The Hills Market Blog

 

Fresh Off The Press.

It's been a big week for some of our favorite vendors and partners. Columbus Crave came out with their new Tastemakers edition, and we're happy to say that we've been rubbing elbows with the folks who are making the Central Ohio food scene better every day. 
 
First up in the magazine's series of inspirational foodies is our very own Cara Mangini of Little Eater Salads. Whether you know her from her Pop-Up (Little Eatery) on our Veranda last summer or from her excellent salads available at both stores, you know that she's going places. Bonus: We're excited to announce that Cara will be opening Little Eatery at The Hills Market Downtown this summer. Stay tuned!

 
New on our Pop-Up lunch itinerary this summer are the folks at Freedom a la Cart. The food cart run in conjunction with Doma International will be roosting at The Hills Market Worthington for Wednesday lunch starting June 5th. Crave honors Freedom's Executive Chef Lara Yazvac in their series.

 
Finally, the magazine introduces Tyrone and Marcella Jackson of The Good Frank. We're thrilled to be one of the first retailers in Columbus to carry their home-grown hot dogs (vegetarian and not). Want 'em hot? We serve them up weekly at Beer & Brats, our weekly craft beer tasting at The Hills Market Worthington.  


Stop by either location to purchase your new copy of Crave today.

Crepes, Mimosas, Smiles: Mother's Day Brunch at The Hills Market Downtown.

Give Mom the pampering she deserves at our Pop-Up with Crepes A La Carte at The Hills Market Downtown this Sunday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rosa and team have added a few specials to their regular menu of made-to-order sweet and savory crepes for this special occasion. 

Smoked Salmon Crepe: ramp cream, capers and all the good stuff you find on everything bagels: onions, sesame seeds, powdered garlic & sea salt

Fresh Crab Crepe: crab, spring asparagus, fresh herbs and green goddess dressing

Crème Brûlée French Toast: brioche, rich custard and Ohio maple syrup; exclusively available at The Hills Market Downtown

Mimosas: Mom's favorite combination — bubbly and O.J.

Save The Earth (And 20% On Your Groceries).

Both The Hills Market Worthington and The Hills Market Downtown are stocked up with our favorite new fashionable and eco-friendly bag: The Forager Bag from CivitasNow. Each bag is hand-sewn by Seagull Bags from billboard waste diverted from the landfill. 

When you purchase a Hills Market Forager Bag, you'll receive a 20% discount* off anything in the store on the day that you purchase the bag. Bring the bag in on Mondays in April, and you'll receive another 20% discount. Save the earth. Save big. Win.

*Discount excludes the cost of the bag and purchases of alcohol, tobacco, gift cards and lottery.

You Set the Table, We'll Fill the Dishes.

Let us do the work this holiday weekend while you relax and enjoy your loved ones. We'll have Easter specialties in the Chef's Cases at both stores and are taking pre-orders for big orders. Click here to see our menu. And let us know if you need your meal delivered. 

Pre-order for pickup at The Hills Market Worthington: 614.846.3220
Pre-order for pickup at The Hills Market Downtown: 614.702.7900
E-mail your order: catering@thehillsmarket.com (Please be sure to indicate where you will be picking up your order.) 

A Little Love for The Hills Market Downtown.

At long last, the doors are open at The Hills Market Downtown. In the past two weeks, we've received countless accolades from our partners, our customers and our new community. We're extremely grateful for all the support for this new venture. You guys rock!

Below are a few links from friends and media outlets in Columbus. Take a look:

Columbus' renowned food blogger Breakfast With Nick does a photo essay on opening day.

Dan Eaton of Columbus Business First presents a slideshow of his visit.

Shelley Mann of Columbus Crave covers dining options at The Hills Market Downtown.

Mary Vanac of the Columbus Dispatch provides extensive coverage of the store.

Columbus Food Adventures (take a food tour today!) writes a few thoughts on their blog.

Carrie Schedler of Columbus Monthly takes a moment to cover details about the store.

Ever the Downtown cheerleader, Walker Evans of Columbus Underground provides a photo-heavy look into the new store. 

Aaron Beck of the Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Blog writes a few sweet words about the store (while showing off our exclusive ice cream flavor). 

WCBE's Foodcast (our favorite fivesome of all things edible in Columbus) snags an interview with Wine and Cheese Director Amanda Anderson.

WSYX's Ashley Yore covers our opening day ceremony and features a short interview with Manager Matt Brown.

Sex in the Wine Department.

Besitos Valentino Moscato, $11.99
Besitos means kisses in Spanish, and this lovely little wine is kissed with sweet fruit flavors. Lightly effervescent with aromas of rose petals and peaches, this is a fantastic aperitif and a great way to start a celebration. 

Il Cuore Chardonnay, $12.99
Il Cuore is Italian for The Heart, making this a fun way to give someone your heart. Chardonnay is blended with just a little bit of Viognier to make this lovely little wine with flavors of crisp apple, pears and spice. The subtle use of oak makes it crisp and versatile. 

M. Lawrence Sex: $15.99
Yes, Sex! This Brut Rose Sparkling wine hails from Lake Michigan.  Made in the Champenoise Method, this wine is comprised of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has a pinkish salmon hue, red fruit aromas and a fruity soft style. 

And for your Cabernet-Loving Valentine:

Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District. $39.99 (West $59.99)
This is the 2006 vintage bottling of Martin Ray's Diamond Mountain Cabernet, and it's drinking beautifully right now.  It is entirely dry with waves of blackberries, cherries, mocha, and plenty of sweet , smoky oak.  A special buy at $20 off.

 

We've Got Mardi Gras On Our Minds.

Savor the flavors of New Orleans on Monday, February 11th and Tuesday, February 12th as we feature five Mardi Gras specialties in our Chef's Case. Look for the following:

Etouffee: Generous portions of spicy shrimp meet authentic Dirty Rice.  
 
Jambalaya: Shrimp, Gerber Chicken and hearty Andouille Sausage come together in this winter warmer.
 
Chicken Gumbo: Our version of this southern-style stew is rich with Gerber Chicken, fresh okra and plenty of seasoning.
 
Dirty Rice: Tender pieces of Gerber Chicken are kissed with paprika and cajun seasoning in this southern side dish.
 
Firecracker Shrimp: Red onions, orange and yellow bell peppers, and plenty of spicy cajun seasoning envelop a mountain of shrimp in this Hills Market classic.

 

 

Sip While You Shop.

Sip While You Shop: Saturdays from Noon to 4 pm. 

We make Saturday shopping a splendid occasion with Sip While You Shop, a weekly casual sampling of unique wines and beers. Each Saturday, we select two wines and two beers to be available for purchase by the taste or by the glass. (In the case of beers, by the bottle.) You can enjoy these libations throughout the store as you peruse our expanded Organic Produce, browse our specialty food aisles or check out our extensive selection of artisan Ohio products.