Food News: Korean hot dog chain coming to Short North; The Dry Mill snags Downtown space

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

Erin Edwards
David Payne of Canal Winchester, left, and Colin Thomas of Delaware, friends since their middle school days in Worthington, hope to open The Dry Mill, a sober bar, near Downtown Columbus before the end of the year.

Openings & Announcements 

The Korean hot dog craze is coming to Columbus. The chain Myungrang Hotdog is bringing the trendy street food to 850 N. High St. in the Short North, according to storefront signage and the chain’s website. Korean-style corn dogs are quite different than the American version. They can be hot dogs, mozzarella cheese or even fish cakes coated in rice-flour batter (and sometimes coated in potato) and then deep fried. In the U.S., Myungrang has locations in California, Arizona and Utah. 

The Dry Mill, the city's sole sober bar, is expected to open Downtown early next year, according to a social media announcement. The Dry Mill is taking over 79 S. Fourth St., formerly Andes Bar & Grill. The bar aims to offer an alcohol-free space for socializing, with a variety of zero-proof cocktails, non-alcoholic beers and other beverages. Read more about Columbus’ growing NA options here

Downtown Columbus is getting a Southern/soul food restaurant and music venue. LaSalle’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is coming soon to 30 S. Young St., once home to the popular Hungry Soul Café. The space was most recently Talita’s Burritos and Coneys, which closed after only a few months. LaSalle’s menu includes starters such as gumbo, fried green tomatoes and chicken gizzards. Entrées include Granny’s Fried Chicken, meatloaf, fried fish, smothered pork chops and more. Online ordering is expected to launch in a few weeks.  

The Daily Bar, a new watering hole from the owners of The Daily Growler, is set to open Friday, Nov. 5, at 883 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village. The bar will be open from noon until midnight on opening day, with Biscuit Boss food truck offering lunch and Sweet-T's Southern Style food truck onsite for dinner. 

A new Turkish market called Gourmet Fine Foods by Istanbul Market is now open at 5221 Bethel Center Mall, the Columbus Dispatch reports. The new market offers a butcher shop, bakery, prepared foods, international groceries and more. 

Dublin’s The Getaway Brewing Co. (108 N. High St.) is hosting a Tiki Tuesday event on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The event kicks off at 3:30 p.m., with classic tiki drinks in mugs and surfer movies. 614Tiki’s Lady Sandoval will handle the tunes. 

Grow Restaurants’ Harvest Pizzeria recently opened a new location in Asheville, North Carolina, its first pizzeria outside Ohio.