The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes

The mother-daughter duo Elena Birukow and Lana Moynihan have opened Café Elena for carryout and delivery until Ohio’s dine-in ban is lifted. The new café at 2054 Crown Plaza Dr. in Northwest Columbus (formerly Skyline Chili) offers baked goods, breakfast and lunch with an international twist. Menu items range from Dutch baby pancakes and Russian buckwheat porridge to teriyaki salmon grain bowls and burgers. Order online for pickup or delivery at Delivery is also available via DoorDash.

Ye’s Asian Vegan Kitchen (2469 Hilliard Rome Rd.), a spot for Chinese, Japanese and Thai vegan fare, has reopened for takeout after a break. Call 614-850-1888 or order online at

Worthington’s Old Bag of Nails Pub (663 N. High St.) has reopened for carryout, featuring $10 fish and chips baskets. Order by calling ahead at 614-436-5552. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Several other Central Ohio locations remain open for takeout, including those in Bexley, Hilliard, Pickerington, Upper Arlington and Westerville. 

Also in Worthington, Sassafras Bakery (657 High St.) returns to serving baked goods and breakfast items from its pickup window starting Thursday, April 30. The bakery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Place your order at least 24 hours in advance at or by calling 614-781-9705. 

Grandview’s Alchemy Kitchen (1439 Grandview Ave.) has launched a Burger Night on Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 8 p.m. Burger Night features house-made veggie burgers, sweet potato fries and vegan vanilla milkshakes for carryout or delivery. Place your order online via ChowNow (for pickup or delivery) or via phone  at 614-725-0255.