Restaurants & Dining

Restaurant review: El Arepazo family’s newest eatery is a terrific Brewery District addition

The T-shirt was mocking me. “Got Patacon?” it taunted from the back of an otherwise friendly server. No, I didn’t have a patacon. Why? Because the Columbus-bred El Arepazo mini-chain’s famously craveable Venezuelan-style patacon “sandwich” (think plantain-based tostada) is only available for lunch at Arepazo Tapas Bar Grille in the Brewery District, where I’d come for dinner.
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Happy hour review: Red Brick Tap & Grill is a people-pleaser of a happy hour hangout

Red Brick Tap & Grill may have ditched its dive-y aesthetic of the past for a revamped sports pub, but the Merion Village stalwart is still offering dive-worthy deals at happy hour. A comfortable atmosphere, tasty nosh and a happy hour list that runs the gamut of boozy selections, Red Brick is the after-work spot in the South Side.
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Columbus Food News: Bye-bye, Stone Brewing. Hello, Land Grant and local pumpkin brews!

Well, in case you didn’t hear, Stone Brewing Co. has opted to build their new facility in Richmond, Virginia, and not Columbus. Stone founders Greg Koch and Steve Wagner penned a letter to Columbus — especially to the hard-working Stone2Cbus group — to thank everyone for their enthusiasm. As another thank you, Stone is brewing a special beer to be released only in Central Ohio.
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