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5 local restaurant mashups we desperately want to happen

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The annual Hot Mikey’s Takeover pizza mashup is nearly upon us. Have you ever gotten the chance to experience the spicy chicken, pickle, and ranch-covered ‘za?

Our annual Hot Mikey's Takeover kickoff party wouldn't be the same without you. We're giving away two tickets for you…

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While we love this standby alliance, we can’t help but dream about all the untapped collab potential we have in this city.

A media group can dream, right?

Momo Ghar + Ray Ray’s Hog Pit

BBQ beef brisket-stuff momos: Pan-fried, bulging with beef, swimming in spicy Momo sauce. It comes with a side of BBQ sauce because we can’t have you leaving the table without a sauce mustache.

Illustrated by Sarah Moore

Yellow Brick Pizza + C. Krueger

We want to get positively lost in a deep dish cookie pizza. Would you choose to pair your thick, doughy crust with a peanut butter, fudge cookie topping, double chocolate cookie topping, or good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie topping?

Illustrated by Sarah Moore

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Buckeye Donuts + Dirty Franks

Picture this: Charred Beef Dog topped Picnic Table-style (baked beans, cabbage & carrot mustard slaw, relish, & crushed potato chips) inside a Maple Bacon Long John. Mhmm, honey.

Illustrated by Sarah Moore

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams + Wendy’s

We all know how good the Columbus-based fast food chain’s fry + Frosty combo is. But, we could do you one better with a Wendy’s fry-flavored Jeni’s ice cream. Chocolate base, savory and greasy potato flavor, with plenty of sea salt mixed in. Hell, we’d even throw a few Wendy’s fries on top! Dip on, Columbus.

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Schmidt’s Sausage Haus + Condado Tacos

A sturdy Ju-Ju shell (soft four shell +hard corn shell + queso + chorizo) will haus your potato salad, hickory-smoked Bahama Mama, sauerkraut layers. It comes with a side of tortilla chips and potato pancakes so you can scoop up all the fallen goodies that spill out of your German taco.

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Kick off the weekend with Barroluco’s block party

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Need Friday lunch plans? How about a latin-inspired block party?

Now that warm weather is upon us, downtown Argentinian concept Barroluco is celebrating its grand opening with a block party this weekend.

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Known for South American favorites such as empanadas and paella, Barroluco’s first brick and mortar location opened back in December at the former location of El Arepazo Latin Grill at 47 N. Pearl St. Barroluco’s original food truck also remains in operation.

Photo by Emma Kate Low

The alley behind Pearl St. will be closed off for a ribbon-cutting ceremony today (Friday) at 11:00AM, with a block party to follow. Specials and giveaways will be available through Saturday, April 27 in honor of the opening festivities.

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North Star Short North getting a whole lot bigger, boozier

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The Northstar is growing! No, not the sky’s biggest star, but rather, Short North’s organic New American kitchen.

This year marks the restaurant’s 15 anniversary, and owners Kevin Malhame, Katy Malhame, and Darren Malhame have decided that it’s high time to update. Conveniently, the Malhame’s have held a lease at 945 N High St.—right next door to Northstar at 951 N High St.—for some time now and are ready to put it to use, reports Columbus Business First.

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The space will allow for an additional 1,000 square feet of dining room and, more excitingly, a full bar with wine, spirits, and dozens of Ohio beers on tap.

Work is slated to begin this summer. The restaurant will remain open during the expansion.

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Beer for Breakfast: Start the day at 4 Columbus breweries

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Is there such a thing as “too early” for a beer? We would humbly submit that no, there isn’t.

While everyone else is waiting until noon, raise a toast to the sunrise with these breakfast-themed creations from some of Columbus’ top breweries.

Note: always drink responsibly. We don’t want any angry calls from your boss saying you showed up to work completely tossed. Check yourself before you wreck yourself!

Wolf’s Ridge |215 N 4th St

The brewmaster at Wolf’s Ridge is clearly a strong believer in popping off in the AM. “Cinnamon Toast Brunch” – a cinnamon-infused twist on the brewery’s staple cream ale, is delicious at any time of the day. Need something with a little more kick to get you moving? Wolf’s Ridge cellar reserve bottle offering, “’17 All The Breakfast,” is an imperial breakfast-style ale that clocks in at 10.8% ABV.

Homestead Beer Co. | 811 Irving Wick Dr W, Heath

Columbus Beer Week is a celebration of the many, many great beers available throughout central Ohio. If you stand any chance of sampling them all, breakfast brewskis are a must. Luckily, Homestead Beer Co. has you covered with a Beer Week concoction that will take you back to the days of Saturday morning cartoons and rainbow-colored milk. Prepare yourself for Homestead’s Cocoa Pebbles porter, “Yabba Dabba Brew.”

Hoof Hearted Brewing | 850 N 4th St

Like their neighbors Wolf’s Ridge up the street, Hoof Hearted offers a sudsy take on cinnamon toast crunch. At 10.5% ABV, “Miracle Toast” will either start your day off on a strong note, or send you back to bed until noon.

Though not explicitly marketed as a breakfast beer, Hoof Hearted’s “Fitness Freak,” an imperial stout with coffee, vanilla and maple syrup added, has all of the morning-time flavors you crave. At a whopping 14%, it’s also a surefire way to transition from brunch to nap time.

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Platform | 408 N 6th St

If you don’t think a peanut butter cream puff from Schmidt’s qualifies as a breakfast item, what are you doing with your life? Cleveland-based Platform pays homage to a Columbus institution with the release of their “Schmidt’s Peanut Butter Fudge Puff” brew. This maibock style beer boasts a respectable 7.1% ABV – just enough for some AM fun without derailing your whole day.

What’s your go-to morning brew? Let us know in the comments!

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