Friday Food Bites: Mikey’s joining Pins, Dave’s Hot Chicken opens Westerville, second Los Agavez coming

May 3, 2024

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

  • Mikey’s Late Night Slice announced this week that it will open two new stores inside the Pins Mechanical Co. locations in Dublin and at Easton this summer, replacing the two Weenie Wonder locations that abruptly closed in February.
  • The owners of Los Agavez Taqueria teased a second location this week! Although they wouldn’t specify where, they said it will be a brick and mortar, not a second truck. Read more about Los Agavez and their amazing birria tacos!
  • Three Columbus food businesses took home Good Food awards this week! Foris Extraordinary Meats (which was formerly North Country Charcuterie), Crimson coffee, and Seek-No-Further Cidery all nabbed awards for their work.
  • Dave’s Hot Chicken opens its third central Ohio today at 803 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville. It joins locations on West Dublin Granville Road in Dublin and on North High Street near campus.
  • Columbus City Council just approved a new DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) for downtown Columbus. After it gets final state approval, it will go live on May 24. You can read more about the Center City DORA here.
  • Farmers market season is kicking off! The Worthington Farmers Market (which was just named Best Farmers Market in the country by USA Today) opens its outdoor season this Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. It continues outdoors through November. Likewise, the Dublin Farmers Market in Bridge Park kicks off this Saturday; the Clintonville Farmers Market started last week.
  • A new food truck called Ember and Spice debuted this week at Land-Grant Brewing Company, serving smashburgers, tacos, grilled cheese, and more.
  • Business First verified this week that WY Mongolian Grill is now open at 8633 Columbus Pike in Lewis Center.
  • DraftKing Sports & Social, a bar and restaurant focused on sports-betting, opens at 840 N. High St. (the former Melt space) in the Short North on Thursday, May 9.
  • A new coffee shop called Coffee on High opened this week at 3 S. High St. in Canal Winchester. They feature beans from Jennings Java Coffee Roasters.
  • Central Ohio’s second location of Caribou Coffee opens at 1752 Columbus Pike in Delaware on Wednesday, May 8. Caribou pulled out of the region about a decade ago before a franchisee opened a shop in Reynoldsburg last year.
  • A new food vendor called High Eats debuted at the High Street Kitchens (2864 N. High St. in Clintonville) earlier this week. They serve a range of gyros, burgers, rice platters, wings, and more.
  • 614 Now shared that YF Chinese Cuisine at 5225 Godown Rd. on the northwest side has closed and been replaced by Kung Fu Noodle.
  • With the arrival of May, Columbus Food Adventures’ outdoor tours return, including the taco truck tour and Worthington tour. This month, CFA is also hosting a Taste of Somalia dinner with Hoyo’s Kitchen at Bubbly Food Hall on May 15 and a Park House Supper Club dinner with chef Silas Caeton on May 8.

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