Openings, closings and more dining-related news

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Middle West Spirits announced a brand redesign this week. One of Central Ohio's original craft distilleries, Middle West worked with Columbus-based Mynte Design Co. to develop a new brand identity and label redesign for its lineup of spirits, which will be divided into three sub-brands:  OYO for the company’s vodkas, Middle West Spirits for its whiskeys and its gin will remain Vim & Petal. Anchor Hocking Co., the Lancaster-based glass company, created new bottles as part of the redesign.

Hisham’s food truck hit the streets this week, serving South African Cape Malay cuisine. Cape Malays are an ethnic group in South Africa with Southeast Asian ancestry. The menu includes chicken, vegetable and beef curries plus hand pies, samosas and koesisters, traditional sticky doughnuts sprinkled with coconut.

A local franchise of Rush Bowls, a fast-casual chain out of Boulder, Colorado, is opening its first Central Ohio location in November at 264 W. Lane Ave., across from the Ohio State campus. The eatery offers açai bowls and other meals-in-a-bowl featuring fruits, vegetables, granola, protein and vitamins.Rush Bowls of Columbus, which is owned by Hyde Park Capital co-founder John McDonald, expects to open several new locations in the region in the near future.

Country Living magazine brings its Country Living Fair to Columbus from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14-16. The event at Ohio Village (800 E. 17th Ave.) will feature antiques sellers, food vendors, cooking demonstrations, artists, furniture makers and more. Visit for more information.

Tostadalicious, a fast-casual Mexican concept, is now open at 20 S. State St. in Uptown Westerville. Owner Jose Becerra’s menu focuses on tostadas and Mexican dishes on the lighter, more healthful end of the spectrum. Becerra is looking at adding a second location in Polaris.

In case you missed it, Ty Asian Ginger Bistro recently added a dim sum brunch, which takes place 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 5689 Woerner Temple Road in Dublin.

The French crêperie C’est Si Bon Café, located at 2258 E. Main St. in Bexley, is set to close on Sept. 30. 

Little Lebanon Mediterranean recently closed its fast-casual eatery on Sancus Boulevard to focus on its catering operation, which is located at 2630 Billingsley Road. 



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