Friday Food Bites: September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019

There’s a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world – here’s the latest!

  • Multiple sources, including Columbus Alive, Columbus Dispatch, and Columbus Underground, are confirming that that owner Chris Kowalski is closing Jack’s Sandwich Shop this week and putting it up for sale. He’s citing years of ongoing construction issues near their building. Jack’s originated in 1942 along High Street; it moved to their Lynn Alley location in 1968.
  • Little Eater announced this week that they have closed their Clintonville shop effective immediately. Their North Market stall remains open.
  • Swensons Drive-In opened their third location in central Ohio this week, at 4810 Cemetery Rd. in Hilliard. This joins locations in Dublin and Polaris; one in Gahanna is on the way.
  • Dragon Donuts in Grove City teased on social media that they’ll be opening a second location
  • Urban Meyer’s Pint House opens this afternoon at 6632 Longshore St. in Bridge Park Dublin
  • Gahanna’s Blank Slate Coffee shared on social media that the coffee shop (currently housed in an Airstream trailer) and its accompanying art gallery The Hart Room will be moving into a new space
  • The & Juice Co. Italian Village location at 991 N. Fourth St. has closed. Locations in Upper Arlington and Clintonville remain open.
  • Columbus Food Adventures is introducing a newly revamped dessert walking tour, focused on the sweet spots in Short North.

And plenty of events!

  • Columbus Mac and Cheese Festival is Friday, Sept. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at Easton Town Center, benefiting the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The Columbus Commons Harvest Fair is Saturday, Sept. 28 from noon-4 p.m.
  • Wolf’s Ridge Brewing celebrates their sixth anniversary with Wolfstock on Saturday, Sept. 28 starting at 10 a.m. It will feature 50+ beers on draft, bottle releases, food specials, live music, and more.
  • Land-Grant Brewing celebrates their fifth anniversary the same day starting at noon. In fact, you can take a shuttle between the two breweries’ anniversary festivities!
  • Old Worthington Market Day is Saturday, Sept. 28 along High Street in Old Worthington from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Check out the blog post below for more info on it.)
  • Cheryl’s Cookies is hosting a fall festival at their flagship store – 646 McCorkle Blvd. in Westerville – on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Columbus Coffee Festival is Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29 at Ohio Village
  • Portia’s Cafe is hosting an Ethiopian pop-up on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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