Category Archives: blue canyon

cook like brandt evans: rainbow trout in salt crust

This time of the year is when I appreciate Blue Canyon the most (though I really do like the patio for dining al fresco in the summer). I think the chef, Brandt Evans, is at his best when the weather dips and the atmosphere just screams autumn comfort.Here, the chef shares with us his recipe […]

you gotta love fall

A perfect fall weekend: clambake, afternoon at Patterson Fruit Farm and a Browns victory. The weekend started with a partial family dinner at Blue Canyon. My post a few weeks ago inspired us to try their annual clambake (usually held on the patio,weather permitting). However, I ended up being the only one that ordered the bake, which included clam broth, […]

clambakes: throwing or going

Those that know me well know this is my favorite time of the year for three reasons: the Browns, fall and clambakes. I’m always trying to persuade people to throw a bake or wrangle up a group to attend one. To me, a bake is always best when thrown in someone’s backyard on a crisp […]

cleveland magazine: may issue

If you haven’t seen this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine, it’s the annual Silver Spoon edition featuring their take on our best restaurants. My small contribution can be found on page 93: the protein scene and meaty veggies. The first part was supposed to include chef Brandt Evans from Blue Canyon as well, but for […]

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 […]

february specials at blue canyon

I love a good deal (these days, who doesn’t?), especially when it comes to food. Here are two I just learned about at Blue Canyon: 1. Every Monday at Blue Canyon throughout February, have dinner for two for only $35. Their “date night” Monday menu includes a salad, entree and dessert (new menu every Monday). […]

a big celebration at blue canyon

The weekend of celebrating continued onto Saturday with my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. My husband is from Youngstown, where his folks and one brother still live. When we asked them what they wanted to do for this very big day, they (thankfully) suggested dinner in Cleveland (let’s just say Youngstown does not offer a tempting […]

updates from around the dinner table

Here’s a quick look at the happenings at some of our local favorites: Crop BistroCrop recently welcomed the addition of Elaine Cicora as the director of communications/official storyteller. This is great news for Crop, but sad for the rest of us that looked forward to her well-written and spot-on food reviews each week. Thursday-only happy […]

blue canyon

Most Fridays we end up eating out and last Friday was no exception – especially since I was leaving for the weekend. We usually do a good job of splitting the decision making when it comes to picking a restaurant, except this time. Jamie said I could pick so I chose Michaelangelo’s. He vetoed it […]


Feast!, the food and fine living magazine which is part of Cleveland Magazine, asked me to blog for their Web site. My first post on dinner last weekend at Blue Canyon appeared yesterday. This isn’t a paid thing and the meals aren’t even comped – but I could care less! My dream job has always […]