-favorite pop-up inside Double Happiness to take an extended vacation. Their future plans are unclear, but we're crossing our fingers they return to Columbus refreshed and ready to launch a new venture.

Colin Vent

It took nearly a year after Crave named him a Tastemaker, but Vent's much-anticipated Seventh Son brews are finally on tap-and they were well worth the wait. In the meantime, the Italian Village bar where they're being brewed has emerged as one of the city's favorite new hotspots.

Jennie Scheinbach & Sarah Bryant

Pattycake Bakery's dream of becoming a worker-owned cooperative was realized this month as the bakery officially transitioned to co-op status. The new designation makes them eligible to receive a loan to move forward with plans for City Beet, a vegan cafe set to open in October.

Chris Crader & Bethany Lovell

The Harvest owners are still going strong at their now iconic pizzeria, and they've got a new project to tackle: taking over German Village dive Sycamore Cafe and transforming it into a craft beer bar tailored to their neighborhood.

Alexis Randolph

Randolph left her sous chef position at Ella for a brief stint at Spagio, but now she's shifting gears with a job as a butcher at Weiland's Gourmet Market in Clintonville. The move, she says, allows her to break away from long kitchen hours and focus on starting a family.

Angie Theado

After giving birth to a son, the Coop's chef achieved her goal of moving back into a real restaurant kitchen. She's taken over the menu at the German Village landmark Hey Hey, where her yak burgers and turducken tacos pair well with the house sauerkraut balls.

Magdiale Wolmark

Till's always-innovating owner is hard at work on Izzy & mo, a two-in-one concept combining an authentic Jewish deli (with house-corned beef!) and a pop-up doughnut shop on the weekends (expect the best traditional glazed you've ever had).

Mike Gadd

The ambitious sous chef left Sage last year, but has landed in a dual cooking role with Downtown's high-profile sister restaurants: Manifesto Tuscan Grato and De-Novo Bistro.

Travis Owens

Can you believe Curio hadn't opened yet when we named its owner a Tastemaker? Now Owens' tiny speakeasy is a verifiable smash, drawing national accolades for its smart, surprising cocktails.