Scoville Scale: What's hot (or not) on the Central Ohio Food and Drink Scene

Erin Edwards
Clockwise from left: High Bank Distillery sanitizer; Portioning dough at Dan the Baker's bakery; Damage to the front door at Yellow Brick Pizza in Olde Towne East; Jeni Britton Bauer


Free kids’ meals provided by local restaurants such as Legacy Smokehouse and Smoked on High Barbeque Co.

Local distilleries producing sanitizer for first responders and medical professionals

In a message posted from her home “R&D” kitchen, Jeni Britton Bauer invited fans to send in ice cream flavor ideas. Some of them may show up in Jeni’s 2021 lineup.

Beer and wine delivery from local breweries, restaurants and wine shops

Daniel (Dan the Baker) Riesenberger’s Instagram videos of himself deftly portioning out dough to Paul Simon and The Beatles tunes are the mesmerizing, calming antidotes we need right now.

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The term ghost kitchen, meant to denote delivery-only restaurants, seems very unfortunate these days.

The Small Business Association Disaster Assistance website was riddled with delays in mid-March as small business owners rushed to apply for much-needed relief.

Thieves kicking restaurants when they’re down; Indian Oven and Yellow Brick Pizza were both burglarized in March.