Brewnuts The couple behind Brewnuts are rolling out their specialty doughnuts infused with craft beer — such as the maple bacon bourbon ale Boss Hog — from a temporary storefront in Tremont. But look for them to take the next step to a permanent location. "Our vision is to have all the beers that we work with in our recipes on tap and be a doughnut bar," says co-owner Shelley Fasulko.
2406 Professor Ave., Cleveland, 216-744-5424, brewnutscle.com
Kernels by Chrissie With so many people asking Kernels by Chrissie owner Chrissie Fahey where they could get her gourmet popcorn outside events such as Beer on the Pier, she decided it was time to expand. Fahey found a home in November at the 5th Street Arcades to make popular flavors such as the 216 Mix. "I want it to have a kind of homey, almost cottagelike feeling," she says. "We want people to have a good time while they're here."
530 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-214-0253, kernelsbychrissie.com
Mason's Creamery After selling their small-batch ice cream for a year and a half at farmers markets and the Cleveland Flea, the duo behind Mason's Creamery opened an Ohio City storefront in October. The space, which housed Ohio City Ice Cream for more than 60 years, gives them room to make 15 flavors. "We really just fell in love with the neighborhood," says co-owner Jesse Mason. "It was a great opportunity, and we just had to snatch it up."
4401 Bridge Ave., Cleveland, 216-245-8942, masonscreamery.com