Openings, closings and other Columbus dining news
Beginning Tuesday, July 4, customers at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops can get free ice cream on their birthdays. Adults will need to show an ID and kids will need to be accompanied by an adult who can vouch for their date of birth.
Collin Castore, co-founder of Seventh Son Brewing Co., has been elected board president of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association (OCBA), a nonprofit guild that works to unite and promote Ohio’s craft breweries. Castore, who currently serves as the OCBA’s secretary, will begin his two-year term as president in August.
Cap City Fine Diner’s new location at 6644 Riverside Dr. in Dublin is set to open July 11. The Dispatch spoke to Cameron Mitchell about the new location here.
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters, which has locations in Grandview, German Village and inside the North Market, is adding a Franklinton location.The roaster plans to open its fourth coffee shop inside the Columbus Idea Foundry at 421 W. State St. this summer.
Chicago-based Giordano’s Pizza is now open at 2137 Polaris Parkway.
The Original Pancake House is opening a location in Upper Arlington at the Shops on Lane Avenue on Thursday, June 29. The restaurant, founded in 1953, has 122 franchises but this will be the first location in Columbus.
GoreMade Pizza (936 N. Fourth St.) is adding a 1,500-square-foot brick patio. The Italian Village pizza shop is hosting a celebration for the new addition Sunday, July 2 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Short North Parlour Room (1126 N. High St.), which opened in July 2016, is now closed.
Fat Tire Presents Tour de Fat Columbus
WHEN: Saturday, July 1 (4-9 p.m.)
WHO: New Belgium Brewing
WHAT: The Colorado-based brewery and maker of Fat Tire brings its carnival-themed beer, bike and music festival to Columbus this Saturday. Proceeds from the event benefit Transit Columbus.
WHERE: Express Live, 405 Neil Ave., Arena District
TICKETS: $30; visit NewBelgium.com to purchase tickets
Ohio Wine Festival
WHEN: July 7 (6-10 p.m. with 5 p.m. early entry for VIPs); July 8 (2-10 p.m.); July 9 (noon-5 p.m.)
WHO: North Market
WHAT: The North Market’s annual festival is one of Ohio’s premier wine events. Visitors will have a chance to sample offerings from 20 Ohio wineries over three days.
WHERE: North Market, 59 Spruce St., Arena District
TICKETS: $25 single day in advance; $30 single day at the door; $40 VIP 3-day pass; visit NorthMarket.com to purchase tickets
Eat this: Handmade Empanadas at Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op
I visited this delightful, year-old coffee shop, owned by sisters Victoria Calderón and Virginia Nunes Gutierrez, while working on this month’s barbecue story. Located on the corner of Broad Street and Cypress Avenue in Franklinton, the shop is just a few blocks from Red Door BBQ [see Page 129]. I was happy to discover Bottoms Up’s flaky empanadas ($3), scratch-made every morning. Choices include potato-cheese (channeling a pierogi), and egg, feta and spinach. Both come with Arepazo’s creamy cilantro sauce for dipping. Bottoms Up is a coffee shop, so order a Canary Island, the shop’s version of a cortado with sweetened condensed milk ($3.50 or $4.50). Known as a leche y leche in the Canary Islands, where Nunes Gutierrez lived for six years, it’s a rarity in these parts. bottomsupcoffee.com —Erin Edwards
Beer of the Month: Seventh Son Brewing Proliferous
Style: Double IPA
Although sour beers are encroaching on IPAs’ popularity, the hoppy brews still dominate the field of American beers. That means it takes chops to brew a standout IPA, and Seventh Son Brewing manages to do just that. Its Proliferous double IPA—available on tap and in colorful 16-ounce cans—pours a clear, deep golden color with a medium body and white lacing. It packs a bitter punch featuring a complex mix of pine, citrus and tropical notes. —Nicholas Dekker