Category Archives: Zack Bruell

happy summer! tour de bruell + summer solstice + your chance to win

It’s back – the second annual Tour de Bruell. Like last year, Zack will be giving away some fun prizes, including a first to finish reward. Here’s the scoop: Zack Bruell announces the official start of the 2011 Tour de Bruell.  To take part in the Tour, diners should simply visit any Zack Bruell restaurant […]

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 […]

chinato review (and a chance to be VIP)

He’s done it again. Zack Bruell has opened his fourth Cleveland restaurant with the opening of Chinato on East 4th.  We’re already big Parallax and L’Albatros fans (good food at Table 45, but not really my kinda scene), so I had high expectations for his take on Italian. He did not disappoint. We went a […]

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 […]

l’albatros (plus cooking demos)

To celebrate my birthday last weekend (if you’ve never met me, it was my 29th), Jamie took me to dinner at L’Albatros. He knows me so well – all I wanted was good wine and cheese to accompany it and he picked the perfect spot. This was our third visit to the restaurant. On prior […]

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 […]

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. […]