FOOD

The Scoop: Five things to know in Columbus dining news

Beth Stallings, Columbus Crave

Every week, Crave editors dish on five things we're eating, drinking and gabbing about in Columbus food news. Here's the latest, including the North Market's newest tenant, Creole Kitchen's pending expansion, a new brewery in Powell and more.

Creole Kitchen's pending expansion is the breaking restaurant news that won't quit. Chef Henry Butcher first announced in 2013 that his King-Lincoln takeout would be opening a sit-down in the storefront next door. Permit and construction delays have kept the launch date a moving target. But this week, Butcher promised the full-service restaurant with an expanded Creole menu will open sometime in September. Until then, you can read about how Butcher came to operate the city's most authentic Cajun and Creole eateryhere.

Tacos (or any Mexican food for that matter) have long been what's missing at the North Market. That will no longer be an issue as the historic market announced this week that Dos Hermanos food truck will take over the lone remaining vacant stand. Dos Hermanos hopes to be open by Oct. 1. (If you're planning to swing by the North Market before then, you'll want this handy user's guide to all things edible at the market.)

Powell's first brewery is set to open next Friday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m. Ill Mannered Brewing (30 Grace Dr.) will launch with five beers on tap-a blonde ale, an IPA, a West Coast amber ale, a Belgian rye and a breakfast stout. Owned by four home-brewers, Ill Mannered bills itself as a nano brewery, crafting beer in 93-gallon batches at a time.

We're ready for some easy drinking this weekend at the Summer Session-an outdoor beer tasting featuring session beers (aka brews with 5 percent ABV or lower) crafted by Central Ohio breweries. The event is Saturday, Aug. 22 at the corner of Grandview and Goodale in Grandview. It's hosted by the Grandview Craft Beer Alliance. Tickets can be purchased here.

Then, on Sunday, we'll be skipping our regular cups of java for coffee meads at Brothers Drake Meadery. The Short North bar is releasing three coffee meads starting at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23. Meads are made with roasts from One Line Coffee, Boston Stoker Coffee and Cleveland-based Rising Star Coffee. Meads will be available by the bottle or flight.