Absolutely bowled over by the Korean-inspired Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development

I have a new favorite fast-casual restaurant. I recently visited the new location of Columbus-based Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development in Orange. According to the company’s website, Bibibop — inspired by the traditional Korean dish bibimbap, meaning “mixed rice” — opened almost exactly five years ago. Long a fan of create-your-own stir-fry joints, such as bd’s Mongolian Grill and Stir Crazy, I would describe … Continue reading Absolutely bowled over by the Korean-inspired Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development

Noodlecat at Crocker Park provides fast service

What: Noodlecat is a fast-casual eatery that serves Japanese cuisine with a casual twist. Where: 186 Union St. in Westlake, at Crocker Park near Yard House and Regal Cinemas Crocker Park 16 and IMAX. When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but in the summer Friday and Saturday hours extend to 10 p.m. Why you should go: Noodlecat is a great option for a quick, but chef-created … Continue reading Noodlecat at Crocker Park provides fast service

Wonton Gourmet & BBQ in Cleveland offers authentic Asian cuisine

What: Asian food and other delicacies in a casual-dining atmosphere. Where: 3211 Payne Ave. in Cleveland. The restaurant is at the corner of Payne Avenue and East 32nd St. When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays. Why you should go: While the restaurant isn’t upscale, the atmosphere provides a good experience with delicious food at fair prices. This hidden gem also … Continue reading Wonton Gourmet & BBQ in Cleveland offers authentic Asian cuisine

Wild Mango to open at Legacy Village

Wild Mango will be opening an eastside location at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst. A press release describes Wild Mango as “one of the most distinctive restaurants in Northeast Ohio, with a multi-culturally influenced cuisine that reflects an eclectic mix of Asian, European and South American flavors.” “I have long had my sights on Legacy Village as the location for a new eastside restaurant,” Executive Chef Jia … Continue reading Wild Mango to open at Legacy Village