Openings and announcements
Grandview Distillery Echo Spirits Distilling Co. recently announced its Spirit of Giving campaign, which will support a new charity each month. Members of the public can nominate a charity to receive funds, which will come from sales of Echo Spirits House Vodka, on the Echo Spirits website. “We’re blessed to be in a good place in our lives and in our business,” co-founder Joe Bidinger said in a press release, “and we’ve always felt it was our responsibility to make the a better world because of our business. We have been searching for a long time for the right way to give back. Bidinger and co-founder Nikhil Sharoff are two of the Monthly Columbus‘s Tastemakers 2022, which feature in our August issue now on newsstands.
In the news from Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, the restaurant group will soon try its luck in Las Vegas. CMR announced on Wednesday its intention to open a Ocean Prime on the Las Vegas Strip as part of a mixed-use development at the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Harmon Avenue. The 400-seat restaurant will occupy more than 14,500 square feet with a rooftop terrace of nearly 2,500 square feet
, overlooking the strip. The Ocean Prime brand debuted as Mitchell’s Ocean Club, which opened in Easton Town Center in August 2006. (Ocean Club retained its name.) The Vegas location, which is aiming for a spring opening 2023 will be the 18th Ocean Prime across the country. , from New York to Beverly Hills. In 2018, CMR and Ocean Prime hosted a dinner at the famous James Beard House in New York, which we attended and which you can read about here.
Kintsugi Sushi Bar, the second company of the owners of Satori ramen barannounced on Wednesday that its last day of operation at North Market Bridge Park would be Sunday, August 28. , and was named one of Monthly Columbus‘s Best New Restaurants earlier this year. In a social media announcement, the owners thanked their customers and said closing the market stall would free them up to focus on other projects. “We are working diligently behind the scenes on our next culinary venture, building on our success with Kintsugi Sushi Bar,” the post read. The Satori Ramen Bar, located at the original North Market on Spruce Street, will remain open.
The African Columbus Festival takes place Saturday, August 20 at Franklin Park (1755 E. Broad St.). The free event celebrates food, art, fashion and music from the African Diaspora in central Ohio. Register online here.
History North Market (59 Spruce St.) will expand its hours of operation this Friday, August 19, when it hosts a nighttime market, featuring independent makers, live music, adult drinks from The Barrel & Bottle and food from vendors of the market. The free outdoor event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hoof Hearted Brewing is hosting its 6th Annual Dragon Saddle Day from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at its bar in Marengo, Ohio. In 2018, the festival was named “One of the 12 Best Beer Festivals in America” by Hop Culture Magazine. General admission ($20) includes access to a concert featuring The Zapp Band and RJD2 as well as the option to purchase four packs of Dragonsaddle Triple IPA and three different barrel-aged imperial stouts. Participating food trucks include Fetty’s Street Food, Hai Poke and Hoof Hearted’s new food truck, Polsen Wieners. Dragonsaddle Day tickets are on sale now.