The latest updates from the bar and restaurant scenes

A new sports bar called Rudy’s opened Monday at 1021 W. Fifth Ave., replacing Palle by Moretti, which shut down in early March.

New food truck Red Square Grill is serving hard-to-find Uzbek and Russian fare. The mobile kitchen is located next to Romashka Euro Deli at 2400 W. Dublin Granville Rd. Menu items include plov, samsa, lagman, kebabs and more.

Sweet Carrot (1417 W. Fifth Ave.) recently launched a new brunch menu featuring cocktails and dishes such as Smashed Potatoes Benedict and Cinnamon Roll French Toast, using cinnamon rolls from its sister company Kittie’s Cakes. The Grandview spot is currently open Thursday through Sunday for dine-in or carryout and will serve brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 

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The Alabama-based chain Chicken Salad Chick is adding a second Central Ohio location at 6304 E. Dublin Granville Rd. in Hamilton Quarter. A Westerville storefront opened in June 2019. The grand opening will take place Tuesday, July 28, with the first 100 guests earning free chicken salad for a year. That’s a lot of chicken salad.

Chef Matthew Phelan told ThisWeek News recently that he is planning a September opening for Novella Osteria, his forthcoming Italian restaurant in Powell.

Harvest Pizzeria in Dublin (45 N. High St.) announced this week that an employee tested positive for COVID-19. The restaurant has closed temporarily while employees await test results and the restaurant is cleaned.

The Market Italian Village (1022 Summit St.) announced that it has closed until further notice out of an abundance of caution as coronavirus cases continue to surge in Central Ohio.