A new restaurant by chef Jamie George, most recently of Z Cucina near Grandview Heights, is coming to the Short North/Italian Village area this spring in Columbus.

‘Plas Food & Drink is slated for an early April opening at 21 E. 5th Ave., which previously housed The Table. That restaurant closed in 2020 due to the dip in restaurant dining amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Touted as featuring a rustic cuisine and craft cocktails, menu plans include house-made cheeses and chef-inspired vegan butchery.

George has been in the Columbus restaurant community for more than 32 years, previously also as a chef at Trattoria Roma, Basi Italia and Frezno Eclectic Kitchen. This will be his first solo venture.

While the restaurant’s website and Facebook are still in the design phase, those interested can continue to visit plasfoodanddrink.com for more information.