The space of the shuttered Columbus Cafe in the South End will see new life as a restaurant/tavern from Dylan Welsh, "owner, chief cook, proprietor, and bottle washer" of the relatively new Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square. That news comes from a neighborhood tipster who received a posting on his door announcing a community meeting about the new venture. While the purpose of the meeting is partly "to share [residents'] typical concerns about trash, noise, hours, etc.," the writer of the notice says that the project "looks exciting and a potential benefit to the neighborhood!" The space is now undergoing extensive renovation, notes the tipster. It is not clear yet whether this will be a second outpost of Five Horses Tavern or a different venture.
If the new restaurant is to be similar to Five Horses Tavern, diners can expect an extensive craft beer selection and a comfort food menu that features many locally sourced ingredients. There are currently nearly 40 rotating drafts and over 130 bottles at Five Horses, and the current menu features dishes such as the k.f.c.g.h., a "Kentucky-fried" cornish game hen with jalapeno cheddar mashed potatoes and cucumber dill salad ($16), and the eye-talian pizza, with capacola, soppressata, mortadella, provolone, roasted red pepper, onion, banana peppers, and shredded lettuce ($13). Brunch is also served.
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