Friday Food Bites: FYR opens at Hilton, Pablo’s joins North Market, Cobra takes over Clarmont space

October 14, 2022

Chef Sebastian La Rocca at FYR. Image courtesy

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.

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