Friday Food Bites: February 4, 2022

February 4, 2022

(Avishar’s fabled cheesy brisket crunch on the menu at Service Bar.)

There’s always a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world! Here’s the latest:

  • Columbus Alive broke the news this week that Chef Avishar Barua is stepping back from day-to-day operations at Service Bar (which, in a separate announcement, said it will be re-opening soon) and is opening his own cafe called Joya in the former Sassafras Bakery space in Old Worthington.
  • The fried chicken carryout Fried Chicka Bang re-opened for lunch this week after a hiatus. You can order pickup or delivery from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily from their Sancus Boulevard location inside Sunny Street Cafe.
  • Multiple outlets reported that Cameron Mitchell Restaurants will open an as-yet-unnamed Italian concept in the former G. Michael’s space in German Village.
  • New York City-based The Halal Guys announced their first central Ohio location to 6181 Sawmill Rd. in Dublin.
  • The Korean fried chicken concept Mad For Chicken has launched delivery and carryout service in Columbus, out of the ghost kitchens at 1282 Essex Ave.
  • Sadly, the Leipzig Haus on Livingston Avenue will close this Saturday, Feb. 5 after 53 years in business, citing the pandemic and nearby development.
  • The Worthington Farmers Market kicks off an indoor season this Saturday, Feb. 5. The market will be open every Saturday in February and March from 9 a.m. to noon at The Shops at Worthington Place.

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