Friday Meals Bites: Smith & Wollensky coming downtown, Zaki Grill opens in Budd Dairy

Friday Meals Bites: Smith & Wollensky coming downtown, Zaki Grill opens in Budd Dairy

There’s at all times so much occurring within the Columbus restaurant world! Right here’s the most recent:

  • After closing at Easton final 12 months, Smith & Wollensky steakhouse introduced that it’s going to return to Columbus in early 2025. The Boston-based steakhouse closed its Easton location after 20 years in early 2023, however will open a brand new restaurant within the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. They’re taking up the bottom ground to renovate right into a 300-seat eating room and patio, with an goal to open in early 2025.
  • Zaki Mediterranean Grill has opened their new stall at Budd Dairy Meals Corridor. The Mediterranean eatery operates three meals vans, and beforehand popped up in Budd Dairy’s Hatch incubator area. They took over the stall that was quietly vacated by Cousins Maine Lobster in latest months.
  • Winn Winn Cafe in Fifth By Northwest opened up their eating room for dine-in service not too long ago. They’ve solely been working as a carryout spot till now, serving breakfast, sandwiches, espresso, and baked items.
  • Smoked on Excessive BBQ within the Brewery District simply introduced a brand new facet enterprise, Smoked on Chai, a catering and occasion service firm that serves up licensed kosher barbecue.
  • A quartet of Columbus cooks – Sangeeta Lakhani, Avishar Barua, Matt Heaggans, and Andrew Smith – will probably be cooking for a particular dinner on August 10. The Harvest of Hope dinner will increase funds for the Hardy Middle in Linden.
  • Lastly, the Homosexual Fad Studios & Glass Museum in Lancaster hosts a midcentury barware present this weekend (June 21-23) known as Bottoms Up. It options cocktail courses, exhibitions, a tiki takeover, and rather more. We first visited the store final 12 months in the course of the Lancaster Pageant, and it’s an interesting place.

Additionally, I’m presenting on the Dublin Library subsequent Wednesday, June 26 from 6-7 p.m.! I’m speaking about some favourite locations to discover this summer season. It’s free however you can register here!

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