Openings, closings and more local food and drink news.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opens its second location of The Avenue Steak Tavern on Thursday. Executive chef Jeff Lindemeyer will lead the kitchen at the 5,180-square-foot steakhouse, located at 94 N. High St. in Dublin’s Bridge Park. The Avenue’s original location is in Grandview.

Sue Doody, the founder of Lindey’s and one of the city’s most beloved restaurateurs, died last week at age 83 after a battle with cancer. She had operated the iconic German Village restaurant for more than three decades.

Si Senor’s Lynn Alley location is closed for renovation until June 1, according to a sign posted on the door. The Peruvian restaurant’s two other locations remain open at 200 Civic Center Drive and 1456 W. Fifth Ave.

Huong Vietnamese Restaurant reopened on Wednesday at 1270 Morse Rd. after being closed since December. To celebrate the reopening, customers will receive 10 percent off their bill through May 9. Read our story behind the owners’ decision to temporarily close the restaurant at

Tiger + Lily recently launched a brunch menu, available 11 a.m-4 p.m. on Sundays. The menu features creative, East-meets-West dishes like Hong Kong-style egg waffles, Chinese breakfast specialities like jianbing and congee, fried chicken and waffles and more.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams was featured last week in the premiere episode of Viceland’s new TV series, “The Ice Cream Show.” 

Rise Brands will open a second Central Ohio location of 16-Bit Bar + Arcade this summer in Dublin’s Bridge Park next to its sister bar Pins Mechanical Co. The retro arcade bar got its start on Fourth Street in Downtown Columbus and has since expanded to Cleveland and Cincinnati.

The Food Truck Food Court opens Thursday at John F. Wolfe Columbus Commons. Food trucks will serve lunch 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. every Thursday through October 25. To see a list of participating trucks, visit

Taste of Dine Originals takes place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Franklin Park Conservatory. The event features dishes and beverages from more than 40 local restaurants, wineries, breweries and distilleries. Visit to purchase tickets.

Koko Tea Salon has closed at 116 Mill St. in Gahanna as the owners prepare to open an Easton location in June. Koko’s Downtown teashop remains open at 361 E. Broad St.

The watering hole Ugly Tuna Saloona closed this week in the University District Gateway after 14 years.

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