Friday Food Bites: debut of Creole2Geaux and Stories on High, more Ray Ray’s, two new restaurants, two new cafes

There’s always a lot going on in the world of Columbus restaurants! Here is the latest:

  • Creole2Geaux, which operated as a stand in the Eastern Market, is opening its first stand-alone restaurant at 410 N. Front St. in the Arena neighborhood on Tuesday, February 28.
  • The Hilton Tower’s newest restaurant, Stories on High, debuted this week. Located on the 28th floor, Stories on High is the city’s tallest rooftop bar and restaurant, offering 360-degree views of the city.
  • This weekend, Ray Ray’s Hog Pit is opening a new location for one of its trucks, parking it outside Flint Station at 225 Park Rd., just north of Worthington.
  • This week TWO new guests have been announced! The first is a future Clintonville restaurant called Jenny’s dinnercoming this spring at 4768 N. High St. and operated by two veterans of TeeJaye’s and Beechwold Diner.
  • The second restaurant to come is a fourth location for Delaney’s Diner, which has announced that it will take over the restaurant portion of the former Marshall’s Restaurant in Grandview. The bar part is becoming Grand Tavern.
  • And then there are TWO new coffees coming soon! The Jennings Java gang in the Brewery District has announced that it will be taking over Bake Me Happy’s former Merion Village space at 106 E. Moler St.
  • Also this week, Mission Coffee Co. teased its return as a retail cafe. Details have yet to be announced.
  • Some very exciting news this week: Beloved taco truck Los Potosinos has reopened after a long hiatus at 3492 Sullivant Avenue on the west side. The family truck is known for its wonderfully tender grilled chicken pollo al carbon.
  • THE Downtown Taverna new concept from the folks at the former Lola’s Kitchen, will open at 201 S. High St. downtown on Tuesday, February 28.
  • Harvest Pizzeria opened a new location this week at 454 S. Main St. in Granville, across from the train station.
  • Multiple sources said Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co. has gone out of business. The platform had a Columbus banquet hall at 408 N. Sixth St. downtown, which has been closed since 2020 after employees left, citing health and cleanliness concerns. The platform was sold to AB-Inbev in 2019.
  • Parable Coffee launched its new bakery program this week with pastry chef Aaron Clouse.
  • The catering company Bleu & Fig announced this week that it had closed its take-out cafe inside the Jubilee Market in Franklinton.
  • business first shared that Hot Chicken Takeover’s next location will be at 109 N. Hamilton Rd. in Gahanna. The opening is scheduled for early April.
  • SuperChef’s in Gahanna announced on social media that they were temporarily closed after a fire in the kitchen.
  • Rose Dough Donuts, which operates out of 1400 Food Lab, has announced that it will host Cruller Sundays, every Sunday in March. The crullers will be available for pre-order and pickup on Sundays.
  • Bear’s Bagels will be popping up at North Market Bridge Park every Wednesday and Friday in March from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Seventh Son Brewing And Franklin Park Conservatory have collaborated on a new beer called Biome, brewed with yeast derived from dragon fruit in the Conservatory’s desert biome. It will be available in draft and cans from March 2; $1 from each sale is donated to the Conservatory.
  • The Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise returns over the next two weeks, March 4-5 and March 11-12. Gets can purchase a pass for $20 and then visit 12 local businesses to try samples of different comfort foods.

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