N’awlins, new North Market
Fat Tuesday doesn’t have to be one day a year. Every Wednesday through Sunday, it’s Mardi Gras at Way Down Yonder New Orleans Finest Restaurant, a South Side restaurant owned by New Orleans native and chef Yonder Gordon. Just over a year old, the restaurant serves up gumbo, po’boys, red beans and rice, fried seafood and more. Meanwhile, chef Henry Butcher’s Creole Kitchen is in its 14th year in King-Lincoln Bronzeville, serving Louisiana fare like jambalaya, po’boys and sugar-dusted beignets for breakfast. At Gallo’s Kitchen & Bar, a popular neighborhood spot in Upper Arlington, Italian pastas and meatball subs share the menu with chicken étouffée and muffulettas.
New North Market
Dublin is getting its very own public market this year when North Market Bridge Park begins its soft opening in the fall of 2020, offering a variety of fresh produce, meat, poultry, seafood, flowers and foods prepared on-site. Although lacking the historic setting of the original North Market, which has operated in Central Ohio since 1876, the smaller iteration up north will offer glass walls that open to outdoor seating. The market will have 20 merchants in its lineup, including the plant-based café The Little Kitchen, Kintsugi Sushi Bar from the owners of Satori Ramen Bar, fishmonger Coastal Local Seafood, the Mexican taqueria Dos Hermanos, Falafel Kitchen from the owners of Mazah Mediterranean, the cheese shop Black Radish Creamery and Market Bar for your wine and beer needs.