Friday Food Bites: January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

There’s a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world! Check in weekly to see what’s happening.

  • Cleveland-based TownHall announced they’ll open a Columbus location as part of the 800 North High development in Short North, in the summer of 2019. The bar and restaurant is known for featuring organic and non-GMO items.
  • Shish Kebab Mediterranean Grill on Bethel Road has closed.
  • Los Potosinos food truck (mmm… pollo al carbon) announced they’ll be moving from the King Lincoln District to Long Street and Taylor Avenue this spring.
  • Hass Taco on Sawmill Road has closed.
  • The Keep Liquor Bar inside the Hotel LeVeque is hosting a five-course Maker’s Mark Bourbon Dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 24, featuring dishes from The Keep’s chef Jonathan Olson, as well as chef Marcus Meacham and chef Jack Moore of Watershed Kitchen & Bar.
  • Matt Heaggans and Catie Randazzo from Ambrose & Eve announced they’re hosting a brunch pop-up at the Winter Flea on Feb. 4 at Strongwater.
  • Restaurant Week runs next week from Jan. 22-29. Participating restaurants will feature three-course prix fixe meals at different price points.
  • Baba’s shared a blog post celebrating their one-year anniversary, including updates on braised meats in winter, smoked meats coming this spring, and a temporary closure in February for a deep clean.
  • Ray Ray’s and Land-Grant Brewing announced the Hickory & Oak Supper Club, taking place the last Sunday of every month and featuring hickory-smoked meats paired with oak-aged beers.
  • Darista Dips has launched a new dip flavor that celebrates women makers, called Like a Girl, Like a Boss Gooey Chocolate Espresso Hummus. They’re celebrating with a launch party at Whole Food Easton on Feb. 8.
  • Covington-Kentucky based Braxton Brewing (see our visit there last year) will start distributing to central Ohio.
  • Johnson’s Real Ice Cream announced they’re opening a third shop at 160 W. Main St. in New Albany. It joins shops in Bexley and Dublin (which opened last year).
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced The Avenue Steak Tavern will add a second location in Dublin’s Bridge Park development this spring.

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