Openings, closings and more local food and drink news

Closings

Acre: Farm-to-Table restaurants announced on Facebook that it was closing both of its Columbus locations. The Grandview store at 1717 Northwest Blvd. closed on Tuesday, June 25, and the Clintonville location at 2700 N. High St. will remain open for “another week or two” before shutting down. The eatery said it would post an exact closing date once one had been determined. 

J Hot Fish closed shop at 1393 Cleveland Ave. in Linden. In a Facebook post, the eatery noted that it planned to re-open. “Thank you for your prayers, understanding and patience as we actively BEGIN our newest challenge,” the post reads, “finding a NEW LOCATION.”

Max & Erma’s Westerville location at 790 N. State St. is set to close Sunday, June 30. Founded in Columbus in 1972, Max & Erma’s is now owned by Montana-based Glacier Restaurant Group. The restaurant chain has seen a string of closings in recent years, including Max & Erma’s original location in German Village.

Openings and Announcements

Satori Ramen Bar opens inside the North Market (59 Spruce St.) on Sunday, June 30. Seigo Nishimura’s12-seat ramen spot will serve a variety of Japanese ramen and items such as gyoza, yakitori, rice bowls and more.

Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea officially opened its new Ohio State cafe on Sunday. The 1,700-square-foot shop, located at 15 E. 17th Ave., offers a globally inspired menu featuring coffee, tea, pastries and more. 

Aangan India Bistro, serving North Indian cuisine, opened last week at 7520 High Cross Blvd. in the Crosswoods area. 

A new food truck called A Taste of Seoul Food launched recently. Menu items include egg rolls, beef bulgogi and deep-fried dumplings.

Other News

Alana Shock's roller-coaster year continues. Following the end of her short-lived gig at Actual Brewing Co. earlier this year, the renowned chef has gotten a new gig managing the kitchen at Governor's Residence in Bexley. You can read more about her new job here.

Events

Flavored Nation, a food festival celebrating iconic American dishes from all 50 states, returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center August 24-25. (The event is put on by GateHouse Live, an affiliate of Alive’s parent company GateHouse Media.) Early bird tickets are now on sale for $35 at flavorednation.com. 

The Peach Truck, a roaming fruit vendor selling fresh Georgia peaches, visits Central Ohio Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28. The Peach Truck Tour will stop at Columbus Commons, Weiland’s Market, local Strader's Garden Centers and more area locations. Visit thepeachtruck.com for an itinerary.

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