Food News: The Butcher & Grocer announces New Albany shop and restaurant

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

Erin Edwards
A selection of meats on display at The Butcher & Grocer in Grandview Heights

Openings & Announcements 

The Butcher & Grocer, a popular butcher shop and market for locavores, announced plans this week to add a fourth shop in Central Ohio — this one at 160 W. Main St. in New Albany. The new Market Square location will feature the Ohio-raised meats for which the shop has become known, as well as a fishmonger and a restaurant with a full bar. Tony Tanner’s first butcher shop opened in July 2016 at 1089 W. First Ave. in Grandview. Since then, The Butcher & Grocer has added an East Side processing facility and announced plans for two other locations: one at the forthcoming East Market in Franklin Park and another in Shawnee Hills. The Columbus Dispatch has more here

The Short North diner Goody Boy reopens today at 1144 N. High St. after undergoing renovations. The diner was purchased in 2019 by One Hospitality, Chris Corso's restaurant group. Goody Boy's new, stripped-down menu features smash burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, waffle fries and milkshakes, as well as beer, seltzers, a handful of cocktails and shots. 

The Northeast Ohio pizza chain Gionino's Pizzeria opened a Westerville location last week at 103 Westerville Plaza. The pizzeria’s other Central Ohio storefront is located at 12983 Stonecreek Drive in Pickerington. 

Closings 

The owners of Dahlia Nightclub (147 Vine St.) announced on social media that the club’s last day of operation will be April 4. The Dispatch confirmed this week that Dahlia’s sibling bar down the street, BBR (106 Vine St.), is set to close on the same date. Both venues are owned by Peerless Management Group, which recently opened Parlay Sporting Club in the Short North. The group’s other establishments include Fireproof Restaurant and Lounge and Galla Park Steak.  

Events 

Tickets are still available to catch celebrity chef Alton Brown’s culinary variety show: “Alton Brown Live: Beyond the Eats.” The show takes place Friday, March 18, at Palace Theatre and promises comedy, cooking demos and “potentially dangerous sciencey stuff.” Find tickets here

Last chance to sign up! Next week, Columbus Monthly and Columbus Food Adventures are partnering together to offer a two-week surprise dining experience: Best New Restaurants at Home. This at-home experience is an edible introduction to the city’s most exciting dining newcomers. Each night introduces diners to a different restaurant, and diners have the option to add-on a surprise wine pairing from Accent by Veritas. Purchase tickets here

The North Market Downtown Apron Gala, the historic market’s biggest fundraiser of the year, will take place from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 59 Spruce St. The event features music, adult beverages and a three-course, strolling dinner experience. Get your tickets here