The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes
Meshikou Ramen’s new sister business dedicated to “street chicken” is now open. Located next door to the Japanese ramen shop, Meshikou Chikin serves a simple menu of fried chicken with the choice of several Asian sauces and spice rubs. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, the new restaurant is located at 1504 Bethel Rd.
1487 Brewery’s taproom and large beer garden are now open in Plain City at 7620 Industrial Pkwy. Owner Ben King’s Bavarian-style brewery serves up varieties such as kölsch, Vienna lager, blood orange IPA, hefeweizen and more. The head brewer is Matt Crema, most recently of now-closed Gordon Biersch Brewing Co. A food menu is still in the works. The taproom’s hours are 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 3 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Brassica is headed for Easton Town Center next summer. The fast-casual Lebanese spot will open its fifth location at the corner of Easton Square Place East and Townsfair Way, across from sister restaurant Northstar Café. Brassica currently operates restaurants in Bexley, the Short North and Upper Arlington, as well as one location in the Cleveland area.