Food News: Granville’s Seek-No-Further Cidery eyes mid-June opening

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
Trent Beers is opening Seek-No-Further Cidery in downtown Granville.

Openings & Announcements 

Central Ohio’s second cidery is expected to open next month in Granville. The creation of Granville resident Trent Beers, Seek-No-Further Cidery is targeting a mid-June opening at 126 E. Elm St. The 1,300-square-foot cidery, which features a bar and upstairs seating area, is housed in a barn located in the heart of Granville behind the historic Bancroft Cottage. Beers plans to offer Seek-No-Further dry and semi-dry hard ciders on-site, along with guest ciders and craft beers, cider-based cocktails and even slushies. For his dry cider, Beers is sourcing heirloom apples from Maine, while his semi-dry cider will use apples from Utica’s Legend Hills Orchard. “We’re backsweetening with Latshaw [Apiaries] honey, which is the local apiary here. It just gives it a little more sweetness, and it’s maybe more in line with what people are accustomed to, whereas the dry [cider] is going to be more of a Champagne style,” Beers said in an interview at the cidery last month. Central Ohio’s other hard cider producer, Mad Moon Hard Cider, first launched in Columbus in 2014 and added a small taproom in 2017. Read more about Seek-No-Further in Columbus Monthly’s June issue. 

Henmick Farm & Brewery announced this week that it’s hired Zack Cline as head brewer. Cline was most recently head brewer at Rockmill Brewery outside Lancaster and was named Alive’s 2018 Brewer of the Year. Set on a 100-year-old farm, Henmick is a craft brewery and event venue preparing to open this summer at 4380 N. Old State Road in Delaware. 

Doste Indian Cuisine opened recently in Reynoldsburg at 6563 E. Livingston Ave., formerly Arena Family Diner. The new restaurant blends Indian and Nepalese cuisines, with dishes such as momos, thukpa, butter chicken, dal makhani, biryani and much more. 

The “Taste of Greece” portion of the Columbus Greek Festival is back this weekend, albeit in a takeout-only format. The celebration of Greek food takes place Friday-Sunday, May 14-16, at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral (555 N. High St.), where fully cooked Greek entrees and pastries will be available to pick up and take home to enjoy. Menu items include moussaka, spanakopita, pastitsio, baklava and more. Pre-orders and in-person dining will not be permitted. Find more details at columbusgreekfestival.com

Reopenings 

The NAICCO Cuisine food trailer returns for the season Saturday, May 15, offering Native American street food. The trailer is located next to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio at 67 E. Innis Ave. on the South Side. Menu items include tacos, taco bowls, pockets, buffalo burgers and fry bread. Read Alive’s review here