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Bites: Melt Goes East

The East Side Should Be Grilled By Fall



Since opening a couple of years ago, Melt Bar and Grilled (14718 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.226.3699, meltbarandgrilled.com) has been one of the most successful restaurants on Cleveland's West Side. Soon, owner Matt Fish will attempt to duplicate that success on the East Side. In a few weeks, Fish will begin an ambitious renovation project at an undisclosed Cleveland Heights location. If all goes as planned, the second Melt will open by late fall. "Cleveland Heights has a lot of great things going on," says Fish, "and I look forward to being a part of it." He added that the move is a natural one, since many of his regular customers already hail from east of the Cuyahoga, and "if any neighborhood in Cleveland is similar to Lakewood, it's Cleveland Heights." When completed, the space will be large, with about 4,500 square feet of seating for about 170 guests. Fish says he plans on mimicking his winning formula as best as he can. He is starting with a space that has "great Cleveland history." Guests can expect wood floors, high tin ceilings, exposed brick walls and a secluded back patio. As for the software, East Siders can look forward to the same great sandwiches, beer selection and rock 'n'roll tinged atmosphere.

Deals, Steals

In celebration of its 10th anniversary — and to offer some much-needed tax-season relief — the Grovewood Tavern (17105 Grovewood Ave., 216.531.4900, grovewoodtavern.com) is deducting $10.40 from the price of two entrées. The deal is available Sundays through Thursdays by visiting the website or restaurant and securing a coupon.

In similar style, both Sergio's (1903 Ford Dr., 216.231.1234, sergioscleveland.com) and Sarava (13225 Shaker Sq., 216.295.1200) are stripping $10 off any check of $25 or more. Sign up for Rio Rewards online or in person.

On Sunday evenings, Delmonico's Steakhouse (6001 Quarry Ln., 216.573.1991, hrcleveland.com) is offering its popular Tuscan Prix Fixe combo, normally $35, for just $20. The meal includes either an appetizer or salad, an entrée and a dessert. Show up on Friday nights and knock 50 percent off the price of any bottle of wine in the Vino Italia collection.

In place of the standard happy hour, Zack Bruell has launched "green hour" at Parallax (2179 W. 11th St., 216.583.9999, parallaxtremont.com). The green theme is courtesy of absinthe, with the Green Fairy featured in special cocktails daily from 5-7 p.m. The restaurant also has deals on beer, wine and food.


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