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2 new concepts moo-ving into Budd Dairy Food Hall

614now Staff



Budd Dairy Food Hall announced two more concepts that will launch in the “food entrepreneurial launchpad” when it opens. Modern Southern Table, created by Sadaya “Daisy” Lewis, and Alphabetical Comfort Kitchen, from Jordan Lamatrice, will join other previously-announced concepts Darista and Borgata later this year.

The first chef-driven food incubator in Columbus, Budd Dairy Food Hall is currently under construction in Columbus’ growing Italian Village neighborhood. The innovative dining and entertainment venue hopes to give the city’s top up-and-coming chefs the opportunity to grow as entrepreneurs and to serve their community in a unique gathering space.

A winner of the Food Network’s “Food Court Wars” in March 2014, Modern Southern Table owner Daisy Lewis is familiar with community food spaces. She got her start in the culinary world at the food court of Colony Square Mall in Zanesville, Ohio.

Modern Southern Table

“Food is our passion and we love creating new delicious southern dishes featuring fresh, natural ingredients and authentic flavors,” said Lewis via a press release. “We are thrilled to join Budd Dairy Food Hall and look forward to sharing meals made from scratch and with love with the Columbus community.”


Alphabetical Comfort Kitchen owner Jordan Lamatrice also knows a thing or two about the food industry from his food truck and catering company, which serves classic sandwiches, salads, soups and sides with a twist, such as the house-seasoned French fries smothered in “Beer Gut Chili.” Lamatrice is ready to move to his first physical location at Budd Dairy Food Hall.

Alphabetical Comfort Kitchen

“By creating this food incubator, the team has offered me an unparalleled opportunity to operate my business on the next level,” Lamatrice in the release. “I can’t wait to work with the other chef partners and see the quality and variety of food offered.”

The food hall plans a lineup of 10 diverse cuisines by launch, with more chef partners to be announced in the coming months. Borgata Pizza Café, created by chefs Ed Bisconti and Roz Auddino, and Darista, created by chef Dara Schwartz were the first two concepts announced.

Budd Dairy Food Hall will feature community seating, a beverage program, and space for live music and entertainment. A rooftop deck, interactive games, and event space are also in the works.

Budd Dairy Food Hall is a partnership between Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and local developer, Kevin Lykens. Cameron Mitchell will provide management of the overall concept and will provide all services related to Budd Dairy’s culinary, beverage and entertainment programs. For more information, visit

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The End of the Road?

Julian Foglietti



As the economic impacts of COVID-19 continue, we are beginning to see the effects take their toll on Columbus eateries. Here's a list of some of the changes taking place.

The Sycamore+Cosecha Cocina  

Grow Restaurants, the company which owns Harvest Pizza, has listed The Sycamore and Cosecha for sale. While there hasn't been confirmation that the restaurants won’t make a reappearance in some form, Chris Crader stated in Columbus Underground, “It’s a lot of work to re-open after the pandemic and we have a considerable amount of interest in these two properties so it doesn’t make sense to open and then close again so quickly.”

Miller's Ale House

Both Miller’s Ale House locations are closing. The Florida-based company has removed mention of the Ohio locations from their websites.

Flowers and Bread Co.

In a recent article with Columbus CEO, owners Sarah Lagrotteria and Tricia Wheeler announced the closure of the cafe portion of their business. There are plans to expand the flower and bread workshop portion of the business under the new name Flower and Bread Society.

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Rémy Cointreau presents: The Sidecar





We teamed up with Rémy Cointreau and local bartender, Ben Griest, from Giuseppe’s Ritrovo to bring you an icon of cognac cocktails. Ben's previous videos featured the art of margarita-mixology, and now we are moving on to another tasty cocktail. This timeless, opulent drink is well-balanced and fresh.

With National Cognac Day coming up, we figured it would be great to share, Rémy Martin 1738 presents The Sidecar.

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National Brisket Day is Today!

Julian Foglietti



Photo by Brian Kaiser

With meat shortages starting to take their toll and National Brisket Day here at last - we've gathered a roundup of some spots you can go to to get your brisket fix.

Legacy Smoke House

With their main location in Hilliard and a food truck moving throughout the city, Legacy Smoke House is a solid choice for brisket on National Brisket Day, just be sure to get there while supplies last. Enjoy!

Pecan Pennys

Just off Main Street, Pecan Pennys is ready to fulfill your brisket needs. If your looking to feed a family though be sure to get your orders in advance as they're requesting 24 hours notice on dinner bundles.

Ray-Ray's Hog Pit

With locations in Franklinton, Westerville, Clintonville and Powell Ray Ray's Hog Pit is open for business with brisket stocked at all locations. #NationalBrisketDay is the best day!

Hoggy’s Restaurant and Catering

Located on Bethel Road, Hoggy’s will be stocking brisket for both dine-in or carryout. Feel free to stop in or stop by!

The Pit

With a new location opened up on Parsons Ave. The Pit BBQ will be offering brisket for the National day. Celebrate with some tasty brisket!

City Barbeque

City Barbeque will be offering brisket for the National day! So get excited and get ready for some yummy BBQ brisket!

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