Other updates include: Hot Chicken Takeover's Kickstarter, Rife's Market announces closing and Wolf's Ridge one-year anniversary celebration


Crimson Cup Coffee releases its dry-hopped cold-brew coffee on nitro tap this weekend at its Clintonville shop. Get your free sample of this specialty brew while taking in the shop's Oktoberfest celebrations. Photo courtesy of Crimson Cup.

By Nicholas Dekker

Crimson Cup Coffee celebrates Oktoberfest on Thursday, Sept. 25 with dry-hopped cold-brew coffee on nitro tap. Customers get free samples of the specialty brew at the Clintonville shop while enjoying polka music and free food from Schmidt's.

After debuting a North Market stall, Stauf's Coffee Roasters opened their revamped German Village location Saturday. It replaces Cup O' Joe and Mojoe Lounge; they've begun roasting operations at both new sites.

Hot Chicken Takeover launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a mobile trailer. The crowdfunding effort runs through Oct.15 and has already surpassed the 50-percent mark.

Rife's Market in Grandview announced their closing at the end of October after 78 years in business. Mary Rife, fourth generation of the family, said they're selling out perishable goods but will remain stocked with fall goodies.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurant's newest venture, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, opened Sept. 17. The expansive steakhouse is situated in northern Gahanna and features a butcher shop, bakery and bourbon bar.

Columbus Food Adventures launched a new Grandview neighborhood walking tour and announced the addition of a breakfast tour starting in October. The Grandview tour has customers traveling on foot between 7-8 stops, while the breakfast tour will visit five sites around the city.

This week Mikey's Late Night Slice starts a Pizza Box Buy-Back program at select locations. Pizza fans receive $1 off (with a minimum purchase of $5) for returning their used pizza boxes for recycling or composting.

Zack "Danger" Brown, creator of the potato salad Kickstarter, hosts PotatoStock on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Columbus Commons, with free live music, food trucks, and yes, potato salad. Concession proceeds will benefit local non-profits.

Tying in with the launch of the Wexner's newest exhibit, Jeni's Ice Creams released the limited edition Gia-CONE-metti. Named after Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti, the delicacy stuffs a chocolate-filled sugar cone inside a chocolate-covered ice cream bar. Only 1,000 were produced; they're served at Jeni's Short North scoop shop and the Wexner Center Store.

The "KFC" in Swoop! Food Truck's KFC Pop Up stands for "Korean Fried Chicken," a sweet and spicy fried chicken they're serving at Ace of Cups on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Wolf's Ridge Brewing celebrates their one-year anniversary Sept. 26-28 with half price house beers, brunch and dinner specials and Saturday tours of the forthcoming taproom. The festivities culminate with a five-course beer pairing dinner on Monday the 29th.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at BreakfastWithNick.com and authored the guidebook "Breakfast With Nick: Columbus." He also leads tours brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures, and his new breakfast tour for Columbus Food Adventures launches in October.