Food News: Law Bird coming to South High; Cameron Mitchell unveils two Short North concepts

Erin Edwards
Annie Williams Pierce

This week, 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. The new bar will be the latest addition to an increasingly exciting area of South High Street, which includes Kolache Republic, Ambrose and Eve, Antiques on High, Tremont Lounge and The Daily Growler. In 2017, Williams Pierce, whose bartending resume includes Brothers Drake Meadery, The Sycamore and Curio, became the first woman to win the United States Bartenders Guild’s Most Imaginative Bartender competition. The Pierces are also founders of Four Thieves Thirst Parlour, a speakeasy pop-up.

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.

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.

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.

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

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