Happy hour is one of my favorite things…it’s a great inexpensive way to eat, drink, and wind down from the workday. We just visited Black Creek Bistro on Parson’s just south of Broad and we were all very impressed. The Bistro, which labels itself a “restaurant, bar, gallery, wine shop” is an extension of the owner’s farm, which follows sustainable practices and has an admirable philosophy. Between composting, recycling, buying from local business and farms, reusing vegetable oil for the farm trucks, working with culinary school interns, and hanging local art that can be bought with 100% of the sales going back to the artists, they are truly striving to give back to the community. The menus will change with the seasons to use the freshest local products. The website menu isn’t exactly the same as the actual menu, as it hadn’t been updated online at that time. We sampled several things from the appetizer and dessert menu and were thrilled with everything, as well as the service.
The happy hour is one of the best around, as the food surpassed typical appetizers served at a restaurant. The mini bistro egg rolls and the calamari are an absolute must—they were unbelieveable. We also had the lemon basil shrimp and the trio of hummus–both of which were also excellent. The ladies had pear martinis and the guys had the specialy beers, which this week were the Rogue Juniper Pale Ale (large–22 oz for $5) and Great Lakes Eliot Ness (12 oz for $3). We also split two good desserts, one was a chocolate mouse (cake-like) with peppermint syrup and the other was a small apple pie (picure a pot pie, but as an apple pie instead). We will certainly be back.
Happy Hour Mon – Fri 4 – 7 pm
Appetizers $5 each
Bistro Dinner feature $10 (Mon-Thurs)
Select mixed drinks $3
Specialty Martinis $5
Featured specialty beers of the week – 12 oz. $3 – Large $5
Featured wine of the week @ state minimum, by the bottle and glass!
I emailed the restaurant the day before to find out if reservations can be made for happy hour (they can) and whether the happy hour applies to the whole restaurant (it does), and I received a response within 4 hours from the owner, Kent Peters.
Open for lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday
parking available across the street
51 Parsons Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43215