Sauce the City Restaurant in University Heights Now Open

click to enlarge Sauce the City Restaurant in University Heights Now Open
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Victor Searcy Jr. once again is making moves. The enthusiastic entrepreneur made a name for himself by selling one of the city’s best hot chicken sandwiches at the original Sauce the City stand in the former Ohio City Galley space (now closed), at First Energy Stadium and Rocket Mortgage Field House.

Next up is a fast-casual restaurant in University Heights. Searcy has taken over the former Fishstix space in the Cedar Green shopping plaza (14480 Cedar Rd.). The 1,500-square-foot restaurant opened today for walk-in and online ordering. Phone orders will begin March 2.

“I like the location, I like how involved the city has been with incorporating a young, local business venture, and I like the diversity,” Searcy said. “I got to be in spots where I can be appealing to everybody.”

Searcy also likes how close he will be to high schools, universities and families, he adds.

The casual eatery features the same menu of hot chicken sandwiches, hot wings, wraps and fire-roasted street corn. The facility will be primarily carry-out, but will have a few tables inside and outside on the patio.

Searcy last week closed the Sauce the City Galley.

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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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