Resto Change-o

Don’t blink—downtown’s burgeoning dining scene is liable to change when you’re not looking.

Rumored to be opening in March at the Plaza is Pop Pizza, a casual counter-service pizzeria by the Sam Cherry Development team, which is also behind Lady Silvia and Resnicks. Just in time for the Zappos influx, we hear they’ll be delivering downtown.

DW Bistro owners Bryce Krausman and Dalton Wilson have been scouring the Arts District for the perfect spot to open a downtown restaurant, “code-named DW Downtown,” and they confirm that they’re close to finding one. While staying true to the original DW vibe—modern, colorful and fresh, both in its decor and dishes—the additional location “will give us a chance to stretch our culinary arms a little wider, while keeping it laid back and friendly,” Krausman says.

The Keep Memory Alive Café, an offshoot of Red Velvet Café, is now open at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. In keeping with the philosophy that good nutrition maintains and promotes brain health, chef Aneesha Tolani (who earned her baking stripes in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s Bouchon) provides guests with a menu of organic and vegan-friendly options. The café claims that no dish is more than 200 calories or six grams of fat—a draw not only for patients, but for all health-conscious diners in the neighborhood.