Quick Bites: 11.14.18
Red Oak Biscuits is on the move. The downtown restaurant is heading from Washington Ave. to a new location on Cherokee Street, and owner Derek Schulze plans to open two more dining concepts next year. Red Oak’s new digs are at2926 Cherokee, the former location of The Blue Pearl. The restaurant was expected to close in its old spot on Nov. 12 and reopen in the new space just a few days later.
open & shut
Breakfast-and-lunch spot Egg is about to hatch a new location. Egg @ Midtown is expected to open sometime this spring at 3100 Locust Ave. Owner Lassaad Jeliti says the new restaurant will be small and will have patio seating. Its menu will reflect that of the original location, but small plates are possible, too. … Clayton’s Parigi Restaurant has closed. Owned by Ben Poremba (who also owns Elaia, Olio, Nixta and The Benevolent King), the eatery was on the ground floor of the high-rise building at 8025 Bonhomme Ave. It opened in February 2016.
the bee’s knees
The Preston restaurant inside the Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel has transformed its menu for fall and gone green. First, the menu: What used to be small, shareable plates are now full-size entrees. New dishes include a fall panzanella salad and steak frites with tarragon aioli and whiskey-peppercorn sauce. Now for the green: The hotel has updated its menus to be more sustainable. It installed rooftop hives to accommodate about 80,000 honeybees, and the kitchen has a micro-greenery that grows basil, mustard, arugula and other herbs and vegetables used at The Preston and Chase Club.
salt of the earth
Award-winning pastry chef Nathaniel Reid of the bakery by the same name has launched a new line of gourmet salts. The products come in three main flavors and are sold in two-ounce jars. Flavors include Kalamata Olive and Rosemary Sea Salt, Chocolate Sel Gris, and Chili and Coriander. Each jar is $9.
Fields Foods is sprouting quickly around town, with three new stores opening within about six months. The
latest fresh-foods store this winter in the Central West End, at 625 N. Euclid Ave. The space will be more than 8,000 square feet and occupy the ground floor of the Lofts@Euclid. Around the same time, another Fields is set to open, this one downtown at 18th Street and Washington Avenue, followed in the spring by a new Dogtown store. Owner Chris Goodson says he has been encouraged by the success of his first store on Lafayette Avenue.