Happy Hour Test Drive: Harvey and Ed’s

    Cameron Mitchell is a well-known name around Columbus, and as many know, his restaurants do not disappoint. His newest restaurant experience, Harvey & Ed’s, opened earlier this year and is the 13th Columbus-based restaurant to join his ever growing empire. Located in the Short North Arts District, Harvey & Ed’s is a modern nod to the classic Jewish delicatessens found in cities across the United States. It is named after WWII veterans and family, the father and uncle of President and COO, David Miller. Best friends who loved to share good food, creative stories, and entertaining company. Here’s a look at their daily (yes, you heard that right) happy hour.

    Harvey and Ed's happy hour
    The Real Mensch(es), meaning a person of integrity and honor, is a featured happy hour drink | Image Credit: @harveyandeds

    Atmosphere

    Set-up to be comparable to a Jewish deli, the first thing you see when you walk in is a deli case filled with an assortment of meats. You can order meats by the pound, snacks, drinks, and bagels to go. A small counter where you can sit and watch them cook the food in their open concept kitchen makes for a fun experience. The rest of the restaurant contains a bar with a plethora of wooden tables and chairs scattered about. The decorations are very simple, yet somehow they make it feel like you are in an upscale restaurant somewhere other than Columbus, OH.

    Harvey and Ed's happy hour

    Drinks

    Their happy hour drink menu is one of the most unique and inclusive I’ve seen. It includes half off specialty cocktails, drafts, wine glass pours, and spirits under $9. With seven specialty cocktails included and all pretty unique, I suggest picking one of those over a beer or wine. I chose to try two of the cocktails during this visit. First up was Afternoon Schmooze with Watershed vodka, citrus, and strawberry, one of their more popular drinks. The Boozy Egg Cream with cazadores reposado, tequila, ancho reyes, chocolate milk, and seltzer served in a miniature milk bottle was my second choice. Think about that for a moment chocolate milk and tequila combined together to make the perfect dessert drink!

    Harvey and Ed's happy hour
    Afternoon Schmooze, wine, and the Boozy Egg Cream

    Food

    Conveniently named Noshes, the Yiddish word for nibble, this happy hour food menu was made for sharing. Nine food options from $4-$5 each, mean that you will be able to enjoy more than a couple for a great price. The food mixes the old world with new and gives you dishes like chopped liver, creamed herring, and fried stuffed olives. A favorite of mine was the knish with gruyere, onion, sour cream, and dill. But surprisingly, what I loved the most was the hummus, especially if you mix it together with the pickled cabbage that is served with it.

    Harvey and Ed's happy hour
    Hot Reuben Dip, Brussels Sprouts, Burger, Knish, Hummus

    Details

    Harvey and Ed’s
    698 North High St.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    www.harveyandeds.com

    Happy hour is served daily from 3-6pm.

    All images by Hannah Green unless otherwise noted.


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