// Daily Crave
Sitting at the bar at Rigsby's Kitchen has always been cool. Maybe it's the white marble-top bar or the sleek black-leather seats or the mirrors back-lighting liquor and wine bottles behind the bar. The space has energy. Plenty of fun can be found on the bar menu, which has a mix of old favorites shifted from the dinner menu and larger plates priced for a casual night out.
It’s funny how sometimes the best ideas stare you straight in the face. That’s what happened with Mike Shek, co-owner of Meshikou, a new ramen-focused eatery in the Bethel Centre strip mall. Every time Shek and his silent business partner would travel, they’d seek out ramen joints.
It took Fadi Michael the better part of six months to build what he says is the largest whiskey library in Ohio—and he’s not done gathering bottles yet. In addition to sharing his passion for whiskey, Michael hopes the new 300-bottle bar will distinguish his Arena District pub.
They call it cause cuisine—food created with a purpose that goes beyond nourishment. At nonprofit catering company Freedom a la Cart, they are crafting food that gives the victims of human trafficking a second chance. On Nov. 15, you can sample some of this food for a cause.
// In This Issue
From the outside they look hot, uncomfortable, cramped. But to the chefs who operate in some of the city’s most miniscule kitchens, a few square feet of space is all they need to create amazing meals. Kitchen creatives explain the ups and downs and how they make their tiny kitchens work. (Spoiler alert: Smaller is sometimes better.)
// More From This Issue
Ditch the hot dogs and chicken fingers. It’s time kids’ meals got some chef-worthy love.
From brewing to roasting to spectrophotometry, the team behind Actual Brewing employs scientific method to achieve quality product.
Michael Symon’s sense of humor is infectious. Maybe it’s the way he easily pokes fun at himself. Or the way his laugh—a signature in its own right—walks the line between school-girl giddy and baritone-manly. Either way, a chat with the Cleveland-based celebrity chef will leave you smiling.