Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news
Yellow Brick Pizza announced last week that it will expand to the River & Rich development in Franklinton next spring. The new pizzeria will occupy 2,900 square feet on the corner of Rich and Lucas streets. This will be Yellow Brick’s third location, including the original in Olde Town East and a second in Victorian Village. The anticipated menu includes New York-style and Chicago deep-dish pizzas, salads, calzones, appetizers and a variety of craft beers.
Reel Smoke, a new food truck specializing in seafood, hits the streets starting Friday, Nov. 8, at the Draft Room in Westerville (570 W. Schrock Rd.). Menu items include lobster rolls, shrimp rolls and fried lobster on a stick. You can check out the Reel Smoke schedule here.
A Cincinnati-based restaurant and nightclub called Galla Park is opening next spring in the new mixed-use building at 900 N. High St. in the Short North. Behind the venture is Peerless Management Group, which also owns BBR, Dahlia and Fireproof in Columbus. The new spot is expected to serve a menu of familiar shareables such as charcuterie, pizza, hummus and ahi tuna, along with sandwiches and larger entrées. Galla Park is going in just across First Avenue from another restaurant-meets-nightclub, SeeSaw.
The 116-room Moxy Columbus Short North hotel opened last week at 800 N. High St., which means the neighborhood has a new lobby bar to check out. (Guests actually check in at the large bar and receive a complimentary cocktail.) The hotel’s health-conscious, Cleveland-based restaurant, TownHall, is targeting a mid-January debut. Following that will be TownHall’s 5,000-square-foot rooftop bar/lounge, named Republic.