Openings, closings and more local food and drink news
Mini-Super opens today in North Market, replacing Little Eater Produce and Provisions as the market’s produce merchant. Owner Matthew Miner brings 20 years of experience in the natural foods and produce industry.
High Bank Distillery Co. opens to the public on Monday, June 4, at 1051 Goodale Blvd. The 17,000-square-foot building includes a distillery, full-service bar, restaurant, patio and entertainment space. High Bank plans to feature three spirits in its portfolio at opening—a vodka, a citrus-forward gin and a whiskey—while its bourbon ages.
Jeni’s Strawberry Jam, a free celebration of strawberry season,takes place noon–10 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Land-Grant Brewing Co. The event benefiting Besa features Jeni’s Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream, a special-release hibiscus pale ale from Land-Grant, live music from Doc Robinson and food from local spots like Ray Ray’s Hog Pit, Hot Chicken Takeover, Little Eater and more. Land-Grant is located at 424 W. Town St. in Franklinton. For more information, visit jenis.com/strawberryjam.
The iconic Columbus delicatessen Katzinger’s is set to add a third location. The new deli in Dublin will sit next to Napa Kitchen + Bar in the Shops on Muirfield. CityBrands, which purchased Katzinger’s in 2016, also owns Napa and Wine Bistro.
The Columbus Chicken & Beer Festival takes place noon–9 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, at West Bank Park in Franklinton. Food vendors on hand include Mya’s Fried Chicken, Ajumama, Sweet-T’s Southern Style and more.
The inaugural Kale & Ale Festival, scheduled for this Saturday at Genoa Park, was cancelled after ticket sales lagged. (“Kale” in the name didn’t help.) The festival is expected to rebrand and return next year.
Legacy Smokehouse has moved its trailer to 340 Greenlawn Ave., across from Berliner Sports Park. The Texas barbecue outfit also operates inside Short North Food Hall, with a Hilliard location coming soon.
The Tillamook dairy co-op brings its Tillamook Road Trip team from Oregon to The Roosevelt Coffeehouse (300 E. Long St.) on Wednesday, June 6. The Tillamook Ice Cream Bus will offer make-your-own affogato with free scoops of ice cream to pair with discounted espresso from noon to 6 p.m.
Just in time for the Memorial Tournament, PGA Tour Grill opened last week inside Concourse C of the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters is now open inside The View on Grant at 350 Mount Vernon Ave. Hours are 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Powell’s Kraft House No. 5 (5 S. Liberty St.) is under new ownership and reopens this week after undergoing renovations and a menu update. The new owner, Orion Trifoni, also owns Koble Greek-Italian Grill in Westerville.
Finally, I had the chance to debate Columbus breakfast spots with Nicholas Dekker of Breakfast with Nick and Columbus Alive's Jim Fischer. Check out our breakfast episode of "The Great Food Debate" podcast from ThisWeek Community News below.
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