Category Archives: Parallax

the accidental tour de bruell

Within the past month and a half, we have been to 3 out of Zack Bruell’s 4 restaurants. If I wasn’t so full from dining out, I’d add in Table 45 and complete his actual tour. Here’s a recap of our recent Bruell eats: On Saturday, I got together with my oldest and dearest friends […]

cook like zack bruell

With the opening of Chinato, I’ve now completed my Tour de Bruell (if only repeat visits to Parallax, L’Albatros and Chinato was a sport…).  And while I haven’t tried these dishes yet, based on my numerous chef Bruell experiences, I’m eager to light up the stove. Bruell’s Seared Sea Scallops with Thai Curry 10 Jumbo […]

restaurant updates

Start your week off right (or end the weekend with a smile; however you choose to see it). The Greenhouse Tavern is now open on Sundays, from 2 p.m. – 9 p.m. ————————————– New lunch and dinner menus at Parallax. Both menus will focus heavily on the cuisine of the Far East, including a lot of […]

table 45

When Table 45 first opened, I had every intention of dining there. During an interview for the blog, I spoke to chef Zack Bruell about his then soon-to-open restaurant inside the InterContinental Hotel. He spoke with such enthusiasm for the space, menu and plans for future expansion into other cities. But we never made it […]

out to lunch

The question of where to have lunch is a simple one, or so you would think. The majority of the time, people are working and can only spare an hour. But that doesn’t mean lunch should be something you settle for, or worse, through a drive-thru. Most days I bring my lunch in, or grab […]

Michael Symon: James Beard Winner

By way of Jonathon and Amelia Sawyer, just learned that Chef Michael Symon can now add James Beard winner to his impressive and ever-growing resume. Symon won best chef for the Great Lakes. Symon was in good company; Chef Zack Bruell was also nominated for Parallax. There was a total of 20 chefs vying for […]


Natalie can now add Parallax to her list of favorite restaurants. And for the record, it was another successful outing with the baby. Not one word from our little foodie. A few weeks ago, chef Zack Bruell’s PR person e-mailed me to extend an invite for dinner at Parallax on him as a way of […]


Last month, my husband was promoted to VP where we work. While he appreciates it, titles have never really mattered to him and he isn’t one that likes a lot of attention directed his way. As his very proud wife, I was not about to let this go with just a pat on the back. […]

l’albatros set to open on monday

L’Albatros, the neo-brasserie housed in the former That Place on Bellflower space, should be open for business on Monday. But just to be safe, better call before you go: 216 791 7880. This restaurant will be the third eatery for Zack Bruell, who also owns one of my favorites, Parallax, as well as Table 45. […]


Monday night was girls’ night out at Parallax with my closest friends. One of our childhood friends was in for a brief visit from San Diego so we decided to do what we do best – eat. I was so happy when my friend suggested Parallax. I love this restaurant, both for the food and […]