Till, which opened earlier this year, replaced acclaimed vegan restaurant Dragonfly Neo-V. While the owners and location are the same, the menu, among other things, is completely different – bring on the meat!
Till is located on King Avenue in Victorian Village. Out front, a fairly large patio with half a dozen or so tables offers a prime view of traffic and passer-bys. But since it was 101 degrees when I stopped by, A/C was key.
My husband and I grabbed a table in the bright dining space which was empty except for another couple. The restaurant was very open and airy with minimalist decor – a few mirrors, a painted tin ceiling, a metallic-tiled bar front and a fresh flower on each wood table.
The chalkboard wall behind the bar announced upcoming events and a selection of ice cream and locally-roasted Thunderkiss coffee drinks. Till’s bar displayed eight custom wooden tap handles outfitted with more chalkboard paint and announcing six beers (including one from Columbus’ Elevator Brewing) and two wines; Til was the first, and is still one of the only, Columbus bars to serve wine from kegs, which is an environmentally and economically friendly alternative to individual bottles. Amongst the liquor bottles behind the bar I spotted locally-distilled Watershed gin and vodka and OYO whiskey and stone fruit vodka.
I ordered the Till Midnight Punch – OYO Stone Fruit vodka, tea and fruit cocktail. It was very a refreshing drink that went down more like breakfast juice than breakfast hooch. Speaking of hooch, my husband had the Hooch Hemingway: Death’s Door White Whiskey, Luxardo and lime juice. I expected it to be too potent for my morning palate but found myself sneaking a second and third sip.
After our server shared all the daily specials with us and I finished wiping the drool off my chin, I ordered the pulled pork and egg sandwich. My husband opted for the day’s frittata, with had homemade sausage, peppers and onions. My tasty sandwich was served with a side of cold unknown-to-me mush – my husband ate it all, so I guess it was good. I later learned that it was a white bean and roma “smish.”
With locally-sourced ingredients, carefully curated cocktails, beer and wine, and a menu changing daily, Till is sure to have something to bring every drunk brunch enthusiast back.
Till is located at 247 King Ave. Brunch is available Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-3pm.
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