Food News: Restaurants damaged during weekend protests; Roosevelt Coffeehouse reopens

Erin Edwards
Damage to Winans Chocolates + Coffees in Downtown Columbus, pictured on Friday, May 29

Over the weekend, many Downtown and Short North restaurants were damaged amid a wave of vandalism that followed largely peaceful protests that began Thursday in response to the death of George Floyd, a black man killed while in police custody in Minneapolis. [Read Alive’s coverage of the protests here.]Tiger + Lily,Poke Bros. To-Go,Nosh on High,Milestone 229,Fourth & State,Winans Chocolates + Coffees and others suffered extensive damage to their storefronts, with some experiencing damage to interiors, as well. The events come as many restaurants and bars are struggling to stay in business because of the coronavirus pandemic. Many Downtown and Short North establishments have been boarded up to prevent further damage and some have temporarily closed.  

The Roosevelt Coffeehouse reopened its Franklinton and Discovery District locations today for online ordering and carry-out only. 

Upper Arlington’sLupo(2124 Arlington Ave.), which has been open for carry-out during Ohio’s dine-in ban, will resume dining room and patio service beginning on Friday, June 5.

North High Brewing (1288 N. High St.) has postponed the reopening of its taproom until Monday, June 8.

NewgastropubRye River Social has also pushed back its opening to Wednesday, June 3. Rye River will initially serve coffee and pastries to-go or on the patio through June 6, with dinner reservations beginning on June 9.

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic,Cbus Pizza in Canal Winchester (5000 Gender Rd.)will not reopen. In a Facebook post, the owner said the restaurant and its liquor license are for sale.

After its buttermilk biscuit recipe went viral last month, Fox in the Snow Café co-owner Lauren Culley shared another closely kept recipe this week. View the recipe for Fox in the Snow’s salted chocolate chip cookies here.