Central Ohio's second Nancy's Home Cooking has opened in good company in Powell.

The new dining destination at 3499 Market St. -- formerly occupied by Luce Nuovo -- is bookended by the Bistro Coffee Shop and Andriah's Wine Bar and Restaurant in the same building.

Husband-and-wife team Bruce and Deb Watkins and their daughter, Andriah "Annie" Snyder, took over the 6,500-square-foot spot with a rough idea of what they wanted to do.

In essence, they hoped to create a single destination that would satisfy nearly every taste, from early morning to well into the evening, Bruce Watkins said.

"I think we have the right package, and people are anxious for it," he said.

Stuffing three restaurants, which operate under the umbrella of the American Bistro LLC, under one roof might sound a bit ambitious, but not to the Watkinses.

"I thought it was a great idea," Deb Watkins said.

Bruce Watkins said he wants to indulge people -- "pick things people really want, give them as much as they want and they'll come back."

Rick Hahn, owner of the original Nancy's in Columbus' Clintonville neighborhood, said he was looking for expansion opportunities but Powell was not really being considered.

"It wasn't even on my top-20 places to go," said Hahn, who has owned the breakfast-and-lunch destination since 2012.

Bruce Watkins, a longtime customer of the Clintonville Nancy's, convinced him that Powell was desperately underserved in the breakfast market and needed something to fill the void.

The two are partners in the Powell Nancy's.

Hahn said the menu largely is the same, with such popular classics as the "garbage" omelet, chicken with homemade noodles, meatloaf, chili and other affordable fare that made Nancy's a household name since 1968.

On the south end of the Powell Nancy's is the Bistro Coffee Shop, which serves java made from beans from Stauf's Coffee Roasters. Bulk beans also are available.

Bakery items offered at the coffee shop include doughnuts from Der Dutchman, the popular Plain City restaurant.

On the north side of the building is the dinner-only Andriah's Wine Bar and Restaurant, which shares a fireplace with Nancy's.

The Andriah's menu has plenty of shareables, including stromboli and pizza.

Heartier choices include prime rib and steak dinners, salmon, ahi yellowfin tuna and burgers. Most prices are $9 to $20.

The coffee shop is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Nancy's from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily and the wine bar and restaurant from 4 to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 740-917-5479.


Myriad taco combinations have become part of the hipper-than-ever Clintonville dining scene.

Condado Tacos has opened in the former Casa Patron storefront, 2977 N. High St. in Columbus.

Artwork for the 165-seat restaurant honors the amusement park, Olentangy Park, that occupied the area from 1893 to 1937.


Double Comfort Restaurant lives on, in a sense, with retail specialty sauces and spice blends available at select local stores.

Memphis Heat red-pepper sauce, Juke Joint green-pepper sauce and Soul of the South spice blend are made locally by Double Comfort Foods, an offshoot of the former Short North restaurant, which closed earlier this year.

The specialty products are available at the Hills Market, CaJohns Fiery Foods in the North Market, Celebrate Local, Jungle Jim's International Market in southwest Ohio and Bluescreek Farm Meat & Market.

Double Comfort specialized in fried chicken and was known for its charitable giving.

All profits were donated to local food pantries, the same mission of Double Comfort Foods.


Central Ohio's second Duck Donuts is scheduled to open Friday, Dec. 1, at 7717 Sawmill Road in Dublin.

It is a follow-up to the first shop at 825 Polaris Parkway. Both are owned by franchisee Brad Hobbs.