The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes

On Sunday, the Ohio Department of Health announced a “stay at home” order intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. (The order is set to begin at 11:59 p.m. tonight.) Read the full ODH order here. Under the order, businesses doing carryout and delivery have been deemed “essential,” so you can still order from a variety of local restaurants, food trucks and breweries that are in need of your support. We have a running list of businesses doing carryout/delivery as well as those that have temporarily closed. View the list here. Information is also available at this Facebook group.

The North Market’s dine-in counters and upstairs dining area are closed, but you can still take away food and provisions from several vendors. (Some vendors have closed indefinitely.) The market’s hours are currently 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with free parking available in the market’s surface lot. Visit the North Market website for frequent updates.

Legacy Smokehouse announced on Facebook that it is closing its Greenlawn Avenue location, and the building’s new owner plans to launch a new concept. This weekend is expected to be Legacy’s last across from Lou Berliner Sports Park. Legacy’s Hilliard restaurant (3987 Main St.) remains open, currently offering carryout and delivery for lunch and dinner. Call 614-541-9022 to order. The location is also offering free lunches for kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Another barbecue spot is stepping up to feed kids while schools are closed. Smoked on High Barbeque Co. in the Brewery District (755 S. High St.) is offering free kids meals of chicken “drummies” or pulled chicken sandwiches for several weeks. No purchase is necessary. The restaurant also continues to offer carryout and delivery. To order, call 614-54-9711 or visit

Get food news delivered to your inbox: Sign up for our daily newsletter

The indoor Worthington Farmers Market is currently closed, but it put together this useful list outlining how to purchase provisions from its vendors. 

The locally owned sushi chain Fusian has added a grocery component to its online ordering system. Customers can order select groceries (such as rice, milk, butter, fruits and veggies) for delivery via Uber Eats, DoorDash, etc. in less than 45 minutes for $1. The grocery service is currently available within a 10-mile radius of all 10 Fusian stores in Ohio. Learn more here.

The following restaurants and food trucks are temporarily closed (and not offering carryout/delivery) due to the coronavirus crisis. Note: This is not a comprehensive list. If you know of other closures, please email 

Alchemy Café and Alchemy Kitchen (closing on Tuesday, March 24)

Alqueria Farmhouse Kitchen

The Avenue Steak Tavern (both locations)

The Barrel & Bottle (North Market)

Basi Italia

Buckeye Bourbon House

Cambridge Tea House

Cameron’s American Bistro

A Common Table


Cosecha Cocina

The Crest Gastropub

Dave’s Cosmic Subs

Del Mar SoCal Kitchen

Dempsey’s Food & Spirits

Destination Donuts (North Market)

Dough Mama

Flatiron Tavern

Flowers & Bread

Fox in the Snow Café

The Guild House

Hot Chicken Takeover (North Market)

Hudson 29 (both locations)

Kitchen Social

Lan Viet Market (North Market)

Law Bird

Little Eater (North Market)

Loving Hut

M at Miranova

Marcella’s (both locations)

The Market Italian Village


Molly Woo’s

Native Cold Pressed

The Pearl (both locations)

Pistacia Vera (both locations)

Rusty Bucket (some locations remain open)

Satori Ramen Bar (North Market)

Schmidt’s (food trucks remain open)

Seitan’s Realm

SOW Plated

Sweet Carrot


Watershed Kitchen & Bar