Openings, closings and other local dining news
Chefs Catie Randazzo and Matthew Heaggans are teaming up to open Ambrose and Eve, a Brewery District restaurant named after Randazzo’s grandparents. Located at 716 S. High St., the new chef-driven concept will sit next door to Antiques on High, a new bar and brewery coming this year from Seventh Son Brewing. Randazzo, who owns Challah! food truck, says Ambrose and Eve will serve a seasonal, rotating menu with brunch seven days week. “The whole idea is to bring something new and fresh and innovative to Columbus that no one has seen yet, and I think that Matt and I can achieve that,” Randazzo says. “Matt and I have been buddies for four years now. I’ve always had an admiration for … the way he tries to be innovative and progressive. I didn’t want anyone else to be next to me [in the kitchen].” The first in a series of Ambrose and Eve preview dinners will take place Monday, June 19 at Seventh Son Brewing, 1101 N. Fourth St. The chefs are shooting for a March 2018 opening.
The new owners of Grandview Café (1455 W. Third Ave.) are ready to reopen the local landmark, which has been closed for renovations for more than a year. The grand reopening takes place today beginning at 5 p.m. Restaurant group Swanson Hospitality also owns Balboa, Bodega and Hadley’s.
Green Olive Company, an olive oil and vinegar vendor owned by Lisa McCormack, is set to become the North Market’s newest merchant. The new shop is set to open in June next to Destination Donuts in the market. Green Olive currently operates a stand-alone shop at 861 North High St.
City Barbeque is celebrating National BBQ Month with a pulled pork sandwich pop-up Downtown at the corner of Broad and High streets on Friday, May 19. The first 500 people will receive free pulled pork sandwiches and BBQ sauce from noon to 1 p.m.
Mad Moon Craft Cidery opens the city’s first hard cider taproom this Saturday, May 20, from 2 to 8 p.m. The taproom is located at 2134 Britains Lane next door to Peter and Sally Moon’s craft cidery on the North Side. The taproom will be open only on Saturdays to start.
Borgata Pizza Cafe'snew Linworth location is now open at 2285 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
The Columbus Commons Food Truck Food Court is now running every Thursday through October. Participating trucks include Mikey’s Late Night Slice, Pitabilities, Mya’s Fried Chicken, Paddy Wagon, The Angry Wiener, Kinetic and Cupzilla Korean BBQ. Each month, an additional two food trucks will rotate into the lineup.
Early Bird, the food truck of Four and Twenty Blackbird Bake Shop, reopened in May. The truck, perched at 2141 Indianola Ave., serves One Line coffee, beignets and hand pies.
Johnson’s Real Ice Cream is holding grand opening festivities June 1-4 at its new Dublin location. The new shop, which will carry 40 flavors, is located at 55 W. Bridge St.
Marcus Meacham (formerly of Kraft House No. 5) has joined Latitude 41 as head chef after originally planning to open his steam bun concept, Steam, in the North Market.
The Peach Truck, the Nashville-based purveyor of fresh Georgia peaches, swings throughCentral OhioJune 1-3. The Peach Truck Tour will stop at various locations, including Weiland’s Market (3600 Indianola Ave., Clintonville) and The Raisin Rack (2545 W. Schrock Road, Westerville). Peaches will be available for purchase by the half bushel (25-pound) box. Visit thepeachtruck.com for more information.