New Italian restaurant Bar Italia opening at Lindey’s Lake House location in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019.

It turns out that the rumors were true, with Lindey’s Lake House being renamed and rebranded Bar Italia. The new eatery is expected to open later this month.

“Honestly, COVID killed us,” said Next Cool Restaurants (NCR) CEO Rick Doody, the restaurateur behind Cedar Creek Grille, 17 River Grille and Lindey’s Lake House.

“Our carryout business has broken. What we realized is while the Lindey’s Lake House menu doesn’t lend itself that well to carryout, what was working were the pasta dishes we added to the menu during the shutdown,” he said.

“We were like, wow, maybe this is a sign of what people want in Lakewood. We try to think we’re close to our

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The Spaghetti Factory Italian Restaurant Opening in Easton, MD

New concept, by owner of local favorite Carmine’s N.Y. Pizza Kitchen on Kent Island, adds much needed sit down option in Easton.

Easton, MD, January 30, 2021 –(PR.com)– The Spaghetti Factory Italian Restaurant announced they will open their doors in early February of 2021 at the Waterside Village shopping center, anchored by Target and Harris Teeter.

As the name inclines, The Spaghetti Factory makes their own fresh pasta on-site daily and is handcrafted while guests may look on. Experienced chefs use family-owned recipes to create affordable high-quality Italian specialties.

The “B.Y.O.P.” (Build Your Own Pasta) section on the menu allows guests to create their own dishes with a variety of pasta like rigatoni or angel hair, sauces like creamy vodka or spicy fradiavola and proteins like chicken, meatballs and scallops.

The lunch and dinner menus are complemented by a wine list of 10 bottles offered at $15 and

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Frank Sinatra’s favorite NYC Italian restaurant is opening a N.J. beach pop-up next week

One of New York City’s most beloved Italian restaurants is taking a quick trip to the Jersey Shore.

Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, a Theater District staple since 1944, will launch a pop-up at Asbury Park’s historic Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel starting Feb. 5, the restaurant announced on Facebook.

Reservations for the pop-up can be made on Resy.com or by calling (609) 435-3100.

The pop-up will be open for three months and be staffed by employees from the original restaurant, according to APP.com, offering a la carte dining Fridays and Saturdays and family-style dining on Sundays.

Patsy’s was founded by Pasquale “Patsy” Scognamillo in 1944. The restaurant at 236 West 56th St. became not only a Manhattan institution but the favorite restaurant of Hoboken-born Frank Sinatra — according to the restaurant’s website, his family still eats there. Patsy’s has served countless other celebrities including New Jersey royalty like Jon Bon Jovi

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Wendy Williams’ ex Kevin Hunter opening restaurant in Brooklyn

Wendy Williams’ ex-husband is serving up Italian.

Kevin Hunter is opening an Italian restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn named Loreto, he announced on social media.

“Time to work on MY LEGACY!!” he captioned a video of the restaurant’s exterior. “For a kid from Brownsville Brooklyn this is a dream come true. To be apart of an amazing team to create something so extraordinary.”

Hunter is working with “partners” Finesse and “The Brother’s (Johnny and Robert).”

“I look forward to nothing but success,” he continued. “Continue to thank God for the blessings.”

He described Loreto as “exquisite high end Italian cuisine” and said it will be hosting a soft opening on Feb. 14.

Hunter’s announcement comes days after Williams, 56, poured her soul out in her documentary, “Wendy Williams: What a Mess!,” and revealed the truths about her tumultuous marriage to Hunter.

Wendy Williams' ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is opening an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn.
Wendy Williams’ ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, is opening an Italian restaurant
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