That’s why we’re excited for chef Matt Barnes’ Gourmet Guy Cafe in Rocky River. Known most recently for the Manna Truck, the chef opened this brick-and-mortar spot in November. Inside the white, modern space, guests find Manna Truck faves such as the eggplant fries ($6) or the salmon burger ($11) among a handful of new sandwiches and sides, plus a build-your-own menu of salads, bowls and wraps.
The Triple B grilled cheese ($9) takes the childhood classic and adds blackberry jam, caramelized onions, bacon and luxurious Brie. For a hint of heat, order the Hawaiian jerk pork sandwich ($9), where a pile of tender pork meets pineapple, cilantro, pickled red onions and a Sriracha mayo that dazzles. And if you love those eggplant fries, give the fried Brussels sprouts ($6) a try. The perfectly roasted leaves soak up the roasted garlic and bacon mayo on top.
We’ll gladly hit the road for tasty bites like these.
When You Go: Gourmet Guy Cafe, 20253 Lake Road, Rocky River, 440-799-4083, gourmetguycatering.com