Written by: Steve Stover
Date: May 4, 2017

The new Plain City location of Bluescreek Farm Meats also features a bistro and market. Photo: Steve Stover.

The new Plain City location of Bluescreek Farm Meats also features a bistro and market. Photo: Steve Stover.

The long-time North Market favorite Bluescreek Farm Meats with its expertly butchered and homegrown, hormone- and antibiotic-free meats, has moved to an attractive new home near Plain City.

Located along U.S. Route 42, the new location features a market and café that offers made-from-scratch items such as house-cured pastrami, house-smoked chicken, a spicy lamb merguez burger and a pork belly sandwich. Yum!

Owners David and Cheryl Smith are proud that Bluescreek is a “whole animal” butcher shop that uses every part of the animal.

Bluescreek meats include local beef, lamb, pork, veal and goat, plus Gerber chicken. Their website lists 52 cuts or preparations of beef alone, including some less well known items such a bistro steak, charcoal steak, chuckeye roasts and steaks. There are 28 lamb, 40 pork, 28 lamb, and 12 goat offerings, as well as the excellent homemade stocks.

Did I mention the smoked meats? Those include bacon, ham and more. The spring season will include bison and grass-fed beef.

One of the meat cases at Bluescreek Farm Meats' new location in Plain City. Photo: Steve Stover.

One of the meat cases at Bluescreek Farm Meats’ new location in Plain City. Photo: Steve Stover.

The market offers homemade baked goods, including breads, cookies, cheesecake as well as candies and many other locally sourced food items.

The cafe features an ever-changing seasonal menu of delicious, homemade foods, including the winter salad with golden and red beets, grapefruit, local goat cheese and spiced walnuts ($8); a house-cured pastrami sandwich; the Mojo house-smoked chicken sandwich with chimichurri and pepper jack cheese; Asian glazed pork belly sandwich with cabbage and radish slaw; two burgers and a spicy lamb burger. Soups, desserts, local ice cream and old-fashioned sodas are also available. There is a carryout menu.

Bluescreek, which also hosts cooking classes and other special events, is well worth the short drive from Columbus!

Bluescreek Farm Meats, Market, and Cafe
8120 US 42, corner of U.S. 42 and state Route 736
Plain City, OH 43064

Tuesday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 7p.m., the cafe opens at 11 a.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the cafe opens at 10 a.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday

  • shrimlock

    The Silent Woman Bar was i believe on East Main, just east of James.
    The signage in neon or lit up from behind maybe, was extremely provocative.
    It showed an image of a female with her, holding her own head or her head somehow detached.
    Depicting the female as presumably silent. And even holding the knife?
    pretty grisly, and disturbing and was evident to anyone driving around there up till the 90’s, it seems.

  • shrimlock

    The other one that was near the Motel Greg Lashutka got in trouble win he was prosecutor, And i think that was on East Broad, that was the Pink Elephant.

  • Barbara Cruz

    what about hanleys steak house sullivant ave Columbus ohio

  • Barbara Cruz

    does anyone have a copy of the menu or pictures

  • Mr.Gale.B

    I need an exact and correct answer:
    Where was “Top of the Center” located? In WHAT building?

  • Otto Gronkowski

    Slow hipster service and slow kitchen. Expensive prices. Don’t visit if you want to see food on your table in under 45 minutes. However the food quality, taste and presentation is very good! Ambiance is contemporary cool inside, very different from what you may have the impression of from the exterior of this old Tim Horton’s location. Good bar and drink selection. Overpriced menu. On the west coast you can find this style of filipino restaurant serving same dishes for $7.50. Here they will set you back $12-$18. You can’t even get into appetizers for less than $10 unless you want a bowl of rice. Don’t know if they’ll survive, table turnover is way too slow, even though they’re making large profit margin per dish, it’s just way too slow. If you have an evening to kill, this would be a good hangout. Don’t attempt a weekday lunch or dinner. You’ll see a good hipster millinial crowd here.