COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than a century ago, Budd Dairy Company was a well-known milk processing and distribution center.
What You Need To Know
- Budd Dairy Food Hall is reopening April 6
- Restaurant Modern Southern Table carries many favorites like shrimp and grits, Louisiana blackened catfish, fried chicken, chicken gumbo, and mac and cheese.
- Budd Dairy Food Hall is located at 1086 North 4th Street in Columbus
Starting April 6, the building will host a grand re-opening as a food-hall-style operation operated by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants.
New vendor, chef and owner of Modern Southern Table, Sadaya Daisy Lewis, not only wants to share delicious foods, but the inspiration behind her cuisine.
“Our family basically started out in the Gullah Geechee Islands. Our slave master starred out in Charleston, South Carolina, and we were basically brought from those Gullah Geechee Islands and so that's our story and that's basically what we wanted to share with people of Columbus, Ohio,” said Lewis.
Lewis began her journey inside a Zanesville mall food court after winning Food Network's Food Court Wars seven years ago.
After doing some catering work, she decided to apply and earned a spot at the newly-restored Budd Dairy Food Hall, a new venture by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants located in Columbus' Italian Village.
“I still love stand-alone restaurants, but I think this is a good opportunity for now,” Lewis said. “Brings a bit of diversity for families and for couples and things like that. We're not looking back at 2020 and COVID, we're ready to move forward with that.”
“Whether you're coming here on a Saturday to root the Buckeyes on our big screen, whether you're coming here to see trivia night on Tuesday, or something along those lines, farmers markets outside, plant swaps, we have a lot of experiences for almost everyone in every demographic,” said Budd Dairy Food Hall General Manager Jeremy Hughes.
Modern Southern Table carries many favorites like shrimp and grits, Louisiana blackened catfish, fried chicken, chicken gumbo, and mac and cheese.
For Lewis, who earned an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Capital University, she said she's fortunate and excited to join the foodie mecca that is Columbus.
“People are just open and willing to go out and just try new cuisines, try new concepts, willing to just experiment,” Lewis said. “New restaurants are willing to pop up every day and I just love that.”
Budd Dairy Food Hall is located at 1086 North 4th Street in Columbus.
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