Category Archives: Bar Symon

cook like matt harlan

Chef Matt Harlan, aka Chatty, might be one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met. We’ve been fans of his since he was head chef at Lolita, and he continues to impress at Bar Symon. He’s just one of the good guys – and he’s a great chef, too – which makes me like him […]

b spot news

Come mid November, looks like all the baby weight I lost is about to pack itself right back on – and then some. Because that’s when Michael Symon’s newest eatery will open and it’s not a salad and smoothie kinda place. While working on a piece for Cleveland Magazine about another topic, I had a […]

bar symon (will travel for food)

After patiently waiting to try Michael Symon’s latest eatery, Bar Symon, we decided to try it tonight for Jamie’s birthday. Situated in Avon Lake, it’s about a 40 minute drive. The distance doesn’t phase us. I have two sisters that live out that way so I’m used to the trip, plus we’ll gladly travel for […]

another zack bruell restaurant set to open soon

And I thought I had a lot on my plate. Thanks to North Coast Lifestyle’s tweet, I saw that Zack Bruell will be the latest chef to occupy a section of East 4th. According to the Plain Dealer, chef Bruell will open an Italian restaurant later this year: Soon he’ll be lending his name, formidable […]

lolita

Thursday night Jamie and I headed to one of our favorite restaurants: Lolita. I can’t even form a guess as to how many happy hours, drinks and dinners we’ve enjoyed there, between us, friends and with family. It was our place when we lived downtown and when we decided to move three years ago, promised […]

michael symon to open two new restaurants in cleveland

In flipping through the Plain Dealer, I saw that Michael Symon is planning two new restaurants this year (and I thought the news of the day was going to be the Cavs). According to Joe Crea, Symon is taking over Swingos Grand Tavern in Avon Lake as well the former Cold Stone Creamery in Woodmere, […]