In a Facebook post this week, Da Levee owner Justin Boehme announced he would be shutting down the Short North location of his Cajun-Creole eatery on Sunday, April 1—no joke. Boehme plans to open a new concept at 765 N. High St. that features pop-ups, games, local brews and cocktails. Da Levee’s Gahanna location will remain open.
Preston’s Burgers, which was featured in our March issue, is relocating next month. The pop-up burger spot from chefs Matthew Heaggans and Catie Randazzo will continue serving inside Three Sheets through Sunday, April 8, and reopen inside Grandview’s Woodland’s Backyard in late April. Randazzo already runs the kitchen inside Woodland’s Tavern, another Woodland’s Productions-owned entity located in Grandview.
The owners of Peruvian sandwich spot Si Senor are adding another business to their growing portfolio. Guillermo Perez and his wife Christell Gozzer plan to open Criollo, a fast-casual eatery, inside the space most recently vacated by The Carvery at 51 E. Gay St. This is a new concept for the owners—Perez likens Criollo to Brassica, but Peruvian. Perez says the Gay Street location required few changes and he expects to open within the next two months. Perez and Gozzer operate two Si Senor locations Downtown and one in Grandview.
In honor of Columbus hosting the NCAA Women’s Final Four this weekend, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants' four Short North restaurants (The Guild House, Marcella's, Martini Modern Italian and The Pearl) are offering a series of basketball-themed cocktails and special hours. And if you're attending the tournament (or even if you're not), check out Columbus Alive's guide to eating and drinking near Nationwide Arena.
The Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris Hotel, poised to open this year, recently announced the name of its forthcoming restaurant, The Two-One. The hotel held a public contest in which community members were invited to help name the restaurant. Westerville resident Chris Carlisle’s entry recognized the 21st Amendment, which holds special significance in Westerville, once the seat of the Anti-Saloon League.
La Laguna, the Mexican ice cream spot specializing in raspados, has moved from its location inside a West Side laundromat to 1980 Hard Road.
FoxFire Tacos is now serving out of the Little Rock Bar kitchen on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Little Rock is located at 944 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village.
A new Indonesian food truck hit the Central Ohio streets this week. Hahn Solo’s menu includes Indonesian specialties like beef rending, chicken sate and nasi goreng. Owners Clinton Lawrence Hahn and Suliyati Hahn (who hails from Solo, Indonesia) recently moved to Columbus from Denver.
Clean Juice, a North Carolina-based juice and smoothie bar, is coming to 665 Worthington Road in Westerville. Franchise owner Hailey Crowley is targeting May for a soft opening. The new location will serve cold pressed juices, centrifugal juices, smoothies, acai bowls and more.
Franchisee Helena Abidin is opening a Pickerington location of Teriyaki Madness on Sunday, March 25, at 1510 Cross Creeks Blvd. The menu features a variety of Asian rice and noodle bowls, pot stickers and more.