Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Stone Mad Sets Summer Opening

IN THE NEWS. The Plain Dealer's cleveland.com Bill Lubinger reports, "Pete Leneghan, who owns the Treehouse in Tremont, is rebuilding the old R&A Lounge on West 65th Street as Stone Mad, a stone-adorned pub, grub and bocce place that should be a real draw for the city's Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood this summer. ... A tasting room was part of the plan all along when Mike and Margaret Lytz planted a vineyard in 2003 in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, across from Blossom Music Center. That piece of Sara's Vineyard, a venture named for their 19-year-old daughter who died in a car accident in 1998, has finally opened. The tasting room, opened this month, is a renovated 1846 post-and-beam building with a small art gallery and light gourmet menu. ... Broken Rocks Cafe & Bakery in Loudonville, known for its artisan European-style bread made fresh daily, is adding a second, larger location in Wooster. Owners Glen and Lisa Grumbling hope to open in early July. ... Halite, the trendy wedge-shaped restaurant in Ohio City, was set to change hands earlier this year when the buyer backed out. The owners tried to keep the place going for a few months, but recently pulled the plug." ... The Plain Dealer's Joe Crea offers advice on "helping to tune up the overall quality of the dining experience in Northeast Ohio." ... The Scene's Elaine Cicora reviews Bice (Tower City Center, 230 West Huron Road) and rounds up area weekend brunches, including Grumpy's CafĂ© (2621 West 14th Street, Tremont). clevescene.com ... The blog EatingCleveland.com reviews the pizza at Mamma Santa’s (12301-05 Mayfield Road).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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