Food News: Easton adds first Black-owned restaurant; Sexton's Pizza opens in Gahanna

Erin Edwards
eedwards@columbusmonthly.com
Brothers Jamey (left) and Joey Sexton, owners of Sexton's Pizza

A Cleveland-area eatery calledBlack Box Fixis joining Easton Town Center, according to an announcement on the restaurant’s social media accounts.Chef Eric Rogers' fast-casual spot, located at 4037 Fenlon St., will be Easton’s first Black-owned restaurant. It replaces Zest Juice Co. next to American Girl. Offering a menu of Cajun/Creole-influenced seafood dishes and sandwiches, Black Box Fix is targeting a January 2021 debut. 

Sexton’s Pizza holds its Gahanna grand opening Wednesday at 943 E. Johnstown Rd. This makes two locations for the tavern-style pizzeria owned by brothers Jamey and Joey Sexton. The pair launched their first location inReynoldsburg last year.

Veritas chef-owner Josh Dalton is partnering with local developer Jeff Edwards on three new Downtown ventures. AFrench bistro (name TBD) is going into the space at14 E. Gay St. vacated late last year by Brioso Coffee. Just across the street, Dalton’sSpeck Italian Eatery will begin construction this year on the ground floor of The Nicholas building. Also in the works is a wine shop calledAccent by Veritasrun by Veritas sommelier Gregory Stokes. That venture will fill an empty space inside The Citizens building, which houses Veritas, The Citizens Trust cocktail bar and Brioso’s newish coffee bar.Read the full story here

According toColumbus Business First, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants plans to open a Mexican restaurant in the Short North, filling the space left empty by Harvey & Ed’s at 698 N. High St. DubbedEl Segundo, the new restaurant is looking to open for Cinco de Mayo next year, though that date is tentative. In addition, CMR’sBudd Dairy Food Hall in Italian Village is still happening but the opening will be delayed until next spring or summer because of COVID-19.