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

Openings & Announcements

The mother-daughter duo Elena Birukow and Lana Moynihan have opened Café Elena for carryout and delivery until Ohio’s dine-in ban is lifted. The new café at 2054 Crown Plaza Drive in Northwest Columbus (formerly Skyline Chili) offers baked goods, breakfast and lunch with an international twist. Menu items range from Dutch baby pancakes and Russian buckwheat porridge to teriyaki salmon grain bowls and burgers. Order online for pickup or delivery at cafeelenas.com. Delivery is also available via DoorDash.

Arepazo plans to reopen its two locations in the Brewery District (515 S. High St.) and Gahanna (93 N. High St.) for takeout and delivery on Friday, May 1. The popular Latin American restaurant shuttered for the month of April.

Harvest Pizzeria announced this week that its Central Ohio locations in Bexley, Clintonville and Dublin will reopen for carryout on Thursday, May 7. The locally owned pizza chain shuttered its restaurants in mid-March because of the coronavirus outbreak. Harvest’s forthcoming Brewery District location is still under construction.

Ye’s Asian Vegan Kitchen (2469 Hilliard Rome Road), a spot for Chinese, Japanese and Thai vegan fare, has resumed serving takeout after a break. Call 614-850-1888 or order online at yeasianvegan.com.

Worthington’s The Old Bag of Nails Pub (663 N. High St.) has reopened for carryout, featuring $10 fish and chips baskets. Order by calling ahead at 614-436-5552. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Several other Central Ohio locations remain open for takeout, including those in Bexley, Hilliard, Pickerington, Upper Arlington and Westerville.

Also in Worthington, Sassafras Bakery (657 High St.) returned to serving baked goods and breakfast items from its pickup window today. The bakery will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Place your order at least 24 hours in advance at sassafrasbakery.com or by calling 614-781-9705.

The Japanese bakery Belle’s Bread (1168 Kenny Centre Mall) plans to resume operations Friday, May 1.

Winans Chocolates + Coffees will reopen its German Village location on Friday, May 1, after a brief hiatus. The shop is at 897 S. Third St.

You can experience a traditional Filipino feast known as kamayan in your own home thanks to Bonifacio’s Boodle Night offerings. A feast for two includes such dishes as garlic rice, bistek and sisig as well as banana leaves and instructions on how to set up your kamayan at home. Visit bonifacio614.com to learn more.

Dos Hermanos is offering Cinco de Mayo bundles for pickup or delivery May 4-5. Curbside pickup is available from the North Market, and delivery will be available within a 15-mile radius of the market for an additional $10 fee. The Taco Pack includes enough corn tortillas, proteins and taco fixings to feed eight to 10 people. Visit doshermanoscolumbus.com for more information. You can read more about how Dos Hermanos is weathering the coronavirus crisis here.

Events

614Tiki’s drive-thru cocktail popup returns to Little Rock Bar (944 N. Fourth St.) on Saturday, May 2. Expect Frozen Painkillers and other tiki cocktails to-go, plus food truck fare and tunes from DJ Lady Sandoval. Online ordering opens Friday. Follow @614Tiki for updates.

The Refectory Dinner Music Series is getting a virtual makeover with a live “private” concert performance, starting tonight. You can pair takeout from the French restaurant with the free musical performances which begin at 6:45 p.m. on The Refectory’s Facebook page.

Temporary Closures

The owners of Pierogi Mountain have temporarily closed their operation inside Cafe Bourbon Street. In an announcement on Facebook, owners Matt Majesky and Charlie Greene wrote: “We cannot stress enough that this is only temporary, and that we will be back sometime soon, but we still found ourselves making way too many trips to the store for supplies, and service fees for Grubhub et al were eating us alive. It seemed like as good a time as any to take a step back, plan for our future as a company, get some long gestating projects done, and most importantly help ensure the health and safety of our employees and ourselves.”

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