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Restaurant Roundup: What’s New, Happening & May Summary

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Restaurant Roundup: What’s New, Happening & May Summary
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Montgomery Inn

For the first time in 63 years, Montgomery Inn, Cincinnati’s pride and joy, has introduced a new sauce to their lineup: Chipotle Barbecue. This sauce is a spicier version of the popular Montgomery Inn Barbecue Sauce, which was invented by the originators’ son, Tom, way back when. The new sauce is a well-balanced mix of the Inn’s original sweet and spicy flavor tempered with the warm heat of smoked jalapeños. Its suggested retail price is $2.39 per 18 oz bottle. It’s available at Kroger and at the Montgomery Inn restaurant, 4565 Dublin-Granville Road. In 2013, Montgomery Inn sold its thirty millionth bottle of sauce. For more on Montgomery Inn’s products, visit www.montgomeryinn.com.

Moretti’s of Arlington

Italian eatery, Moretti’s of Arlington, located at 2124 Tremont Center, will begin serving lunch on Tuesday, June 3rd. Lunch service will run from 11am – 2pm henceforth, Tuesday-Friday, and will be available for dine-in or carry out. Moretti’s will offer boxed lunches as well as a regular menu sure to be filled with their signature antipasti, small plates, and flatbreads. For a longer look at the menu, visit www.morettisofarlington.com.

Gateway Film Center

In support of the movement to motivate more movie theaters across the country to offer healthier concessions, the Gateway Film Center, Columbus’ first dedicated film house featuring indie movies, foreign films, and all the new, big releases, will pull the candy from its shelves during the first week run of the documentary, Fed Up. The film primarily deals with American diet myths, and will be released on Friday, May 23rd. From that date till May 30th, the Gateway will instead sell fresh fruit and trail mix from Fit Food. If a customer really wants candy, the theater will sell it to them. They just won’t display it. The Gateway Film Center is located at 1550 North High Street. For more on the film and the movement, visit http://gatewayfilmcenter.com.

May Summary


  • Angry Bear Kitchen opened on the 2nd at 2653 North High Street. Their hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday, 5pm – 10pm, Friday-Saturday, 5pm – 1am, and Sunday, 11am – 3pm.
  • Iron Lion Restaurant launched on the 3rd in The Hills Market Worthington, 7860 Olentangy River Road. They are open for business Fridays, 11am – 9pm, and Saturdays-Sundays, 3pm – 9pm.
  • Food Truck Food Court launched on the 8th at the Columbus Commons, 160 South High Street. It operates every Thursday till October 30th, 11am – 2pm.
  • Dinin’ Hall reopened on the 8th at 400 West Rich Street. They’re open for business Thursdays and Fridays through the summer, from 11am – 2pm.
  • Tom & Chee opened on the 9th at 10709 Blacklick-Eastern Road, Suite 300. Their hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday, 10am – 9pm, and Friday-Saturday, 10am – 10pm.
  • Bodega Columbus reopened on the 12th at 1044 North High Street. Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 3pm – 2am, and Saturday- Sunday, 11am – 2am.
  • Crafty Pint opened on the 19th at 2234 West Dublin-Granville Road. They are open Monday-Friday, 4pm – 11pm, Saturday, 11am – 1am, and Sunday 11am – 11pm.
  • Loops Food Truck launched on the 19th. Their hours of operation and locations vary.
  • Pearl Market returned on the 2oth at Pearl Street between Gay and Broad Streets. The Market is open Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30am – 2pm, till mid October.
  • Jobu Ramen opens on the 26th at 1439 Grandview Avenue. Their hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday, 11am – 10pm, Friday-Saturday, 11am – 11pm, and Sunday, 11am – 9pm.
  • Dewey’s Pizza Dublin opens on the 26th at 6540 Perimeter Drive. Their tentative hours of operation will be Monday-Thursday, 11am – 10pm,  Friday-Saturday, 11am – 11pm, and Sunday, 4pm – 10pm.
  • Kraft House No. 5 hopes to open on the 31st at 5, South Liberty Street in Powell. Their hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 11am – 11pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 10am – midnight.


  • Otani Japanese Restaurant closed on the 7th at 5900 Roche Drive. They were open for 36 years. Stay tuned for updates about what happens next.
  • Easy Street Café Powell closed on the 11th at 5, South Liberty Street. They were open for roughly 4 years. Easy Street Café German Village, located at 197 Thurman Avenue, is still open.
  • T. Murray’s closed on the 19th at 560 South High Street. They were open almost 3 years.
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