Friday Food Bites: January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020

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

  • This week Hot Chicken Takeover announced a fourth location in central Ohio at 435 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville. The new restaurant is set to open this summer.
  • North Market announced that Block’s Bagels would become its newest tenant, taking the former stall of Taste of Belgium. Block’s is slated to open this spring.
  • The Crispy Coop, a new concept from the folks behind Uncle Nick’s Greek Fried Chicken, will open Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1717 Northwest Blvd. in 5xNW
  • I’m not sure how I missed this, but in December The Pancake House in Westerville opened a second location at 1182 Powell Rd. in Lewis Center, sharing the space with a gelato shop called Gelatolicious
  • A new fair trade and organic-focused coffee shop called Cielo Cafe hosts its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1762 N. High St., across from Ohio State’s campus
  • Kickin’ Chicken Mobile has settled into a brick and mortar shop at 5413 Sinclair Rd., former site of Leone’s Pizza
  • Random Precision Brewing is hosting a Groundhog Day tasting on Sunday, Feb. 2 from noon to 8 p.m. They’ll be showing the Bill Murray movie on repeat and offering special pint, flight, and growler specials all day.
  • Brunch returns to VASO in Dublin on Feb. 1
  • Wolf’s Ridge Brewing hosts their winter bottle release starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 in their taproom and event space downtown
  • On Saturday, Feb. 1, Jeni’s Ice Creams is celebrating National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. Their scoop shops open up at 8 a.m., and they’ll be debuting a new flavor: Skillet Cinnamon Roll.

This week I’m also writing

And the fourth video in my interview series with local food-makers is up! Get to know Kevin Crowley of The Lox Bagel Shop:

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