Category Archives: The Greenhouse Tavern

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 […]

q & a with michael herschman

Clevelanders have seen a lot of good restaurants come and go through the years. Mention any one of these, like the Silver Grille or Battuto, and it automatically conjures up a favorite memory or emotion for many. This is why I always pose this question during my interviews. For me, Battuto is one of those […]

restaurant news / updated

Here’s a rundown of various restaurant events and food-related items that have been sent my way: — Fire / Daily complimentary valet service now available. In addition, the spring dinner menu begins April 28. Also on the 28th, Fire will be serving house made hors d’oeuvres and cocktails featuring house made syrups at the bar […]

time well spent on e 4th

After hearing about Corner Alley for a year or so, we finally made it there tonight for a work outing (bowled two games, neither score worth mentioning). As far as bowling alleys go, this one is up there – granted my knowledge of alleys now includes two, Freeway Lanes in Solon and now this one. […]

preview dinner at the greenhouse tavern

They say good things come to those who wait. Well Cleveland, we’ve waited and in return, we’re rewarded with not good, but great things. On Sunday night, Jamie and I were fortunate enough to be included among the eager and downright giddy that had the pleasure to attend The Greenhouse Tavern’s family and friends preview. […]

a perfect saturday morning

Normally, you can find us on the weekend happily nestled inside Starbucks in Chagrin Falls. Coffee, green tea and the paper is how we like to start our Saturday morning. Today, however, we opted to head to East 4th street and visit our friend Martin’s coffee shop, Erie Island Coffee. What a perfect addition to […]

head to greenhouse tavern tomorrow

St. Patty’s Day is, of course, tomorrow. It’s going to be a warm and sunny 60 degrees outside and the streets will no doubt be packed with families, drunks and plenty of people playing hookey. It’s been a good five years since I’ve retired from participating in the downtown March madness, but if I was […]

brooklyn beer dinner with chef jonathon sawyer

Last Thursday, chef Sawyer invited Jamie and myself to be his guests at Viking in Legacy for a special Brooklyn Brewery beer tasting featuring brewmaster Garrett Oliver (who also happens to be a best-selling author and sommelier). Each beer, six total, was paired with a dish created by chef Sawyer and his team. The night […]

chef sawyer at viking on thursday (beer dinner with garrett oliver)

In today’s Plain Dealer, Joe Crea did a short piece on Garrett Oliver, award-winning brewmaster and author. Crea briefly writes about Oliver’s itinerary while in town, including a beer dinner with Chef Jonathon Sawyer and several members of his Greenhouse Tavern team. From the PD: Pairing beer with food is a growing passion among foodies, […]

lola over pizza hut the second time around

In 1989, I was a 12-year-old 8th grader with very big hair (we’re talking at least a half can of Rave hairspray used to hold my bangs in place) and an obsession for French-cuffed acid washed jeans and New Kids on the Block. In the spring of that year, my sister took my mom’s station […]