The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes

Veritas, which closed its Delaware location this fall, reopened last week Downtown in the Citizens Building at 11 W. Gay St. Chef/owner Josh Dalton has partnered on the project with the Edwards Companies, which offered to build Dalton his “dream kitchen” on the bottom floor of the old bank building. The glass-encased kitchen is the focal point of the 2,700-square-foot New American restaurant, which also features two bars, a private dining room and a chef's table for two. The restaurant is currently accepting limited dinner reservations, and Dalton plans to add lunch service at a later date.

Andes Bar & Grill opened last week at 79 S. Fourth St., the former home of Hae-Paul's Korean American Kitchen. Chef/owner Jorge Nisthauz, who hails from Bolivia, will serve South American fare and cocktails, with a focus on dishes from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Fox in the Snow's new German Village cafe opens Saturday, Jan. 6, at 210 Thurman Ave., the site of the old Thurmania Theatre. This will be the second location for owners Lauren Culley and Jeff Excell, who first opened Fox in the Snow in Italian Village in 2014.

Huong Vietnamese Restaurant at 1270 Morse Road will be closed for at least four weeks after the chef suffered a knee injury last week.

Iron Age Korean BBQ has replaced Kaya Grill & Sushi at 4710 Reed Road on the Northwest Side. The restaurant offers a variety of Korean specialties such as jjigae, bulgogi and Korean-style barbecue, plus sushi and teriyaki dishes.

Sassafras Bakery will be closed through Tuesday, Jan. 16, for winter break. The Worthington bakery will resume regular hours on Jan. 17.

Now is the time to stock up on Gordon's Gin, Old Crow and Three Olives Grape Vodka. Ohio's State Department of Commerce is shedding more than 700 liquor brands this year to make room for more popular and new-release products. Once the inventory is sold, these “last call” liquors will no longer be available for purchase in Ohio. To see a complete list, visit