Chef Sebastian La Rocca at FYR. Image courtesy facebook.com/fyrshortnorth.
There’s always a lot happening in the Columbus restaurant world! Here’s the latest:
- In case you missed the news last week, the new two-level restaurant on the ground floor of the new Hilton Downtown addition, FYR, opens officially today. The restaurant is headed up by chef Sebastian La Rocca, a Michelin-starred chef originally from Argentina.
- Columbus Monthly broke the big news this week that a new cocktail-centric late night restaurant called Cobra will take up the former Panera/Clarmont space at 684 S. High St. Set to open next spring, it’s headed up by four alums of Watershed Kitchen & Bar.
- North Market Bridge Park announced this week that Pablo’s Havana Cafe would be joining it as a vendor. It is set to open sometime in the late fall.
- Smokehouse Brewing in Grandview, which has been temporarily closed since early August, holds a soft opening through today (Oct. 14), then will celebrate a full re-opening on Wednesday, Oct. 19.
- In case you missed the news last week, Service Bar at Middle West Spirits re-opens today under the leadership of chef Chris Connolly.
- Creole2Geaux, currently a vendor at East Market, announced that it will also open a stand-alone location at 410 N. Front St. in the Arena District.
- A location of Cincinnati-based Buzzed Bull Creamery is coming soon to 50 S. Liberty St. in Powell.
- Pie of the Tiger, a Detroit-style pizza pop-up from the Yellow Brick Pizza team, will open a second shop inside Mid City Garage in Merion Village. This joins the existing pop-up inside the Short North Tavern.
- 614 Magazine’s Burger & Beer Week returns next, Oct. 17-22. During the week, a variety of participating restaurants will be serving special burgers for $6-8.
This week I’m also writing:
- Where to Stay, Eat, & Drink in Columbus Over a Sports-Centric Weekend
- Experience Columbus Style Pizza on the New Pizza Trail!