The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants is jumping into the food hall game. CMR announced this week that it plans to open Budd Dairy Food Hall in the historic Budd Dairy Company building across from Seventh Son Brewing Co. in Italian Village. According to a press release, the food hall will serve as an incubator for eight to 10 “entrepreneurial, chef-driven restaurant concepts.” Look for it to open at the end of this year. Food vendors are invited to (quickly) apply for a space in the Fourth Street food hall at

Cleveland's TownHall restaurant, which touts a GMO-free menu, and another unnamed restaurant are coming to the Short North as part of developer Crawford Hoying's 800 North High project, which includes a Moxy Hotel by Marriott. Look for TownHall to open sometime next year.

Caffe Apropos plans to close after nearly 14 years in the Harrison West community. Its last day of operation will be Friday, Jan. 19.

Mr. Hummus Grill will open at 1450 Bethel Rd. in the Bethel Centre this winter, replacing Shish Kebab Mediterranean Cafe.

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams will host a conversation with Hanif Abdurraqib, author of "They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” at its Clintonville shop 7–8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The Daily Growler and Land-Grant Brewing Company have collaborated on a new brew: a New England Style IPA called The Corsica. Keep an eye out for beer release events planned at all three Daily Growler locations Jan. 18-20.

Sweet T's Southern Style Kitchen opens at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 inside the new Tavern 161 at 155 W. Main St. in Plain City. Sweet T's started as a food truck serving Southern fare such as bourbon chicken, shrimp ‘n' grits and fried green tomatoes.

Vivi Bubble Tea is now open in the University District at 2408 N. High St.

New Albany's Soulshine Tavern has a new chef. Jason Mason joined the tavern about six weeks ago after a stint at Miller's Ale House.