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Sprouting off: 5 of the best Brussels sprouts around town

Mitch Hooper

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We at (614) are praising our holy green goddesses this month as fall is the perfect time to incorporate them into your daily lives. Whether that’s snagging them as an appetizer on your night out, or fooling your dinner guests into thinking you’re a star chef, here are some ways to go green with Brussels sprouts this autumn.

On the town:

On the other hand, there is the chance that you belong on Food Network’s Worst Chef In America reality show. That’s okay! No shame in your game, and there are plenty of options in the city to get Brussels sprouts on your plate. Here are a few of our favorites to set you off in the right path.

Hubbard Grille Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Stop by Hubbard Grille on weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for its happy hour special where crispy Brussels sprouts in a red wine reduction can be found for just $5.

VASO Brotes De Bruselas A La Caesar

Many of the ideas and dishes on this list feature Brussels sprouts in a simplistic form, but VASO in Dublin takes Brussels to the next level with a Caesar salad that features the sprouts in two ways in a creamy Caesar sauce: one side with shaved sprouts, the other with halved.

Watershed Kitchen + Bar Fried Brussels Sprouts

These addictive devils come fried with black pepper honey, lemon, and mint. Admit it, your mouth is watering just at the thought.

Rockmill Tavern Brussels Sprouts

Everything Rockmill does is elevated and thoughtful, and the Brussels sprouts are no different as they come served with miso, honey, and dijon.

Ambrose and Eve Crispy Brussels

Looking for a subtle twist on sprouts? Check out Ambrose and Eve where the Brussels come served in garum—a fermented fish sauce—as well as honey and topped with pecorino cheese.

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Oven-roasted sprouts

Don’t overthink this: halve your sprouts, toss them in Balsamic vinegar and olive oil with salt and pepper, and pop them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 30 to 40 minutes.

Pan-seared sprouts

This is another easy approach: heat up your favorite cast iron skillet with some olive oil, toss in your halved Brussels face down for about three to five minutes, add some minced garlic, flip and cook for an additional two minutes, and salt and pepper to taste. Don’t worry about the charred ends— those are the best parts.

Steamed Sprouts

Grab the largest pot you have in the kitchen, bring water to a boil, and add your handy steamer tray to the top. Cook your sprouts for about six to eight minutes. Finish with salt, pepper, butter, and fresh lemon juice—don’t use that bottled stuff!

Braised Brussels

Remember that cast iron skillet you had for pan seared? Grab that for this recipe as well. Heat up your olive oil and minced garlic just like before, toss in your halved sprouts for two to three minutes, add your broth of choice (chicken stock is preferred, vegetable stock works too), and cover and cook for an additional 20 minutes.

Air fryer sprouts

An air fryer should be a staple in every kitchen nowadays, and you can get creative with its usage. Toss your halved brussels in some olive oil with salt, pepper, and oregano and pop them in your air fryer at 375 for about 15 minutes. If they come out a little raw, make an aluminum foil pack for them to rest in to finish out the cooking process.

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See what “big changes” are coming to The Market Italian Village

Regina Fox

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Fans of The Market Italian Village certainly aren't enjoying this temporary closure while it undergoes renovations, but the restaurant promises the wait will be worth it.

The neighborhood restaurant recently announced in a release "big changes" coming to the space to create more "experienced-based dining."

"We’ve teamed up with incredible designers, architects, and artists to give our space a beautiful update and we can’t keep our mouths shut about it any longer!" wrote The Market Italian Village on Facebook.

The Market is currently closed and will reopen to guests the weekend after Thanksgiving with two very special additions:

  • Columbus’ FIRST chef's table - A unique experience to get up close and personal with one of the city’s most unique chefs, Tyler Minnis. The reservation-based tasting counter seats four and will face toward the kitchen, giving guests direct access to Chef Tyler throughout the dining experience as he creates a four-course tasting menu. Available for $50-60 per person on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Community Table Seating - Perfect for group dining, this intimate booth is reservations-only for large parties, seating up to 16 guests. Those seated at the community table will order from a pre-set family-style menu, pre-determined by Chef Tyler on a monthly basis.

The post went on to say the restaurant "just scratched the surface" of its announcements.

https://www.facebook.com/MarketItalianVillage/posts/2719875781402957:0

The Market Italian Village is located at 1022 Summit St. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.

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Too Good To Eat: SuperChef’s stuffed Scriddle Pancakes

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Pancake my eyes off you, sweet cakes, cause no one stacks up to you.

Feast your eyes on the thickest thiccest pancakes that Columbus has to offer. SuperChef Ohio serves up these jumbo stacks of comfort in style, by combining the culinary flavors of savory and sweet—essentially, the best of both worlds.

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Stuffed to the brim with scrambled eggs, deliciously sweet candied bacon, and house-made sausage all covered up in warm maple syrup, these cakes are not to be missed.

Picture this: four of the thiccest, fluffiest, and softest pancakes stacked one on top of each other with hot maple syrup cascading down the sides.

Grab that knife in your hand and take that first slice down all four pancakes all at once. Watch as the warmth from the layered cakes is released, and along with it all the combined flavors of sweet and salty bacon and sausage.

Shove a generous helping of the cakes into your mouth and close your eyes. Feel instantly comforted by the penultimate flavors of breakfast all in one bite.

Take a big swig of coffee (or milk, whatever suits you) and prepare for another bite of breakfast dream come true. Fancy yourself a one-stop-shop for all your breakfast needs? SuperChef Ohio has got you covered.

SuperChefs has locations in Downtown and Gahanna. Visit mysuperchefs.com for more information.

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5 tasty merchants announced for North Market Dublin

Regina Fox

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You now have five more reasons to be excited for Dublin's North Market with its recent announcement of merchants. North Market veterans and newbies alike are coming together for the first phase of committed businesses for the Bridge Park public market.

Momo Ghar, Dough Mama, Market Bar, Coastal Local Seafood, and The Dublin Farmer's Daughter will occupy five of the 19 stalls.

“Like we have done for 143 years at our downtown location, we are successfully curating the best-in-class fresh meats, seafood, bakery, and produce categories for the Bridge Park facility that will provide a unique experience for visitors,” said North Market Executive Director Rick Harrison Wolfe.

In case you're not hip to the dynamite dumplings, Momo Ghar will be opening a third location inside North Market Bridge Park. As Food & Wine so affectionately wrote, “Once you try this food, you will never have any problem finding your way back here.”

Dough Mama is yet another Central Ohio favorite, serving "stick-to-your-bones" comfort food with a twist, according to the website. Guests can enjoy homemade biscuits, sandwiches, soups, desserts, pastries, and more.

Market Bar will be quenching the adult thirsts of North Market Bridge Park goers with a variety of craft beer and fine wines to go. This concept is owned by Pete Volker and Wayne Lin.

Central Ohio seafood distributor Ian Holmes, owner of Coastal Local Seafood, will bring his expertise to the North Market Bridge Park merchant community. Upon opening their first retail shop at North Market Bridge Park, Coastal Local Seafood will be able to provide the same wonderful seafood ingredients for home chefs and will also serve on-site menu items such as lobster rolls and crab cakes. Dublin residents and guests can look forward to enjoying fresh oysters at the New England-themed raw bar.

The Dublin Farmer's Daughter is a new concept from the owners of Copia Farm, partners Caitlin Bergman and Dan McLeod. This venture will focus on the highest quality ingredients sourced from our farm and other local farms said Bergman in a release.

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