Category Archives: Flying Fig

q & a with olena gudz

From forensic scientist to pastry chef at Crop Bistro, Olena Gudz is truly quite unique. Here, she offers up interesting insight into the science behind her craft, why she loves her heritage, plus gives readers a detailed recipe for a dessert anyone can make at home. And if that’s not enough, she’s a fan of […]

the flying fig

To celebrate our second wedding anniversary, we headed to The Flying Fig in Ohio City. Since neither of us have been here for dinner in quite some time, and both consider it one of the city’s best, we figured it was the perfect choice. I love this restaurant for many reasons and always recommend it […]

lolita (and great melt coverage)

I’ve become very indecisive as of late. On Friday morning, we decided to head to Lolita for dinner since we haven’t been there in awhile (yes, I think about what I’m going to have for dinner within an hour of waking up). But then my friend Christina sent me this link to the fantastic story […]

more ways to do good this summer

Here’s an event that is sure to ignite the appetite of many. On July 27, join Michael Symon, Cory Barrett, Karen Small plus several of the top female chefs and winemakers in the country at Lola for a benefit to end childhood hunger. In addition to our own Karen Small of Flying Fig, the 8-course […]

q & a with christopher schramm

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview Chef Jonathon Sawyer for an upcoming Cleveland Magazine article. That brief interview turned into a very fun and memorable experience. Not only did I have the pleasure of meeting Jonathon’s beautiful wife and kids, but also Michael and Liz Symon (talk about a down-to-earth, kind […]

flying fig in this month’s food & wine

The positive national ink for Cleveland’s food scene continues, this time with the spotlight on Flying Fig in this month’s Food & Wine. The ‘last bite’ centers on the new trend of combining sweet and savory and showcases Chef Karen Small’s crostini topped with goat cheese mousse, red-wine caramel and strawberry compote. The recipe is […]

q & a with chef nolan konkoski

Chef Nolan Konkoski is the man responsible for the popular tequila dinners, among other tasty dishes, at Momocho. He’s originally from upstate New York and started cooking in college as a means to make money (went to school for English literature and writing). Lucky for us, he pursued cooking. 1. What are the top 5 […]

q & a with douglas trattner

The witty Doug Trattner, the former lawyer turned food critic, has been telling us where to eat and what to avoid for the past six years via the Free Times (plus regular stints with the Plain Dealer and on WMJI). And last year, the Ohio SPJ (society of professional journalists) named him the best critic […]

q & a with elaine cicora

We are lucky to have Elaine Cicora’s palate in Cleveland. She has been educating and enticing us about the Cleveland food scene through the years. And no surprise here, she is the recipient of a James Beard award for her work in journalism; specifically for the piece she did on Michael Ruhlman. 1. What is […]

nyc foodie back in cleveland

Work continues to bring the NYC foodie to Cleveland, and each time he’s in town, he sets out to experience a bit more of our city. I give him a lot of credit, not only for actually getting out to explore Cleveland and showing a lot of interest in our town, but recognizing that culinary […]