The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Owner and baker Rebekah Hatzifotinos is opening a buttermilk biscuit bakery called Basic Biscuits, Kindness, Coffee in Grandview. The shop at 1160 Goodale Blvd. will offer a menu of scratch-made biscuits, breakfast sandwich sliders, sausage gravy and quiche with a biscuit crust. Basic Biscuits will also partner with local coffee roasters and source sausage from The Butcher & Grocer. Hatzifotinos is planning to open by the end of August.
Clintonville’s Lineage Brewing has released its first batch of canned beers, starting with Walhalla at Me, a Hazy Pale Ale in 16-ounce 4-packs. The new line of canned beers are available for online ordering and carryout from the Lineage brewpub at 2971 N. High St. The brewery will release more beer style in cans later this month, including: Spaceship #6 IPA and Wake Life American Blonde Ale. “Our customers have been asking for this since we first opened, so we are excited to offer another option for them to enjoy Lineage brews. Pursuing canning has been a goal for Lineage, but the COVID situation pushed our plans to be a top priority,” said co-owner Mike Byrne in a press release. Lineage Brewing, Clintonville’s first brewery, opened in 2015.
Chef Josh Dalton’s Veritas (11 W. Gay St.) will begin a “partial reopen” this week, offering carry-out only on Wednesdays and Thursdays, followed by one dine-in seating on Fridays and Saturdays featuring a six-course menu inspired by chef Dalton’s trips to Oaxaca, Mexico. (This week’s seatings are already sold out.) The fine-dining restaurant in Downtown Columbus has been closed since March 15, choosing at the time not to offer carryout amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant’s companion cocktail bar, The Citizens Trust, will also reopen. The bar, which is located above Veritas, will offer a new cocktail tasting format and assigned seating. Reservations are recommended.
The Daily Growler is partnering together with Upright Press for Prints and Pints 2020, an event that matches 12 artists with one of 12 breweries, resulting in one-of-a-kind, screen-printed posters. Potential buyers can preview the posters on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 and 16, at The Daily Growler German Village (702 S. High St.). Posters will be available for purchase online at noon on Monday, Aug. 17. Learn more here.
Service Relief for Hospitality Workers is entering a new phase in its efforts to support service industry professionals and their families affected by the coronavirus crisis. When the organization was formed in early April by a team of industry leaders, its mission was to feed out-of-work restaurant workers, bartenders and others in the industry. Now, the organization is launching a micro-grants program, at a maximum of $250 per grant, to address financial insecurity. “We delivered over 10,000 meals in phase one, and we saw a decline in that particular need,” said co-founder Letha Pugh (Bake Me Happy) in a press release. “We took a look at what was needed, and we are contributing $50,000 to hospitality workers over the next eight weeks. The money can be used for food, transportation, health care, rent and other pressing needs.” Grant applicants can apply by visiting servicerelief.org.