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Offline Clevelander17

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Re: Cleveland: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #4260 on: December 23, 2011, 01:11:02 PM »
Can't think of the name of the place (I saw the sign yesterday but forgot already), but the space next to the bike shop on Chagrin Boulevard in Shaker Heights that used to house Sasamatsu is something brand new.  More recently it was something else (Middle Eastern) but I guess that didn't do so well. 

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« Reply #4261 on: December 23, 2011, 11:51:36 PM »
Looking through liquor license applications tonight and noticed that Bar Louie has a 12/22 application for the 9 Main Street space at Crocker Park, which is currently Blake's Seafood... Guess Bar Louie has now made the Hyde Park folks 2 offers they couldn't refuse in 2011...

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Re: Cleveland: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #4262 on: December 24, 2011, 07:43:21 AM »
Anyone know if the reason behind the Tomo delayed opening has to do with a battle between Joe Cimperman and the owner over a liquor license? Apparently Cimperman is against granting this after hearing the top floors would include dance clubs. I heard this the other day, but I didn't think one councilman had that much power.

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« Reply #4263 on: December 27, 2011, 08:27:01 PM »
Anyone know if the reason behind the Tomo delayed opening has to do with a battle between Joe Cimperman and the owner over a liquor license? Apparently Cimperman is against granting this after hearing the top floors would include dance clubs. I heard this the other day, but I didn't think one councilman had that much power.
well yes counsel people can have a lot of power in Cleveland. If the rewards (career or other personal gain) are right this guy will try to make anything  happen or not happen regardless of community benefit ..or detriment.

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« Reply #4264 on: December 27, 2011, 08:40:05 PM »
It's unfortunate because this guy poured millions into the place assuming the license was a mere formality.

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« Reply #4265 on: December 27, 2011, 08:42:08 PM »
I have no idea about the specifics of this situation, but don't spend millions assuming a liquor license is a formality.  Have the license secured before spending money.

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« Reply #4266 on: December 28, 2011, 08:19:02 AM »
OMG dying. Michael Symon is going to open a new restaurant, in the city proper, location not yet disclosed (I'm guessing casino). Here is a possible menu he posted on FB today. I am DROOLING.

S & P

Kitchen * Bar * Smokehouse

 

Snacks & Starters

Sauerkraut Balls – wild boar sausage, housemade kraut & farm cheese

Hankey Pankies – lamb sausage, goat cheese & pickled fennel

Deviled Eggs – crispy pig ear & hot sauce

Crispy Chicken Livers – bacon, mushrooms & celery root

Fried Perch Sliders – slaw, lemon, tartar sauce

Smoked Potato Latke – foie gras apple sauce or crab salad

Pigs In A Blanket – our kielbasa, parker house & stadium mustard

Tator Tots – house smoked ham, gruyere & chives

Slymans Corned Beef Eggroll

Spicy Beef Jerky

SOS – pickled walleye, dill, mustard, rye toast

Housemade Sausage Sampler for 2/4/6

 

Salads & Soups

Chefs Garden Shaved Vegetable Salad

Pickled Beets – apples, hazlenuts & kale

Chefs Garden Gem Lettuces – Ohio goat cheese, pickled cherries

Warm Spinach Salad – bacon, mushrooms, soft poached egg

Walleye Chowder – smoked cream & hot sauce

 

Entrees

Pork Belly City Chicken – shaved brussel sprouts

Salsbury Steak – Lefreida aged beef, celery,  mushrooms, horseradish

Double Fried Chicken – Barberton rice & hot peppers

Roasted Walleye – carrot borscht & shaved carrots

Venison Pot Roast – ohio honey roasted turnips

Duck Polish Boy – duck kielbasa, bbq duck & spicy slaw

Today’s Pierogie

Roasted Acorn Squash – Ohio maple syrup, swiss chard & barley

Rigatoni – Mom’s Sunday Sauce & meatballs

Veal Schnitzel – apples, radishes & arugula

Smoked Wild Mushroom & Tofu Pot Pie

Lamb A Roni – ground lamb, tomato, chile & mint

Roasted Chicken Clam Bake –  sweet potato, corn & smoked chile

Big Ass Steak – baked potato & horseradish

 

Cleveland Q

Baby Back Ribs

Lamb Neck

Pig Head

Pulled Pork

Brisket

Sampler (pork butt, brisket, ribs)

Burnt Ends Baked Beans

 

* all Q served with ballpark mustard bbq sauce, house pickles & choice of greens, jojo fries, coleslaw or mac & cheese



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Re: Cleveland: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #4267 on: December 28, 2011, 08:54:30 AM »
Thats a crazy menu and seems to be a tribute to Clevelands heritage (although I can do without the pig head).

Huh, I was hoping he would re-visit the Avon Lake restaurant concept somewhere else, I wonder if this is basically that, although this seems just a bit different yet.     

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« Reply #4268 on: December 28, 2011, 08:57:55 AM »
Whole pig's head has been a great seller at Greenhouse Tavern. Don't knock it til you tried it. I had it this year and every part was delicious, even the eye socket.

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« Reply #4269 on: December 28, 2011, 09:03:53 AM »
Whole pig's head has been a great seller at Greenhouse Tavern. Don't knock it til you tried it. I had it this year and every part was delicious, even the eye socket.

Didnt realize Sawyer was doing that, although I shouldnt be surprised, and thats certainly the trend lately.  I know theyve always had the heads on display at the West Side Market, I just usually try to avoid seeing them. 

I know I should be more adventurous with my food, but just not sure I can go there.     

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« Reply #4270 on: December 28, 2011, 09:10:01 AM »
I actually point out the whole heads and bodies in the market to my son. I don't want him to think that food comes from a styrofoam package. I want him to know what the animal is we are eating and be thankful for it. I'm also more and more about not wasting food as I get older, and throwing stuff away because you don't know how to prepare it so that it's yummy falls into that category, so I have been branching out more and more. I found myself very surprised to learn that I love pig and beef cheeks, that chicken livers can be delicious, etc. I still have a long way to go but I enjoy the journey of expanding my palate. I know everyone isnt' like that, but we'd have a lot less food waste in the country if everyone didn't, say, throw out the bones when they're done roasting a chicken or turkey. At least that's a starting place.

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« Reply #4271 on: December 28, 2011, 09:17:39 AM »
I actually point out the whole heads and bodies in the market to my son. I don't want him to think that food comes from a styrofoam package. I want him to know what the animal is we are eating and be thankful for it. I'm also more and more about not wasting food as I get older, and throwing stuff away because you don't know how to prepare it so that it's yummy falls into that category, so I have been branching out more and more. I found myself very surprised to learn that I love pig and beef cheeks, that chicken livers can be delicious, etc. I still have a long way to go but I enjoy the journey of expanding my palate. I know everyone isnt' like that, but we'd have a lot less food waste in the country if everyone didn't, say, throw out the bones when they're done roasting a chicken or turkey. At least that's a starting place.

Im just too much of an animal lover, and love farm animals.  Therefore eating anything that personalizes it (like a face) would likely be out of the question for me.  Hey Ive had marrow!  Its kinda cool though that theres such a return to the "use every part" mentality that our ancestors had. 

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« Reply #4272 on: December 28, 2011, 09:19:19 AM »
^ yeah.  we waste very little in our household.  If it doesnt have mold on it, we will find some way to use it. 

Also, do you think he would put a new restaurant at the casino with Lola a couple of blocks away?  Isnt he also putting a B Spot in the casino?  I think that would be too much Symon in a very small area.  What are the odds he is going to University Circle or Ohio City?

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« Reply #4273 on: December 28, 2011, 09:29:56 AM »
Well, at least you've had marrow! (which, by the way, is from a cow, which is a farm animal). I love farm animals more than any other type of animals. I respect and thank them tremendously and insist that the vendors I shop from are those who raise them humanely and healthfully if not organically, through pastured methods and local processing instead of moving them into the big agra world of factory farming. We literally do thank the animals who gave their lives so we can eat. When we visit farms, we show our son how the chicken gives us eggs but also the chicken that we eat, etc.

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« Reply #4274 on: December 28, 2011, 09:30:33 AM »
Ohhh, I didn't think about that believe. I will double check but I thought he said downtown. Maybe he just said city proper.

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« Reply #4275 on: December 28, 2011, 10:06:27 AM »
Well, at least you've had marrow! (which, by the way, is from a cow, which is a farm animal). I love farm animals more than any other type of animals. I respect and thank them tremendously and insist that the vendors I shop from are those who raise them humanely and healthfully if not organically, through pastured methods and local processing instead of moving them into the big agra world of factory farming. We literally do thank the animals who gave their lives so we can eat. When we visit farms, we show our son how the chicken gives us eggs but also the chicken that we eat, etc.

Hey, I never said that I didn't eat farm animals (I do like my meat), just that I cant be reminded what Im eating.  We've all been desensitized to regular meat things like hamburger or a regular steak, but when its starts to become untypical things and certainly a face, it starts to make me think too much about it.   

I do try to stay away from big agra for sure.  Its good your teaching your son those things as well. 

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« Reply #4276 on: December 28, 2011, 10:12:34 AM »

I wanted to mention that I ate at some places I had not yet tried when back over Christmas.  Curious about others experiences.
 
Chinato....  Extensive menu that required a bit of expaining, but everything very good.  2 thumbs up.

Pura Vida for lunch.  Also 2 thumbs up, very good (and Christmas Ale on tap, as well as a lovely, wrapped christmasn cookie surprise to go (Also R@R they have "crispy pig ears" on the menu)

Crop.  Fabulous space.  Very good drinks.  Good appetizers.  Ok food.  Same issue I had the couple of other times I tried in the Warehouse District.  There is just too much going on with his food.  Too many flavors.  Nothing simple with that guy. 

Bon bon for breakfast.  Everything very tasty and adorable addition to the Market District.         
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« Reply #4277 on: December 28, 2011, 11:29:08 AM »
Chinato is very good but I have found some misses during lunch in terms of execution, which are disappointing. But the menu is great and when Zack is in the kitchen, everything is fab. Really liked my visit to Pura Vida but hate the space. It feels like sitting in a cafeteria in a space shuttle or something. Not intimate or cozy. Crop has moved to Ohio City, is that where you visited them? I've been very interested in going since they opened there but alas with the OC location it's dinner only for me, and we almost never go out for dinner, what with having a 2 year old. When we do go, it's some place he can run around and not annoy other diners while we wait for food, like diners or informal places where the food is quick and atmosphere informal, not like his new space. I really loved the food when he was downtown and will miss going there. We went there for dinner once when it was downtown and it was $$$$, so probably will not get there at all now that they've moved. Have not done bon bon.

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« Reply #4278 on: December 28, 2011, 11:43:22 AM »
My guess is B Spot is out at casino and S&P ( that appears to be the name, likely for parners Symon & Petkovic) is in. Just a hunch.  Casino  BSpot location was always mentioned but "in" casino was never clarifie, unless it was to be parr of food court, which had local places mentioned. In bottom of new casino parking garage at Ontario and Prospect is my guess, as there is a high profile restaurant space in ay there. Menu for S&P is more like Bar Symon, which he said wouldn't be tried again in CLE... Maybe B Spot ends up in last spot on 4th or on Euclid. Only thing that throws me is his statement of CLE proper, not "downtown" unless that is to avoid giving away casino location to not steal announcement thunder from casino at later date.

Hope this is happening, though. Some may remember earlier this year the Symon team noted an east side Symon pizza place would be opening by November... Then The Chew happened, etc... And no further talk of pizza.

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« Reply #4279 on: December 28, 2011, 01:16:33 PM »
I remember reading that the casino would have a buffet of Cleveland favorites.  Could this be it?

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« Reply #4280 on: December 28, 2011, 02:18:15 PM »
Casino buffet... Interesting.  Symon refers to new "concept" and new "project" on facebook today, but new  "restaurant" never specifically noted. That could just b development speak or you could be on to something. With that said, re-read some casino press releases etc and international buffet and food court with regional specialties from local operators was ,mentioned.

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« Reply #4281 on: December 28, 2011, 02:19:53 PM »
Innnnnteresting. I can't believe he would make food to sit out on a buffet all day, but stranger things have happened.

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« Reply #4282 on: December 28, 2011, 02:23:12 PM »
Buffet would seem unlikely for Symon, but why didn't he just say "restaurant?"... The liquor license and trademark  search begins...

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« Reply #4283 on: December 29, 2011, 10:21:59 AM »
Symon's facebook today:

"i think when u try to do a restaurant that will make everyone happy.. u end up with a vanilla restaurant..which is never good..if u want to be great u have to stretch..i tried to make everyone happy when we did bar symon in avon...epic fail...gotta live & learn & always push the boundries"

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« Reply #4284 on: December 29, 2011, 10:35:14 AM »
Huh, I didnt realize Bar Symon was an epic fail...  I just thought the location was bad. 

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« Reply #4285 on: December 29, 2011, 11:35:46 AM »
The location WAS bad, but he's already gotten smacked online for saying so.

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« Reply #4286 on: December 29, 2011, 11:54:40 AM »
Bar Symon would have raked in Lakewood or Cleveland.  It was an awful idea to put it there

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« Reply #4287 on: December 29, 2011, 12:09:40 PM »
Who was attacking Symon online for saying it was a bad location in Avon...it was a bad location...I guess people from Avon.

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« Reply #4288 on: December 29, 2011, 12:10:38 PM »
Yep

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« Reply #4289 on: December 29, 2011, 01:21:55 PM »
He "officially" announced the restaurant per cleveland.com today, but still isn't disclosing a location. he says it's not nailed down yet but I kind of think that's bunk.