Restaurant openings, closings and more Central Ohio food and drink news

The Scoop has been off for a couple of weeks, but we return reinvigorated to cover the city’s ever-changing dining and drinking scene. Here’s what you may have missed over the holidays.

Openings and Announcements

Brioso Coffee moved from its longtime Gay Street location to a renovated space at 53 N. High St. in The Citizens building. The new shop, kitty-corner from its former address, opened on Dec. 23.

A new food truck called Tibetan Momo launched recently, serving Tibetan-style dumplings. The owner once worked at Momo Ghar, but the two businesses are not affiliated.

Central Ohio’s fourth Aladdin’s Eatery is now open at 9711 Sawmill Parkway near Powell.

Local Cantina opened its first location outside of the Columbus area last week. The new Tex-Mex eatery is in downtown Dayton on East First Street in the Water Street development.


After more than 30 years in business, Iacono’s Pizza & Restaurant closed permanently on Dec. 21 at 5068 Cemetery Road in Hilliard. Iacono’s Kenny Road and Powell pizzerias remain open.

The veteran-owned bar Eugene’s Canteen closed this week at 765 N. High St. in the Short North. A statement on social media said the business would be “evolving” under new management, and that Eugene’s owner, Justin Boehme, will step down from day-to-day operations.

The popular plant-based restaurant Village Taco shut its doors in Alexandria last month but will reopen this year on Parsons Avenue. Stay tuned.


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