The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
The Dublin location of Brazenhead has closed at 56 N. High St. after 20 years, and a project is already in the works to replace it. In a press release today, North High Brewing and Columbus-based start-up COhatch announced plans to team up on a new complex located at the former Irish pub site in downtown historic Dublin. North High’s contribution will be a new brewpub, which will occupy the historic 4,500-square-foot Brazenhead building, which will be renovated. The brewpub is targeting a spring opening. COhatch plans to build an adjoining facility with more than 10,000 square feet of shared office, coworking and event space. It is expected to open in January 2021.
Co-owner D'Andre Martin of The Pit BBQ Grille says the Cleveland-style barbecue spot plans to open its second location at 1542 Parsons Ave. in early February, just in time for the Super Bowl. The Pit first opened at 3545 Cleveland Ave. in 2016.
This week, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announced that is targeting a March opening for its second location of The Pearl at 88 N. High St. in Dublin’s Bridge Park. The Pearl made its debut in the Short North in 2013 and is known for its burgers, oyster bar and house-made pies.
This week, the sister tour companies Columbus Food Adventures and Columbus Brew Adventures merged under the name Columbus Food Adventures. The food tour company has operated for 10 years under co-owners Bethia Woolf and Andy Dehus. (Full disclosure, Woolf contributes as a freelance writer to Alive’s sister publication, Columbus Monthly.) Columbus Brew Adventures launched six years ago and was co-owned by Woolf and Jim Ellison, who is departing the company. The company plans to continue running a selection of brewery and adult beverage tours. "With food tours often having a beverage component and brewery tours often featuring a food component, the lines dividing the two entities became increasingly blurry,” Woolf said in a press release. “That, plus some fairly obvious opportunities for a variety of operational efficiencies, made the path forward clear."