The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Fado Pub and Kitchen, a new concept from the owner of Fado Irish Pub at Easton, opens Monday, Oct. 1, at 6652 Riverside Dr. in Dublin. The 5,700-square-foot restaurant and bar, located in Bridge Park West, will combine an Irish pub's vibe with an elevated menu “influenced by Ireland, France and other prominent European cultures.” In addition to a variety of draft beers, wine and cocktails, the menu features dishes like jumbo wings, chicken liver pate, shepherd's pie and steak frites.
House Beer will rebrand and reopen as Bourbon and Barley Saloon on Monday, Oct. 1. Located at 843 N. High St. in the Short North, the newly revamped bar will focus on bourbon and craft beer flights, as well as cocktails. A grand-opening celebration takes place Saturday, Oct. 6.
The owners of Downtown's Cafe Napolitana Pizzeria & Bar, Deanne and Palmo Aracri, are opening a second pizzeria. Aracri Pizzeria will replace the national chain PizzaRev at 1607 N. High St. in the Gateway - University District. The owners plan to open the new shop by Friday, Oct. 5, in time for Ohio State's homecoming weekend.
Ramble Coffee, which focuses on single-origin, Fair Trade Certified coffees from around the world, will relocate its roastery next month to The Global Gallery's annex at 3535 N. High St. in Clintonville. Ramble also plans to hold demonstrations and cuppings in the new space.
Tula Taqueria is now open at 525 Lazelle Rd. in the Polaris area, replacing W.G. Grinders. The casual spot offers Mexican/Tex-Mex fare like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, taquitos and nachos.
The Porch Growler opened last week at 890 High St., Suite C, in Worthington. The growler-fill spot (buy one there or bring your own) boasts a tasting room with 60 taps that pour a variety of local, regional and national craft beers.
Saturday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 10 p.m. you can drink beer in jail during the Jailhouse Rock Beerfest, held at the Licking County Historic Jail at 46 S. Third St. in Newark. The event features brews from a variety of Ohio breweries, live music and food vendors. Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the historic jail.
Aroma Indian Kitchen has replaced Dakshin Indian Bistro at 8380 N. High St. just north of Crosswoods.
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