Friday, January 25, 2013
Renovations are ongoing at the stainless steel diner cars on Lee Road
In a little more than two months Cleveland Heights residents can try the latest business venture to hit the diner cars on Lee Road. Katz Club, at 1975 Lee Road, will open in early or mid-April as a '50s style diner and event center, said Amy Viny, who will handle marketing and social media for the new eatery. Cleveland Heights resident Douglas Katz purchased the property there in November with the help of a $200,000 loan from the city. "We're thrilled about what's going on," said Viny, who serves the same role for Katz's popular Fire Food & Drink on Shaker Square. "We've had positive interactions with the city and we're looking forward to it. "Everything is going swimmingly well." Viny said people should expect a high-end diner when they …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Two gift card purchasers will get extra ice cream as part of a special promotion
If you bought a SweetieFry gift card in the past six days or plan to purchase one before New Year's Day, you could be in for more ice cream than you bargained for. The Lee Road eatery has announced that two of its gift cards purchased between Dec. 3 and Dec. 31 will secretly include the right to 25 free, extra scoops of ice cream. The lucky buyer will realize he or she won the free ice cream the first time the gift card is used after Dec. 31. Visit SweetieFry's Facebook page for more information.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Owner Jim Barle hopes customers make it a routine to visit the restaurant.
Jim Barle is already acting on customer comments he's received about his new business, Barlē Soup & Sandwich. The hours were originally 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, but he changed them to 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. after he noticed a lull in the morning and received requests from people to stay open later. Barlē (pronounced "barley") just opened April 1 in the historic Rockefeller Building on Mayfield and Lee, which Barle bought into in 2001 with the previous owner and took over in 2004. "We always said we just hope we become a part of people's routine," he said. "We really try to be service-oriented in terms of making people feel like they're taken care of." Barle, a Heights High grad, is not an experienced restaurateur. He owned a landscaping …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Cleveland Restaurant Week kicks off today and runs through April 14.
Cleveland Restaurant Week kicks off today. For two weeks, dozens of locally-owned restaurants will offer three-course meals for $33. (But keep in mind, the cost of the prix-fixe specials and times they are offered vary.) Cleveland Independents organizes the event, and the goal is to promote local, independent restaurants in Northeast Ohio. About 90 restaurants are members. Here are the restaurants participating Cleveland Heights: Restaurant Week menus are available April 2 through April 14. For the full list of restaurants participating, click here. The event does not include Easter Sunday, April 8. For more information about Cleveland Restaurant Week, visit www.clevelandindependents.com.