Openings, closings and more Columbus food and drink news


Fox in the Snow’s newest location will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, in New Albany. The new address is 160 W. Main St. in the Market & Main development. This marks the third location of the popular coffee shop and bakery from owners Lauren Culley and Jeff Excell.

Brassica will hold the grand opening of its Upper Arlington location on Friday, Jan. 18. The fast-casual spot serving Eastern Mediterranean-inspired sandwiches and salads is located at 1442 W. Lane Ave. The newest Brassica makes three total, joining the flagship location in the Short North and a Bexley spot, which opened last summer.

Pierogi Mountain announced on social media this week that it’s expanding into German Village. Founder Matthew Majesky is collaborating with the folks behind the new co-working space/restaurant and bar that once housed the original Max and Erma’s at 739 S. Third St. Pierogi Mountain’s original location inside Café Bourbon Street is sticking around.

Japanese Oriental Restaurant has reopened its original location at 2283 N. High St. in the Old North after closing in the summer of 2017. During the hiatus, the owners opened a sister restaurant, Bonsai, at 3108 Kingsdale Center in Upper Arlington.

Granville Brewing Co., which launched in 2011, recently opened its taproom to the public at 5371 Columbus Road, just outside of Granville. The brewery and taproom are located in a renovated horse barn on a small farm about 30 minutes from Columbus.

ThisWeek Community News reports that CAM International Market plans to expand into an adjacent Mill Run building in Hilliard. The grocery at 3767 Park Mill Run Drive will add more than 21,000 square feet of space that will house three Asian restaurants, offices and other retail businesses.

Silk Road Asian Cuisine is now open at 5963 S. Sunbury Road in Westerville. The new spot serving pan-Asian fare joins a sister location at 6441 Pullman Dr. in Lewis Center. 

Odds & Ends

Preston’s: A Burger Joint is no longer serving out of Eugene’s Canteen in the Short North, citing troubles with the kitchen’s ventilation system. In the meantime, Da Levee will return to the kitchen as a popup. The Preston’s food truck will continue to serve the Short North (and elsewhere). Meanwhile, Preston’s fans can get their burger fix at Woodland’s Backyard and Woodlands Tavern in Grandview.

Next year, Watershed Distillery’s award-winning, chamomile-flavored Guild Gin will gain wider distribution. The Watershed gin, which was developed in partnership with Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, took home the Best Flavored Gin award in the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Previously available in limited quantities at Watershed’s bottle shop and The Guild House, the gin will be released across Ohio next year with additional states soon to follow.


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