ReopeningsB Spot (June 24)
All three B Spot locations fire up the grills again June 24. If you can’t wait that long, try the Father’s Day burger kits, available for curbside pickup on June 20. 28699 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-292-5567; 18066 Royalton Road, 440-572-9600; 20 Main St., Westlake, 440-471-8270, bspotburgers.com
Chow Chow at the Parkview (Open)
Chow Chow reopened on June 16 beginning with a limited menu of classics, including the fried cheese, smoked salmon BLT or famous buttermilk fried chicken. 1261 W. 58th St., 216-961-1341, parkviewniteclub.com
Corky & Lenny’s (Open)
Matzo lovers rejoice! Closed since mid-March, the classic Woodmere delicatessen is back with limited hours, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. 27091 Chagrin Blvd., 216-464-3838, corkyandlennys.com
Fat Cats (Open)
Currently open for carryout and limited patio and indoor seating, the bistro offers an array of sandwiches, salads, pasta dishes and drinks. Curbside pickup is also available. 2061 W. 10th St., 216-579-0200, coolplacestoeat.com
Indian Delight (Open)
With a renovated interior, the 10-year-old Detroit Shoreway eatery is open for full-service dining. 5507 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216-651-4007, idcleveland.com
Lola Bistro (June 25)
This iconic Cleveland bistro is bringing back its Cleveland paella, lobster bratwurst and, of course, beef cheek pierogies on June 25. 2058 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-621-5652, lolabistro.com
Mabel’s BBQ (June 24)
The East Fourth BBQ spot reopen on June 24, serving classic barbecue dishes such as ribs, sandwiches and meat by the half-pound. 2050 E. Fourth St., Cleveland, 216-417-8823, mabelsbbq.com
Minh Anh Restaurant (Open)
The Detroit Shoreway Vietnamese spot reopened on June 3 with limited capacity and hours, 11 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon-9:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. 5428 Detroit Ave., 216-961-9671, minh-anh.com
Ohio City Pizzeria (Open)
The Lorain Avenue pizza and pasta haven reopens for dine-in service on Thursday June 18. The restaurant suggests calling ahead to reserve a table, as seating will be slightly limited. 3223 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, 216-281-5252, ohiocitypizzeria.org
Hot Chicken Takeover (Open)
The Columbus-based regional restaurant chain reopened its Crocker park location June 17. In addition to patio seating, carryout and curbside pickup, the restaurant added a thigh-only meal and a bone-in breast option and expanded a la carte options. 242 Main St, Westlake, 440-638-1117, hotchickentakeover.com
Umami Asian Kitchen has closed its doors due to COVID-19, claiming its small dining room is not conducive for social distancing. It also cited a drop in takeout orders and difficulty ordering necessary ingredients as reasons for the closing. Umami served Asian-inspired dishes, such as sashimi, miso soup and curries, in Chagrin Falls for 12 years. The restaurant hopes to reopen sometime in the future.
This sushi, shabu-shabu and Japanese tasting-course concept restaurant in Tremont plans to close its doors on July 25 due to its limited seating space. The restaurant, which opened in 2016 and was known for its hot pot dishes, history-inspired tasting menus and ishiyaki, which allows guests to cook their meat on a konro grill and hot stone, was one of our best restaurants in 2019.
New Spots to Watch For
Slated to replace Ushabu, owner Matthew Spinner announced the switch from a sit-down restaurant to a Japanese-style sports pub. The menu will include grilled chicken skewers, tempura veggie skewers, sake on tap and a range of beers in a Tavern atmosphere. No opening date has been set.
Since catering services have taken a hit during the pandemic, Fire Catering owner Doug Katz has decided to put his empty kitchen to good use. He opened Chimi on June 12 as a delivery and curbside pickup only service, and offers a variety of South American dishes, including stews, braises and cold salads.