The editor-in-chief of The Kitchn shares where she likes to eat and drink in Columbus.
Clintonville resident Faith Durand spends a lot of time in her kitchen. And for good reason. The James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and editor-in-chief of The Kitchn inspires 20 million home cooks a month through the daily online food magazine. But Durand definitely gets out and about, especially at restaurants that welcome her two young children. We asked where she likes to eat when others do the cooking.
Brunch: “This is a toss-up between Wolf’s Ridge [Brewing] and Rockmill [Tavern]. What is it about breweries that do brunch so well? Is it a common love of beer cheese? Either way, both do inventive, surprising brunches that don’t skimp on comfort.”
Special Occasion: “Service Bar. I love the warm, sleek environment and the satisfying playfulness of chef Avishar Barua’s food.”
Carryout: “Fukuryu’s ramen has been our cold-weather comfort bowl of choice lately. The kids love it, too!”
Cocktails: “The Light of Seven Matchsticks. Their cocktails are always delicious and ambitious, and the snug booths are the best place to curl up on a winter Saturday night.”
Japanese: “Japan Marketplace is my favorite spot to eat with my picky toddler. Tempura shrimp and edamame are her fail-safe dinner, so we do weekend lunch at Tensuke [Market] and sometimes a family sushi night at Akai Hana.”
*Jill Moorhead is a contributor to thekitchn.com.