Food News: North Market adds doughnut shop; K Pot franchise coming to Bethel Road

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

Erin Edwards
Dodo Donuts will replace Destination Donuts in the historic North Market this spring.

Openings & Announcements 

A business specializing in hot, made-to-order mini doughnuts is joining the historic North Market at 59 Spruce St. Owner Ciara Auddino Barnum first launched Dodo Donuts last spring as a trailer, popping up at various community events. Dodo Donuts’ menu will feature up to nine classic doughnut flavors such as apple pie, DunkAroos and peanut butter and jelly. The shop will also routinely rotate in seasonal flavors; examples include Twix, maple cappuccino and others. Dodo Donuts replaces a longtime North Market favorite, Destination Donuts, which left the market last year to open its first standalone storefront in Clintonville. Dodo Donuts is expected to open in late spring and will be located across from Block's Bagels on the southwest end of the market. 

Central Ohio’s Korean dining options continue to expand. K Pot Korean BBQ & Hot Pot, a fast-growing chain based out of Flushing, New York, is coming soon to 5240 Bethel Center Mall, most recently Buffalo Wild Wings. K Pot specializes in all-you-can-eat, experiential dining featuring Asian hot pot and Korean barbecue served in a modern atmosphere. K Pot’s tables include both a burner and an inset grill for cooking your own hot pot and Korean barbecue. The restaurant also offers a list of beer, wine, cocktails, soju and sake. Check out the KPot menu here. Two other Korean restaurant chains recently put down stakes in Columbus: CM Chicken opened last fall on Henderson Road and Myungrang Hotdog is coming soon to Short North. 

Exciting things are happening at Le Vieux Lyon French Bakery Café, which is expanding into a larger space in the same Reynoldsburg shopping center. Le Vieux Lyon’s storefront at 1774 Brice Road has closed while the bakery/cafe prepares to relocate. Baker Manira Camara and her husband, Mohammed Halaoui, opened Le Vieux Lyon in March 2019. Halaoui says he will share details about the business’ new, expanded offerings and a timeline for reopening at a later date. 

Peru Taco Bar, which offers a mix of Peruvian and Mexican fare, has replaced Momo Ghar at 2800 Festival Lane on the Northwest Side. The fusion menu includes dishes such as tacos, fajitas, burritos, Peruvian broiled chicken, lomo saltado and more. 

The Yard Milkshake Bar, a "Shark Tank" winner in 2019, held its soft opening over the weekend at 1055 N. High St. The Alabama-based milkshake and ice cream shop is known for its over-the-top milkshakes. 

Pat and Gracie’s Downtown location has a new moniker. The burger spot at 340 E. Gay St. has been rebranded as Matt and Tony's Wood Fired Kitchen, its sibling concept. According to one staff member, the menu will continue to offer Pat and Gracie’s burgers, big salads and pastas, among other offerings. There are currently no plans to rebrand the Graceland location of Pat and Gracie’s.