Openings, closings and more dining-related news

Fadó Pub and Kitchen, a new concept from the owner of Fadó Irish Pub at Easton, opens Monday at 6652 Riverside Drive in Dublin. The 5,700-square-foot restaurant and pub located in Bridge Park West will combine an Irish pub’s vibe with an elevated menu “influenced by Ireland, France and other prominent European cultures,” according to a press release. In addition to a variety of draft beers, wine and cocktails, the menu features dishes like jumbo wings, chicken liver pate, shepherd’s pie and steak frites.

Preston’s: A Burger Joint has officially taken over the kitchen at Woodlands Tavern, located at 1200 W. Third Ave. in Grandview, making it the third location of the burger joint from chefs Catie Randazzo and Matthew Heaggans. This marks the end (for now) of Randazzo’s Challah!, the Jewish deli-inspired food truck and kitchen inside Woodlands. “Don’t worry, it’s just a break. Challah will be back,” Randazzo said in a press release. Preston’s is open for dinner daily at Woodlands Tavern.

The owners of Downtown’s Café Napolitana Pizzeria & Bar, Deanne and Palmo Aracri, are opening a second pizzeria, Aracri Pizzeria, which will replace the national chain PizzaRev at 1607 N. High St. in the Gateway-University District. Palmo says they plan to open by next Friday, Oct. 5, in time for Ohio State's homecoming weekend.

Porch Growler opened last week at 890 High St. in Worthington. The growler-fill spot (buy one there or bring your own) boasts a tasting room with 60 taps that pour a variety of local, regional and national craft beers.

Drink beer in jail Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. during the Jailhouse Rock Beerfest, held at the Licking County Historic Jail at 46 S. Third St. in Newark. The event features brews from a variety of Ohio breweries, live music and food vendors. Proceeds benefit the restoration and preservation of the historic jail.

House Beer will rebrand and reopen as Bourbon and Barley Saloon on Monday. Located at 843 N. High St. in the Short North, the newly revamped bar will focus on bourbon and craft beer flights as well as cocktails. A grand opening celebration takes place Saturday, Oct. 6.

Ramble Coffee, which focuses on single-origin, Fair Trade Certified coffees from around the world, will relocate its roastery in October to The Global Gallery’s annex at 3535 N. High St. in Clintonville. Ramble also plans to hold demonstrations and cuppings in the new space.

Tula Taqueria is now open at 525 Lazelle Road in the Polaris area, replacing W.G. Grinders. The casual spot offers Mexican/Tex-Mex fare like tacos, burritos, quesadillas, taquitos and nachos.

Aroma Indian Kitchen has replaced Dakshin Indian Bistro at 8380 N. High St. just north of Crosswoods.


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