Friday Food Bites: Peanut Shoppe is moving, Bear’s Bagels joins Hilliard, Del Mar opens at Easton

June 7, 2024

Photo courtesy Bear’s Bagels

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

First, a special note: it’s time for the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend! I’ll be downtown on the riverfront working social media for it (make sure you’re following @ColumbusArtsFest on Instagram to see all the fun). There will be nearly 40 food trucks, boozy slushies from High Bank Distillery, beers from Rhinegeist, lemon shake-ups, and a lot more culinary fun, on top of all the visual art, performances, kid’s activities, and demonstrations. I hope to see you there!

  • Bear’s Bagels opens its first storefront this morning at 4142 Main St. in Hilliard. They’ve been appearing at the Dublin Market for a while, and this marks the move to a brick and mortar. They’ll be selling bagels, schmears, and sandwiches.
  • The Peanut Shoppe downtown has been sold to new owners, who are moving it across Capitol Square to 4 E. Broad St. this September. The Stone family has owned it since 1996 (and worked there since 1972), and they’ve sold it to the Powells. The move will mark the fifth location downtown for the shop, which first opened in 1935! (You can read my article on them on Ohio.org last year.)
  • Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ newest local eatery, Del Mar, is set to open at 4089 The Strand East at Easton town center on Tuesday, June 11. The Mediterranean-focused Del Mar takes over the former Bon Vie space. CMR operates Del Mar locations in Naples, Florida and a forthcoming one in West Palm Beach.
  • The city of Hilliard announced recently that Drunch Eatery + Bar will add a second location in the TruePointe development coming next year. Drunch operates its first location at 995 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village.
  • A churro-centric shop called Oh Churros opened last week at 2110 W. Henderson Rd. in Upper Arlington. (This is the former Peace, Love, and Little Donuts location.)
  • The Columbus Summer Wine Festival returns on Saturday, June 8 at McFerson Commons. There will be a collection of 30 wineries, live music, and vendors from the Front Street Flea.
  • The Columbus Natural Wine Fest returns for a second year this Sunday, June 9 on West Gay Street downtown, underneath the Current installation. It will feature a dozen local wine shops and restaurants, lots of natural wines, and food from Avishar Barua and B.J. Lieberman.
  • Talita’s Burritos and Coneys announced last week that it has closed its location at 6542 Hayden Run Rd. in Hilliard. Their location at 1335 Dublin Rd. is still open.
  • The owners of Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream at 1947 Hard Rd. shared on Facebook that after 25 years running it, they have sold the shop to new owners.

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