Openings, closings and more local food and drink news

Openings & Announcements

Katalina’s, Kathleen Day’s popular eatery known for its Southern- and Latin-influenced fare, opens its second location on Monday, June 3, at 3481 N. High St. in Clintonville. The new 2,600-square-foot restaurant and patio (six times the size of its flagship location) will serve old favorites like Katalina’s Original Pancake Balls, plus new additions such as Chile Relleno A Go Go (pictured above) and the Prego Steak Sandwich with bavette sirloin on brioche. The café will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., with breakfast served all day.

Short & Stout Kitchen officially takes over the kitchen inside the Brewery District’s Daily Growler (702 S. High St.) starting Thursday, May 30. Short & Stout, owned by husband-and-wife team Lehne and Dallas Runyon, replaces Big Mamma’s Burritos. The Runyons offer two menus: Brunch is served daily from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., while smash burgers and loaded fries are served 5 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Geordie’s Restaurant, the new English pub from chef/owner Glen Hall-Jones, holds its grand opening on Friday, May 31, at 1586 S. High St. in Merion Village. Geordie’s celebrates the cooking and traditions of Newcastle, with a dinner menu that ranges from salads and burgers to British classics like steak and ale pie. Weekend brunch offerings include chicken and waffles, a full English breakfast and traditional Sunday roast with Yorkshire pudding.

Le Vieux Lyon French Bakery Café is now open at 1774 Brice Road in Reynoldsburg. Co-owner/baker Manira Camara offers house-made French pastries such as croissants, éclairs, tarts, mille-feuille and other desserts, plus coffee and tea.

The ice cream, chocolate and confections shop Kilwins is now open in the Short North at 662 N. High St., next to Happy Greek Restaurant. This is the second Kilwins in the Columbus area, joining a Bridge Park shop that opened in 2017.

Odd & Ends

The Massey’s Pizza at 1951 E. Dublin-Granville Road has closed temporarily. The North Side pizzeria suffered serious damage when a car crashed into it last weekend. 


The 2019 Chicken & Beer Festival takes place noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 1. This family-friendly picnic offers live music, local food trucks serving up chicken dishes, craft beer and more. You’ll find the festivities at West Bank Park, just south of COSI on Washington Boulevard. The official after party, featuring live entertainment, kicks off at 9 p.m. at Rehab Tavern, 456 W. Town St. in Franklinton. 


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