Friday Meals Bites: Katalina’s increasing to Bexley, Ampersand to Westerville; Brothers Drake opens in Grandview

There’s all the time so much occurring within the Columbus restaurant world! Right here’s the newest:

  • Katalina’s introduced this week that it is going to be including a 3rd location in Bexley. This can be a change from information final 12 months that the Latin-inspired cafe would open its third retailer in Franklinton. An actual location and opening date for Katalina’s Tres, because it’s referred to as, haven’t been revealed but. This joins Katalina’s authentic location in Harrison West and Katalina’s, Too in Clintonville.
  • Brothers Drake Meadery has opened for restricted hours at its newly consolidated location in Grandview. The meadery not too long ago merged its authentic Brief North bar with its manufacturing facility at 1025 W. Third Ave. Present hours are midday to six p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, with extra hours coming in February.
  • Ampersand Asian Supper Club teased this week {that a} second location will likely be coming to Uptown Westerville. Ampersand’s first location sits within the Brief North, and options a few of the finest ramen in Columbus. Ampersand is sister to Asterisk Supper Membership, already in Uptown Westerville.
  • Buck City Sammies, as soon as a pop-up at East Market, will gentle open a everlasting stall there this Saturday, Jan. 20.
  • The Funky Duck, a burger-centric pop-up from a few of the staff on the Lox Bagel Store, will provide its subsequent dinner on Monday, Jan. 22.
  • Whereas the homeowners of Los Potosinos food truck are engaged on their first brick and mortar on Lengthy Road, the truck will begin popping up at The Oracle in Olde Towne East this Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m.
  • After asserting three new distributors not too long ago, Bubbly Corridor in New Albany shared {that a} Korean fried hen idea will change the not too long ago closed Simply Hen.
  • A brand new dessert store referred to as Habibi Cafe & Sweets opened final week at 6520 Hayden Run Rd. in Hilliard.
  • Cameron Mitchell Eating places introduced that Del Mar SoCal Kitchen within the Brief North has been rebranded as SoCal Kitchen + Bar. The Del Mar identify, which is being utilized by a CMR restaurant in Naples, Florida, may even be used on the restaurant group’s forthcoming restaurant at Easton, within the former Bon Vie area.
  • Watershed Kitchen & Bar launched a brand new cocktail menu this week. The brand new menu, which is all the time fantastically and cleverly designed, incorporates a Select Your Personal Journey theme.
  • This Saturday, Jan. 20 is Columbus Winter Beerfest on the Conference Middle.
  • The winter version of Restaurant Week runs Jan. 22-24.
  • The native restaurant group Columbus Independents has launched its first quarter reward certificates sale.

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