I’ve been in Columbus for almost a year now and one things for certain. Columbus loves to brunch. Case in point: take a stroll down High Street on a Sunday around noon and you’ll see hoards of people waiting to get their egg on. I might be shunned for admitting this, but there was a time when I was totally opposed to brunch. Breakfast at lunch time?! Of course, that was before I realized I was allowed to have pre-brunch snacks. Nothing cures a case of the hangries like a good ole snack.
Last month, the #cbusfoodbloggers gang met up for brunch at Bodega in the Short North. Bodega has been a Short North staple for over ten years, and it was acquired by Swanson Hospitality back in 2015. They recently rolled out a new menu, but the classic Bodega favorites remain (I’m looking at you, grilled cheese).
But we aren’t here to talk about grilled cheese (EVEN IF THEY ARE ONLY ONE DOLLAR ON MONDAYS). We’re here to talk about BRUNCH.
Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3pm, you can sink you teeth into such delights as the Casey veggies omelet (with sautéed onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, queso fresco, almandine veggies–yes, that means almonds!). Or, try a #cbusfoodbloggers favorite (based on tabulation of uncial votes): the Texas Temptress, with flank steak, fried egg, crispy potato cake, bacon braised onions, queso fresco, roasted poblano aioli, and salsa roja.
As for the sweet offerings, the Malibus Most Flaunted was a definite favorite. It’s fresh-fruit-stuffed cream-cheese-rum-infused brioche french toast (literally the description on the menu) with chocolate creme anglaise and toasted almond plus pineapple and whipped cream. Dang.
Lest we not forget these blissful fried dough balls the chef has been toying around with. Hot dough + sweet drizzle. We’re hoping these make their way onto the weekly menu.
Hungry? Thought so. Check out the Bodega brunch menu here!
Blog Post and Photos by:
Mary Cowx, Fervent Foodie