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Woodburn Brewing is adding a few bites to go with their beer.

Click to enlarge Woodburn Brewing's new Executive Chef Andrew Han (left) and March First Brands Culinary Director Bhumin Desai - PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY WOODBURN BREWING

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Woodburn Brewing’s new executive chef Andrew Han (left) and March First Brands culinary director Bhumin Desai

The East Walnut Hills Dining Hall and Brewery will now house a new kitchen, led by Chef Andrew Han. Han – who has had stints at notable local restaurants including Senate, Pepp & Dolores and O Pie O – will draw on his Korean heritage for the menu.

The kitchen will debut at 3 p.m. on February 16.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to open the Woodburn Kitchen,” Han said in a statement. “I had a lot of fun developing the menu with my team and incorporating my favorite childhood flavors into easily recognizable dishes.”

The menu features fusion-style dishes like a steak bowl with jasmine rice, golden curry, pickled eggs, pickled carrots and red onion, and a “mushroom sandwich”, with marinated mushrooms in soy and ginger, topped with mayonnaise and gochujang salad. There are also wings, nachos, pork rinds (with Grippo’s seasoning), salads, burgers and more.

Click to enlarge The Woodburn Burger with Ecklerin Meat Patty, Hot Pepper Bacon Jam, Urban Stead Chili Cheese, Onion and Duke's Mayonnaise - PHOTO: SUPPLIED BY WOODBURN BREWING

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The Woodburn Burger with an Ecklerin meat patty, hot pepper bacon jam, Urban Stead pepper cheese, onion and Duke’s mayonnaise

Woodburn serves food on weekends and at its monthly pop-up brunch. This new full-service kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner after February 16, beginning at 11:30 a.m. daily. A statement says they will eventually add a weekly brunch menu, as well as a “late night menu to satisfy those midnight cravings.”

Woodburn was acquired by the March First, based in Sycamore Township. – the company that oversees March First Brewing, Cincinnati Distilling and FigLeaf Brewing – in December 2020, retaining the Woodburn name and original beer recipes. The bar reopened under their management in April 2021 with the aim of “upgrading” the taproom by adding more seating, a lounge area and a kitchen. The company’s culinary director, Bhumin Desai, will participate in Woodburn’s food program.

See the full food menu below:

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