Food News: Shake Shack Easton opens; Budd Dairy announces newest partners

Erin Edwards
Shake Shack

Budd Dairy Food Hall, which is under construction at 1086 N. Fourth St., announced its two newest food vendors this week. Modern Southern Table, created by Sadaya “Daisy” Lewis, and Alphabetical Comfort Kitchen, founded by Jordan Lamatrice, will join previously announced “chef partners” Darista and Borgata Pizza Cafe when the food hall opens in Italian Village later this year. Lewis' menu consists of Southern classics such as gumbo, fried chicken, mac 'n' cheese and crab rice, a dish that celebrates the Gullah food culture of South Carolina. Meanwhile, Alphabetical will offer Lamatrice's twist on hearty sandwiches, salads, soups and sides.

If you don't like crowds, you'll want to avoid Easton this Sunday.Shake Shack, the New York-based burger chain founded by Danny Meyer, is set to open at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 19, at4005 The Strand West, previously the Tesla showroom.

Geordie's Restaurantis expected to hold its grand opening on Friday, May 31, in Merion Village. The English pub is the creation of Glen Hall-Jones, a native of Newcastle, England, and trained chef. (Geordie is a nickname for a resident ofNewcastle and their dialect.) Geordie's replaces the long-closed Explorers Club at1586 S. High St.

Columbus Craft Beer Week returns May 17-25 with a variety of tap takeovers, beer releases and events such as a running of the Beer Mile at Olentangy River Brewing Co. and the Six One Pour festival at COSI. The official kickoff party takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Market District Grandview Yard,840 W. Third Ave. Visit for a complete list of events.

Taste of Belgium is celebrating 10 years at the North Market all month long. Through Friday, May 17, stop by the market stall for free mini waffles (available while supplies last).

TheDublin Market at Bridge Park kicks off its season Saturday, May 18, and runs throughSept. 28. The farmers market takes place Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and is located on Longshore Streetbetween Tuller Ridge Drive and Bridge Park Avenue.

A new food truck calledNazca Peruvian Eats hit the streets last month, serving classic Peruvian dishes such as pollo a la brasa (rotisserie chicken) and lomo saltado, along with yuca fries, plantains and chimichurri sauce. Look for the truck at area breweries.

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