Openings, closings and more local food news.


This week, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants officially announced its two newest concepts. Del Mar SoCal Kitchen and Lincoln Social Rooftop are set to open this spring at the Lincoln Building in the Short North. Located at 705 N. High St., Del Mar will offer Southern California-inspired dishes such as poke bowls, lobster rolls and shaved ice desserts. Diners will also be able to catch an elevator to the building’s rooftop, where Lincoln Social (711 N. High St.) will offer a menu of small plates and cocktails, plus a retractable roof and fire pit.

Annie Williams Pierce and her husband/business partner, Luke Pierce, announced plans to open Law Bird, a wine and cocktail bar, at 740 S. High St. in the Brewery District. You can read more about Law Bird here. 

Sexton’s Pizza is now open at 8005 E. Broad St. in Reynoldsburg. Brothers Joey and Jamey Sexton own the new spot, which offers hand-tossed, Columbus-meets-New York-style pizza.

Local Cantina’s newest location is now open for lunch and dinner at 600 N. High St. in the Short North.

The Pit BBQ Grille, which serves barbecue and Polish Boy sandwiches, plans to open a second location on the South Side at 1542 Parsons Ave. Four college friends from Ohio State opened The Pit’s original location in 2016 in the Northern Lights Shopping Center at 3545 Cleveland Ave. Look for The Pit on Parsons to open this spring. 

Hot Chicken Takeover, Joe DeLoss' Nashville-style hot chicken eatery and social enterprise, announced plans this week to expand into the Cleveland area. The brand's fourth restaurant is expected to open this summer in Westlake, Ohio.


Canal Winchester’s Village Wines & Bistro will close on Monday, Feb. 25. The restaurant’s neighbor in historic downtown Canal Winchester, Harvest Moon Craft Kitchen, has stepped up to honor Village Wines’ outstanding gift certificates.

Open less than a year, Harvest Tavern & Pizzeria abruptly closed this week at 1099 W. First Ave. Part of Chris Crader’s Grow Restaurants group, the Grandview restaurant is expected to reopen as a new concept after a remodel.


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