The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Saucy Brew Works announced Friday that it is planning an early April grand opening for its Harrison West brewery and brewpub, its first expansion outside of Cleveland. The 190-seat space, located at 443 W. Third Ave., was previously home to Caffe Apropos. The brewpub will offer indoor and outdoor seating, along with a menu of New Haven-style pizza, sandwiches and more. In addition, the location will feature a new venture called Saucy Coffee, a craft coffeehouse that will offer a single-origin house roast, pour overs, espresso drinks and a specialty menu inspired by Saucy beers. Founded by Brent Zimmerman and Eric Anderson in 2017, the Ohio City brewery has other expansion plans in the works, with new locations planned for Detroit, Cleveland’s Pinecrest neighborhood and Independence, Ohio.
Kalamata's Kitchen, an enterprise that seeks to introduce children to new cultures through food, will kick off a yearlong, 12-city tasting tour on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the North Market (59 Spruce St.). During the free event, kids will receive a Food Adventure Passport, which is stamped as they travel around the North Market trying new foods. You can find more information here.
Previously a carryout-only business, Jonys Sushi (195 Thurman Ave.) is now available for dine-in as well, though there’s limited seating. Customers can also order sushi next door at South Village Grille. The sushi spot is open daily for lunch and dinner.
Plans for a second Philco Bar + Diner on Livingston Avenue have officially been scrapped by restaurateurs Randy and Tina Corbin, according to a report by ThisWeek Community News. The building at 277 E. Livingston Ave. has been empty since Happy Dragon closed more than two years ago.