Aptly Named All Access Cafe Offers Quick-Serve, Chef-Driven Fare to Rock Hall Visitors

Given that the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has more than 50 live concerts, shows, events and themed happy hours planned for the main plaza, All Access Café could not have come at a better time. The brand new operation replaces and vastly improves upon the original quick-serve food stand on an upper level of the museum.

“Our café originally was on the third floor but we shifted it down to the main plaza level,” explains Jordan Cudney with Aramark, the food service company that oversees the operation. “We moved the ticket booth downstairs by main exhibit hall and built a whole new café and partnered with three chef partners, Jonathon Sawyer, Fabio Salerno and Rocco Whalen, who each have their own unique items on the menu.” (See the complete menu below.)

The aptly named All Access Café is open to the public, even those who have not paid admission to enter the Rock Hall. That means everybody onsite for plaza events can pop inside for one of Whalen’s pizzas, Sawyer’s pork miso ramen bowls, or Salerno’s meatball panini. The new café soon will be augmented by two new top-of-the-line food trucks that will park on the plaza and dispense food out of one and beer, wine and booze out of the other.

Come July, a new full-service kitchen will come online at the Rock Hall (they currently partner with FirstEnergy Stadium to share their facility), which will facilitate even bigger improvements in the Hall’s food service operations.

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Douglas Trattner

For 20 years, Douglas Trattner has worked as a full-time freelance writer, editor and author. His work on Michael Symon's "Carnivore," "5 in 5" and “Fix it With Food” have earned him three New York Times Best-Selling Author honors, while his longstanding role as Scene dining editor garnered the award of “Best...
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