Food News: Portia's Next Door and A Common Table open in Clintonville

Erin Edwards
Egg & Chicken Sausage Sandwich from True Food Kitchen

Owners Josh and Kristen Taylor hold the grand opening of their new deli, A Common Table, on Friday, Feb. 15, at3496 N. High St. in Clintonville. The new spot, which replaces Pocket Produce, will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. Its permanent winter hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Portia's Next Door, a new coffee shop and deli, opened this week next door to Portia’s Cafe (4428 Indianola Ave.) in Clintonville. Portia Yiamouyiannis’ new spot offers coffee, pastries, snacks, juices, smoothies and light breakfasts. Portia’s Next Door will open daily at 8 a.m. Yiamouyiannis also recently announced plans to open a new diner later this year in the former Whole World Natural Restaurant & Bakery space at 3269 N. High St.

True Food Kitchen has signed on as part of Easton Town Center’s $500 million expansion. Phoenix-based True Food offers a health-conscious, seasonal menu, and currently operates 26 locations throughout the U.S. The Easton location, which will be the brand’s first location in Ohio, is expected to open in 2020.

Los Angeles-based Kitchen United announced this week that it plans to open a virtual restaurant in Grandview this spring. Kitchen United is one of a growing number of deliver-only “ghost kitchens” that sell food via pick-up or third-party delivery services such as Uber Eats or Postmates. Last October, the company won a $10 million investment from GV, formerly Google Ventures (the capital venture arm of Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc.). Kitchen United is still recruiting up to 14 restaurant partners, both national and local, for the Grandview facility at 1471-1481 W. Goodale Blvd.

Hot Mikey’s Takeover, the annual pizza collaboration between Mikey’s Late Night Slice and Hot Chicken Takeover,continues through Sunday, Feb. 17. Through this weekend, you can order Nashville-style hot chicken pizza at all Mikey’s locations and via select online delivery services.

CoreLife Eatery opens at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 15, near the Ohio State campus at 17 E. Lane Ave. in the Wilson Place development. The national chain offers a variety of salads, grain bowls and broth-based dishes.

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