The slab-centric Ringside Steakhouse is still on track to move back into its longtime West Burnside locale once major renovations are completed early in 2011. But word on the street is, instead of leaving its temporary home in the Fox Tower, it will continue to operate in its current second-story space on SW Park Avenue. Instead of being just meat-focused the nearly 70-year-old family-owned eatery will expand its entree choices with a more seafood-friendly menu.
Now, with Ruth's Chris moving within fork distance, this could mean a major shift in downtown's restaurant scene. When contacted regarding the rumor, owner Craig Peterson would not comment other than to say: "Ringside is putting all its efforts into returning to its original location on West Burnside—once we are back home we will then consider our future options."
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