The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Dulce Vida Ice Cream Factory is set to open Thursday, Feb. 20, at 1127 N. High St. in the Short North, replacing the retail shop Manhood. The family-owned Mexican ice cream parlor offers ice cream and paletas in more than 40 flavors, plus mangonadas, elote, tamales, Dorilocos and more. Dulce Vida was founded in 2016 and has two other locations at 4201 W. Broad St. and 6140 Cleveland Ave.
Crooked Can Brewing Co.’s taproom is now open at 5354 Center St. in Old Hilliard, anchoring the Center Street Market, a new community market set to open next month. The Florida-based brewery currently has 12 brews available, including three of its core creations: High Stepper American IPA, McSwagger's Own Amber Ale and Cloud Chaser Hefeweizen. The taproom will have limited hours to start: 5-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 4-11 p.m. Fri.; 2-11 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.
In addition to Crooked Can, Center Street Market has announced 10 vendors so far, including Al’s Delicious Popcorn, Bakes by Lo, the Cheesecake Girl, Coffee Connections of Hilliard, Dumplings of Fury, Legacy Station (from the owners of Legacy Smokehouse), Meatball Mafia, Pitabilities, Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops and Serendipity. Learn more about the vendors here.
Palmas Tropical Escape holds its grand opening Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21-22. Located Downtown at 46 N. High St., the tropical-themed bar and event venue is the latest venture from Omar D’Angelo, owner of Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food. The venue will also host DJs, dance lessons, wine tastings and more. Happy hour kicks off at 4 p.m. on Friday, with a DJ set to perform at 6 p.m. On Saturday, customers can celebrate National Margarita Day with $5 well margaritas.