Food News: Nancy's Home Cooking and Pierogi Mountain begin new chapters Downtown

Erin Edwards
eedwards@columbusmonthly.com
Rick Hahn, left, at the old Nancy's Home Cooking in Clintonville. Hahn has reopened the diner in Downtown's Lynn Alley.

After a long wait, Nancy’s Home Cooking reopens today in its new home at 52 E. Lynn St., formerly Jack’s Downtown Diner. In February, the diner’s owner, Rick Hahn, announced Nancy’s would be leaving Clintonville after 52 years, with plans to reopen Downtown in April. Then the pandemic happened, followed by vandalism to the alley restaurant in late May. Nancy’s hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hahn also announced that the restaurant will begin offering dinner via a cloud kitchen delivery service. A launch date for delivery has not yet been set.

Pierogi Mountain is now offering carry-out and delivery from its new storefront at 105 N. Grant Ave., formerly Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Look for the restaurant to open for dine-in soon. Pierogi Mountain moved to the new space after a short stint in German Village that ended in March. Menu options include Hungarian poutine, mushroom stroganoff, vegan or beef schnitzel sandwiches and a variety of vegan and non-vegan pierogis. You can order food here.

In case you missed it, chef Catie Randazzo’s Ambrose and Eve (716 S. High St.) is back open for patio dining and carry-out on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations for the patio are required, and online orders for takeout can be placed here.

Olivina Café is now open at 44 S. Sandusky St. in historic downtown Delaware. The new lunch spot, which serves a variety of salads and sandwiches, is an extension of Olivina Taproom, a gourmet shop for premium olive oils, vinegars, imported pastas and more.

Cap City Fine Diner and Bar in Gahanna (1301 Stoneridge Dr.) has introduced delivery for online orders, a first for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Dine-in and curbside carry-out are also available.