This interview was conducted by freelance writer Sarah Durn. A Day in the Life of Hostess Alex, Who Started Work Only Days After Coming to the USA What exactly does it take to keep an award-winning Cleveland restaurant running smoothly? From hostesses to managers to dishwashers, we’re giving you a behind the scenes look at what running a restaurant is really like. Welcome to another installment of our “Day in the Life” series! Today, we talked with longtime...

The menu is loaded with approachable dishes like sausage-stuffed hot peppers, fried calamari and shrimp, and burrata with grilled country bread. Entrees include classic chicken parmesan, parmesan-crusted chicken in lemon butter sauce, veal Marsala with spaghetti pomodoro, three-meat lasagna, and grilled branzino. Read more...

This interview was conducted by freelance writer Sarah Durn. What exactly does it take to keep an award-winning Cleveland restaurant running smoothly? From hostesses to managers to dishwashers, we’re bringing you on a behind the scenes tour of what running a restaurant is really like. Welcome to another installment of our “Day in the Life” series! Today, we talked with a beloved, longtime staff member at Lindey’s Lakehouse, Bill Harmon. Bill told us what a typical day...

For the better part of the fall, the scuttlebutt around Lakewood’s culinary scene had to do with changes afoot at Detroit Avenue restaurant Lindey’s Lake House, which opened its doors in 2019. It turns out that the rumors were true, with Lindey’s Lake House being renamed and rebranded Bar Italia. The new eatery is expected to open later this month. Read more...

Big changes are coming to Lakewood, says Rick Doody, restaurateur behind such concepts as Cedar Creek Grille, 17 River Grille and Lindey’s Lake House. Drawing on his roots as co-founder of Bravo and Brio restaurants, Doody is converting the format at his two-year-old Lakewood eatery, Lindey's Lake House, to Bar Italia, starring fresh pastas and homemade sauces. Read more...

This interview was conducted by freelance writer Sarah Durn. Ever wonder what it’s like to manage an award-winning Cleveland restaurant? Or what goes into creating some of our most popular recipes like our cedar plank roasted Sixty South salmon? We thought so! Over the course of the next four newsletters, we’ll be letting you in on some of our restaurant trade secrets. We’ll be interviewing some of the people behind our restaurants’ success, like executive chef Rob...

After 2 years operating Lindey's Lake House in Lakewood, Next Cool Restaurants is returning to their deep roots in Italian cuisine. NCR’s new restaurant, Bar Italia, will offer fresh pastas and homemade sauces and other Italian specialties from recipes passed down through the family. The menu is specifically designed for a carry-out and delivery intensive environment. NCR announced that the Lakewood Bar Italia is planning to open its doors in late January. The conversion to Bar...

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