Two chefs, less waiting . . .
The Grovewood Tavern & Wine Bar (17105 Grovewood Avenue, 216-531-4900) recently signed on Craig Abram to assist Chef Tim Ogan in the snug kitchen, a move that owner Beth Davis-Noragon says will expedite order turnaround time and will allow the tavern to begin offering Monday-night dinner service, from 6 to 11, at least through the holidays. Abram, a Clevelander, has a degree in hospitality management from OSU, and his career has already taken him to the Hilton Resort at Hilton Head, South Carolina, and to the corporate kitchens of Symyx, a research facility in Silicon Valley.
Diner might . . .
The shiny new glass and stainless-steel diner on the northwest corner of St. Clair and East 55th Street makes a welcome addition to the area. The aptly named Diner on 55th (216-361-0550) opened November 7, with 78 red vinyl seats inside a bright retro-style interior. Owner Jim Anagnostos and his sons offer a large menu of homey breakfast and lunch items, including several Greek specialties. And don't miss the chicken pot pie, full of vegetables and slowly simmered meat. Hours are 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
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