Food News: Chapman’s Eat Market announces “grand reopening”

Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

Erin Edwards
Chef-owner BJ Lieberman at his German Village restaurant, Chapman's Eat Market

Openings & Announcements 

Chef BJ Lieberman and his wife, Bronwyn, announced last week that Chapman’s Eat Market (739 S. Third St.) will hold its “grand reopening” on Friday, May 21. The couple opened the German Village restaurant eight months ago as takeout-only because of the pandemic. The restaurant has most recently hosted themed in-person dinners featuring tasting menus celebrating Vietnam and the American South, respectively. Starting Friday, Chapman’s is shifting to an a la carte menu, with expanded seating options and, for the first time, bar seating. 

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A franchise of the Michigan-based food truck Fork in Nigeria launched last week in Columbus, serving authentic Nigerian fare such as jollof rice, moi moi, goat shank and more. Nigerian immigrant Prej Iroegbu founded Fork in Nigeria in Detroit last May and has already expanded the business with multiple food trucks. According to Deadline Detroit, the Columbus franchise owner is Bartholomew Shepkong. 

Husband-and-wife team Vinny and Christina Pelino are opening a new Italian restaurant called Pelino’s Pasta this summer at 245 King Ave., formerly Yellow Brick Pizza. You can sample offerings from Pelino’s Pasta during Monday night pop-ups at Land-Grant Brewing (424 W. Town St.) on May 24 and May 31. 

A new trailer offering fresh mini doughnuts made its debut over the weekend at Beechwold Farm Market. Follow Dodo Donuts on Instagram to see where it wil end up next.  

Closings 

SuperChef’s Breakfast & More announced last week that it has temporarily closed its doors at 1344 Cherry Bottom Road in Gahanna. Calling it an intermission, owner Ryan Bryson announced on social media that SuperChef’s is “going back into the lab to create a better product for you.” The restaurant is also hiring for 20 positions. The Gahanna location is the last SuperChef's in Central Ohio, with a Downtown location closing early this year to make way for redevelopment.