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openings 2021

First Look: Budd Dairy Food Hall

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Budd Dairy Food Hall

The wait is over. Budd Dairy Food Hall officially opens its doors at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, April 6, at 1086 N. Fourth St. in Italian Village. The latest concept from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Budd Dairy features nine chef-driven restaurant partners, along with its Hatch space, which will host a rotating selection of pop-up concepts. […]

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First Look: Freedom a la Cart Café + Bakery

Susan Post Susan Post First Look: Freedom a la Cart Café + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart celebrates the grand opening of its first café and bakery today, Monday April 5. The nonprofit catering company that works with survivors of human trafficking initially shared plans in late 2019 to expand with their own cafe Downtown. After months of COVID-related delays, CEO Paula Haines says finally opening the space […]

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Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Susan Post Susan Post Third Way Cafe Debuts New Renovation, Second Location

Third Way Cafe is bringing its motto of pursuing good together to the South Side. The coffee shop, which opened its first location in Westgate at 3058 W. Broad St. in December 2017, has opened its second spot in partnership All People Arts at 1865 Parsons Ave. Located inside the organization’s gallery, art and coffee […]

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Běndì Wok N’ Bar Now Open in German Village

Susan Post Susan Post Běndì Wok N’ Bar Now Open in German Village

Běndì Wok N’ Bar is bringing Asian eats back to German Village. The new Asian-fusion restaurant opened its doors at 277 E. Livingston Ave. in early March. The address is the former home of Happy Dragon, and was previously attached to a Philco expansion project that never panned out, before being taken over by the […]

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Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

Susan Post Susan Post Food Trucks, Candy Store, Expanded Selection & More Part of New La Plaza Tapatia

West side market La Plaza Tapatia celebrates the soft opening of its brand new location today, Wednesday, March 24. Gustavo Salazar opened the first La Plaza Tapatia at 4233 Shoppers Ln. in 2004. After serving the west side for a decade and a half, the Mexican grocery store is moving a mere 0.2 miles around […]

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Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Susan Post Susan Post Agapé Mediterranean Opens First Location in Westerville, Second Already on Deck

Agapé is putting a Mediterranean spin on the fast-casual, build-your-own concept. Five friends and business partners have come together to open Agapé Mediterranean’s first location at 405 Polaris Pkwy. in Westerville, with plans already in the works to make it a multi-unit concept. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and experience to the […]

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Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

Susan Post Susan Post Bites & Sips: Reopenings, Service Grants, Ice Cream, Pizza, Beer Collabs & More

There’s much to catch up on in the world of drinking and dining in Central Ohio. As things churn back to life, bars and restaurants are reopening, menus are expanding and there’s some special beer to drink. Plus, Service has reopened its grants for service industry workers and you can help raise more grant dollars! […]

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