Friday Food Bites: Land-Grant opens Extension bar, Lucky’s Market and Toro Meat Market expand

May 17, 2024

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

  • Today at 11 a.m. Land-Grant Brewing opens its new bar, Extension. The stand-alone space is next to the Gravity Experience Park, across the alley from Land-Grant’s main taproom and beer garden. It serves experimental beers, wine, and cocktails. See more in Land-Grant Brewing Opens The Extension Bar!
  • Also today, Lucky’s Market opens its new Victorian Village store at 747 Neil Ave. It’s part of the rebuilt Thurber Village plaza, former site of a Giant Eagle (and a Big Bear, if you remember that far back). In addition to Lucky’s, the plaza includes a new apartment building and a reconstructed CVS on the corner.
  • The Toro Meat Market also opened a new store at 704 Parsons Ave. this week! This makes for three locations for the family-owned Mexican market. Two years ago Toro took over the former Carfagna’s space at 1405 E. Dublin Granville Rd. when Carfagna’s moved to Polaris.
  • I’m excited to check out this place! The Latin-inspired Cocinamos Bakery + Bistro opened recently at 3 W. Winter St. in downtown Delaware, serving coffee, baked goods, and lunch.
  • Budd Dairy Food Hall announced that Zaki Mediterranean Grill would become a permanent stall in June, taking over the former Cousins Maine Lobster space. Zaki was previously part of Budd Dairy’s Hatch incubator program.
  • Mouton cocktail bar announced this week that its official last day in business will be June 1. Back in April Mouton announced that its landlord hadn’t renewed its lease, as a new business would take over Mouton’s storefront and the one next door.
  • Agape Mediterranean announced that it will add a fifth location this fall at Grandview Yard.
  • The Pearl Market opened for the season this week! This year you’ll find it every Tuesday at Pearl and Gay streets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and every Thursday at the Columbus Commons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., now through October. Also kicking off this week is the Food Truck Food Court every Thursday at the Commons and Breakfast at the Commons Wednesday mornings from 7:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Chef Alana Shock of Alana’s Food & Wine hosts a pop-up dinner this Saturday, May 18 at Station in Granville.
  • In the latest round of reader’s polls, Buckeye Donuts has been nominated for USA Today’s 10Best awards for Best Donut Shop. Go vote for them daily!

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