Food News: Watershed sets reopening date; Biscuit Boss hits the streets

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

Erin Edwards
Watershed Kitchen & Bar reopens June 3 after more than a yearlong hiatus.

Openings & Announcements 

A biscuit-focused food truck called Biscuit Boss recently hit the streets for the first time. The Plain City-based food truck, which serves sandwiches on homemade biscuits, is the work of owners Casey and Mark Stevens. Menu items include a French toast-dipped biscuit sandwich, spicy chicken biscuit, biscuits and gravy, French toast bites and more. You can find the truck’s schedule at biscuitboss.net

Watershed Kitchen & Bar (1145 Chesapeake Ave., Ste. D) will reopen for business on Thursday, June 3, following a 14-month closure because of the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, the restaurant’s hours will be 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5-11 p.m. Friday, 4-11 p.m. Saturday and 4-9 p.m. Sunday. Former Oddfellows bartender David Yee is the distillery restaurant’s new beverage director. Yee was a national finalist in the 2020 Most Imaginative Bartender Competition and last year he wrote a personal essay for Columbus Monthly about bartending amid the pandemic. 

Zelnik, a Macedonian pastry business, is growing and recently launched a new website. Inspired by his Macedonian grandmother, Ryan Miller started the business out of his home last year, making the savory Macedonian pastry called zelnik from scratch and hawking his creations through Instagram. Miller is now working out of the Downtown pizzeria Pizza Rustica (17 S. High St.), where Zelnik orders can be picked up weekly. Pickup orders are due before Saturday to be picked up the following week, as early as Monday. Miller is also shipping orders in Ohio, New York and California, with plans to add more states in the near future. Read more about Zelnik here

Westerville, which was once known at The Dry Capital of the World, is joining several other Central Ohio suburbs in implementing a Designated Outdoor Recreation Area. (DORAs are exceptions to open container laws within a set boundary.) The Westerville City Council passed the business-friendly measure last week, allowing Uptown Westerville businesses to sell alcoholic beverages in designated cups to adults over 21 who may then walk around outdoors within the defined DORA boundaries and times. The DORA is set to begin June 11 and its hours will be 5-10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays.