Food News: Lindey's founder dies; The Avenue opens in Bridge Park; Ugly Tuna Saloona closes

Erin Edwards
Sue Doody

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.

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants opens its second location ofThe Avenue Steak Tavern on Thursday, May 3. 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.

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

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 at200 Civic Center Dr. and1456 W. Fifth Ave.

Huong Vietnamese Restaurant reopened on Wednesday, May 2, at 1270 Morse Rd., after being closed since December. To celebrate the reopening, customers will receive 10 percent off their bill through May 9.

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

Rise Brandswill 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.

TheFood Truck Food Court opens today 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. 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.

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