Cleveland State University’s downtown campus is the home of the newly openedElements Bistro on Euclid
, which offers an upscale alternative to the area’s sub shops and pizza places. However, its target clientele is not just students: “Basically, everyone within a hundred feet,” laughs general managerSteve Adams
. What sets Elements apart is the quality of the food on its breakfast and lunch menus, he explains. The kitchen uses Amish cheese as well as seasonal and local ingredients, and it plans to carryGreat Lakes Brewing Co.
beer and local wines when it obtains a liquor license. 2300 Euclid Ave., (216) 802-3131, www.elementsoneuclid.com Everyday bubblyPickwick & Frolic
has gotten a bit more bubbly. It recently debuted Ohio’s only bar that exclusively serves champagne. The 12-seat bar features more than 65 different types of champagne and sparkling wines, with prices ranging from $8 for a glass to
$470 for a bottle of Dom Perignon Rosé. But don’t be frightened away, says Pickwick’s marketing director,John Lorince
. Flights of three 2-ounce pours start ata very accessible $11. Lorince says the champagne bar is a trend that’s finally making its way to Cleveland. “[They’re] becoming en vogue right now,” he says. So far, the new bar seems to be en vogue with Pickwick’s customers. “The first few weeks, it’s definitely been a good response,” Lorince says. 2035 E. Fourth St., (216) 241-7425, www.pickwickandfrolic.com