A rotating list things we’re loving or obsessing over or that we think are worth exploring right now: favorite tastes, stand-out dishes, good drinks, restaurants deserving a little love, new menus, anticipated openings, fun adventures. [Updated 2/24/17]
1. Bo Ssam at The Rossi
Love Matt’s menu, the bo ssam (a slow-roasted pork shank) especially. Also great: the fried chicken sandwich, the octopus, the cocktails.
2. Finally trying Momo Ghar (multiple times)
It’s a tiny stall inside Saraga International Market (which merits lots of exploration) serving Himalayan dumplings called momos. Start with the jhol momo in a spicy broth.
3. Sandwiches and soup at Baba’s
We love the breakfast sandwiches (get the chorizo), and they made a some stellar soups recently, like a smoked chicken soup and a ham & bean soup. They’re already some of our favorite bites of the year.
4. Nitro cold brew coffee
It’s everywhere: Hoof Hearted cans theirs (find it at the brewpub, at The Market), Crimson Cup has been rocking out some great flavors. Also, regular toddy cold brew Thunderkiss coffee is all over: Standard Hall, Growl, Seventh Son.
5. Explorers Club brunch at Zauber Brewing
We can’t get enough of the jalapeno slaw they put on their tacos.
6. Double IPAs and empanadas at Platform Beer Co.
Loved the Baby Got Blanc and Warrah double IPAs, if you can find them. Every night features a different pop-up, like Challah, Meatball Mafia, pizzas from Da Levee. Tuesday nights are empanadas from Isidora Diaz.
7. Flowers & Bread opening in Clintonville
Today! Excited to have a stop for coffee, bread, and flowers in the neighborhood
8. Hot Chicken Takeover coming to Clintonville
This will be awesome/dangerous. They also just announced an Easton location!
9. Thinking of Cravings Cafe‘s return
Every time they post a photo I get all excited for them to open up downtown. That breakfast roll on house brioche…
10. Brunch at The Market Italian Village
They’ve been killing it on the Columbus Food Adventures breakfast tours lately. Chef Tyler Minnis, most recently of Angry Bear Kitchen (RIP), just joined their kitchen.