Category Archives: Table 45

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 […]

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 […]


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. […]

l’albatros set to open on monday

L’Albatros, the neo-brasserie housed in the former That Place on Bellflower space, should be open for business on Monday. But just to be safe, better call before you go: 216 791 7880. This restaurant will be the third eatery for Zack Bruell, who also owns one of my favorites, Parallax, as well as Table 45. […]

change of plans leads to sara’s place

I had big plans for yesterday. My husband and I both took the day off from work and were going to spend the day being tourists in our own city before we had to attend the ADDY awards in the evening (think Oscars for local advertising). We were going to check out the lunch tasting […]

momocho in this month’s bon appetit

Back in December, Chef Eric Williams told us to look for a mention of his place, Momocho, in the March issue of Bon Appetit. By way of Joe Crea, here’s what the popular national consumer magazine, with an impressive circulation of over 1.3 million, had to say: “The music is loud, and the walls are […]

a conversation with culinary icon zack bruell

My husband is the reason I started this blog. He encouraged me to put my passion for food and pipe dream of being a food critic to good use. I did it for fun and never dreamed that people would actually check out my recommendations or seek out what I have to say or think. […]