Doug Katz is planning to open a “lounge” in the space next to fire food and drink. The space was previously Shaker Beverage, right? It will have a menu of small plates which will change frequently. It’s always great to have another restaurant that makes the effort to keep their menu fresh.
There are also signs in the window of another Shaker Square space announcing the imminent debut of Darna Fine Moroccan Cuisine. Are there any Moroccan restaurants in Cleveland? I don’t think there are any fine Moroccan restaurants so I’m looking forward to this one, too.
Finally, there are also signs of life for a new wine bar. Grotto is a project of the owners of Lago and Gusto.
According to Shaker Square Connection, you can expect Darna to open in about a month and Grotto to open some time this year. It sounds like Water should be open some time in Spring ’09.
This post was an excuse to test out a new feature of Outside.in. I’ve been meaning to explore Outside.in but I never seem to get around to it. It seems like a good way to find local news and blog items that I would otherwise have missed. I’m waiting to see how long it takes for them to process my post. Once it’s processed, it will appear in the map widget they provide for blogs. I’ve added GeoRSS tags to this post. The map you see above is a feature of an unrelated WordPress extension.