Monday, November 23, 2009

Mayberry announces new weekend hours

Although Cincinnati’s newest restaurant, Mayberry, has only been open for a few weeks, Chef and Owner Joshua Campbell and co-owner Corey Wietmarschen are already prepared to expand with new weekend hours that will feature new dinner and Sunday brunch menus.

“Before we even opened our doors, people were asking us when we’d be adding weekend hours. We wanted to make sure we got the swing of things before we added those hours, but now we’re ready,” said Chef Josh Campbell, owner of Mayberry and World Food Bar in historic Findlay Market.

Starting Dec. 4, 2009, Mayberry – located at 915 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 – will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, they will open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and remain open until at least 9 p.m. Mayberry will also offer Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

“We will definitely be open through 9 p.m.,” Campbell said, “But if the crowds are there, we will stay open until everyone has been fed.”

Campbell is also adding a separate menu for dinner that differs from the current lunch menu. Menus will change weekly depending on what is fresh and in season.

“We don’t want to nail ourselves down to a set menu because it’s important for me to prepare and serve the best dishes possible. I want to be able to go to markets and buy the best ingredients to serve to our guests,” Campbell said.

For his first weekend, Chef Campbell’s dinner offerings will include crispy pork belly with Frank’s RedHot butter and cheddar grits and short ribs with creamed corn and smoked bacon, among other items. Selected lunch menu items will be available at dinner on a rotating basis. Until Mayberry obtains their liquor license, guests will be able to bring their own alcoholic beverages for weekend dinners.

Weekly dinner menus will be posted on the World Food Bar Restaurant Group’s Facebook page ( and on Twitter (, and will also be available by phone at 513-381-5999.

About World Food Bar Restaurant Group & Chef Joshua Campbell:
World Food Bar Restaurant Group – operators of World Food Bar and Mayberry are the creations of Chef Joshua Steven Campbell – a Cincinnati native and a 1997 graduate of Winton Wood High School.

Campbell attended the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach from 1999 to 2001. During that time and after graduation, he worked as the Chef De Cuisine at 11th Maple Street. Campbell also has experience as a private chef, head chef at Osceola Street Café in Florida, and as executive chef at The Dunmore Beach Club on Harbor Island in the Bahamas.

Campbell moved back to Cincinnati to open up World Food Bar in historic Findley Market, where he creates freshly prepared ethnic foods using local and organic ingredients. World Food Bar offers several different selections of boxed lunches, take home meals that can be prepared in just minutes and catering for corporate and private events with specialized menus. The goal of World Food Bar is to bring high quality gourmet food at an affordable price to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.

Campbell's newest venture is Mayberry – a grassroots American eatery. Mayberry offers classy but casual breakfast and lunch dishes that surprise with simplicity and price. Mayberry is located at 915 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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