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Re: Cleveland: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #7080 on: May 07, 2018, 08:58:06 AM »
Forgot to mention above that Raving Med in PHS also shut its doors recently. Shame, I liked it and ate there pretty often although it did get quieter and quieter over the last 6 months or so. They never extended the hours or the menu beyond servicing the M-F 9-5 crowd. What probably did for it was when the excellent Zaytoon opened not too far away, doing kind of the same thing (and more), but much better.
Given the location, Iím sure something will pop up there soon to replace it.

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« Reply #7081 on: May 07, 2018, 01:06:40 PM »
Ohio City Burrito opens in downtown Cleveland
Updated 5:23 AM; Posted 4:01 AM

By Nikki Delamotte, cleveland.com NDelamotteUllman@Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio - West 25th St. staple Ohio City Burrito's second shop is now open in downtown Cleveland at 526 E. Superior Ave., the former Leader Bar and Grill. In honor of the new location, today's visitors can get a free sample of chili-lime popcorn from Campbell's Sweet Factory, Ohio City Burrito's neighbor both downtown and in Ohio City, while supplies last.

The cozy shop seats around 20, and a patio adds an additional 15 seats. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The brother-and-sister team of Jeff and Michelle Pizzuli planted the popular build-your-own concept's first location in Ohio City in 2009. The casual spot quickly became a hit for the lunchtime crowd and late-night eaters alike.

http://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/05/ohio_city_burrito_opens_in_dow.html

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« Reply #7082 on: May 15, 2018, 01:05:29 PM »
Roses Italian kitchen is officially open in Solon

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« Reply #7083 on: May 17, 2018, 11:14:09 PM »
Hello bistro in front of Beachwood Place is now open

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« Reply #7084 on: May 22, 2018, 04:29:20 PM »
Just learned Latitude closed from this article:

"Detroit Shoreway to Welcome Flight Cleveland, a Wine Shop and Bar, This Fall... a wine shop and bar, in the former home of Latitude 41n (5712 Detroit Ave.) in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood."

Anyone know why Latitude closed?  I used to go there a lot. Then one day, I noticed the prices were higher, the food didn't taste good---just okay, AND everyone I ate with felt a little ill within a hour or so, but no one threw up.  So after that, I never went back. I thought maybe they changed kitchen staff or ownership or something. But now I see they've shut down? Very curious if anyone has any details.  According to Scene:

"According to neighborhoods reps, the lease had expired and Brown will be transitioning into a different career path. (Messages to Brown went un-returned.)" https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/04/05/after-11-years-in-detroit-shoreway-latitude-41n-will-close-this-sunday

If anyone knows the story, would love to hear it. Thanks.

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« Reply #7085 on: May 22, 2018, 04:33:53 PM »
^I heard the owner just wanted to travel and explore other careers/lifestyles @Pugu . I'm not at all certain as to the authenticity of that report, however. So if someone else can confirm or deny that would be great

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« Reply #7086 on: May 22, 2018, 04:47:32 PM »
^I heard the owner just wanted to travel and explore other careers/lifestyles @Pugu . I'm not at all certain as to the authenticity of that report, however. So if someone else can confirm or deny that would be great

Yeah, that isn't entirely true.  The newish owner of the building and Carol (former owner of Lat 41) never got along.  The decision to close Latitude was 100% due to owner/tenant issues that couldn't be worked out.  She's currently looking for other options along Detroit Ave, but hasn't had any luck finding a spot that will meet her needs. Carol would like to focus more time on her catering business, while still operating a small cafe. 
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« Reply #7087 on: May 22, 2018, 05:13:27 PM »
Thanks. There usually is more to the story when someone says, 'yeah, gonna leave--try something new....'  thanks for the insight.

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« Reply #7088 on: May 22, 2018, 06:44:18 PM »
Hello bistro in front of Beachwood Place is now open

An "upscale" Eat-n-Park.  Makes me laugh every time.

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« Reply #7089 on: June 05, 2018, 05:20:29 PM »
Shake Shack sneak peek, opening up in Pinecrest on Thursday



New York City's famous burger stand Shake Shack will open its first location in Ohio on Thursday at the new Pinecrest development in Orange Village.

The restaurant, known for its burgers, crinkle-cut french fries, shakes and concrete desserts, opens June 7 at 11 a.m.

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https://www.cleveland.com/expo/erry-2018/06/52d50b00266336/shake_shack_sneak_peak_opening.html
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Re: Cleveland: Restaurant News & Info
« Reply #7090 on: June 05, 2018, 08:26:00 PM »
LOVE Shake Shack!  Way better than 5 Guys!

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« Reply #7091 on: June 07, 2018, 04:01:40 PM »
Good to see this space coming back to life.

Arcadian Space in Gordon Square Has Been Claimed by Blue Habanero Mexican

Cleveland diners watched for three long years as management methodically transformed the old City Grill at W. 65th and Detroit into Arcadian, a contemporary showpiece designed by local architect Robert Maschke. But after just four months in business, in a move that shocked even the staff, the restaurant abruptly locked its doors and ceased operating.

That took place a year and a half ago, and since that time many potential operators have kicked the proverbial tires on the one-of-a-kind Detroit Shoreway property. Finally, a new owner has claimed the building and a new tenant has been named.

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2018/06/04/arcadian-space-in-gordon-square-has-been-claimed-by-blue-habanero-mexican

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« Reply #7092 on: June 07, 2018, 04:30:56 PM »
^love Mexican--so looking forward to Blue Habanero.

Re the posts further above on Shake Shack. Its a chain burger place--as are Wendys or McDonalds--are we that desperate for development in Cleveland that we get all excited about a burger and fries place? Am I missing something?

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« Reply #7093 on: June 07, 2018, 04:54:12 PM »
It's as much a burger and fries place as Jeni's is just an ice cream shop. Shake Shacks usually have a charm to them, with higher quality meat (and veggie options), really good shakes, higher caliber clientele and customer service alike, the workers paid quite a bit more than generic fast food places, some unique sauces i.e. Shake Sauce. The place just has a good vibe.

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« Reply #7094 on: June 07, 2018, 04:59:51 PM »
^love Mexican--so looking forward to Blue Habanero.

Re the posts further above on Shake Shack. Its a chain burger place--as are Wendys or McDonalds--are we that desperate for development in Cleveland that we get all excited about a burger and fries place? Am I missing something?

Cleveland resident's tastes aside, I think many diners and developers all over the world are fairly excited about Shake Shack based on its tremendous recent national and international growth. This is a Danny Meyer restaurant, far more than your average Wendy's or McDonalds. So it's not just a Cleveland thing......

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« Reply #7095 on: June 07, 2018, 08:21:21 PM »
Yes this is hardly a McDonaldís or Wendyís that is down the road every 5 miles, The same ones complaining about this would be the same ones complaining if Columbus or Cincinnati got the first shake shack in Ohio first

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« Reply #7096 on: June 07, 2018, 10:19:44 PM »
Thanks all for the insight.

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The same ones complaining about this would be the same ones complaining if Columbus or Cincinnati got the first shake shack in Ohio first

I'm not complaining about Shake Shack--just trying to understand what it is that people are so enthusiastic about it. To that end, why would I complain if Columbus or Cinci got something before Cleveland if I had no idea what the something was? No need to make this a C vs C vs C matter.

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« Reply #7097 on: June 07, 2018, 10:55:02 PM »
Sure there is lol, The marketers of developments do it

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« Reply #7098 on: June 08, 2018, 02:14:17 AM »
You weren't trying to understand anything.  When you're trying to understand, you don't call people desperate.

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« Reply #7099 on: June 08, 2018, 06:54:15 AM »
People are enthusiastic about it because they got gobbled up by the hype. The same thing would happen if an inn n out came to Ohio. The masses on the coasts sell to everyone that their burger and fry places are the best and the conversation generated around these places is pretty remarkable. Iíve had both, they are fine fast food, but nothing I would write and ask the company to open up one on Ohio. It is what it is, itís a decent fast food experience, if you get a cheat day and want to make the trek to pinecrest, go for it.

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« Reply #7100 on: June 08, 2018, 08:54:33 AM »
RIP Anthony Bourdain. Sorry, not exactly on topic but I needed to post it somewhere. Loved that guy

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« Reply #7101 on: June 08, 2018, 08:58:59 AM »
RIP Anthony Bourdain. Sorry, not exactly on topic but I needed to post it somewhere. Loved that guy

Isn't that what the entertainment thread is for?  Celebrity deaths?   Truly sad though...

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« Reply #7102 on: June 08, 2018, 09:04:09 AM »
You weren't trying to understand anything.  When you're trying to understand, you don't call people desperate.

What's with all the ultrasensitivity? I was trying to understand. Here's what I said:

"Re the posts further above on Shake Shack. Its a chain burger place--as are Wendys or McDonalds--are we that desperate for development in Cleveland that we get all excited about a burger and fries place? Am I missing something?"

It IS, according to the replies a burger and fries place.  And people ARE excited about it. So that is pretty "desperate" of us as a community.  Sorry if you're offended by that. Or if you think the burger place is fine dining. Or whatever. 

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« Reply #7103 on: June 08, 2018, 09:07:10 AM »
You weren't trying to understand anything.  When you're trying to understand, you don't call people desperate.

What's with all the ultrasensitivity? I was trying to understand. Here's what I said:

"Re the posts further above on Shake Shack. Its a chain burger place--as are Wendys or McDonalds--are we that desperate for development in Cleveland that we get all excited about a burger and fries place? Am I missing something?"

It IS, according to the replies a burger and fries place.  And people ARE excited about it. So that is pretty "desperate" of us as a community.  Sorry if you're offended by that. Or if you think the burger place is fine dining. Or whatever. 


I was really excited when Yuengling got introduced to Ohio, and it turns out I hate it.

It has nothing to do with a burger place and has everything to do with availability. The same would be true if a Sports Authority moved to Cleveland and the same was true, for me, when Orvis opened on the East Side.

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« Reply #7104 on: June 08, 2018, 09:26:44 AM »
People are enthusiastic about it because they got gobbled up by the hype.

Its also an incredible burger if you haven't tried it.  IMO better than Five Guys, B Spot or (barely) Swenson's.

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« Reply #7105 on: June 08, 2018, 09:32:10 AM »
People are enthusiastic about it because they got gobbled up by the hype.

Its also an incredible burger if you haven't tried it.  IMO better than Five Guys, B Spot or (barely) Swenson's.

I have tried it.  Its a good burger, Its not mind blowingly better than other burgers we have in town.  Its a good burger though.  If its convenient i would grab one.

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« Reply #7106 on: June 08, 2018, 09:33:51 AM »
You weren't trying to understand anything.  When you're trying to understand, you don't call people desperate.

What's with all the ultrasensitivity? I was trying to understand. Here's what I said:

"Re the posts further above on Shake Shack. Its a chain burger place--as are Wendys or McDonalds--are we that desperate for development in Cleveland that we get all excited about a burger and fries place? Am I missing something?"

It IS, according to the replies a burger and fries place.  And people ARE excited about it. So that is pretty "desperate" of us as a community.  Sorry if you're offended by that. Or if you think the burger place is fine dining. Or whatever. 


I was really excited when Yuengling got introduced to Ohio, and it turns out I hate it.

It has nothing to do with a burger place and has everything to do with availability. The same would be true if a Sports Authority moved to Cleveland and the same was true, for me, when Orvis opened on the East Side.

There is something to this.  People tend to want what they don't have.  Then when they have it, realize maybe the build up was bigger than the commodity itself.  Yuengling is a great example. I remember having fake excitement that they were coming here.  I dont think ive ever bought a Yuengling in Ohio
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« Reply #7107 on: June 08, 2018, 09:52:37 AM »
Bingo. It's consumerism at its finest. The experience that your having something exclusive. It gets you exited to spend the money. Doesn't matter that it's really no better than plenty of other options in the area. When Flipside opened in FEB I thought they had pretty good burgers. High quality ingredients, put together well, interesting toppings. That was a local chain and didn't seem to get the excitement going though. I still say Johnny's Little Bar has my favorite burger in town.

I'm headed out to Pinecrest next week for an event at City Works. Its free. Kind of interested to see what goes on over there. But will most likely never be back even for a Shake Shack burger  8)

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« Reply #7108 on: June 08, 2018, 01:02:18 PM »
I've never been to a Shake Shack so I won't comment on the food but I do think there is a bit of the 'ol Coastal thing working here as in "Wow, we are finally getting a hip Shake Shack. Great to be invited to sit with the cool kids."

Reminds me of a time back in the 70's when all of us in Ohio heard how great Coors beer was. Then I was at a party where someone had just got back from Colorado and they brought some Coors beer. Man I remember thinking "Here it is, I finally get to taste what people had been raving about." So I had a Coors and my first thought was "What? This tastes like water with a little beer added." it was nothing but still, everyone there was saying what great beer it was. At the time I was too young (17) to have the courage of my convictions so I remained silent and just went along but to this day I remember the incident as maybe my first lesson that the crowd is not always right.

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« Reply #7109 on: June 08, 2018, 01:13:05 PM »
People are enthusiastic about it because they got gobbled up by the hype.

Its also an incredible burger if you haven't tried it.  IMO better than Five Guys, B Spot or (barely) Swenson's.

I have tried it.  Its a good burger, Its not mind blowingly better than other burgers we have in town.  Its a good burger though.  If its convenient i would grab one.

I went to meet friends at Shake Shack a few weeks ago at the local mall, as we were curious about the hype. Nope. Really long line with over an hour wait lol.