Category Archives: Jonathon Sawyer

a video from TEDxCLE worth watching – and sharing

I have a confession to make. My husband loves Kraft cheese slices and despite my better judgment, I sometimes concede and buy for him. You can’t win every battle (but I do bury the so-called cheese at the bottom of the cart, embarrassed by the purchase). Most days, we do our best to eat smart. […]

noodlecat. noodlecat. noodlecat.

I’m so excited for this to open, I just can’t stop saying the name. If you’re active on Facebook, then you’ve likely seen people “liking” Noodlecat over the past few months. And this week, the proverbial cat was let out of the bag so to speak as to what this secretive restaurant is exactly and […]

cook like jonathon sawyer: half roasted chicken in bread

Next up in our Cook Like series is a wildly popular one from chef Jonathon Sawyer of The Greenhouse Tavern – and one that I have been wanting to try for awhile. Half Roasted Chicken in Brioche Bread w/ fresh black truffle, petit wood ear mushrooms & natural jus 1 pc  Pastry dough, puff pastry […]

q&a with kate krader, restaurant editor, food & wine

As we’re all aware (and tickled with pride), Cleveland is home to not one, but two Food & Wine Best New Chefs. Because of Cleveland’s strong culinary scene and our nationally recognized chefs, I tried for a press pass to this year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to provide readers an inside view to […]

just another week in the CLE

Most miserable city? I beg to differ. My week started by spending an evening with a bunch of really witty and engaging  Cleveland bloggers by way of a shopping spree at NEXT in Beachwood Place (I didn’t shop, sigh. Instead, I played the part of social media maven and organized this soiree. I sometimes do […]

funny how things change

I don’t like spice. I love spices, but anything that adds heat – I’ll pass. This includes pepper – barely use it (yes, I know what you’re thinking). I love all types of food and will try just about anything but am a serious wuss when it comes to any bit of hotness on my […]

cook like chef sawyer

Courtesy of chef Jonathon Sawyer of  The Greenhouse Tavern, here’s a dish from his kitchen to yours. Perfect for a winter get-together. Chopped Chicken Liver To make Chopped Chicken Liver one must first make: Chicken Liver Mousse 8 oz. Chicken Livers 16 oz. Whole Milk, separated 12 oz. Chilled Butter, Cubed 4 tsp Nutmeg, separated Salt, to taste […]

rock the vote, nominate chef sawyer for james beard rising star

The James Beard awards, the Oscars of the culinary world, are doing something a bit different this year with its nomination process – they are opening it up to everyone. Now we – the diners and patrons of all these great restaurants, have a voice. And wouldn’t it be great to use our voice to help […]

bon appetit recognizes the greenhouse tavern as one of america’s best

By now you’ve probably read plenty of local reviews on The Greenhouse Tavern from media and bloggers alike. And I’m going to assume you’ve talked to a few people who told you that the wings were ridiculously good, the burger best in town and the pasta unreal. And that’s all true (okay, maybe not the […]

inside: greenhouse tavern

With four visits thus far and another one planned tomorrow, it’s safe to say I’m a bona fide Greenhouse Tavern fan. From Cento to Greenhouse, I’ve admired and enjoyed chef Sawyer’s approach to cooking. And I’m not alone. Sawyer and the entire Greenhouse team are receiving high accolades on the local and national level. And […]