Food News: Cameron Mitchell Restaurants pledges $2.5 million to Columbus State

Erin Edwards

Columbus State Community College's culinary arts program is getting a big boost from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. The college announced this week that CMR has pledged $2.5 million towards the new Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts building, a $33 million project located Downtown at 250 Cleveland Ave. The 80,000-square-foot building will be named Mitchell Hall after CMR's CEO and founder Cameron Mitchell. Completion of the project is expected in fall 2019.

Tickets are still available forColumbus Monthly's Best New Restaurantsevent on Wednesday, March 14, at Le Meridien Columbus, The Joseph. Attendees will get to sample dishes from some of the city's best newcomers to the dining scene, including The Keep Liquor Bar, Service Bar, Smoked on High Barbeque Co., Tiger + Lily and more. Visit for more information.

Jeni Britton Bauer's interview (taped live in Columbus) with NPR's entrepreneurship podcast “How I Built This with Guy Raz” dropped this week. You can listen below.

The food truckLos Potosinos is now open for the season at its new East Side location at 1500 E. Long St.

Fronteras, a restaurant serving a variety of Mexican, Cuban, Colombian and Venezuelan dishes, is now open at 6608 E. Broad St. on the East Side.

Land-Grant Brewing Co. andCOSI are teaming up on Thursday, March 1, for the brewery's latest beer launch. The new beer is Binary Star, a black IPA named after a system with two stars orbiting an even larger central mass. The event, which takes place 5-10 p.m. at the Franklinton brewery, will feature a Q&A with Paul Sutter, COSI's chief scientist and astrophysicist. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit COSI.

The Wolf's Ridge Brewing taproom is hosting a fundraiser and tapping party to celebrateInternational Women's Day on Thursday, March 8. The brewery will unveil its Ladies Who Brunch beer, an imperial-style breakfast alewhich was brewed by a female-led team at Wolf's Ridge. A portion of proceeds from draft and bottles sales will be donated to YWCA Columbus. The event will take place 3-11 p.m. at the taproom located Downtown at 159 E. Hickory St.

Hills Market Downtown is hosting aMarch Madness Wine Tasting 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 2. For $15 ($20 at the door), attendees receive 10 tickets to taste wines and local beers. Tickets are available at

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