The Dish

News, notes, and gossip about the restaurant scene

Fixing up Zink

Zink closed in January for extensive renovations. Harper's Restaurant Group chief Tom Sasser hopes to have it back open by June 1. Also, at M5, the newly repaired wood oven is churning out savory flatbread pizzas again.

Dilworth Loses One

John Weinbrenner's City Tavern in Dilworth closed abruptly in early April. A new bar and restaurant named Plan B will take
its place.

EpiCentre Gaining Tenants

Afshin Ghazi's mammoth uptown development EpiCentre is starting to fill up, at least on paper. Look for Black Fin, a two-story Irish pub; Flemings Steakhouse, a chain known for its epic wine-by-the-glass list; Flying Biscuit; Shane's Rib Shack; and, hallelujah!, Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Also, there are rumors of a high-end Mexican restaurant opening. Meanwhile, we've heard that c.o. jones (get the double entendre?), a New Haven, Connecticut, restaurant that claims ninety tequilas, has a verbal commitment for a Queen City location, although not for EpiCentre.

New Tavern in South End

After some wrangling with Factory South residents, who were leery of late-night noise, 1300 South End Tavern opened in the former Original Pancake House location on South Boulevard. Expect an upscale atmosphere with a Southern-style menu: blackened catfish, grits, sandwiches, and pastas.

Catering at D&D

Dean & DeLuca lovers are in for a treat: D&D's director of catering sales, Luke Manlove, tell us that the Phillips Place location now offers catering (until now it's only offered boxed lunch options).