Restaurant openings, closings and more local food and drink news

Openings

There’s a second Lindey’s opening in Ohio, although not an exact replica. Lindey’s Lake House opens today in Beachwood, Ohio, in Cuyahoga County. Owner Rick Doody is the son of the late Sue Doody, who founded Lindey’s in German Village in 1981. She died in April of this year at the age of 83. According to Cleveland.com, Rick named the new restaurant Lindey’s as a tribute to the iconic Columbus restaurant where he and his brother Chris got their start in the restaurant industry. The brothers went on to launch the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, and Rick owns Cedar Creek Grille and Coastal Taco in Northeast Ohio. For a peek inside the new Lindey’s, Cleveland Scene has a first look. 

Sweet Carrot opened its third Central Ohio location this week at 7571 Sawmill Rd. Angela Petro’s growing group of fast-casual restaurants also has locations in Grandview and Polaris.

Winans Chocolates + Coffees + Wine, the family-owned chocolate confectioner and coffee roaster, will open in Grandview Yard next year. The Winans shop will occupy approximately 1,600-square-feet in the mixed-use 1125 Yard Street building.

The Wahlburgers food truck, owned by chef Paul Wahlberg and his celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg, hit the Columbus streets this week with a menu featuring burgers, sandwiches and fries. The launch took place at the Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet dealership on the West Side, which the actor purchased earlier this year.

The owners of Downtown’s Haveli Bistro have opened a more casual outpost called Haveli Express at 5720 Frantz Rd., Dublin.

Closings

Arepazo closed its flagship Downtown location last Friday at 47 N. Pearl St. The new tenant of the alley restaurant, Barroluco Argentine Comfort Food, announced its arrival this week with signage on the building’s exterior. Barroluco got its start in 2016 as a food truck serving empanadas, ribs, paella bowls, churros and more. The next year it was named best food truck at the Columbus Food Truck Festival. Stay tuned for an opening date. 

Odds & Ends

Cameron Mitchell’s tell-all book, “Yes is the Answer. What is the Question?” went on sale Wednesday. The personal account shares Mitchell’s journey from high school dropout to nationally renowned restaurateur. Cameron Mitchell Restaurants celebrated 25 years in business last month. You can order a copy at yesistheanswerbook.com.

The Columbus Urban League of Young Professionals’ weeklong celebration of minority-owned restaurants is back. Black Restaurant Week, which offers dining deals at participating restaurants, continues through Saturday, Nov. 17. Participating restaurants include Barrel on High, J Hot Fish, Flavor 91 Bistro and more.

Tickets to the first ever Columbus Donut Fest went on sale this week, and they’re selling fast. The event celebrating the fried delicacy takes place Jan. 27 at Vue Columbus in the Brewery District. Visit columbusdonutfest.com for more information.

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