Openings, closings and more dining-related news

We have news! On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Columbus Monthly is hosting a one-of-a-kind dining experience: our inaugural Best Restaurants Dinner at The Estate at New Albany. The multicourse dinner will bring together some of the city’s most celebrated chefs from the restaurants we highlighted in this year’s 10 Best Restaurants issue. (We’ll announce who made our 10 Best list next week.) The evening will kick off with a welcome reception and hors d'oeuvres followed by a seated dinner with wine pairings. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. We hope to see you there!

Veritas will become a tasting menu-only restaurant starting on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Located at 11 W. Gay St., chef Josh Dalton’s modernist restaurant will serve dinner only Tuesday through Saturday with the choice of two tasting menus: five courses for $55 to $65 or eight to 12 courses for $80 to $110. A la carte dishes will still be available at the downstairs bar. 

Ye’s Asian Vegan Kitchen opened this week at 2469 Hilliard Rome Road in Hilliard. The new pan-Asian vegan restaurant from the owners of Ye Asian Bistro serves dishes like tempeh satay, Malaysian coconut curry, pad thai and General Tso’s.

The Market Italian Village announced new hours and a new menu approach this week. Expanding upon executive chef Tyler Minnis’ “No Menu Mondays” concept, the restaurant will be open only in the evenings going forward and will feature a rotating menu. The Market’s deli, bottle shop and bar will open at 3 p.m. weekdays, with the kitchen opening at 5 p.m. The restaurant from A&R Creative Group will continue its brunch service on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dine Originals Week, a 7-day celebration of local restaurants, is taking place now through Sunday, Sept. 23. Diners can enjoy prix-fixe menus at participating independent restaurants ranging from Katzinger’s Delicatessen to The Worthington Inn. Visit for more information.

Hai Poké celebrates the 1-year anniversary of its Short North brick-and-mortar 1- 6 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 22. The celebration will feature yoga on the patio, live music and a pop-up flea market. The poke spot from founders Mico Cordero and Nile Woodson is located at 647 N. High St.

Soul at The Joseph is hosting an inaugural Fall Cocktail Competition featuring area bartenders and spirits from Watershed Distillery and Campari. The competition will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph in the Short North. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Find more information on the Facebook events page here.


Beer of the Month: Zaftig Brewing Co.’s Hazy Miss Daisy

Style: New England IPA

ABV: 7%

Its origins may be a bit murky, but New England IPA is all the rage these days. As the style has migrated west, local breweries have begun offering their take on the popular hazy IPAs, which are more sweet and citrusy than their hoppy and bitter West Coast counterparts. Zaftig, usually known for big and dark brews, has concocted a worthy example. Pouring fairly true to her name, Hazy Miss Daisy looks more like an unfiltered glass of grapefruit juice and tastes of grapefruit and mango. —Nicholas Dekker


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