Monday, September 10, 2007

Opening of Boccuzzi's Dante Set for Sept. 29

IN THE NEWS: In its September 2007 edition, Cleveland magazine's Laura Faye Taxel profiles chef Dante Boccuzzi, who's closing down the renowned Lockkeepers restaurant this month, to reopen as his own place, Dante, on Sept. 29. ... The Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger notes the Sept 17 local openings of Louisville-based chain Sedona Grill in Sheffield and Portland-based McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at Beachwood Place. ... Debbi Snook reviews Ballantine (4113 Erie Street , Willoughby, 440-942-5151). ... Free Times' Douglas Trattner reviews Ballantine Gastropub (4113 Erie St., Willoughby, Ohio, 440.942.5151). ... Trattner also notes the opening of chef Rocco Whalen’s Wine Bar (1313 Linda St. in Rocky River), and notes Revolver (110 East Sandusky St., 419.424.4020). ... The Scene's Elaine Cicora reviews Metro Seafood & Steakhouse (2119 Mentor Avenue, Painesville Township, 440-639-8301, and notes the 30-plus year old Gamekeeper's Taverne (87 West Street, 440-247-7744) and the second location of Maha's Falafil, (14769 Pearl Road, Strongsville, 440-238-3172). ... Northern Ohio Live magazine's September 2007 issue features Robert Neimojewski, chef/owner of Nemo Grille (36976 Detroit Road, Avon; 440-934-0061;

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