Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Find out what your neighbors are saying about the restaurants closing.
It was announced Monday that both Sergio's and Sarava restaurants went out of business. Sergio's, on University Circle, and Sarava, on Shaker Square, managed to stay in business even after the death of owner and head chef Sergio Abramof, Cleveland Scene reported. But now that they've closed, some of Cleveland Heights Patch readers have shared their thoughts. Melodie Woods said: Dang it! I have been trying to get to either of these for the longest. Another ship passed me by!! Marc Canter said: What a bummer. Mary Cushing said: Oh, very sad. They will be missed. Catherine Sawyer said: I still can't believe that Sergio is gone...who else could ever take his place? Garry Kanter said: I graduated from Heights High with Sergio. I knew of him, …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Two popular restaurants officially closed on Monday.
Two popular area restaurants unexpectedly closed their doors on Monday. Both Sergio's and Sarava went out of business on March 18, according to The Plain Dealer. Sergio's, on University Circle, and Sarava, on Shaker Square, managed to stay in business even after the death of owner and head chef Sergio Abramof, Cleveland Scene reported. While no official reason for the closing has been reported, The Plain Dealer reportsthe following message was left on the answering machine for both restaurants: We regret to inform you that as of March 18, the restaurant is no longer operating. We will not have access to retrieve voice mail, so please do not leave a messages. We’d like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support over the years.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Bring some mints and enjoy some garlicky treats this weekend.
At least there's one weekend a year you don't have to worry about your breath. This weekend is the Cleveland Garlic Festival. Enjoy some garlic-themed food from local chefs — from ice cream to oysters — cooking demonstrations, a celebrity chef Grill-Off, live music and more. Plus, you can learn how to grow your own garlic. Where: Shaker Square, Shaker Boulevard at N. Moreland (use 13212 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120 in your GPS). When: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 9 from 12 to 6 p.m. Price: $7 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, $4 for seniors. Discounts apply for two-day admission. Website: http://www.clevelandgarlicfestival.org/index.php
Friday, April 6, 2012
Visit Shaker Square tomorrow morning for breakfast samples, the annual blessing and more
Check back every Friday for Cheap Date: one weekend event or activity that won't break the bank. This Saturday, celebrate spring at the Shaker Square Farmers Market. North Union Farmers Market will kick off the 2012 season with a $100 gift basket raffle, free breakfast samples and the annual blessing and sheep shearing. Where: Shaker Square Farmers Market, 13212 Shaker Square, Cleveland When: 8 a.m. to noon Price: Free. Website: http://www.northunionfarmersmarket.org/events/events.html#ShakerSquare
Friday, February 10, 2012
Check out the local market with your date and make a home-cooked meal
Check back every Friday for Cheap Date: one weekend event or activity that won't break the bank. It doesn't have to be summer to get fresh, local produce. This weekend, support local agriculture and cook a delicious meal. Check out the North Union winter farmers market at Shaker Square, sample some treats and bring something home to put on the table. (If you're stuck for a great recipe, try one of my favorites - EatingWell.com - and look for "In Season", which features healthy recipes with produce that's available right now.) Where: North Union Farmers Market 13212 Shaker Sq, Cleveland, OH 44120 When: 9 a.m. to noon Price: Free (except, of course, for your purchases!) Website: www.northunionfarmersmarket.org
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
People spoke about what they want to hear from President Barack Obama today when he speaks about the economy at Shaker Heights High School
Jessica Williams says she is lucky. The 27-year-old Cleveland resident has a job that provides health insurance. It's basic and she pays for most of it, but she knows others have struggled far more in this economy. She wants to hear how President Barack Obama will help people who are unemployed obtain jobs when he speaks today at Shaker Heights High School. And she has other concerns. “I know people who went to college like I did, and they have mediocre jobs,” said Williams, who went to Case Western Reserve University. “Most of my paycheck goes to student loans.” Many in Cleveland’s Shaker Square shared similar stories. Some work two jobs, some have moved back home. But things are good, they say. They still have a big wish list for Obama, …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Warm hospitality and hot Brazilian dishes
If you’d like to sample the energy and cuisine of Brazilian street life, but you’re not ready to fork over airfare required to land in Rio de Janeiro, head over to Shaker Square. That’s where Sergio’s Sarava keeps the cross-cultural menu items flowing, whether you’re in the fireplace lounge or the main dining room. The restaurant's "Street Plates" offer finger food as a starter. The tamale cakes feature plancha-grilled cornmeal cakes topped with guac, sour cream, tomato carioca relish and ancho sauce. Or you can just go with the artichoke fritters. Under the Flavors of Brazil menu category, have a party with the Feijoada, a ceremonial dish highlighted by a rich black bean stew simmered with linguica sausage, smoked bacon, ham and pork loin…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
We Are Ohio, the coalition of unions and collective bargaining supporters seeking to defeat Issue 2, kicked off its campaign on the Cleveland East Side
On Nov. 8, Ohio voters will decide the future of collective bargaining, a referendum with major political implications in this state and across the country. Groups on both sides of Issue 2 – the name of the referendum on the new collective bargaining law, otherwise known as Senate Bill 5 – are beginning to roll out their campaign machines. Both sides have produced television ads and begun to reach out to voters. "Each side is going to try to educate the voters," said John Green, executive director of the University of Akron's Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. "Of course, they are going to educate them alongside their point of view." On Saturday, We Are Ohio, the pro-union coalition against SB5, opened a campaign office in Shaker …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
It’s August, it’s time to eat fresh, so huddle up by the Fire
FIRE FOOD & DRINK — If you’re a fanatic for fresh, your appetite is sure to be ignited at Fire Food & Drink, located in the southeast quadrant of Shaker Square. From the cut flowers displayed all around to the luscious locavore items on the menu, Fire is a feast for the senses. Chef Ian Thompson and his team make it all happen in a casual yet quietly elegant setting. In keeping with the fresh approach, the menu changes seasonally to reflect the best offerings from local farms. Among the distinctive appetizers is crispy chicken livers with sautéed spinach, house-made bacon and dried cherry compote. Or you can indulge in some roasted banana peppers with house-made sausage and tomato ragout. Entrees feature a southern seafood stew with …