Woodburn Brewing to Open Korean-Inspired Kitchen in its East Walnut Hills Taproom

The East Walnut Hills taproom and brewery will be home to a new kitchen, helmed by chef Andrew Han.

click to enlarge Woodburn Brewing - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY WOODBURN BREWING
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Woodburn Brewing

Woodburn Brewing is adding some bites to go with its beer.

click to enlarge Woodburn Brewing's new Executive Chef Andrew Han (left) and March First Brands Culinary Director Bhumin Desai - PHOTO: PROVIDED 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 taproom and brewery will now be home to a new kitchen, helmed by chef Andrew Han. Han — who has done stints in notable local eateries including Senate, Pepp & Dolores and O Pie O — will be drawing on his Korean heritage for the menu.

The kitchen will debut at 3 p.m. Feb. 16.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to open up the Woodburn kitchen,” Han says in a release. “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, marinated egg, pickled carrots and red onion, and a "Toadstool Sandwich," with soy-and-ginger-marinated mushrooms, topped with mayo and gochujang slaw. There are also wings, nachos, pork rinds (with Grippo's seasoning), salads, burgers and more.  
click to enlarge The Woodburn Burger with an Ecklerin Meat's patty, hot pepper bacon jam, Urban Stead pimento cheese, onion and Duke's Mayo - PHOTO: PROVIDED BY WOODBURN BREWING
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The Woodburn Burger with an Ecklerin Meat's patty, hot pepper bacon jam, Urban Stead pimento cheese, onion and Duke's Mayo


Woodburn has been serving food on weekends and during its monthly pop-up drag brunch. This new full-service kitchen will be open for lunch and dinner after Feb. 16, starting at 11:30 a.m. daily. A release says they'll eventually be adding a weekly brunch menu, as well as a "late-night menu to satisfy those midnight munchies."

Woodburn was acquired by the Sycamore Township-based March First — the company that oversees March First Brewing, Cincinnati Distilling and FigLeaf Brewing — in December of 2020, keeping the Woodburn name and original beer recipes. The taproom reopened under their direction in April 2021 with the goal of "enhancing" the taproom by adding more seating, a lounge area and a kitchen. The company's Culinary Director Bhumin Desai will be assisting with Woodburn's food program. 

See the full food menu below:

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