Buxton Inn suffers fire; Natalie Worthington says goodbye

Restaurant openings, closings and other food and beverage news from Central Ohio


Granville is historic Buxton Inn suffered a commercial fire with two alerts on Tuesday. According to a post on the Buxton Inn Instagram account, local firefighters saved the historic inn and no one was injured. That Newark Attorney reports that most of the damage occurred in the attic above the kitchen, although it is not clear whether the fire started in the inn’s kitchen or the attic. The early 19th-century inn, which hosts various events and happy hours, will remain closed for at least three weeks during repairs.

Openings & Announcements

A new concept in chicken wings from Columbus called Ox-Bs Expected to open soon at Brewdog Short North’s kitchen at 1175 N. High St. With a menu of wings, waffle fries and mac ‘n’ cheese, Ox-B’s started out in Newark two years ago and has since grown to six locations in central Ohio.

Based in Florida Peach Cobbler Factory is now slinging Southern candy at 4691 Morse Road in Gahanna. The new dessert spot features a dozen types of Cobbler à la mode (in flavors like peach, cherry, or sweet potato pecan), a dozen banana pudding options, and several flavors of cinnamon rolls.

Mehak Indian cuisine & barrecently made its Northland debut at 5720 Cleveland Ave. The restaurant’s extensive menu offers traditional Indian dishes like saag paneer, dum biryani, chicken tandoori, and lamb vindaloo, as well as a handful of Indochinese options.

Mordisco food truck is now located at the Lewis Center’s Olentangy River Brewing Co. (303 Green Meadows Drive) and serves Venezuelan breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday. The Mordisco menu includes tostones, breakfast burritos, carne asada arepas, pabellon criollo bowls and more.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams has released a new sparkling drink called Pink Champ, designed to be enjoyed with your spoon. Jeni’s describes Pink Champ – the company’s first-ever beverage – as a palate cleanser that is “similar to seltzer, less sweet than soda and with a refreshing tart note.” Limited supplies of the new fizzy drink are now only available at Columbus Scoop Shops, with the exception of the Columbus Commons and German Village locations in Jeni, which are closed for the season.


That Columbus Winter Beer Festival returns to the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.) on Saturday, January 21st. The beer tasting event will offer two sessions this year: 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Early tickets (doors open an hour earlier) will go on sale to the general public on November 2nd, regular tickets will be available on sale from December 26th. Find out more and buy tickets here.


This Sunday October 30th is the last business day for Natalie’s coal oven pizza and live music in Wortington. After 10 years, owners Charlie Jackson and his daughter Natalie have decided to sell the business and focus on Natalie’s Grandview.

Aangan India Bistro has at 7520 High Cross Blvd. closed, but the restaurant is planning to relocate, according to a message published on the website.


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