Two Cleveland Restaurants Opening this Year in Dublin, Short North
GMOs, hormones, hidden and added sugars — Bobby George, a restauranteur from Cleveland, says our food is filled with the stuff, and he’s introducing central Ohio to some alternative options.
Townhall and Rebol, two concepts out of George’s hospitality, real estate and private equity group Ethos Capital Partners, will open this year in the Short North and Dublin, respectively. An opening for Rebol, located at 6605 Longshore St., is set for Monday, June 24. Townhall, which is taking up the first floor restaurant space at the Moxy Hotel, 800 N. High St., will open in September.
Expansion from Cleveland to the Columbus market was an easy decision for George, who found the city’s developers to be welcoming to his independently owned and health-driven restaurants. He also sees Rebol and Townhall as filling a void of “real healthy” options, rather than the “fake healthy” choices people have now.
“Number one, GMOs are poisoning people, ruining people’s guts, brains, performance, happiness. Two, hidden and added sugars. We don’t use any refined sugars or hidden sugars. Three, the produce — there’s so much pesticides sprayed, so many chemicals in it that it’s messing up everybody’s hormones,” says George, adding that their produce is all organic. “Just look at how everybody feels. I believe food is medicine — if you want to perform better, eat better.”
Rebol is a fast-casual restaurant that allows guests to build their entrees, starting out with a protein, like chicken, steak, falafel or shrimp, and adding toppings from there. Broth bowls, as well as a selection of vegan and vegetarian options will be offered. Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Rebol will also carry coffee, breakfast entrees and pastries.
Townhall is a full-service, sit-down restaurant serving up a menu full of paleo-friendly, vegan and plant-based options. Mondays, they’ll put out a special vegan night menu, featuring popcorn tofu nuggets, tempeh gyro, cauliflower t-bone steak and wild mushroom chimichangas, among other dishes. Wednesday is Kaleo night (Keto + Paleo), during which guests can get the caveburger on a keto bun, pulled pork belly sando, gluten-free baked chicken tenders, and other items. Soups, “cold bowls,” and shareables round out the menu.
Townhall’s menu also features a selection of smaller portioned options. It’s a theme that will carry to the rooftop space of the hotel, where another Ethos Capital Partners concept will open. A name has yet to be determined, but George says it will focus on light food, like wild sushi and cauliflower rice sushi.
“A lot of people want to eat different foods, eclectic foods, and they can still eat healthy,” says George. “We want to be transparent with the ingredients. If you eat lower carb, you can eat lower carb. It’s just real food, not all the junky food.”
The rooftop space is 5,000 square feet and can be used year-round. It’ll have a full bar, and indoor-outdoor areas with views of “the coolest rooftop in all Ohio,” says George.
Patrons of both Townhall and Rebol will be able to use the Townhall app to place their orders ahead of time. Rebol will also have kiosks on-site for faster ordering.