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Restaurant Report – Openings and Updates

Bru Burger Bar General Manager Jameson App hammers in a wooden stake to steady a sign advertising the restaurant’s job fair as it prepares for grand opening June 11. Bru Burger is at the opposite end of a building that house Local Cantina at Cleveland Ave. and Polaris Parkway.

Bru Burger Bar Job Fair

Bru Burger is holding a job fair looking for staff for its grand opening June 11.

It is the eighth Bru Burger Bar from the Indianapolis-based company and its first in the Columbus area.

Bru Burger is located on Cleveland Ave. near Polaris Parkway.


Local Cantina

Local Cantina opened about a week ago just in time to enjoy the great weather on its patio dining area and by opening the large window panels.

LC describes itself as attempting to craft a higher standard of food, drink, and service using its own touch on tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more with an all-you-can-eat, made fresh daily, chips and salsa bar.

It also serves craft beers only in cans. Local Cantina is located on Cleveland Ave. near Polaris Parkway.


Poke Bros. Westerville

Poke Bros is the hottest fast casual restaurant concept to hit the Midwest, offering a build-your-own approach to crafting delicious poke bowls along our assembly line of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Poke, pronounced POH-KAY, originated in Hawaii and features cubed-cut raw fish mixed in a bowl with rice, veggies, and flavorful toppings. Think of it as sushi in a bowl. It’s delicious and full of healthy ingredients; double win!

Poke Bros

Brown paper covers the windows and doors in the Westerville Shopping Center where Poke Bros says it will open a new restaurant by the end of May.

It replaces Teppanyaki which stayed open for less than a year.


Phatt Taco

Phatt Taco – 20 South State St. #K, 43081 Uptown Westerville – Rated 4.8 based on 30 Reviews “The food was full of flavor and extremely fresh. Loved the…

Phat Taco is now Tostadalicious

Todalicious, once known as Phat Taco, was successful in its quest for beer and wine sales permits at its newest location in Uptown Westerville.

However, there was little construction before election day and what appears to be none since.

A small portion of the landscaping area at the east end of the building was excavated in what is supposed to be an outdoor patio area.

Todalicious is at the end of the brick walkway beside Java Central across from city hall.

About The Author

Gary Gardiner

Former newspaper and Associated Press photographer. Instructor at Westerville Center for Photography. Owns SmallTown Stock, the Reasonably Rights Managed stock photo agency. Founder and Director for The American Scene Project, a heritage project dedicated to exhibiting and preserving photography of everyday American life.

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