The buildout of the Short North continues.

The buildout of the Short North continues.

Corso Ventures will launch its third venture, Standard Hall, in June at 1100 N. High St.

Top-notch service, a carefully crafted beverage selection, scratch-made fare and inviting ambience will cause others to take notice, said Reed Woogerd, director of operations for Corso Ventures, which already has established Pint House and Forno in the neighborhood.

The company was founded by Chris Corso, whose past businesses include a number of bars and taverns in the downtown area.

"The overall experience, the atmosphere, will be very unique, something you've never seen before in Columbus," Woogerd said.

Standard Hall will take over the 4,500-square-foot space, that will seat 120-plus, including the bar. The site was long occupied by Little Brothers and, most recently, Liquid, although the storefront has been vacant about six years.

"We feel it's the last portion of the Short North that will really need to be developed," Woogerd said of the north end of the commercial district.

Part of the plan is to create an outdoor patio resembling a park, with landscaping, community tables and fire pits -- a place designed to invite social interaction, he said.

The exact size of the outdoor space still is in the design phase, Woogerd said. The expansion also will require approval of the Italian Village Commission, the architectural-review board, and the city of Columbus.

Meanwhile, Standard Hall will offer some outdoor seating on an existing patio already on the property, Woogerd said.

The menu will offer "old-school diner favorites" and contemporary dishes, he said.

Among the more casual plates will be the Memphis-style hot chicken and out-of-the ordinary burger.

"Literally this is the burger I want you to dream about when you go to a restaurant," Woogerd said.

As with Pint house, Standard Hall will be a craft-beer destination, with 30 taps mostly dedicated to local and national brands.

You can dine with the stars -- well, food celebrities -- May 12 at Hilton Columbus Downtown.

Bill Glover, executive chef of the restaurant, will lead a culinary cavalcade at the James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chefs Tour dinner, which starts at 6:30 p.m.

A relative who's who of Columbus-based talent will prepare starters for the evening's lineup: Andrew Smith of Salt & Pine, Avishar Barua of Service Bar, Seth Lassak of Wolf's Ridge Brewing and Marcus Meacham of Tastemaker/Tastemade Studios, plus Josh Dalton of Veritas Tavern in Delaware.

Then Glover and others from Columbus will join chefs from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Dayton and Chicago in preparing entrees and desserts.

Travis Owens of Curio at Harvest will mix signature cocktails for the event using locally distilled spirits. Master sommelier James Tidwell of TexSom in Dallas will arrange wine pairings for the dinner. Beer from North High Brewing and Jackie O's in Athens will be served.

Tickets for the event are $110 to $170 each and are available at

A new food-delivery company has entered the Columbus market.

DoorDash, an app-based service, is open to customers in Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Dublin, Powell, Westerville, Worthington, Lewis Center, New Albany, Gahanna and downtown. The Silicon Valley-based company has apps for Android and iOS or online at

The service is open to more than 200 area locations, including Bareburger, Dirty Frank's, Happy Greek and Thurman Cafe.

The delivery fee for all Columbus restaurants will be $1, with no order minimums, through May. The promise is to get food to its destination in less than an hour.

More local markets are planned in the near future.