Wednesday, July 13, 2011
New handheld devices mean faster service and more security.
It only takes about 10 minutes to get a gourmet burger at Michael Symon’s newest B Spot, opening today at Crocker Park. Thanks to high-tech point of sale devices, servers can put an order in to the kitchen without even leaving the table. “It’s all part of the concept,” said Sam Lindsley, director of operations for Michael Symon Restaurants. “It’s a quick-serve, fast, casual rock ‘n roll burger joint.” The new devices mean that the bartender can start making a drink while you’re still picking out burger toppings. “We want the servers to stay on the floor, not go in the back and wait in line for their turn to go on the computer,” Lindsley said. “This really improves the quality of service.” At the end of the meal, a server can swipe your …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Iron Chef himself will be on hand to welcome his newest beer, burgers and brats joint.
Michael Symon’s much-anticipated B Spot restaurant will open at 11 a.m. tomorrow, with the Iron Chef himself making a special appearance. Symon has incorporated all kinds of B-foods into the menu from handcrafted beers to brats, bologna and big salads. The main attraction, though, is Symon’s gourmet burgers like the “Symon Says,” topped with bologna, coleslaw, whip sauce and American cheese. “The excitement level on the street of people walking by and asking questions is very high,” said Sam Lindsley, director of operations for Michael Symon Restaurants. “We believe this is a very good location for us for now and 10 years from now and moving forward from there.” The newest of Symon’s restaurants opens on July 13 at Crocker Park, a day …
Monday, June 20, 2011
The first of three buildings on the 33-acre site is focusing on health and science programs.
Students past, present and future joined Cuyahoga Community College administrators and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the new Westshore Campus on Thursday. Students have been attending classes at Cuyahoga Community College's new Westshore campus since January, but local supporters, including mayors and council members came out to officially welcome Tri-C to Westlake. The first of three buildings on the 33-acre campus will focus on health careers and science while the remaining two will have classes mainly focused on information technology, engineering and alternative energy.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Fresh ingredients make for delectable pies, quiches, pub pies and even pie milkshakes at the new Westlake location.
Joe Schlott's first pie shop was in Fairview Park, but the opening today of his second Gray House Pies shop on Detroit Road in Westlake is a homecoming of sorts. Schlott got his start baking out of his home on Bassett Road. At first his pies were only for family and friends, but eight years ago his wife Darlene talked him into selling them to other people from the porch. "We had this old farmhouse," Schlott said. "I really didn't expect anyone to stop, but the phones started ringing off the hook. People were saying it was the best pie they ever had." Sales took off, boosted by parishioners across the street at St. Ladislas Church who told their friends about the amazing pies they got at the Schlott’s big gray house. A light bulb went off…