Our Favourite Tastes, Sights, and Adventures for 2022

2022 has actually been an adventurous yr for us! BreakfastWithNick.com acquired an entire revamp because of the Wonderly crew, we reported on a number of nice new food and drinks, we ventured everywhere in the state from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, we went on TWO practice journeys. So I rounded up a few of our favourite openings, espresso and cocktails, breakfast and bakeries, journey enjoyable, and extra. Get pleasure from!

We’ve lengthy been followers of Avishar’s, and have been selfishly very excited when opened his first eatery close to us in Previous Worthington. Since his late fall opening we’ve eaten just about all the pieces on the menu and have but to discover a weak hyperlink.

In my thoughts, the East Market is without doubt one of the metropolis’s greatest culinary developments of 2022. I really like the restoration of the outdated streetcar buildings, the lineup of distributors, the occasion areas and bars. And coming quickly: Columbus Brewing Firm’s Beer Corridor!

The brand new Hilton Tower is an attention-grabbing addition downtown, particularly for its floor stage restaurant FYR, headed up by Argentinian chef Sebastian La Rocca. Our dinner featured attention-grabbing cocktails and wines, and considerate menu of inventive dishes massive and small.

This new Linworth outpost from the Alqueria Farmhouse Kitchen group was a welcome addition to the neighborhood. They infused new life into the previous Artful Pint/Hoggy’s house with a terrific whiskey menu, nice cocktails, and a comforting Southern-inspired menu.

After falling dormant throughout the pandemic, the Crest on Parsons Avenue was given new life because the Mercury Diner, a space-themed greasy spoon with inventive breakfasts, stable espresso, and cocktails.

We have been delighted when the Worthington Tavern opened, bringing a brand new possibility for cocktails, beers, burgers, and extra to Previous Worthington. And we cherished their weekend brunch much more.

Different notable openings:

Getting back from a convention in Sandusky, I finished on the G & R Tavern in Waldo, a cash-only joint identified for his or her their thick-cut bologna sandwich. And don’t miss the selfmade pies!

All we have now to do is breathe a whisper of this Korean fried rooster chain, which opened its first location at Henderson and Kenny, and we’re just about assured a visit there – that’s how a lot we crave it!

We’re lucky to have numerous nice Indian meals in Columbus, however New India has rapidly turn out to be considered one of our favorites. We love all the pieces the family-run restaurant has to supply, however we merely can’t miss the delightfully candy and savory Afghani naan.

In 2020 CBC lastly acquired its personal taproom on the west facet. We’ve cherished each go to there, from the 20+ beers on faucet to the Detroit-style pizzas to the bar snacks like wings and mozzarella sticks.

Rooh is a rarity amongst the Columbus eating scene, an upscale eatery providing acquainted Indian flavors in modern interpretations. The standard is meals is matched by the complicated and fun-to-imbibe cocktails.

In a metropolis wealthy with tacos, Los Agavez stands out. The Clintonville truck helped introduce Columbus to birria, a slow-cooked beef served with a wealthy consumé for dipping. Their signature tacos are a continuing longing for us. However don’t miss their al pastor, too!

Joseph and Annie from Braised & Broiled invited us out to expertise considered one of their courses of their dwelling. Underneath their pleasant steering we discovered methods to make ravioli from scratch, which we then loved with an unbelievable Italian feast! We extremely suggest considered one of their courses.

Different Favourite Bites:

Emmett’s already had a success on their palms with their Brewery District cafe, what with its espresso and breakfast sandwiches and burritos. However then they expanded with an attractive new location contained in the historic Open Air constructing in Previous North.

The brand new Station in Granville makes its dwelling within the former practice station. Owned by the Harvest Pizzeria crew, the fantastically refurbished cafe serves nice espresso, pastries, and breakfasts.

Isabella Bonello’s Three Bites Bakery, which began as a house operation, grew to its personal storefront in King-Lincoln this yr. Her lineup of expertly made items are among the most original and crave-able within the metropolis.

Croissants at North South Baking

Whereas on our January journey to Covington, Kentucky, we have been directed by a good friend to North South Baking, which operates out of Bircus Brewing. There we discovered a spectacular lineup of croissants, custard-filled goodies, mini kouign-aman.

DK Diner is a long-running favourite, a beloved neighborhood diner with nice breakfasts (strive the chorizo hash!) that additionally occurs to supply among the metropolis’s finest donuts (get a bitter cream quaint!).

Talking of donuts, it was time for a revisit of our favourite donut store! Buckeye Donuts has been going sturdy since 1969, producing recent donuts 24/7 by hand. Whereas my breakfast excursions are on hiatus, I’ve actually missed getting to go to that crew frequently.

This fall I appeared on an episode of WOSU’s Broad & Excessive, speaking in regards to the arts and displaying host Kate Quickel how we make Dutch child pancakes!

Extra favourite breakfasts:

The Analog Espresso Bar at Carabello Espresso

One other spotlight from our Northern Kentucky journey final winter! One among our favourite moments was a cease at Carabello Espresso in Newport. The Analog Espresso Bar inside provides a specialised seasonal menu. After a sub-zero tour of the neighborhood, a seat on the espresso, attending to work together with the barista, was the proper warm-up.

One of many metropolis’s high espresso outlets made the transfer from Parsons Avenue to an attractive nook house within the outdated Lazarus constructing downtown.

Throughout our final Cincinnati journey we handed by way of Camp Washington to go to this espresso store and wine bar. The Ferrari Bros’ store, named in honor of their mom, was ranked the perfect espresso store in Ohio by Meals & Wine.

Extra favourite espresso adventures:

Echo Spirits produces a novel roster of spirits, and their comparatively new bar is a comfy, out of the way in which spot for dynamic cocktails. Simply let beverage supervisor Derek Reno and his crew steer you. (Bonus: Echo Spirits now has Rabbit Ramen parked on web site!)

Beers in a Lovely Setting at Twin Oast Brewing

Throughout our weekend up at Lake Erie, we stopped for dinner at Twin Oast on Catawba Island. It’s readily obvious why it’s turn out to be a vacation spot: nice meals, an professional roster of beers, and unparalleled views of orchards, fields, firepits, customized oast towers, even a small music venue.

Some of the thrilling new additions this yr is Ginger Rabbit, an underground jazz lounge from the house owners of Chapman’s. It’s the proper spot for native music, attention-grabbing bar snacks and cocktails.

This yr we found increasingly more causes to go to Granville. Search-No-Additional Cidery makes its dwelling in a renovated barn downtown and delivers among the finest ciders I’ve tasted.

This spring, to have a good time our dad’s seventieth birthday, my three brothers and I took him on a visit alongside Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Chicago to Flagstaff. We’re all practice lovers, so it was a memorable expertise, getting to observe the altering surroundings, take pleasure in good meals and nice firm.

For Father’s Day, Beth and the boys took me as much as the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, the place we loved breakfast on the practice because it rolled by way of the nationwide park. It was a load of enjoyable, and served as an incredible begin to a day exploring the park.

We love Cincy, and this end-of-the yr in a single day had us trying out Music Corridor for the primary time whereas making an attempt each new and acquainted eats. Additionally: driving the streetcar.

One among my favourite journeys of the yr was a late January tour to Covington, Kentucky and the encircling space. Covington, Newport, Ludlow, and close by cities are wealthy with cocktail bars, distilleries, historic buildings, and world-class eats.

Our household had an unbelievable spring break journey to Washington, D.C., exploring monuments and historic websites, trying out nice eats, seeing an area shuttle!

Our Amtrak journey led to Flagstaff, a terrific excessive desert dwelling base for exploring close by Sedona, the Grand Canyon, the Meteor Crater – to not point out the Lowell Observatory, native breweries, nice breakfasts, train-watching, and extra.

We spent a day exploring Miami County, from touring a Mustang museum to a breakfast charcuterie board, a go to to a chocolate manufacturing unit to a canal boat journey, beers in an outdated church, and extra.

This summer time we returned to Lake Erie for a weekend that noticed us exploring wineries and breweries, spending a day on Kellys Island, kayaking the Portage River, swimming at Lakeside.

We’ve cherished each go to we’ve made to The Mohicans. Their superb treehouses and cabins are the perfect getaways we will think about: quiet, tucked away within the woods, surrounded by lovely surroundings.

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