The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Hoyo’s Kitchen is close to opening in the North Market. The Somali spot, which got its start at Columbus Square Shopping Center on the North Side, expects to open Monday, Aug. 12, pending inspections this week. Hoyo’s fast-casual menu gives customers the option to build their own bowl, salad or wrap.
A new eatery called Nara Korean Cuisine has opened inside Arirang Oriental Market at 1526 Bethel Road. The small spot replaces Arirang Korean Food Court, which closed last year.
The 2019 Hula Hop, hosted by the Fraternal Order of Moai-Kahiki Chapter, takes place from noon to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Grass Skirt Tiki Room (105 N. Grant Ave.). The Downtown luau features food trucks, live music, tiki cocktails, art and more. Proceeds benefit Cure CMD.
The Kentucky bourbon brands Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Knob Creek and Basil Hayden’s are swinging into Columbus as part of the Bourbon Legends Boxcar Tour Friday-Sunday, Aug. 9-11. The free, 21-and-over pop-up experience allows guests to sample bourbons at tasting booths, partake in the craft cocktail bar and enjoy Kentucky barbecue. Guests must register 24 hours in advance at bourbonboxcar.com to secure a spot. Heads up: The location is secret until you sign up.
The Reynoldsburg Tomato Fest celebrates its 53rd year Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 8-10, at Huber Park (1520 Davidson Dr.). Visit reytomatofest.com for more information.
Festival Latino, an annual celebration of Latin-American culture, comes to Genoa Park (303 W. Broad St.) Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11. The family friendly festival will offer more than a dozen food vendors, art, musical artists, fashion, salsa lessons and more.
614Tiki’s first ever Tiki Week continues through Saturday, Aug. 10. Wunderbar (739 S. Third St.) hosts an Ohio Rum Society Open House on Friday, Aug. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Through Saturday, Vaso will donate $1 to the Dayton Oregon District Tragedy Fund for every Blue Frozen Mai Tai sold.
The whiskey bar Barrel on High (1120 N. High St.) was recently renovated and has reopened as Fours on High in the Short North. Fours’ owner also owns the Campus bar Threes Above High.
After introducing a weekend dim sum brunch a year ago, Dublin’s Ty Ginger Asian Bistro (689 Woerner Temple Rd.) is now offering the Hong Kong delicacy daily, with an abbreviated menu on weekdays.
Alladeen Grill & BBQ (5394 Roberts Road), a new venture serving Pakistani and Moroccan fare, has replaced Salateen Grill in Hilliard. Salateen is not done, however. The Pakistani/Mediterranean eatery began serving from a new food trailer last week, located at 1110 Evans Way Court in the parking lot of Take 5 Oil Change.
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