Friday, December 28, 2012
Dining Out: Bear Creek in Willowick adds tasty barbecue to its offerings
A few months ago, a smoker suddenly appeared in front of the building that has housed many a coffee shop and restaurant over the past few years.
I figured it was a summer thing, until a coworker arrived with a menu for Bear Creek Barbeque Gril
l on Vine Street in Willowick and told me it was a must-visit for someone like me, who proclaims herself a fan of that genre of food.
He kept after me for a few weeks until my husband and I and couple of friends ventured out on a rainy Saturday night for dinner.
When we got inside, I mentioned my friend had been after me to try it out, and that he’d told me that the owner had given him a tour of the place and showed off the fact that everything is homemade on site.
Read more from Managing Editor Laura Kessel's review Dining Out: Bear Creek in Willowick adds tasty barbecue to its offerings
Labels: barbecue, Willowick
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Dining Out: Perry Family Restaurant in Painesville Township offers predictable but solid meal
On our family’s annual fall pumpkin excursion out Route 20 toward
Madison, we decided to stop for dinner on our way back home. We decided
on Perry Family Restaurant, which is actually in Painesville Township.
“Family excursion, family restaurant,” we thought. Fitting.
wife, son and I were among few guests on that late Saturday afternoon
and were seated in the dining room brightly lit by the brass chandeliers
hanging from a drop ceiling. The neutral walls were adorned with
prints, and the floor was covered in a carpet you might expect to see on
the floor of an old Vegas casino.
In other words, it was almost exactly what you’ve come to expect a family restaurant to look like.
Read more in correspondent Mark Koestner's review Dining Out: Perry Family Restaurant in Painesville Township offers predictable but solid meal
Labels: family restaurant, Painesville Township
Friday, December 21, 2012
Dining Out: Melt Bar and Grilled in Mentor worth the (long) waits
There are several reasons people might not like the new Melt Bar and Grilled
they remade the former Mexican restaurant into a cavernous single-room
dining area with high ceilings, the place got really loud. Good luck
conducting a conversation across the table, with the conversational din
and Muzak playing overhead.
This fourth jewel in chef/owner Matt
Fish’s crown definitely has the feel of a chain, with its on-table
advertisements of specials and frequent diner card offering free food
after purchases totalling $250.
Then there’s the legendary wait
for a table. Make no mistake: You will be waiting to eat at Melt. How
long depends on when you show up. They’re honest about it when you walk
through the door. They’re also remarkably accurate. There’s plenty of
space for you to sit down.
Read more in Managing Editor Laura Kessel
's review Dining Out: Melt Bar and Grilled in Mentor worth the (long) waits
Labels: Melt, Mentor, sandwich
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Dining Out: Madison's Vault Steak House dry-ages, cooks steaks to perfection