Food news: Julep replacing Tai Tiki in the Short North; Graze replacing Milo's in the Statehouse

Nicholas Dekker, Columbus Alive contributor

TheTai Tiki Polynesian Grillrestaurant in the Short North has closed and will be replaced byJulep – A Craft Bar Kitchenlater this summer. Julep will serve Ohio spirits and craft beers.

Capitol Cafe by Milo'sin the basement of the Ohio Statehouse will close July 4 and is being replaced byGraze. Graze is a fast-casual farm-to-table concept owned by the same team behind Milo's; a first location of Graze opened at 1900 Polaris Pkwy. earlier this year.

The food truckMya's Fried Chickenreopened for the summer this past weekend at North High and North Broadway streets.

Rapid Fired Pizzaannounced a Clintonville location at the northeast corner of North High and North Broadway streets, former site of Starbucks.

Hai Pokehas begun serving lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at PurePressed Juicery at 194 S. High St.

Platform Beer Co. officially launches its distribution in Columbus this week with a series of events like tastings at Bob's Bar and House Beer on Thursday and at St. James Tavern on Friday.

Nicholas Dekker writes about breakfast, beer, coffee and Columbus at He leads breakfast and brunch tours for Columbus Food Adventures.