Findlay Kitchen adding liquor, special events to fall menu

Posted at 7:00 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 07:00:08-04

CINCINNATI — People will be able to enjoy a drink during a cooking class or pop-up event at Findlay Kitchen this fall.

Findlay Market president and CEO Joe Hansbauer said the incubator for food entrepreneurs is just waiting for its liquor license from the Ohio Division of Liquor Control before scheduling regular events with drinks by the glass. The state granted initial approval for the kitchen’s license on July 6, accordingto the division’s website.

“We’ll only be operating our licenses for those special events,” Hansbauer said. “You won’t be able to stop in on a Wednesday just for a beer."

The events will take place in one of the incubator’s 10 kitchens that has been designated as the “classroom kitchen.” The kitchen already has hosted the occasional alcohol-free pop-up.

Findlay Kitchen, which is a part of Findlay Market, opened in April. It rents kitchen spaces to aspiring and established restaurateurs for learning and experimentation purposes.

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“We’ve got more than 30 members that are on-boarded to the kitchen,” Hansbauer said. “A couple of the kitchen members already moved and took opportunities for pop-up stands in the market.”

Findlay’s staff will host most of the classes and pop-up events in the fall, but some also will be led by incubator participants.

Findlay Kitchen is located on 1719 Elm St., just half a block south from the market’s main entrance.