How the Italian Lifestyle Inspired Piada’s Founder

February 14, 2017

I went to Tulane University in New Orleans, and prior to that my family opened a restaurant here in Columbus, Ohio, called Lindey’s. It’s an Upper East Side, New York–style café-bistro that has now become an institution in Columbus. It opened in 1981, and that was the year I started college, so my career was launched with the family business. When I went to business school in New Orleans, I learned to cook at Mr. B’s Bistro down in the French Quarter—that’s how I got started.