Food News: Sweet Carrot opens in Polaris; Hot Mikey's Takeover returns

Erin Edwards
Carrot Cake at Sweet Carrot

A second Sweet Carrot location opened on Tuesday at 2050 Polaris Pkwy. Owner Angela Petro's eatery specializes in comfort foods like mac ‘n' cheese and brisket-smothered corn cakes.

Hot Mikey's Takeover, a limited-edition pizza collaboration between Mikey's Late Night Slice and Hot Chicken Takeover, returns March 5-11. Tickets are on sale for a sneak peek event Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Mikey's Downtown location, 268 S. Fourth St.; two time slots are available, 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. For $25 attendees will receive all-you-can-eat Hot Mikey's Takeover pizza and North High Brewing drink tickets. For every dollar spent on Hot Mikey's Takeover pizza, a diaper will be donated to a family in need through the Columbus Diaper Bank.

The North Market'sMix & Shake event takes place 7:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. Held in partnership with the Ohio Distiller's Guild, the event will feature spirits from more than 10 Ohio distilleries, food from North Market vendors and a speakeasy inside Hot Chicken Takeover run by Seth Laufman of Blind Lady Tavern. Tickets are available for $50 at and will be available at the door for $60.

Little Eater'sClintonville location is now offering craft beer and happy hour. Little Eater's “social hours,” featuring shareable snacks and beer specials, take place 3-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.

Kai's Crab Boil, which allows customers to customize their own shellfish boils, opened last month at 839 Bethel Rd.

Cheesemonger Kent Rand of Weiland's Market will conduct the first of five cheese classes this year on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 3600 Indianola Ave. The class, titled“The Winter Blues,” will explore the many variations of blue cheese and begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $39; call 614-267-9878 to reserve a spot.

Cheryl's Cookieswill hold its Annual Bake Sale 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday at the Ohio Expo Center, Lausche Building. The sale will offer up to 75 percent offindividually wrapped cookies, gift boxes and more.

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