Food News: Three Tigers relocating in Granville; Jeni’s Everything Bagel ice cream returns

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

Erin Edwards
Owners Lonnie Hill (left) and Scott Wilkins (Rick Moller is the other owner not shown) stand in the dining area of the new Three Tigers Brewing Mai Chau Kitchen location on North Prospect Street in Granville, Ohio on March 10, 2022. The new brewery and restaurant will be located in the old Granville Fire Department across the street from the current location. The new location is set to open sometime this spring.

Openings & Announcements 

Three Tigers Brewing Co. and its sister restaurant Mai Chau are in the process of relocating across the street to Granville’s former fire station at 133 N. Prospect St. The firehouse, which was built in 1972, is 6,000 square feet — more than double the size of the restaurant/brewery’s existing space. The original Three Tigers taproom, located at 140 N. Prospect St., is currently closed in preparation for the move, and the new location is expected to open to the public April 1, according to 614. More production space will allow Three Tigers to get its beers into more hands. “We’re looking to do real small-scale distribution, with grab-and-go six-packs at the taproom and maybe some locations in Columbus that will carry our cans, as well,” owner Scott Wilkins said in an interview last year. 

The much-talked-about Everything Bagel ice cream from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams makes its return today (Monday, March 21), both to scoop shops and online. The flavor is in limited quantities, so act fast. You can read Alive’s review of the internet-breaking flavor here. 

Speaking of ice cream, the Hilltop’s Cream & Sugar ice cream stand (2185 Sullivant Ave.) announced that it will remain closed this year. Its soft serve ice cream truck, named "Louise," will still be around town. 

Mardi Gras Homemade Ice Cream (1947 Hard Road) reopened for the season last week, selling ice creams ranging from strawberry and chocolate to lychee and pista kulfi. Read more about Mardi Gras here

Watershed Kitchen + Bar has teamed up with Jeni’s and Glorieux Wafulz to create a collaboration dessert to raise money to feed Ukrainians in crisis. Through the end of April, 100 percent of proceeds from the sale of Watershed Waffles & Cream dessert ($14) will be donated to World Central Kitchen. The dessert features a banana bread waffle with gjetost cheese from Glorieux Wafulz, topped with Jeni’s Honey Vanilla Bean ice cream, maple syrup infused with Watershed Nocino and banana-walnut crunchies. 

In case you missed it, Upper Arlington’s Tremont Center is once again getting a locally owned market. Littleton’s Market is projected to open at 2140 Tremont Center in late 2022, pending renovations. The store aims to carry on a long tradition of locally owned groceries that began at Tremont Center in the 1950s and included Huffman’s Market, which filled the space for more than 30 years. You can read more about Littleton’s Market here

Temporary Closings 

The roof of Spaghetti Warehouse (397 W. Broad St.) partially collapsed last week, forcing the restaurant to temporarily close its doors. There’s no word yet when it will reopen. The historic building that houses the restaurant chain is more than 100 years old.  

The Brewery District location of Emmett’s Café (744 S. High St.) has closed temporarily while the building undergoes some upgrades. It will reopen Friday, April 1. Meanwhile, Emmett’s new location at Open Air in Old North remains open at 2571 Neil Ave.  Read Alive's review of Emmett's at Open Air here.