Last year, Raising the Bar Cleveland kicked off the holiday season with their first annual Toys For Tots fundraiser at the House of Blues. Guests jammed with their favorite local bartenders and industry professionals all night long at this must-attend event. Admission was an unwrapped toy or $10 to support children in need. Search for @RaisingTheBarCLE on Facebook for info on this year’s Raising the Bar Cleveland fundraiser (Raising The Bar 2016 was filmed and produced by Josh York, and distributed by The Tremonster/Tremonster.TV).
Crust Pizza Kitchen (216-583-0257, 2258 Professor Ave.) is testing a “soft” open this week, opening daily at 4 pm until owner Mike Griffin and co-owner Megan Griffin have their brand new place running on all cylinders with their new, bigger space, new menu offerings, and new liquor license before returning to regular hours. Welcome back, Crust!
Co-Owner Jon Oberman discusses the changes in decor, menu, and beer selection that have attracted the attention of Tremonsters and visitors of A Christmas Story House & Museum, alike. This TremonsterTV story was produced by Ashley Burns, with Anna Oprisch reporting.
John McDonnell, Proprietor, and Executive Chef Warren Dolata, introduce a new menu for Merchant Street (2399 W 11th Street), and talk about the restaurant’s place in the Tremont neighborhood. Briana Contreras reports.