Admitting that it’s really “just a bottle of Bertman’s with my face on the label,” celebrity chef and Cleveland icon Michael Symon today debuted his line of Michael Symon’s Bertman’s Ballpark Mustard.
The new product, which is not new or novel in any sense of the phrase, comes as eager diners await the opening of Mabel’s BBQ, which will feature a Bertman’s-based barbecue sauce.
“Bertman’s is a Cleveland hallmark. It’s what this city is made of -- literally,” Symon said Monday. “I just decided that, with Mabel’s BBQ coming online, we needed an update. People like seeing my face on things.”
When asked for a specific timeframe, Symon pinky-swore that Mabel’s would be “opening soon.”