The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
New Albany announced two big additions to its food scene this week. German Village icon Katzinger’s Delicatessen, which expanded into Dublin last year, will join the Market & Main II development at 160 W. Main St., between Johnson’s Ice Cream and the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany. Meanwhile, Harvest X Three Tigers, a new collaboration between Harvest Pizzeria owner Chris Crader and Granville’s Three Tigers Brewing Co., is putting down roots at the former New Albany Mill site at the corner of Main Street and Dublin-Granville Road. “We’re excited to be partnering with Three Tigers Brewing Co. to present a lively restaurant and microbrewery experience in the heart of New Albany,” Crader said in a press release. “Our goal is to open this summer so that guests can enjoy our locally sourced menu, craft beer and artisan cocktails either inside or on the outdoor patio situated along Rose Run Park.”
Harvest’s new Brewery District location is also coming along. According to an update on the business’ Facebook page, the pizzeria at 940 S. Front St. (formerly Westies Gastropub) hopes to open next month. The new location fills a void in the area following the closure of Harvest’s flagship spot in German Village last year.
Alchemy Brands, one of A&R Creative Group’s ventures, is launching a meal-delivery service called Alchemy Meal Prep this month. The service is an extension of Alchemy Café (645 Parsons Ave.) and Alchemy Kitchen (1439 Grandview Ave.), two eateries known for its smoothies, grain bowls and other healthful foods. Alchemy Meal Prep will feature breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes developed by Alexis Joseph, a registered dietitian and partner in Alchemy, and chef Alex Placencia. The meals, which cost around $11 to $15 each, will be available for home delivery or pickup. Learn more at alchemymealprep.com.
Hot Mikey’s Takeover, the spicy collaboration pizza and Columbus Diaper Bank fundraiser from Hot Chicken Takeover and Mikey's Late Night Slice, returns for a fifth year this month. This year’s HMT kick-off party takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Mikey’s Downtown (268 S. Fourth St.).The pizza features Nashville-style hot chicken bites, pickles and HCT’s house-made ranch on Mikey’s crust. For every dollar spent throughout the run of the pizza, Mikey’s and HCT will donate a diaper to the Columbus Diaper Bank. This year, HMT will also offer a vegan version of the pizza, available only on Sunday, Feb. 23, at Mikey’s High & Vine location (457 N. High St.).