Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news
Shake Shack opens its newest Central Ohio location at 11 a.m. today at 740 N. High St. in the Short North. The popular burger spot is part of the forthcoming Graduate Columbus hotel, a college-themed boutique hotel chain. The modern “roadside” burger stand, founded by New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, opened its first Columbus-area location at Easton Town Center in May.
Stauf's Coffee Roasters is set to open its sixth coffeehouse on Friday, Sept. 6. The new café at 1334 Neil Ave. is located inside a historic church building just north of Victorian Village. Founded in 1988 by Tom Griesemer, Stauf’s has been expanding quickly over the past two years, opening new locations in the Discovery District, Franklinton and now Dennison Place. Stauf’s will be giving away free drip coffee at the new location from 6:30 to 8 a.m. on opening day.
The Columbus Cocktail Classic takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Joseph hotel in the Short North. The event features samples of craft cocktails and snacks, educational seminars and a cocktail competition. Proceeds benefit local children’s charities and the United States Bartenders Guild Columbus Chapter. Tickets are available here.
Nosh on High opens to the public Thursday, Sept. 5, at 149 S. High St., previously home to Cup O Joe Downtown. Located across from Columbus Commons, Nosh will be open for lunch and dinner service.
Beers from the Chicago-based botanical brewery Forbidden Root are now available in select Central Ohio stores ahead of the brewery’s opening at Easton Town Center in early November. You can find its first round of canned beers at Grandview Yard’s Giant Eagle Market District, Savor Growl on Indianola Avenue and Weiland’s Market.
A new location of the popular wings spot Roosters opened this week at 7110 Sawmill Rd. in Dublin.