A number of extremely anticipated new eating places have lately opened in Columbus, bringing a variety of flavors and cuisines to town.
Among the many newest additions are Fork in Nigeria, which serves conventional Nigerian dishes, Slammie’s on Excessive, a spin-off of Slammers, and South Finish Cafe, a social enterprise restaurant. In the meantime, The Rail has opened a brand new location in Grandview Heights, providing regionally sourced burgers, whereas Chick’nCone, a Pennsylvania fried rooster chain, has opened its first location in Columbus.
Spring is ready to have extra anticipated openings, with the primary Bojangles Ohio location opening in April and Cameron Mitchell Eating places opening Italian idea Valentina’s in Dublin’s Bridge Park on Could 30. However for now, listed below are 13 eating places, cafes, and bars that opened within the Columbus space this month:
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Fork in Nigeria
Nigerian restaurant Fork in Nigeria opened at East Market in its revolving area, lately vacated by Buck Metropolis Sammies, earlier this month. The restaurant serves conventional Nigerian dishes, together with fufu, vegan jollof, stewed rooster, goat, oxtail, plantains, okra and meat pies.
The restaurant additionally has areas in Reynoldsburg, Detriot and Eastpointe, Michigan.
East Market is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 9pm
Slammie is on the high
Slammers spin-off Slammie’s on Excessive opened at 1607 N. Excessive St. on campus on March 3, that includes an analogous however decreased menu with the much-excited cafe pizza and the identical inclusive, secure area as its predecessor. Slammie’s will provide seasonal menus, with a variety of spirits for the drinks menu.
Hours are Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 11:30 to midnight, Friday 11:30 to 2:30 and Saturday midday to 2:30
South finish cafe
The South Finish Café, Neighborhood Improvement for All Individuals’s first social enterprise restaurant, opened March 6 at 1951 Parsons Ave.
The café is designed to supply well-paying jobs for individuals having problem discovering employment, together with returning nationals, the group mentioned in an announcement. The positions and coaching are supplied to people with no earlier expertise.
Hours are Monday 7am to 2pm, Tuesday to Friday 7am to 3pm and Saturday 8am to 3pm
Chef Avishar Barua’s newest providing opened earlier this month. Agni, a live-fire restaurant named after the Hindu god of fireplace, has opened at 716 S. Excessive St. within the Brewery District, within the former house of Ambrose & Eve.
The fine-dining restaurant gives an evolving 5-course tasting menu impressed by Barua and his crew’s cultural background, with vegetarian and gluten-free choices, wine, draft beer and cocktails. Its bar is on the market for walk-in seating, with a restricted variety of reservations out there.
Hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm to 11pm
The Rail opened its new headquarters in Grandview Heights on March 8 at 1064 Dublin Street, as a part of the Grandview Crossing growth, bringing its menu of regionally sourced burgers, beers, spirits and extra. The restaurant has different areas in Akron, Dublin and Strongsville.
Hours are Monday to Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday 11am to 11pm, Saturday 10am to 11pm and Sunday 10am to 10pm
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Chick’nCone, a Pennsylvania-based fried rooster chain well-known for serving their rooster in waffle cones with numerous sauces, opened its first Columbus-area location at 422 Polaris Parkway in Westerville. The menu additionally consists of rooster sandwiches, crispy rooster tenders, and “Chick’nBowls” with fries, mac and cheese, and rooster tenders. The chain additionally has areas in Hamilton and Blue Ash, within the Cincinnati space.
Hours are presently Thursday & Friday 3pm – 8pm & Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 8pm
CM Rooster, a nationwide chain well-liked for Korean-style fried rooster, opened its third Columbus-area restaurant at 5947 S. Sunbury Street in Westerville. The menu options numerous sauces for his or her fried rooster, together with Spicy Garlic, Purple Chili, Soy Spring Onion, and Lemon Spring Craze and Baked Rooster Tikkudak in numerous sauces. The restaurant, with different Columbus-area areas in Higher Arlington and Pickerington, additionally serves noodle choices and different facet dishes.
Hours are Tuesday to Thursday 11.30am to 9pm, Friday 11.30am to 10pm, Saturday 12pm to 10pm and Sunday 12pm to 8pm
Bobcat sports activities bar
The Bobcat Sports activities Bar hosted its grand opening on March 15, at 1099 W. First Ave. The neighborhood restaurant and bar is called after Grandview Heights Excessive College and the Ohio College Bobcats. The bar replaces Cleaver, the earlier restaurant related to Butcher & Grocer. The cafe gives a variety of bar meals, together with nachos, fried pickles, fish and chips, and smash burgers, in addition to arcade and TV video games.
Hours are Tuesday to Thursday 3pm to Midnight, Friday 3pm to 2.30am, Saturday 11am to 2.30am and Sunday 11am to Midnight.
OX-B’s opened its newest Columbus space location on March 16 at 2521 W. Schrock Street in Westerville. The rooster wing idea, with areas in Reynoldsburg, Lancaster, Newark and inside Brew Canine within the Quick North, gives a menu that features smoked, basic, boneless and tofu wings, in addition to salads, wraps, dips and sides comparable to french fries, baked beans, white cheddar and yellow macaroni, coleslaw, and lots of different choices.
Hours are Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 11:00 to 21:00, and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 to 22:00
CRMD opened a brand new Columbus space location on March 17 within the Lewis Middle at 5915 Evans Farm Drive. It’s the second Columbus-area location and third total for the ice cream store, which began within the Quick North in 2019.
CRMD serves distinctive ice cream flavors, like Fruity Pebbles, cereal and milk, buckeye and extra, and its new location additionally incorporates a hidden speakeasy known as DRNK that serves handcrafted cocktails.
Hours are Monday to Thursday, 4pm to 11pm, Friday and Saturday, 4pm to midnight and Sunday, 4pm to 10pm
Korean fried rooster chain bb.q Rooster opened this month at 17 E. Lane St. within the College District. That is the primary Ohio location for the South Korean chain, which plans to open 250 models throughout america by the tip of 2023. The menu consists of wings, boneless wings, and entire rooster, with a wide range of sauces, together with honey garlic, galbi, cheesling, spicy mala and extra. Additionally, there are different dishes out there, comparable to tteokbokki, kimchi fried rice, pickled radish, and beer.
Hours are Monday to Sunday, 11am to 8pm
Vic village tavern
The Vic Village Tavern hosted its grand opening March 23 at 251 W. fifth Ave. within the Victorian Village, changing the Shrunken Head, which closed final 12 months. The bar now options beers, TV, a Tortilla Road Meals look on Tuesdays, and stay music, karaoke, and trivia within the works.
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 4pm to 2am
Household-owned barbecue restaurant Martiny’s BBQ opened March 23 at 5808 Columbus Pike in Lewis Middle, its first brick-and-mortar venue within the former area The Porch. The restaurant menu options pulled pork, brisket, rooster, ribs, plus vegetarian choices like cauliflower burnt ends and presto, jackfruit, bowls of smoked baked potato and coleslaw, mac and cheese, pinto beans, and salad potato wedges for sides.
Hours are presently Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 8pm
Hai Pok closed its Quick North location this month
Hai Pok closed its Quick North location positioned at 647 N. Excessive St., shortly after the opening of its new location in North Market Bridge Park. The Hawaiian road meals favourite began life in 2015 as a pop-up at Oddfellows Liquor Bar.