Food News: Props for Crimson Cup's Roasting Chops

Nicholas Dekker, Columbus Alive contributor
A rendering of the Brew Brothers microbrewery and restaurant at Scioto Downs Racino

Crimson CupCoffee Roasters was named Roast magazine's Macro Roaster of the Year. Crimson Cup is the first Ohio roaster to receive the award, which is given annually to a North American roaster who produces at least 100,000 pounds of coffee.

The Columbus Museum of Art re-opens to the public this Sunday, Oct. 25 after being closed to complete the addition of a new wing. The renovations include the addition of Cameron Mitchell-run Schokko Art Cafe, open to the public for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. The museum also features a new event space that's also catered exclusively by Mitchell.

The Clintonville Community Market will close its doors Friday, Oct. 23 after 17 years in business. The owners cited increased competition from other natural foods markets as the reason for the closing.

Brew Brothers brewery at Scioto Downs is expected to open Monday, Oct. 26. The brewery will feature 11 taps of beer, including six of its house brews, plus a restaurant serving items like pizza, pasta, sandwiches and burgers.

The owners of Baba's at 2515 Summit St. in the University District have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the final build-out of their space. Baba's owners Dan and Caroline Kraus, also the folks behind That Food Truck, said construction has been delayed by electrical issues. The campaign runs through Nov. 18.

WestgateThai's owners announced they will close sometime in November.

This week is the annual Circleville Pumpkin Show, running Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 21-24. The festivities in downtown Circleville include pumpkin-flavored items like doughnuts, waffles, chili, burgers and fudge.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast, beer and Columbus at He authored the breakfast guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus" and leads tours for Columbus Food Adventures and Columbus Brew Adventures.