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Restaurant Roundup: New Openings, New Hours, and Menu Updates

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Restaurant Roundup: New Openings, New Hours, and Menu Updates
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Changes happen in the Columbus restaurant biz on the daily. Luckily, CU is here to keep you updated on food news big and small.

G. Michael’s Bistro is introducing a new seasonal menu at its German Village location, filled with warm, rich comfort fare for the colder months. It consists of traditional lowcountry fare (cuisine cooked in the region along the South Carolina coast), with dishes like roasted rabbit burgoo, braised lamb poutine, and broiled oysters.

In Franklinton, Strongwater Food and Spirits now offers weekday lunch, opening daily at 11 a.m. The lunch menu will consist of smaller portions of the dinner menu, which has been updated and doubled in size. Check out their new Chinese steam buns, pillowy buns filled with jackfruit, pork belly, and seared tuna. Strongwater will also add weekend brunch at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays, starting on March 14th.

Bexley Pizza Plus won the ‘Traditional’ division of the 2015 NAPICS Pizza Pizazz Competition, out-baking around 70 competitors, and taking home a grand prize of $6,000. They’ll be heading to Las Vegas later this year to compete again in the 2015 International Pizza Challenge, which they won in 2014.

In the Arena District, Nashville-based chain restaurant Dick’s Last Resort will open in June, in the old Frog Bear & Wild Boar space next to Buca di Beppo. The burger, BBQ, and seafood joint operates on a frat party aesthetic (their all-caps motto is UNRULY FUN FOR EVERYONE), where sarcastic service from the staff is both expected and embraced.

Nearby in the Short North, Hot Chicken Takeover has expanded their North Market hours to include Thursdays. You can now order their cult-status chicken dinners from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Thursday – Sunday.

In the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus-based Donatos Pizza has opened a location in the food court. The new operation will include a grab-and-go counter for busy conventioneers, and will additionally act as a delivery and catering hub for downtown businesses and locals.

Crimson Cup Coffee House is now offering a new Cocoa Nib Nitro cold brew coffee, available at their Clintonville High Street location. Coffee, cocoa, and vanilla beans are blended together for a smooth blend that will be available to customers through the end of March.

Further down the street, a Chipotle-style Vietnamese restaurant called 6-1-Pho will be opening at 4368 N. High Street on July 1st. Customers will be able to choose between soup, a rice bowl, or a bahn mi sub to fill with proteins and fresh veggies.

Got any other news to share with us? Post it in the comments below, or send us some details via email: [email protected].


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