Friday Meals Bites: Jennings Java launches Kickstarter, Safia Sweets & Kitchen opens

There’s at all times quite a bit taking place within the Columbus restaurant world! Right here’s the newest:

  • Due to Columbus Meals Adventures, we realized {that a} new Somali-owned restaurant and bakery known as Safia Sweets & Kitchen opened at 2375 Silver Dr., within the former Large Boy subsequent to Historic Crew Stadium. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the eatery encompasses a mix of Somali, Italian, and American dishes.
  • The gang from Jennings Java Espresso Roasters simply launched a Kickstarter to fund their new retail store. They’re making the transfer from their Entrance Avenue roastery to the previous Bake Me Completely happy house at 116 E. Moler St. in Merion Village.
  • In case you missed the information, Athens’ Bagel Avenue Deli opened a cart on the patio of the forthcoming Jackie O’s on Fourth (which opens absolutely subsequent Friday, Might 5). Learn all concerning the cart right here!
  • The Kee, a large new leisure advanced downtown, held its grand opening final weekend. Situated at 225 Neilston Ave., The Kee options arcades, gaming areas, efficiency venues, galleries, and a few lounges and eating places.
  • A brand new carryout-only cafe and bakery known as Winn Winn Cafe is coming this spring to 1212 E. Third Ave. in Fifth By Northwest.
  • The proprietor of Bodega within the Brief North revealed that he’s changing an condominium behind the house right into a cocktail bar known as Apt. B.
  • Tickets for the following pop-up dinner from And Friends will go on sale subsequent week Wednesday, Might 3. The occasion is June 3 and can function chef and restaurateur Sangeeta Lakhani of Service Reduction Kitchen and previously of The Desk.
  • A pop-up from Australian-based Karen’s Diner, identified for its comically impolite service, is making a tour cease someplace in Columbus Sept. 23-24.
  • North Nation Charcuterie and Black Radish Creamery each took dwelling Good Meals Awards this previous weekend, North Nation for its waygu beef bacon and Black Radish for its raclette and its Bandit purple cheddar. Read the full winners here.
  • A number of sources have reported that Shaquille O’Neal’s quick informal fried hen chain Big Chicken plans to open franchised places in Columbus, though there’s no phrase but the place they’ll go.
  • Aardvark Wine & Beer and Subourbon Southern Kitchen & Spirits are internet hosting a four-course wine pairing dinner subsequent week Tuesday, Might 2. Read more about it here.

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