Your caffeine levels and moral center never need to drop thanks to the recently opened Roosevelt Coffeehouse. The downtown coffee house (300 Long St.) not only serves up delicious coffee and treats (seriously, look at these donuts), but also partners with local and international organizations in order to give back. So now you can feel good about your 8 cup coffee habit. Or is that just me … do people drink less than that? I mean, I just really like coffee – and now there’s a good reason/cause! Thanks Roosevelt for motivating my caffeination. (deb)
Roosevelt Coffeehouse is set to have another pop-up session in its downtown location before they start construction on the building. They will be serving up coffee from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday and construction will start later in the afternoon. Brewing will be Stumptown House blend – Hairbender.
The downtown coffee house has opened pop-up hours at its 300 Long St. location. Roosevelt Coffeehouse is aimed at being the middleman between consumers and people in need. Through their coffee sales, they are partnered with organizations to give back to those in need both locally and internationally. Through purchases, money goes toward Gracehaven, Blood:Water Mission, International Justice Mission, Invisible Children, among others. Its first pop up tips went to Gracehaven helping sexually exploited children.
The relationship between the rising hipster population and the rising coffee shop population is likely directly correlated. Lo and behold a barista haven is slated to open its doors in August near CCAD. The Roosevelt Coffeehouse, a non profit cafe, is hoping to transform 300 Long St. into its home. The coffee shop hasn’t had a physical shop to date, and the downtown opening will be the first of its kind for The Roosevelt Coffeehouse. Owner, Kenny Sipes loves the site for a few specific reasons. The space has something nearly nothing in the city has: parking.
Columbus’ favorite donut shop will be rolling out [literally] a brand new treat just in time for the annual Columbus Food Truck Festival.
We think you’ll like it a la lot.
Ice cream and donuts will converge in perfect harmony for Buckeye Donuts Apple Fritter A La Mode! That’s right, a cool scoop of vanilla ice cream will rest on top of the fan favorite sweet and fruity fried pastry, all drizzled in sticky caramel. You might need a napkin (or sleeve) for this one.
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This special goodie will be available Friday and Saturday from 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM only at the Columbus Food Truck Festival on the Scioto Mile.
Click here for our advise about how to optimize your experience at the foodie fest.
Someone is getting assigned to some “Charlie Work” after The Rossi Bar and Kitchen was served a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department.
The Short North restaurants was issued an emergency order yesterday because of “rodent activity in the basement prep area.” Reportedly, inspectors discovered dead rats in traps and excessive rat feces in the bowels of the 895 N. High St. building.
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Rossi will remain closed until the facility is cleaned, holes in the basement are repaired, and the rats are under control, according to a post from Tom Sussi, a local licensed and insured Private Investigator.
Sussi added that sources informed him that employees are not being paid on time.
In an Instagram post, Rossi announced it’d be closed “for the next few days due to emergency repair.”
Whenever the words “vegetarian” or “vegan” are thrown around, people’s defense walls go up as they instantly imagine bland salads or unseasoned tofu. Since both diets have become wildly popular trends in the world of eating, they are often associated with exclusive, healthy, clean, natural, raw, whatever…eating.
As a vegetarian, I’m here to tell you that’s bullshit. Sure, we vegetarians eat our share of salads, and occasionally tofu is substituted for chicken on our health-conscious dishes, but that’s not the full picture of our plates. Whether it’s loading up on carb-heavy sides, covering things in cheese (or vegan “cheese”), or living off the appetizer menu; living a plant-based diet can be just as much fun and games as any other fare – and here are a few dishes from around Columbus to prove it.
Angry Baker Olde Towne East | 891 Oak St.
Angry Baker has found a way to cover things in cheese and still please the vegans. The AM Philly comes loaded with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and peppers with tofu scramble atop a fresh and soft hoagie bun. To keep it in true “cheese/steak” form, they top the entire masterpiece with vegan cheddar cheese and a little vegan mayo. The sandwich is every bit as flavorful as a regular Philly, plus it’s just as messy to eat. I recommend a few squirts of Sriracha on it, but then again, I recommend that on everything
Woodhouse Vegan Pop-up | 1038 N High St.
Keeping it cheesy, but plant-based, comes from the vegan pop-up at Oddfellows with the Buffalo Mac. The entree is relatively simple, but that just means more chances to really focus on flavor. The Beyond Meat “chicken” strips are marinated in buffalo sauce to really pack a punch and then is topped with more buffalo sauce and dairy-free ranch dressing with a bed of dairy-free mac and “cheese” to dig into. It’s finished off with some raw red onion and scallions to fully recreate that buffalo-style experience. Keep an eye out for Woodhouse’s first brick-and-mortar location setting up shop in the Italian Village.
Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen | 260 S Fourth St.
Cauliflower is the new favorite vegetable amongst dieters for being low-carb. It’s inviting to a variety of flavors, and it can be used in many creative ways. At Hadley’s, the fried cauliflower resembles the bar-style boneless wings you might be craving since ditching meat. It’s the little things you miss as a plant-eater (like dipping sauces). So finding a place that offers three different sauce options—Dr. Pepper barbeque, house hot, and General Tso’s—is quite a gratifying moment. Dunk these addicting suckers into Hadley’s house-made ranch or bleu cheese and you’ll be fighting your carnivorous friends off as they ask to try a bite.
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Melt | 4206 Worth Ave. & 840 N High St.
Usually Melt’s sheer amount of dairy usage is enough to scare off any vegan within a 10-mile radius, but that all changed once Melt added an entire menu dedicated to vegan options. There are tons of options to choose from, but the Parma, Italy might take the caloric crown when it comes to plant-based indulgence. The sandwich features vegan chicken (or fried tofu) smothered in basil marinara with roasted garlic and vegan mozzarella cheese all in between two crusty pieces of garlic toast. It might not hurt to park a little further away from Melt just to burn a few extra calories on the way to and from devouring way too much food.
The Joe Vegan Sloppy Sandwich
Lineage Brewing | 2971 N High St.
“Have some more sloppy joes! I made ‘em extra sloppy for you!” If that scene from Billy Madison still haunts you any time you go to break out some Manwich from the cupboard, put that canned sauce down and go to Lineage. Immediately order a beer to wash away the memory of the lunch lady, and then snag the Joe Vegan sloppy sandwich off the menu. It’s a hearty combination of lentils and kidney beans in the iconic sloppy joe sauce, and it’s topped with raw onion and your choice of vegan cheese sauce or cheddar cheese. Throw in a side of potato chips and it’s like being a teenager all over again except this time you didn’t have to steal your dad’s beer.
Vegan Barbeque Jackfruit
Alchemy | 625 Parsons Ave.
& 1439 Grandview Ave.
Jackfruit is a delicate fruit that tastes almost nothing like fruit. It’s a great vessel for sauces and flavorings, but if it’s not cooked properly, it can turn into a mushy mess. Thankfully, Alchemy has perfected this process with their vegan take on a classic barbeque pulled pork sandwich. The jackfruit is tender, but stays in form on the roll. For added texture and taste, the sandwich is served on a crunchy ciabatta roll with carrot cabbage slaw in an herbed cashew cream.
Barrel On High | 1120 N High St.
Don’t turn your nose up on Brussel sprouts, these green brain-looking vegetables are great for absorbing flavor and they have that “meaty” taste. At Barrel on High, these Brussels are oven-roasted and tossed into a Thai chili sauce making them potentially your new favorite thing. While the Thai chili brussel sprouts are worth tripling up on and calling it a dinner, might I point you in the direction of the Impossible Burger as well. The Impossible Burger has grown to fame because it resembles every aspect of meat while remaining plant-based, and Barrel’s straight-up approach of making an American classic go vegan will have you double checking the menu to make sure it’s not actually beef.