Openings, closings and more local food and drink news

Harvey & Ed’s, the nostalgic delicatessen concept from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, opens Tuesday, June 12. Located in the former home of Rigsby’s Kitchen at 698 N. High St., this carryout/dine-in restaurant gives a modern twist to classics like matzo ball soup, cured fish platters with Block’s Bagels, Reubens and cheese blintzes. A full bar offers cocktails, beer and wine, plus house sodas and egg creams.

This week, Café Brioso owner Jeff Davis announced that the coffee shop at 14 E. Gay St. will end its lunch service on or before June 15 and rebrand as Brioso Coffee. The shop at Gay and High Streets will align more closely with its sister location on Long Street, focusing on coffee beverages and whole bean sales. It will continue offering bakery items.

Tickets are now on sale for Flavored Nation, a tasting event celebrating iconic foods from across the United States, taking place Aug. 11-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. You can read more about Flavored Nation here.

Shake Shack, the burger stand and cult favorite from restaurateur Danny Meyer, is coming to Easton Town Center in early 2019. An exact location has not yet been announced. Read more details about the big news here.

A Taste of Downtown Delaware takes place 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The crawl of Delaware restaurants and bars kicks off at First Commonwealth Bank, 41 N. Sandusky St. Proceeds benefit Delaware County Hunger Alliance and Delaware Rotary Foundation. For tickets, visit

Mad Mex closed this week in the Gateway University District. It was the only Central Ohio location for the Pittsburgh-based Tex-Mex chain.

Franklin Park Conservatory’s Farmers Market returned this week, featuring Ohio produce, eggs, meat, bakery items, wine and artisan crafts. The market is open 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 5.

Tickets are on sale for the 17th Annual Ohio Wine Festival at the North Market. The outdoor wine tasting event takes place 5-9 p.m. July 13 and 1-9 p.m. July 14. Visit for tickets.

Indianapolis-based Bru Burger Bar opens its first Central Ohio location on Monday, June 11, at 691 N. Cleveland Ave. in Westerville.


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