The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Just Love Coffee Café opened last week near Downtown’s Westin Columbus hotel. The Tennessee-based roaster and coffee shop chain serves breakfast, lunch and dinner at 330 S. High St., across from the Franklin County Courthouse. The café specializes in waffles and other menu items, such as omelets and cinnamon rolls, cooked on a waffle iron. The café’s hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sundays.
Last week, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea took home a coveted 2020 Good Food Award for its Ethiopian Kossa Kebena coffee. The Good Food Awards, held annually in San Francisco, recognize delicious food products that embrace environmental and social responsibility. The Columbus roaster was Central Ohio’s sole honoree in any category and was the only Ohio roaster among 27 coffee finalists. Ethiopian Kossa Kebena also took home the award in 2017 and was a finalist last year. Customers can find the award-winning roast at Crimson Cup shops in Clintonville (4541 N. High St.) and Upper Arlington (2468 Northwest Blvd.).
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (215 N. Fourth St.) has completely revamped its dinner menu. Large entrées, such as the tomahawk pork chop, have been replaced by shareable small plates. Reduced prices per dish reflect the smaller portion sizes. You can view the new menu here.
Veritas (11 W. Gay St.) is pitching in to help with bushfire relief in Australia. From now until Valentine’s Day, order a glass or bottle of Australian wine and the restaurant will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to Australian bushfire relief programs.