Tag Archives: Chris Hodgson

cibreo italian kitchen

“I was petrified to open an Italian place in Little Italy right after Paul Minnillo,” explained Scott Kuhn to hungry diners at the start of last night’s media preview for Cibreo. Kuhn of course was referring to Minnillo’s long-standing Baricelli Inn in Little Italy which Kuhn  turned into the non-Italian Washington Place. Cibreo is Kuhn’s latest […]

rock the vote, cleveland…now

Food & Wine has wisely selected our very own, chef Chris Hodgson, as one of 100 nominees for its annual The People’s Best New Chef award. The program, now in its third year, is an extension of the Food & Wine Best New Chefs program which honors talented up-and-coming innovators who have run their own kitchens for five […]


I love when good things happen to good people. I’ve known Scott Kuhn, one of the partners behind Hodge’s, since high school, but really got to know him when he opened Washington Place. And I first met Chris Hodgson when he came on the scene with his food truck. I asked if he’d be open […]

what you’re watching this weekend

Ok, two things you should watch this weekend: the Browns game on Saturday and The Great Food Truck Race on Sunday which premiers on The Food Network. The first is obvious. Preseason, sure, but hey – The Browns are back! As for the latter, local chef and food truck ambassador Chris Hodgson is one of […]

update: noodlecat opening

As first reported back in mid May, Noodlecat will not have the typical restaurant opening. Instead, chefs Lee Anne Wong and Chris Hodgson will have the honors. More scoop has been released over the weekend: June 21 & 22: chef and America’s Great Food Truck Race finalist (and maybe even winner…)  Chris Hodgson will “pop […]

coming soon: sum place

If you’re looking for someone to thank for the cheap, mobile foodie goodness that is Dim and Den Sum, the credit in many ways goes to Chris Hodgson’s ex-fiancé and now girlfriend. “When she broke up with me, I had this crazy, borderline insane drive and didn’t stop,” Hodgson explains. “That experience catapulted me into […]

can’t wait to get me some dim and den sum

Many of you have probably already heard about Dim and Den Sum, the street cart food vendor that’s been making Clevelanders downright giddy (and if the food proves to be as good as promised, will no doubt be in hot pursuit of the  truck in droves around town). Dim and Dem Sum, which is the […]