Friday Food Bites: November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

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

  • Harvest Pizzeria owner Chris Crader announced that the pizzeria would open a location in the old Westie’s Gastropub space, at 940 S. Front St. in the Brewery District. This is close to the original German Village location, which closed earlier this year.
  • Roosevelt Coffeehouse will open a third full location on Tuesday, Nov. 5 inside the Thirty-One Gifts/Bob Evans headquarters at 8131 Smith’s Mill Rd. in New Albany
  • Uncle Nick’s Fried Chicken (no relation to me) in Grandview announced a new fried chicken concept called The Crispy Cook, opening soon at 1717 Northwest Blvd. (former site of Acre)
  • The Nile Vegan restaurant opened at 1479 Worthington St. in Victorian Village
  • First Watch opens its newest central Ohio restaurant at 2 Huber Village Blvd. in Westerville on Monday, Nov. 4
  • Cleveland Chef Jonathon Sawyer’s new restaurant SeeSaw launches its full brunch service this weekend
  • Dollar General announced it will open one of its urban concepts, DGX, in the High Point at the Commons development downtown

And some events!

  • Beers & Board Games hosts its annual 24-hour fundraiser, Extra Life, from 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 through 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Olentangy River Brewing Company
  • Quinci Emporium is hosting a champagne and light bite tasting on Saturday, Nov. 2
  • The Worthington Libraries’ Books & Brews fundraiser is Friday, Nov. 1, with beer tastings, food, live music, silent auctions, and more
  • Starting this Saturday, Nov. 2, the Worthington Farmer’s Market moves indoors until April. Find it at The Shops at Worthington Place every Saturday!
  • Zaftig Brewing hosts its latest cooking competition, What a Crock!, on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. Anyone can bring a crockpot meal to enter; yours truly will help with the judging!
  • Smith & Wollensky at Easton hosts The Whole Cow dinner on Nov. 20, featuring a 10-course, nose-to-tail menu

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