Shownotes – 02/23/13: Pop up in a pop up – Interview with Chef Sawyer

On today’s show we interview Chef Jonathan Sawyer of the Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland about an upcoming pop-up event in Columbus on March 8th.

Press release:

In the spirit of collaboration and the creative trend that is becoming pop-up restaurants, Columbus finest yakitori masters Kenny Kim and Misako Ohba are bringing Columbus its first ever “Pop-up in a Pop-up.”

One night only,  Friday, March 8, Food & Wine Magazine Best New Chefs Jonathon Sawyer (Cleveland) & Jenn Louis (Portland) are popping into the kitchen at fRESHSTREET yakitori located inside Double Happiness Bar in Columbus’ Brewery District (482 S. Front St. Columbus, OH 43215) to work alongside fRESHSTREET’s yakitori masters Kenny Kim & Kisako Ohba.

They’re serving dishes such as

  • Half Quail w/ XO Sauce
  • Hamachi Scraps w/ belly, cheek, tail & veal sauce
  • Uni Yakionigiri (grilled sea urchin rice ball)
  • Lkayaki (grilled marinated squid)
  • Grilled pig feet

The party runs from 7-10pm inside Double Happiness Bar & cost is $50 for 2 drinks and unlimited eats.

Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance at

About fRESHSTREET Yakitori

fRESHSTREET Yakitori is a Japanese street food pop-up restaurant located inside the Double Happiness Bar in Columbus, Ohio. The pop-up is run by Kenny Kim & Misako Ohba and specializes in Japanese oak grilled skewers.

About Chef Jonathon Sawyer

Chef Jonathon Sawyer is proudly from Cleveland Ohio, where he owns & operates his flagship The Greenhouse Tavern, Noodlecat, Tavern Vinegar Co, Sawyer’s Street Frites & SeeSaw Pretzel Shoppe.  In 2010, he was honored as one of Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chefs. Chef Sawyer has also made national television appearances including Iron Chef America, Dinner Impossible, Unique Eats, and Best Thing I Ever Ate.

When Jonathon is not in the kitchen he is surrounded by his family, his wife Amelia, son Catcher, daughter Louisiana, dogs Potato and Vito, and chickens Acorn, Bunny, Ginger, Trout, Bear & Squid. He can often be found in the cellar of his century home where he ferments beer & wine vinegars for the restaurants and for Tavern Vinegar Co.  Jonathon is a tireless supporter of the green movement, local agriculture, and sustainable businesses both in Northeast Ohio and around the country.

About Chef Jenn Louis

Chef Jenn Louis is the chef & owner of Lincoln Restaurant, Sunshine Tavern & Culinary Artistry. Louis’ menu takes its cue from the seasons, harvesting locally-grown Pacific Northwest ingredients and transforming them into sophisticated yet honest fare. Her mix of fortitude and finesse immediately made Chef Louis a standout in the Portland restaurant scene. In 2012, the popularity of Lincoln Restaurant and Sunshine Tavern catapulted Louis’ presence on a national scale and she was named one of Food & Wine’s prestigious Best New Chefs.

When not in the kitchen or planning events, Louis can be found traveling the globe with her husband, teaching cooking classes, playing the drums or spending time with her three cats, White Cat, Orange Cat and Wasco.



About hungrywoolf

Co-founder of, and Bethia is also co-owner of Columbus Food Adventures and writes about food for Columbus Monthly.
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