Columbus' New Crop of Food Artisans
November 3, 2014
I'm sure you're familiar with many of the artisans who make Columbus' food scene the nationally respected gem it is. But we've got the inside track on an up and coming bunch of people who are hard at work making your next visit to Columbus extraordinarily delicious.
Dan the Baker: Dan Riesenberg has made a name for himself over the last year by making some of the best bread Columbus has ever seen. And on Nov. 7, Riesenberg is opening a toast bar in his current retail space at 1028 Ridge Street near Grandview. The bar will serve made-daily bread and butter with a rotating assortment of toppings. Coffee from Brioso and One Line and pastries will also be available.
Rambling House Soda: If you're a non-drinker, you're probably a little jealous of beer fans in Columbus - there's been an explosion of craft breweries that make great beer! But right under your nose, Rambling House Soda Pop is creating local soda that's on par with that quality! The ginger beer is a standout, and a great mixer for a Moscow mule. Try lavender Rambling House Soda Pop is located at 310 E. Hudson Street, near OSU's campus, and its products can be found at local bars and restaurants like The Ohio Taproom, Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza, Seventh Son Brewery and Bodega.
OH Chips: What started as a burger-based food truck quickly grew into a side-dish business for Brian Thornton. His chips were what everyone was talking about. Now, those chips, made with unique ingredients like spent-grain from local breweries, are popping up all around Columbus. Head to any Ohio State football game at the Horseshoe and you will find these locally-made treats. OH Chips even makes custom flavors for other food trucks in the city.