Friday Food Bites: January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021

Photo courtesy of Commonhouse Ales Facebook page

There’s a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world; here’s the latest for this week:

  • Commonhouse Ales announced this week that it has ceased operations. The city’s first B Corp brewery, Commonhouse Ales was owned by Lenny Kolada, owner of Smokehouse Brewing. The brewery’s purpose was to raise funds for local non-profits. A few of its beers are still available at Smokehouse.
  • Basil Thai announced that it will take over the old Blunch space at 2973 N. High St. in Clintonville, making it their fourth location in the city
  • The carryout/delivery fried chicken shop Fried Chicka Bang opened its second location this week, out of the Sunny Street Cafe in the Arena District. It joins one operating out of the Sunny Street Cafe in Polaris.
  • The Aab India at 2400 E. Main St. in Bexley is under new ownership and has changed its name to Khaab Indian Kitchen & Bar
  • Kintsugi Sushi opens today inside the North Market Bridge Park
  • A new distillery called Magnolia Spirits launched last week inside Noble Cut Distillery. Magnolia is a rectifier, blending bourbons and whiskeys, and resurrecting the name of S.N. Pike’s Magnolia, a rectifier established in 1849 in Cincinnati
  • Columbus Alive reported this week that the owners of Denmark cocktail bar will open a restaurant called Left Field at 340 Greenlawn Ave., previously a Legacy Smokehouse
  • The owners of Donna’s Delicious Dozen shared that they have purchased a food truck and will have it available sometime this spring

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