The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Hilliard's Ten Pin Alley reopens Friday, Feb. 2, after undergoing a significant expansion. The bowling center at 5499 Ten Pin Alley now features a much larger dining area and Neapolitan-style pizzas.
The Carvery has closed permanently at 51 E. Gay St. The Downtown sandwich shop, which opened in 2014, suffered significant water damage from a plumbing leak December.
The Israeli fast-casual chain Burgerim is breaking into the Central Ohio market with two locations this year. Burgerim (which translates to “many burgers” in Hebrew) allows customers to design their own 2.8-ounce burgers with a variety of buns, patties, sauces and toppings. One franchise is opening Downtown at 121 S. High St., formerly home to The Chintz Room, with another location planned for 6599 E. Broad St. in Reynoldsburg.
A pair of Columbus chefs recently filmed an episode of “Guy's Grocery Games” on The Food Network. Gallerie Bar & Bistro pastry chef Aaron Clouse and chef Laura Lee of Ajumama food truck will appear in the episode “Sweet and Savory Duos” when it airs on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 9 p.m.
North Country Charcuterie recently opened its own USDA-approved production facility on Chesapeake Avenue next to Watershed Distillery. The family-owned cured meat business, which was previously operating out of 1400 Food Lab, will now be able to ramp up production and sell its offerings nationwide.
North High Brewing Co. is teaming up with Delaware-based Amato's Woodfired Pizza to open a brewpub in Marion this spring.
On Saturday, Feb. 3, all Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops will open three hours early to celebrate Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. This year's event benefits She Should Run, a nonprofit organization that seeks to empower women of all political leanings to run for elected office. Jeni's will donate 50 percent of all sales made between 9 a.m. and noon to She Should Run.
The Donut Experiment is now open at 6780 Perimeter Loop Rd. in Dublin.
IT'SUGAR, an over-the-top candy retailer (read: 5-pound gummy bears) with more than 100 stores nationwide, opens at 160 Easton Town Center on Friday, Feb. 2.
Changes are afoot for the recently closed Juergens German Bakery and Restaurant. Our sister publication ThisWeek Community News reports that the longtime German Village restaurant at 525 S. Fourth St. is being replaced with a new German concept from the owners of Crosswoods' Wurst und Bier.
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[Correction: The original version of this article stated that during its Ice Cream for Breakfast Day event Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams scoop shops would be donating 50 percent of proceeds to She Should Run. The company is actually donating 50 percent of sales to the nonprofit.]