Food News: Judge denies restraining order; 10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales remains in place

Erin Edwards
Pins Mechanical Co.'s owners are suing Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Liquor Control Commission over a new emergency order that requires bars and restaurants to stop alcohol sales at 10 p.m.

A group of local bar owners filed suit yesterday against Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Liquor Control Commission, in opposition to Ohio’s new 10 p.m. curfew on alcohol sales for restaurants and bars. The emergency order, which is aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, went into effect this week. In a hearing this morning in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, judge Kim Brown did not grant the temporary restraining order that the plaintiffs were seeking to block the curfew. The plaintiffs include the owners ofRise Brands (16-Bit, Pins Mechanical Co. and No Soliciting),Mikey’s Late Night Slice,Fours on HighandZeno’s, among others. Last week, the same group of bar owners sued the city and won a temporary restraining order to halt an ordinance passed by the Columbus City Council that would have required bars, nightclubs and restaurants to close at 10 p.m.

Downtown’sNosh on High (149 S. High St.) reopened yesterday for patio dining only. Less than a year old, Nosh has been closed since mid-March when Ohio’s dine-in ban took effect. Its reopening was delayed after the restaurant suffered significant damage during Downtown protests. 

A new food trailer called Ayy! Karambais launching soon at 3440 W. Broad St. on the West Side. Owner Radwan Masri, who is of Jordanian descent and spent six years living in Mexico City, says his new business seeks to marry Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. Think: falafel or chicken shawarma tacos. The trailer will be located adjacent to Lookout Supply, the art supply shop.Follow Ayy! Karamba for grand opening updates. 

The Market Italian Village (1022 Summit St.) may be temporarily closed, but executive chef Tyler Minnis and Co. are launching a new pop-up out of the restaurant calledDairy Dose, featuring a nostalgic menu inspired by your hometown dairy stop. The carryout-only concept, which kicks off today, offers a menu ofhot dogs, sandwiches, slushies, snow cones, shakes and to-go cocktails. Pop-up hours are Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 614-745-2147 to place your order or visit the new walk-up window.

Hot Chicken Takeoveris now offering gluten-free hot chicken and banana pudding every Tuesday at all HCT locations.