Somewhere in Particular Brewing Co. offers a glance at the past and a taste of the modern -- with a whole lot in store for the future.
Setting up in a newly constructed space next to the historic Henderson House, Somewhere in Particular -- also known by its acronym, SIP -- opened Oct. 19 at 5055 Dierker Road in northwest Columbus.
It's a joint effort of Joe Casey, Nikki Gallo and Pat Sullivan, the brewer who also goes by the handle, Charlie Navillus. Two silent partners also are involved.
The spot will open with 10 taps, four of which will be reserved for the house-brewed IPA, double IPA, Belgian table beer and porter.
With a seven-barrel brewing system, the intent is to introduce more beers until the brewery's products are on all 10 taps, Casey said, adding that the partners have no intent to distribute.
"We can put out a decent amount of beer for what we have," he said.
The brewery is adjacent -- but not attached -- to the Henderson House, built in 1859.
Casey said the partners are renting the entire property just south of Bethel Road and plan to convert the house into some kind of tavern space in the near future.
"We're using every square foot we can," he said.
The 2,500-square-foot space seats 50 inside, plus 75 more outside. The patio, which has a bocce-ball court and the house's original barn, will be landscaped next year and have an exterior bar, Casey said.
Sullivan said he has been brewing for 15 years, most recently at Toxic Brew Co.
He also brewed signature beers by renting equipment at established breweries, naming his company Nowhere in Particular and earning him the sobriquet "gypsy brewer." He long used the name Charlie Navillus ("Sullivan" spelled backward) to protect his identity, which no longer is tucked away safely -- too many people know him.
However, he said, he is happy to have a home base.
"It's nice to have complete control of the equipment you're using," he said.
Food will be mostly inexpensive, hand-held and affordable: pizzas, salads and a bevy of starters, such as a pimento cheese ball coated with candied bacon and kettle chips with homemade French onion dip.
Prices are $6 to $12.
The long-term plan is to offer meats that are house-smoked but not cooked in the property's original smoker -- smack in the middle of the parking lot -- which apparently is still functional, Casey said.
Somewhere in Particular has a full bar, including wine and locally distilled spirits.
Hours will be 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, call 614-826-3723.
Jimmy Dragich is pushing for an end-of-the-month opening for Jimmyluka's Bar Deli in south Columbus.
The new restaurant, in a rehabbed building at 701 Parsons Ave., is part of a growing dining scene just south of East Livingston Avenue.
The menu will feature more than 10 items -- paninis, salads and soups -- plus build-your-own sandwiches, Dragich said.
Dragich said he bought the building 10 years ago and kicked construction into high gear about three years ago.
"It's cozy," he said of the interior.
Dragich named the deli after his son, Jimmyluka.
OH Pizza and Brew is expected to move into a high-profile spot in downtown Columbus by the end of the month.
The pizzeria is taking over the location most recently occupied by Stack'd, which has the address of 88 E. Broad St., although the storefront faces South Third Street.
OH Pizza and Brew, which opened in 2014, is at 250 N. Third St., at the southeast corner of Third and Chestnut streets. That store will close, manager Ian Reilly said.
A restaurant at 18 Dillmont Drive off U.S. Route 23 north of Interstate 270 in north Columbus will remain open.
A third OH Pizza and Brew will open soon in Galloway, Reilly said.