Bodega, known for their $1 grilled cheese, is easily one of my favorite spots in Columbus. The vibe is pretty rad and their food is unique & delicious. It is the perfect spot for a business lunch, date night, pre-game birthday spot (i’ve spent many birthdays here, enjoying their $10 mule pitcher) or happy hour. On top of their yummy food menu, they have 47 taps (plus, a HUGE beer menu to go along with it), a seasonal cocktail menu and an awesome (covered) patio.
After the marathon (that we did not run), we were starving (from all that non-running we did) and decided to hit up Bodega. We hadn’t been in awhile. Not sure if we’ve actually ever been there for brunch.
If there is a bloody mary, my husband will usually order. I *wish* I was a fan. I love tomatoes. I just can’t get on board with the whole tomato juice & vodka. What I can get on board with is the snacks that come with it. I am a BIG fan of olives. Lucky for me, my husband doesn’t. I wish I could order a side of olives, but, usually when I make the awkward joke about doing it – no one laughs and I feel even more awkward. On top of brunch cocktail, they have a ton of beer! Like, a ton. Check out the list here.
I had just had chicken and Waffles a few days prior but, hey, chicken & waffles twice in one week(end)? I’m cool with that. While I may be a self-titled savory-foods-addict, I started craving sweets as soon as I looked at the menu. Why? Well, if you have tasted a churro, you know, why! Bodega’s spin on the classic chicken & waffle dish incorporates southern fried chicken with a churro style waffle. YUM. Adding in maple cayenne butter, a fresh fruit compote and pure Ohio maple syrup – their unique take on the dish blends sweet with savory and spicy into something that is incredibly mouth-watering.
1044 N High St | Columbus, Ohio 43201
Parking: Street Parking, Meters are FREE on Sundays
Su, 11:00am – 1:00am
M-Th, 3:00pm – 2:00am
F-S, 11:00am – 2:00am
S-Su, 11:00am – 3:00pm