Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news
The modern Indian restaurant and bar Rooh is set to open Thursday, Nov. 14, at 685 N. High St. in the Short North. Bhavesh Kishinchand, and his father, Ashok, are the local partners in Rooh, which got its start in San Francisco and has two other locations in Chicago and New Delhi, India. The Short North restaurant’s permanent chef will be Swapan Das, who brings experience working as executive sous chef at Rooh San Francisco.
A new Ethiopian restaurant called Nile Vegan opened recently at 1479 Worthington St., just north of The Bottle Shop in the University District. It’s open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Harvest Pizzeria, known for its fire-kissed pizzas and local ingredients, is set to take over 940 S. Front St. in the Brewery District, a 4,500-square-foot space most recently occupied by Westies Gastropub. The original Harvest in German Village (495 S. Fourth St.) closed in April after eight years in business. Read more here.
A new pop-up called The Jerk Joint is serving Caribbean-inspired small plates and sandwiches at Two Truths cocktail bar (1205 N. High St.) from 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. An official grand opening takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, featuring Restart Reggae.
Cincinnati-based Taft’s Brewing Co. is targeting Friday, Nov. 15, for the grand opening of its Columbus Brewpourium at Franklinton’s Gravity development.
There’s been a slew of new fall menu releases lately. At The Market Italian Village, executive chef Tyler Minnis and his twin brother, beverage director Collin Minnis, have launched new brunch, dinner and cocktail menus. Highlights include the Flannel Shirt cocktail, the Sweet n’ Sour Squash and much more. In addition, Watershed Kitchen & Bar released its newest fall/winter cocktail menu, titled Home & Away: A Travel Leisure Cocktail Menu and featuring hand-drawn illustrations by Greg Davis. Finally, chef David Belknap and the beverage team at Vaso have released new cocktail and food menus at the rooftop spot in Dublin.