The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Ghostwriter Public House opened last week in a restored 1900s brick building in Johnstown. The American tavern (49 1/2 S. Main St.) focuses on sustainably raised meats and locally sourced products, featuring purveyors such as Covey Rise Farms, North Country Charcuterie and Black Radish Creamery. Leading the kitchen is executive chef Brett Fife, formerly of Lindey’s. The restaurant’s owners, Denise and Dennis Blankemeyer, are the founders of Crow Works, an Ohio-based design and furniture manufacturing company. Check out the Ghostwriter menu here.
The lunchtime stalwart Danny’s Deli (37 W. Broad St.) has closed, but you can still find some of your deli favorites Downtown. Owner Dan Georges, who also owns Lexi’s on Third, has incorporated many Danny’s Deli offerings into the Lexi’s menu. Lexi’s (100 E. Broad St.) is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Akron-based Swensons Drive-In continued its Central Ohio expansion today with the debut of a New Albany location at 5720 N. Hamilton Rd. That makes four Swensons in the Columbus area, including Dublin, Polaris and Hilliard. A Reynoldsburg location is in the works.
The Market Italian Village has closed temporarily for renovations. The restaurant and bottle shop at 1022 Summit St. will reopen the weekend after Thanksgiving.
The bubble tea spot Fairy Ville has been replaced by a similar venture called Little Moon Cafe & Tea at 2899 N. High St. in Clintonville.
Cajun Boiling Seafood & Bar is now open at 2760 Brice Rd. near Reynoldsburg. The menu features fried seafood, po’boys and Louisiana-style boiled seafood in a bag.
Sports bar The Brass Tap has closed at 1540 Polaris Pkwy.