The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a timeline and guidelines for reopening Ohio’s restaurant and bars for dine-in service. Outside dining will be permitted beginning Friday, May 15, followed by indoor dining on Thursday, May 21. Rather than restricting businesses to 50-percent capacity, restaurants and bars (the state is not making a distinction between the two) will be tasked with creating floor plans that follow social distancing recommendations. Restaurant and bar tables will need to be placed 6 feet apart, otherwise diners must be separated by physical barriers, such as plexiglass or tall booth backs. Dining parties will be capped at 10 people. Under the new guidelines, servers will be required to wear masks, but it will be up to the discretion of restaurant owners whether customers are required to wear masks or face coverings. Read Ohio’s restaurant and bar guidelines here.
One Line Coffee inside the Huntington Center has closed permanently after a 5-year run. One Line’s Franklinton and Short North locations will reopen for carry-out service on Friday, May 15.
Mr. Hummus Grill’s second location will be a 1920s warehouse building at 1131 N. Fourth St., just north of Seventh Son Brewing Co. Chef-owner Tarek Albast plans to serve quick-casual Lebanese food, including a new menu item: the Lebanese flatbread man’oushe. The 4,500-square-foot restaurant is also expected to serve late night fare until 4 a.m. on the weekends. Mr. Hummus Grill’s location at 1450 Bethel Rd. is currently open daily for takeout and delivery via Grubhub, Uber Eats and other apps. Construction on the second location is expected to start soon.
Satori Ramen Bar will reopen for carryout beginning Wednesday, May 13. New safety measures include masks and gloves for all staff (North Market customers are required to wear masks, as well), physical barriers at the register, a 6-foot safe zone between the kitchen and the public, cashless checkout, etc.
Wine on High has resumed retail operations at 789 N. High St. in the Short North.
Local distillery 451 Spirits is now offering online ordering and curbside pickup at 590 Oakland Park Ave., Ste. D. View the distillery’s offering here.