Food News: South End Café secures funding; Easton adds Dos Hermanos

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

Erin Edwards
A rendering of the South End Cafe, expected to open this spring at 1951 Parsons Ave.

Openings & Announcements 

The South End Café (1951 Parsons Ave.), a social enterprise coffee shop created by Community Development for All People (CD4AP), has been awarded $250,000 from a funding package passed by Congress and signed into law in March. The café is expected to open this spring. In addition to providing jobs to citizens who face barriers to employment, the South Side café will offer a gathering place for community members, sell coffee roasted in-house and offer affordable, healthful food options. Learn more here

The folks behind Dos Hermanos Taco Truck announced they will be opening their first full-service restaurant at Easton Town Center this fall. The new location at 3946 Morse Crossing (formerly Edamame Sushi & Grill) will feature the full food truck menu as well as additional Oaxacan-style dishes and a fully stocked margarita bar. The restaurant will boast enough room to host cooking classes. Dos Hermanos, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next month, has grown from a single food truck to two North Market locations and concession stands in both Field and the Greater Columbus Convention Center, as well as a commissary kitchen. 

Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) will kick into high gear on Friday, April 22, when the park’s food vendors, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams and Tortilla Street Food, reopen for the season. The park’s free carousel will also reopen that day. 

Seventh Son Brewing Co. is in the midst of a nine-day anniversary celebration, taking place all week at its Italian Village taproom (1101 N. Fourth St.) through April 24. The 9th anniversary celebration includes new beer releases, live music, a community clean-up event, food truck specials, discounts on Seventh Son merchandise and more. View the calendar of events here