Friday Food Bites: Hank’s Seafood opening next week, Rollz Rice and I Love Noods join campus

April 19, 2024

Image courtesy Hank’s Low Country Seafood

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

  • Next week Tuesday, April 23, Hank’s Low Country Seafood & Raw Bar opens at 6 W. Gay St. downtown. This is the second location of the Charleston-based seafood restaurant. It’s operated by Makeready, which runs The Junto and the forthcoming Chouette French bistro coming across High Street from Hank’s.
  • Campus gained a couple new casual eateries lately! The fast casual Indian spot Rollz Rice, which started in Lewis Center, opened a location at 16 E. Sixteenth Ave. last week. They let you customize bowls, wraps, and naan breads.
  • And just this week a noodle spot called I Love Noods opened at 9 E. Lane Ave. The small chain features ramen, pho, dumplings, dim sum, boba tea, and other dishes. Their official grand opening is Friday, April 26 – all bowls will be $1 that day.
  • The Crispy Coop opened a second location yesterday at 6330 Tussing Rd. Reynoldsburg. Their first location is in Grandview/5xNW. (And apparently they had a Pickerington location for a couple years that recently closed.)
  • The Granville Inn unveiled a new look this past week, with big renovations to some of its dining rooms and patios, as well as an upgraded menu.
  • You have this Sunday and next (April 21 and 28) to catch the collaboration between Hot Chicken Takeover and Dough Mama. All HCT locations are serving a limited amount of sandwiches on Dough Mama biscuits; they open early at 10:30 a.m. those days. Dough Mama is also serving a chicken salad biscuit sandwich with HCT ranch and pickles.
  • Get your tickets now for Koso’s Ramen After Dark pop-up at the East Market on Friday, April 26 from 7-9 p.m. They’ll be serving specialty bowls of Korean ramen that night!
  • This week Law Bird kicked off a new pop-up called Sakura City Pop, featuring Japanese Suntory whiskeys. It’s running through April 28; reservations can be made through their website.
  • Last week Watershed Distillery released the second batch of its rare uncut, unfiltered bourbon. It’s available at select OHLQ shops around the state.
  • This Saturday, April 20, Rose Dough Donuts is hosting a Best in Show fundraiser benefitting Stop the Suffering Ohio, including special donuts, a dog parade, coffee, and beer at Olentangy River Brewing Company. You can sign up your pup to participate here!

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