Food News: Condado Tacos under fire for accepting Ohio Highway Patrol order

Erin Edwards
Condado tacos

Condado Tacos is under scrutiny this week for fulfilling an order on Monday placed by theOhio Highway Patrol. Some employees at the Condado Polaris location decided to walk out rather than fulfill the order during a week of national protests against police brutality. According to accounts by some employees, those opting to walk out were told they’d be fired. Condado representatives later disputed that anyone was fired. You can read Condado’s statement here on Facebook, and has more on the conflict.

We put together a list of 15 black-owned restaurants in Central Ohio to support, ranging from doughnuts at Donna’s Delicious Dozen to jerk chicken at Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen to burgers at Flavor 91 Bistro.

Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music (5601 N. High St.) in Worthington and Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen (945 King Ave.) will resume dine-in service on Friday, June 5. Patrons are asked to wear face masks when not seated at their table.

TheNorth Market’s 2020 farmers market season kicks off Saturday, June 6, on the market’s outdoor plaza. Vendors and customers will be required to wear masks. The weekly market will take place rain or shine on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 31.

Reynoldsburg’s farmers market opens for the season today at 4 p.m. at JFK Park (7232 E. Main St.). The market takes place Thursdays through Sept. 3.

Westgate Farmers Market opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at West Gate Lodge (2925 W. Broad St.) and runs through Oct. 17.

The owners ofKatzinger’s Delicatessen announced on social media that they’ve decided to postpone plans to open a third location of the iconic deli in the fall, this one in New Albany. The owners cited poor market conditions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The deli’s German Village and Dublin locations are currently open for business.

Pholicious, a Vietnamese eatery inside The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, has closed permanently, citing the pandemic.

Cravings Café (114 N. Front St.) has temporarily closed in Downtown Columbus.