Some big openings were announced this week! Mikey's Late Night Slice announced a new brick-and-mortar location to open at 268 S. Fourth St., next door to the also-announced Tavernesque Bar & Restaurant. Because of the new opening, Mikey's shared they will not be returning to the Columbus Commons nearby; instead, Tortilla Mexican street food will take over their shack.
Some big openings were announced this week! Mikey’s Late Night Slice announced a new brick-and-mortar location to open at 268 S. Fourth St., next door to the also-announced Tavernesque Bar & Restaurant. Because of the new opening, Mikey’s shared they will not be returning to the Columbus Commons nearby; instead, Tortilla Mexican street food will take over their shack.
In Grandview, the Knotty Pine is set to return in a different form. The former bar space has been home until recently to the Rude Dog Bar & Grill. Now the spot is being re-born as Knotty Pine Brewing, due to open this spring. Meanwhile, Panamanian food truck Teodora’s Kitchen announced it’s selling its truck to new owners, and will eventually set up in a permanent brick-and-mortar home. This weekend is the last days of operation.
Last Friday Red Robin debuted its new Blaze Pizza concept at 1708 N. High St., the former site of its Burger Works restaurant. Blaze Pizza is a fast-casual concept focused on quick-fired 12-inch pizzas.
Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern announced a busy year for 2015, including remodeling three restaurants (the New Albany location will be closed for several weeks) and the addition of five locations across Ohio, Michigan, North Carolina and Florida. The newest Columbus location in Clintonville is slated to open spring 2016.
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced a new partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art. The restaurant group will serve as the official caterer of CMA events, and will also operate the new Lino cafe inside the museum, set to open this fall.
There are a number of recent or upcoming closings, too. Garam Masala closed in Dublin abruptly. Mexican cafe and folk art gallery Frida Katrina announced it’s closing on Feb. 28. The gallery is located at 3339 N. High St. in Clintonville. Also in Clintonville, The Bean coffee shop closed at 219 E. Arcadia. According to its Facebook page, it will soon be replaced by Shugar Daisey’s, a cupcake bakery.
Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast at ">breakfastwithnick.com and authored the guidebook “Breakfast With Nick: Columbus,” with a second edition coming spring 2015. He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures and brewery tours for Columbus Brew Adventures.