The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Several foodservice industry veterans have launched a new nonprofit venture called Service! Relief for Hospitality Workers, which seeks to feed unemployed workers in the industry and families in Franklin County. Service! is a collaboration between The Table’s Sangeeta Lakhani and Muse Hospitality’s Matthew Heaggans, Letha Pugh, Catie Randazzo and Reed Woogerd. (Preston’s: A Burger Joint and Ambrose and Eve are part of the Muse restaurant group.) The venture’s goal is to provide 2,000 meals a week for displaced workers. Visit servicerelief.org for more information and to donate.
After announcing its temporary closure on March 22, The Market Italian Village has reemerged to offer Market Boxes, containing reheatable meals prepared by The Market’s chef, Tyler Minnis. Other boxed offerings include wine, charcuterie, produce and eggs. Deliveries take place every Friday. To place an order, visit marketivbox.com.
Baker and Central Ohioan Sarah Black (@sarahsbread) is organizing a Virtual Bake Sale today on Instagram, encouraging bakers from around the world to participate. The idea is simple: 1) bake something; 2) post a photo of your creation on Instagram and list the charities you pledge to support during the coronavirus crisis; 3) use the hashtag #virtualbakesaleapril6. Black is the author of the cookbook “One Dough, Ten Breads.”
Los Guachos has reopened two of its locations for carryout service. The food truck at 461 Commerce Square is open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Place your order by calling 614-493-1874. The restaurant at 7370 Sawmill Rd. reopens today, starting at 11 a.m. for takeout or delivery via DoorDash. According to a post on social media, Los Guachos’ two other restaurants will reopen soon.
Belle’s Bread, the Japanese bakery and café in Kenny Centre Mall, has closed temporarily in response to the coronavirus pandemic.