Posts Tagged ‘North Market’

North Market Microbrew Festival 2013

August 22nd, 2013    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

This year the North Market’s Columbus Microbrew Festival (September 13th-15th) promises to be bigger and better than ever. If you haven’t been for a couple of years the event has now moved outside and Spruce Street is closed to allow room for 20 microbreweries, a stage and a beer garden. The North Market hosted Columbus’ first all-Ohio-brewed craft beer festival in 2006 with six capital city breweries sampling their locally brewed beers inside the market building. Each subsequent year they’ve added more breweries and this year, the eighth year, there’s a record twenty breweries. The participating breweries come from all […]

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May Food Events

April 25th, 2012    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a ‘quick bites’ style blog entry, but next month’s bounty of opportunities makes for a great excuse to pick it back up! Kicking off the month is The Market to Market Bicycle Adventure on May 5th – a bike ride between the North Market and Hills Market (in either direction). Start off with breakfast at the market of your choice and then enjoy a leisurely cycle up (or down) the bike path to earn your reward of a scoop of Jeni’s ice cream at the end. There’s also a goodie bag with $50 […]

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The Food Play: ticket giveaway

June 3rd, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   8 Comments »

Last night was the opening night of Available Light Theatre‘s new production The Food Play. We were honored to be part of the opening performance. Each show includes an interview with someone involved in local food. You may have missed our five minutes of fame, but you have plenty more opportunities to see the show – the play runs until June 11th in the North Market’s Dispatch Kitchen.Here is the line up of other interviewees. June 3:  Colleen Leonardi & Kit Yoon of Edible Columbus June 4: Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams June 5:  Jaime and Adam […]

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Enter to Win! – North Market Apron Gala Tickets

May 11th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   57 Comments »

If you’ve read our recent Quick bites feature you’ll know that it’s almost time for the annual North Market apron gala. And, if you know much about the many North Market events that occur throughout the year, you’ll know that this is a big one. So, with that said, we’re excited to announce that we have two tickets to give away for this fabulous event. The fifteenth North Market gala will be held on Saturday May 21st at 7pm. It’s an after hours party where you can eat your way around the market sampling appetizers, main tastes and desserts prepared […]

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Quick Bites

March 27th, 2011    •  by Bethia    •   3 Comments »

With so many noteworthy things happening in the Columbus food scene, it’s easy to overlook some of the incremental changes and other, somewhat quieter news. It’s also inevitable that some of the bigger news to the back of the queue. With this new occasional series, Quick Bites, we intend to address those problems by providing a timely list of quick, bite-sized updates on food happenings around town and tell you about some of the new dishes and places that we’re excited about. • First up is breakfast at Pistacia Vera, one of our fabulous dessert tour partners. In the past, […]

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Last minute holiday gift ideas for the food lovers in your life.

December 17th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   2 Comments »

If, like me, you are still looking for last minute gift ideas, here are some ideas for the food lovers in your life. These suggestions are Columbus based but might give inspiration to those of you living elsewhere. Gift Certificates Gift certificates are available for many Columbus restaurants. If you don’t want to pick a restaurant for your giftee- then opt for a Dine Originals gift certificate and your recipient can choose from over 50 restaurants. You can use these at some of our wonderful partner restaurants such as Tasi Cafe, Rigsby’s and Pistacia Vera. North Market gift certificates offer […]

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Splendid Holiday

December 17th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Columbus has many annual food events. This week saw a fantastic new event that I hope will become an annual tradition. Splendid Holiday was held in the North Market’s Dispatch kitchen and was masterminded by Jeni’s Ice Creams.  As well as being a benefit for local non-profit Local Matters it was an opportunity to try some festive local food and drinks. Splendid Holiday was a wonderful reminder of how many artisan producers and new food entrepreneurs we have in Columbus. There was a wealth of sweet treats including Omega Bakery (Bouche de Noel), Three Babes and a Baker (cupcakes), Pattycake […]

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Yellow Oyster Mushrooms

June 13th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

Yesterday I had the pleasure of spending the morning with Jim Rockwell, from Toby Run Growers, at the North Market Farmers’ Market. I was preparing samples of Jim’s shitake and oyster mushrooms for the shoppers who braved both the disruption of Park Street festival and the rain. For those of you who didn’t see these beauties, I wanted to share some photos. The shitakes were good too, but I was captivated by the yellow oyster mushrooms. Oyster mushrooms are so called because the shape is reminiscent of an oyster, but some people also think there is a similarity in flavor. […]

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Kids Cooking Classes

March 12th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   1 Comment »

On May 1st I will be teaching a Mother’s Day kids cooking class at the North Market’s Dispatch Kitchen. We will be making vegetable robots, homemade pasta and ravioli, butter and chocolate truffles as a gift for Mother’s Day. I am really looking forward to it. Last month I assisted at Sheri Lisak’s kids Valentine’s Day class and it helped me to finalize what I want to teach and how much we can do during the 90 minute class. Sheri is a veteran cooking teacher and was fantastic with the kids. I was amazed at how engaged they stayed for […]

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Fiery Foods Festival

February 24th, 2010    •  by Bethia    •   No Comments »

The Fiery Foods Festival is a fun North Market event with competitions for chefs, amateur cooks and crazy people who want to see how many hot peppers they can eat. Appropriately held in one of the coldest months of the year, the Fiery Foods Festival is definitely a winter warmer. Many of the vendors get into the spirit promoting their existing spicy products or creating something for the occasion. The Greener Grocer had an amazing array of peppers, Taste of Belgium had shrimp and grits waffles and Jeni’s were highlighting their spicy ice creams. For children there was face painting, […]

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