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Issue Date: April 2008


Ilona Westfall
Deli fresh
Loyal fans ofGreat Scott’s Bakery drive from as far away as Sandusky to stock up on delicacies at the Rocky River shop. So when retail space next door opened up, ownerScott Totten seized the opportunity to expand. He knocked out the wall between the storefronts andGreat Scott’s Market and Deli was born. The proud papa lists a custom-built, 2,500-bottle wine rack, a cheese aisle and “lots of great crackers” as highlights of his new space, as well as “call-ahead eating” for customers who want to pick up their food at a designated time. 2216 Wooster Road, Rocky River, (440) 331-3354
New school
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,

Everyday bubbly
Pickwick & 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,
Quince, 8074 Columbia Road, Olmsted Falls; (440) 427-8100
Titan Up Cafe, 7659 Mentor Ave., Mentor; (440) 953-9770
Bricco, 1438 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; (216) 862-2889
The Euclid Tavern, 11625 Euclid Ave., Cleveland; (216) 231-7066
Truffles Pastry Shop, 11122 Clifton Blvd., Cleveland; (216) 334-2240
Venezia, 16300 Detroit Ave., Lakewood; (216) 226-0006
Blake’s Seafood Grille, 17 River St., Chagrin Falls

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