Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news
The 29th annual Slice of Columbus takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Commons. The event brings together a variety of local and national pizza shops for an evening of pizza tasting, activities and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. For tickets, visit nationwidechildrens.org.
Jonys Sushi recently opened at 195 Thurman Ave. in German Village. The carryout sushi joint is a sister restaurant of South Village Grille, located just next door. Jonys’ menu features a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, poke bowls and more.
Matt & Tony’s Wood Fired Kitchen, a new restaurant venture from the owners of Pat & Gracie’s Downtown, is set to debut Monday, Sept. 16, at 525 Short Street, once home to Columbus Brewing Co. and CBC Restaurant. The American-style restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner.Too many cooks! Too many cooks! (This is vaguely food related and the melody has been stuck in my head all day, so I wanted to curse you with it, too): Sign up for our daily newsletter
Spagio, the longtime Grandview restaurant founded by chef Hubert Seifert and his wife, Helga, is under new ownership. The restaurant and Spagio Wine Lounge were recently sold to the Ohio-based restaurant group Wine|Dine Holdings and CityBrands, owners of The Wine Bistro and Napa Kitchen & Bar. The group also acquired Katzinger’s Delicatessen in 2016. Chef Seifert says he will remain involved as an advisor at the European-inspired restaurant at 1295 Grandview Ave. Mike Waters, a former executive chef at The Worthington Inn, has been named executive chef.
A new location of The Old Bag of Nails Pub has opened in the spacious restaurant space at 4416 N. High St. in Clintonville. The local chain owned by Mike Purdum replaces Westies Gastropub, which closed last fall.
Philco Bar + Diner, which closed this summer for maintenance, remains closed in the Short North. An update posted to Facebook in July stated that the diner was “almost ready” to reopen.