Eat & Drink: Food News: Cravings Cafe reopens Downtown; Momo Ghar opens in North Market; Hai Poke, Fukuryu Ramen and The Draft Room open

Nicholas Dekker
Momo Ghar

Nearly two years after closing its Italian Village location, Cravings Cafe has reopened Downtown at 114 N. Front St., serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday.

Tibetan and Nepali dumpling stallMomo Gharopens its North Market location on Friday, Sept. 29. This is the second location for the business; the first is inside Saraga International Grocery on Morse Road.

Hai Poke opened its Short North brick-and-mortar location last week at 647 N. High St.

The Draft Room, a new beer bar, bottle store and growler station, opened at 570 W. Schrock Rd. in Westerville this week.

Fukuryu Ramen added a second location this week, located at 4540 Bridge Park Ave. in Dublin. The first Columbus location opened last year on Lane Avenue.

Following closure from a fire, theSt. James Tavern holds its grand reopening at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Z Cucinaannounced it will open a second restaurant at 6584 Riverside Dr. in Bridge Park early next year.

Dan Varga of theHungarian Butcher announced the business is transitioning to family members after this weekend. The eatery will resume its Hungarian pop-ups at Tatoheads Public House under a new name:Laszlo's.

TheTilted Kilt at 8665 Sancus Blvd. closed last week and will reopen as theRustic Barrel.

TheNorth Market Festival for Good takes place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30. The festival willfeature more than 25 local social enterprises, live entertainment, food from North Market merchants and beverages from Ohio breweries, distilleries and wineries.

The Hills Downtown hosts anotherBloody Mary Bacon Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

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