Food News: Jeni’s Strawberry Jam returns; Pearl Market kicks off the season

Erin Edwards
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Jeni's Strawberry Jam, a picnic-style party celebrating Ohio's strawberry season, takes place Sunday, May 26, in Franklinton. The free event features live music, Jeni's Strawberry Buttermilk ice cream, fresh strawberries from Hirsch Fruit Farm, a Jeni's/Land-Grant collaboration beer, kids' activities and more. The Jam takes place from noon to 10 p.m. at Land-Grant Brewing Co., 424 W. Town St. For more information, visit

ThePearl Market kicks off its season Friday, May 24, in Downtown Columbus. The community market featuring fruit, veggies, baked goods, coffee and moretakes place 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridaysthrough Oct. 11at Pearl Alley and Gay Street. for a list of vendors.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' M at Miranova (2 Miranova Pl.) celebrates 18 years in operation this July. To mark the anniversary, M will close for remodeling after dinner service on Saturday, May 25, and reopen on June 18 with a refreshed look and several new dishes.

Columbus Craft Beer Week continues through Saturday, May 25.Some of the events rounding out the week include the Sierra Nevada Crawfish Boil at Bob's Bar on Friday (benefiting Mid-Ohio Foodbank), a Saturday jazz brunch at Daily Growler German Village featuring food fromShort & Stout Kitchen and an unofficial closing party at BrewDog's DogTap Columbus on Saturday.Visitcolumbusbeerweek.comfor a complete list of events.

Youngstown-based Whistle & Keg, a self-service craft beer taproom, announced plans to open this summer at 343 N. Front St., formerly Dick's Last Resort in the Arena District. The 2,500-square-foot taproom in the Moline Plow building will offer guests the chance to pour their own beer, cider, wine and mead from 50 taps. Customers can bring in their own food or have it delivered.

TheCocktails at the Conservatory series returns to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (1777 E. Broad St.) on Thursday, May 23. The 21-and-over monthly event features a rotating cast of local distilleries, breweries and wineries, plus access to exhibits, food and musical entertainment. Visit for more information.

Peace, Love and Little Donuts opened a second Central Ohio location recently at 2110 W. Henderson Rd. in Northwest Columbus.

A franchise of NYC Bagel and Sandwich Shop is now open at 2245 W. Dublin Granville Rd. in Linworth Crossing.

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