Mel’s Cafe: All Day Breakfast in Tremont

by Jeremy Biello For one year, smiling patrons have been walking out of Mel’s Café, located at 2539 W. 10th St., caring biodegradable to-go boxes full of comfort food. Typically, the food is untouched when the customer leaves. “I’m a to-go place, normally,” explains owner Angelo Lisak. “But I have…

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Natasha Pogrebinsky: Executive Chef at The South Side | by Amanda Lloyd

Natasha Pogrebinsky wants you to try her made-from-scratch cuisine at The South Side and the Hi & Dry.
by Amanda Lloyd

The Tremonster team is excited to introduce a new food feature, “Chef in the Land,” which we are launching this summer as both a TremonsterTV web series and a regular print column. Natasha Pogrebinsky, executive chef at The South Side and The Hi & Dry and creator of “Chef in the Land,” will be partnering with The Tremonster to produce web and print segments focusing on her passion and mission: using locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create modern cuisine with connections to her life story and inspired by her past. Some upcoming segments of “Chef in the Land” will include Pogrebinsky procuring ingredients from vendors at The West Side Market, area farms, and local food purveyors.  Pogrebinsky, former owner and executive chef of the acclaimed Bear in New York City, is no stranger to the camera, appearing on Food Network programs such as Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay. To begin our partnership with Pogrebinsky, we sat down with her at The South Side to discuss her culinary philosophy, additions to the South Side menu, and fascinating immigration from Ukraine to Cleveland. Continue reading

Video Showcasing 2016 Cleveland Restaurant Talent Raises the Bar for 2017

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 Tremont Re-Opens on Professor

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!

Tremonster Profile: Crust Tremont Co-Owner Megan Griffin

A special report by The Tremonster

Crust Pizza (1020 Kenilworth Ave., 216.583.0257) has become a staple in Tremont since opening in 2012 and continues to attract Cleveland’s pizza lovers every day. The Tremonster team went to the original Crust Tremont location to meet its co-owner, Megan Griffin, and to see how their team creates this fan-favorite pizza. Continue reading