Openings, closings and more dining-related news
The burger bar Stack City has closed on the Cap in the Short North. Located at 600 N. High St., Stack City was one of several Hyde Park Restaurant Group spots on the Cap. It opened in August of 2015. Sister bar Eleven recently made changes as well. The upscale bar located next to Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse on the Cap is now open for private events only Sunday through Thursday; Eleven is open to the public 4:30 p.m. until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Bexley Premier Restaurant quietly opened last month at 2525 E. Main St. The upscale restaurant serves a global menu featuring Italian, French, Greek, Russian and American cuisines. Dishes range from borscht to branzino to rib-eye steak.
Four String Brewing Co. has closed until further notice, according to a report by Drink Up Columbus. The closure comes just weeks before the brewery’s seventh anniversary party. Four String has two locations: a taproom on Sixth Avenue in the Fifth by Northwest area and a Hilltop taproom and production facility. The Dispatch has more on Four String’s surprise closing here.
The Blarney Stone Tavern has reopened after moving across Linworth Road to its new address, 2245 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., in the Linworth Crossing center. The sports bar’s new digs are next to Borgata Pizza Cafe.
Pearl Market ends its 2018 season on Friday, Oct. 12. The longtime Downtown farmers market temporarily moved to the North Plaza of the Ohio Statehouse this year while Pearl and Lynn alleys were under construction.
Mezze has closed at 2051 Henderson Road in Upper Arlington, according to a Facebook announcement. The Gahanna location of the Mediterranean restaurant will remain open at 5326 N. Hamilton Road.
Owner Dareen Wearstler’s gift shop, Better Earth, will leave the North Market at the end of the year, ending a 27-year run. Wearstler plans to close on Dec. 30 and refocus the business as an online store. A food vendor is expected to take its place. An announcement naming a new vendor for the open spot vacated by Katzinger’s Little Deli is expected soon.
Condado Tacos will launch a late-night menu at all Columbus locations, starting on Wednesday, Oct. 17. The new menu runs daily from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Beer of the Month: Ill Mannered Brewing
Ill Manna Slamma
Style: Blonde Ale
Just because the weather has turned toward fall doesn’t mean beer drinkers should shrug off summery fare. Ill Mannered Brewing’s Ill Manna Slamma blonde ale is light-bodied, pouring clear and golden. The easy-drinking ale, available on draft in the Powell brewery’s new taproom, leans into the sweeter aspects of the malts. A light, citrusy touch from Centennial hops provides balance. It’s the ideal beer for enjoying autumn weather on a patio or while watching your favorite team. —Nicholas Dekker