Food News: Ray Ray's brings food truck to Powell; Mmelo closes Vine Street shop

Erin Edwards
eedwards@columbusmonthly.com
Ray Ray's Hog Pit, which is owned by James Anderson (pictured), will open a food truck at Nocterra Brewing Co. in Powell on May 16.

Ray Ray’s Hog Pit is adding another permanent spot at Nocterra Brewing Co. in Powell. The food truck will begin serving barbecue from the location beginning Saturday, May. 16. James Anderson’s food truck will serve barbecue at Nocterra from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Nocterra’s taproom, located at41 Depot St., is open daily for carryout of six packs, growlers, gift cards and merchandise.

The owners ofMmelo have decided to close their Vine Street confections and coffee shop, as well as their kitchen at ECDI’s Food Fort, with plans to relocate business operations to the Mettler Toledo building at1900 Polaris Parkway.“We’re not gone, just evolving,” they said in anInstagram announcement.

On Tuesday,the Dublin-based chainWendy’s acknowledged it is experiencing a shortage of its “fresh, never frozen” hamburgers due to supply chain issues stemming from the coronavirus crisis. It’s unclear how many (if any) Ohio locations have been affected. Read more at theColumbus Dispatch.

More local restaurants are beginning to reopen for carry-out/delivery in anticipation of a Thursday announcement from Gov. Mike DeWine regarding a timeline for lifting Ohio’s dine-in ban. The following restaurants are resuming limited operations after a break:

  • Fox in the Snow Café’sItalian Village location (1031 N. Fourth St.)is now accepting preorders for select breakfast items, which can be picked up Saturday or Sunday.Order here.

  • The ramen barMeshikou (1506 Bethel Rd.) resumes carry-out on Friday, May 8. Meshikou has been closed since March 19.Call 614-457-1689 to place an order.

  • The kitchen portion of Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen (945 King Ave.) in Grandview has reopened for carry-out. Viewthe menu here. Call to order 614-436-2625.

  • TheRay Ray’s Hog Pit food truck at Land-Grant Brewing (424 W. Town St.) will resume operation on Thursday, May 7.

  • The food truckNazca Peruvian Eats will hit the Central Ohio streets again on Thursday, May 7, starting inOrange Township.

  • Clintonville’sLineage Brewing (2971 N. High St.) is offering online ordering and curbside pick-up of beer crowlers, cocktails and food, including nachos and hand pies.View the menu here.