Openings, closings and more Columbus food and drink news.
A stretch of South High Street is about to become very busy with the back-to-back openings of two hotly anticipated businesses. Antiques on High, the sour and wild ale brewery and taproom from Seventh Son Brewing Co., opened on Monday at 714 S. High St. in the Brewery District. Housed in a former antique mall, AOH also features a cocktail menu by none other than Travis Owens, founder of the now-closed Curio cocktail bar and Behind the Glass Consulting.
Next door, Ambrose & Eve, the new restaurant from chefs/pals Matthew Heaggans and Catie Randazzo, is set to open Tuesday. Located at 716 S. High St., this is the first brick-and-mortar restaurant for the pair of Columbus Crave Tastemakers. Diners can expect a menu of comforting fare that combines nostalgia (the restaurant is named after Randazzo’s grandparents) and forward-thinking: for example, a family-style portion of fried chicken shares space with a veal Parmesan dish composed of veal sweetbreads, bucatini and raspberry marinara. In recent years, Randazzo has gained a fan-following through her food truck Challah!, which she has since retired. Meanwhile, Heaggans brings a resume that includes his former food truck, Swoop!, plus stints at Flatiron Bar & Diner and The Rossi. Most recently, the duo launched the pop-up Preston’s: A Burger Joint while Ambrose & Eve was under construction.
Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food opened at 47 N. Pearl St. on Monday, a little over a week after Arepazo vacated the space. The Downtown lunch spot will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Olentangy River Brewing Co. opened last weekend at 303 Green Meadows Drive, making it the first brewery in Lewis Center.The new taproom also features a coffee bar operated by Kenny Sipes’ Roosevelt Coffee Roasters. The partnership means that fresh-brewed coffee and espresso will be served daily starting at 7 a.m.
10 West Café is now open inside the US Bank building at 10 W. Broad St., formerly Café Lola. The new eatery will serve breakfast, lunch and coffee, plus desserts from The Suisse Shop near Polaris.
After several renovation-related delays, Belgian Iron Wafel Co. announced it is targeting an early January opening. Located at 19 W. Russell St. in the Short North, the new spot promises authentic Liège-style waffles (as opposed to Brussels-style waffles) in both savory and sweet variations. Named after the city in eastern Belgium, Liège waffles are known for their caramelized exterior.
Arirang Korean Food Court, located inside Arirang Oriental Market, has closed permanently. The Asian grocery at 1526 Bethel Road will remain open.
Odds & Ends
The Citizens Trust (11 W. Gay St.) will be decked out for the holidays when the Downtown bar hosts “Miracle on Gay Street” Nov. 23 through Dec. 31. Founded in New York’s East Village in 2014, Miracle is a Christmas-themed cocktail bar that pops up across the U.S. (and in a handful of international bars). You can take in The Citizens Trust’s uber-kitschy Christmas décor and taste holiday-themed cocktails Wednesday through Saturday for the duration of the pop-up. Cincinnati's The Overlook Lodge and Cleveland’s The Spotted Owl are the only other bars in Ohio hosting Miracle pop-ups. If you want to learn more, visit miraclepopup.com.
In December, Columbus Brew Adventures and Columbus Food Adventures are collaborating on a new Holiday Cheer Tour through the Short North. The 3-hour tour is a chance to enjoy the festive décor along High Street while sampling seasonal adult beverages and foods. Visit columbusbrewadventures.com to reserve your spot.
Looking for Thanksgiving Day restaurant reservations? Here's a list of restaurants open this Thursday.
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