Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Share your photos of the Blizzard of 2012
Not even a Blizzard Warning could keep people from hitting the stores and restaurants around Westlake on Wednesday. Were you out today, or did you stay in? Share your blizzard photos here. Click the "Upload photos and videos" button. Around 1 p.m., BSpot in Crocker Park was almost full. Nick Brown of Dayton and Lauren Bartolozzi of Athens were two of the people who braved the snow to come out to Crocker Park. They were staying with Bartolozzi's mother in Cleveland's West Park neighborhood for Christmas. "We were supposed to go down to Athens today," Bartolozzi said as they sat at the bar at B Spot. "But with the storm, we decided to stay. So we came out so I could get some new shoes, and have lunch." Brown said they'd probably be heading …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Food & Wine lists Michael Symon's burger joint, which has a location in Crocker Park, among the best in the nation.
Want to have one of the best burgers in the nation? You don't even have to leave Westlake to get it. Just head on over to B Spot in Crocker Park. Food & Wine magazine recently posted a slideshow featuring what it called the Best Burgers in the U.S. B Spot was featured on the list, with its "signature burger" being the Lola Burger. According to Food & Wine, the Lola Burger, "could almost double as a breakfast sandwich since it's piled high with bacon and a fried egg (in addition to pickled red onions, cheddar cheese and mayo)." Take our poll and tell us what B Spot burger is your favorite! Other burger places around the country on the list include New York's Shake Shack, Los Angeles' In-N-Out Burger, and Louis Lunch, the New Haven, Conn., …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Guess which spot you voted as the best milkshake in town!
It was a close one! When we asked you where the best milkshake in town is, we knew it was going to be either B Spot, Friendly's or Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream. B Spot pulled ahead in the beginning, but you've officially voted Mitchell's as the best milkshake in town. And with the weather getting warmer, it might be time for a trip over there! Mitchell's earned 56 percent of the vote, with B Spot right behind at 40 percent. A big thank you to everyone who nominated and voted! Check back on Monday to nominate the best sporting goods store in the next Readers' Choice.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Enjoy great food and drink al fresco at some of the area’s top restaurant
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- Paige Boyer
Friday, September 23, 2011
Summer may officially be over today, but knowing Cleveland we have a few more days of patio weather, so here are my favorite patios Westlake and beyond. Best Patio for daytime: Erie Island Coffee 19300 Detroit Ave, Rocky River, OH The indoor/outdoor patio makes a beautiful place to relax and enjoy one of Northeast Ohio’s best cups of coffee. Best Patio to get your game on: Mitchells Tavern 28282 Center Ridge Road, Westlake, OH With sand volleyball leagues, Mitchells Tavern is a great place to work off the bar food you just enjoyed – like burgers or pizza. Best Patio to enjoy an Iron Chef: B Spot, 20 Main Street, Westlake, OH 44145 Enjoy Cleveland’s most famous chef’s burgers, fries and of course the Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Bacon milkshake. …
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Here are a few great places nearby to enjoy a meal outside.
August is a beautiful month. Except for the back-to-school ads, catalogs featuring sweaters and the realization that all good things must come to an end. I'm not ready yet! I don't want crisp apples, cozy sweaters or earth tones. I want juicy summer peaches, sandals and beachy colors. One of the great ways to keep summer with you is to go al fresco when you eat out. There's something about eating outside that makes you want to slow down, sip instead of gulp, converse instead of talk, look at the people around you rather than your phone's Facebook app. It's casual, but a bit sophisticated. Sort of like a Paris bistro. Here are five ideas for enjoying a summer outdoor meal while there's still time to do so.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Here are five things you need to know today.
1) Start gathering up those old electronics for the upcoming Computer Round-Up Aug. 15 to 20. The collections will be 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Westlake Service Center. 2) It's Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Get into the spirit by finding out which sharks are the weirdest or watching the top 10 shark attacks. You can get the full schedule of shows here. 3) The National Weather Service is predicting a mostly sunny day with a high near 87 degrees. Tonight should be partly cloud with a low around 73. 4) It's National Simplify Your Life Week, but that doesn't mean you have to turn into Martha Stewart for the week. Check out 100 different ways to get organized from Woman's Day …
Friday, July 29, 2011
Claire's will occupy the second to last remaining retail space at the mixed-use shopping center.
As developers move forward with plans to double the size of Crocker Park, the mixed-use venue is reaching capacity. The newest store, Claire’s, will fill the second to last retail spot. According to Steve Rubin, chief operating officer of development firm Stark Enterprises, there is only one small space left on Main Street. “Everything else is spoken for,” he said, adding that developers are in talks to fill the 15,000 square foot area. In the past few months, Anthropologie, B Spot, BCBG, Bath & Body Works and LOFT by Ann Taylor have all announced plans to open at Crocker Park. Several are open already. “We’ve been very fortunate to retain most tenants," Rubin said. "Those that have left for bankruptcy have been replaced with stores that …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Don’t miss the newest location in Michael Symon’s chain of burger stops.
Like many Westsiders, I was thrilled to learn that Cleveland celebrity chef Michael Symon was bringing his burger joint, B Spot to Crocker Park. The restaurant at 20 Main Street in Westlake joins locations in Woodmere and Strongsville that serve gourmet burgers, bratwurst and a wide assortment of beers. We went on a Monday night and waited about a half an hour— less than the 45 minute wait we expected. B Spot opened last week, so I was not surprised that we had to wait. The décor is cool and casual, with a large patio and plenty of seating. A large bar fills the middle of the restaurant, and if you have a small party or don’t want to wait, you can grab a seat there if one is available. While we were waiting, we heard the staff mention that…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Owner Michael Symon says Westlake is an ideal spot.
Michael Symon’s much-anticipated B Spot restaurant opened to a full house on Wednesday, with the Iron Chef himself on hand for the big day. Symon has incorporated all kinds of B foods into the menu from brats, bologna and big salads to handcrafted beers and bourbon. The main attraction, though, is Symon’s gourmet burgers like the “Symon Says,” topped with bologna, coleslaw, whip sauce and American cheese. The newest restaurant seats about 150 and features a large patio seating, booths and a bar where Agave Tequileria & Cocina was once located. Menu prices range from $5 for shakes and sides to about $9 for gourmet burgers and $11 for salads. Cooks use high-quality beef from Pat LaFrieda which is free of growth hormones and antibiotics. The …
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Michael Symon's newest restaurant drew a large crowd during the grand opening.
Michael Symon's newest B Spot officially opened for business at Crocker Park Wednesday, packing the place in the first half hour. "We've been full since 11:30 a.m.," Symon said. Check out some other stories on the newest restaurant in town: B Spot Brings Beers, Burgers, Brats and More to Crocker Park B Spot Has Fast Service, But Not Fast Food