Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news

An American tapas restaurant called Nosh on High is set to open at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at 149 S. High St., previously home to Cup O Joe Downtown. The new restaurant is the work of service industry veterans Mike Campbell and Kevin Jones, formerly of Milestone 229. The restaurant’s executive chef is Benjamin Kershaw and its manager is Rusty Scarberry. Nosh will be open for lunch and dinner service.

Comune (677 Parsons Ave.) released a new menu this week under new executive chef Jacob Inscore. New dishes include the Sweet Corn Tamal, Hot + Sour Lion’s Mane and Grilled Stone Fruit. Also, mark your calendars for Comune’s next All Natural wine tasting on Monday, Sept. 9.

Now in its sixth year, Wolf’s Ridge Brewing is adding a production facility: the former Four String Brewing site at 660 N. Hague Ave. Four String shuttered suddenly last October, leaving a 30-barrel brewing system, 120-barrel fermenters and canning line, which Wolf’s Ridge plans to use, according to the Akron Beacon Journal. The brewery, owned by father-and-son team Alan and Bob Szuter, has been operating at capacity from its Downtown facility for a while now, and the new production space will allow Wolf’s Ridge to add cans to its offerings.

A pop-up dinner series called Sushi-Pop, featuring the talents of chef Kevin Wang and former Curio owner Travis Owens, takes place Sept. 4-7 at Vaso in Dublin’s Bridge Park. The omakase-style dinner will feature sashimi, sushi and other courses paired with Japanese-inspired cocktails created by Owens. Vaso is located at the top of the AC Hotel Dublin at 6540 Riverside Dr. Tickets can be purchased at

BrewDog’s DogHouse Hotel and Brewery is among the world’s greatest places to stay, according to TIME magazine’s annual list. The Canal Winchester beer hotel rubs shoulders on the list with the likes of the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland and the Ecoventura Theory yacht in the Galapagos Islands — not bad. You can read about my night in the DogHouse here.