The Top Knife winner was Dan Gawura, the executive chef at Ann Arbor’s Gratzi. “Everyone’s dishes looked so amazing,” he said, shocked that he’d won. He hadn’t originally planned to compete, but his staff encouraged him; they even helped to pick the ingredients for his meltingly tender Chilean sea bass atop a crispy fried risotto cake […]
The Chop House of Toledo set to open Oct./Nov. 2017. News Articles The Blade: Upscale Chop House set to open in downtown Toledo. “It actually changed our plans a bit,” Mr. Oostra said. The ProMedica leader said he was excited by the idea of bringing in a restaurant with the Chop House reputation.” Read more here. By […]
Hurricane Irma caused the MSV restaurants in Florida, (Real Seafood Company in Naples and Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill in Ft. Myers) to temporarily close on September 6, 2017. UPDATE: Real Seafood Company Naples, reopened on September 15 and Blue Pointe Grill, reopened on September 14. Read more here.
Since opening earlier this summer, Palio has built some wonderful community relationships with local businesses like Experience Grand Rapids, the Hampton Inn (with many thanks to its incredible staff), the hospital, and many other local businesses that have welcomed them into the community. Palio Grand Rapids General Manager Bill Koelsch had this to say, “Grand […]
Real Seafood Company Toledo and Zia’s are happy to announce their participation in a great program this summer! Charles E. Boyk Law Office is partnering with Wersell’s Bike Shop to hold its annual Bikes for Kids project where one deserving child is gifted a free bike, helmet and lock each week of the summer. Both restaurants are working with Charles […]
Food Gatherers, an Ann Arbor, Michigan based non-profit organization, developed the Community Kitchen Job Training Program to promote a culinary connection to at-risk teens helping to give them new skills and focus. The program is part of Food Gatherers’ mission not merely to alleviate hunger, but also address its root causes. The program has successfully […]
Ciao! has reached a great milestone in celebrating the restaurant’s 25th anniversary on July 26, 2017 at Ciao! in Sylvania, Ohio. The evening was a celebration filled with live music from Candace Coleman and Chris Brown, great food and service provided by Ciao!’s loyal staff, and of course their wonderful guests that filled the dining […]
Running a restaurant day-to-day is a difficult task, operating a restaurant that exceeds county health inspection standards seems merely impossible. District Manager Terry Kretz proves that it can be done, not once but twice. Ciao! Ristorante in Sylvania, Ohio has earned perfect scores with zero violations during two Toledo – Locus County health inspections. Inspections […]
On top of spaghetti all covered with cheese, I lost my poor meatball, well… you know the rest. Make sure you hang on to those meatballs because March 9 is National Meatball Day, and meatball lovers have some celebrating to do! Because of their versatility, meatballs are found in almost every culture. From Italian-style meatballs […]
MIDLAND, MI — The latest addition to the luxurious The H Residence development in downtown Midland at Ashman and Main streets is an upscale Italian restaurant called Gratzi. Click here for full article.
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Congratulations go to George Sztroin, from Stillwater Grill in Okemos, Mich. for winning the 2017 MSV Top Knife! “Winning Mainstreet Ventures’ annual MSV Top Knife competition is like being named top chef of the restaurant group.” See article by Mary Bilyeu at ToledoBlade.com/food. Also visit MainstreetVenturesInc.com/TopKnife for the online photo album.
Real Seafood Co Toledo’s Facebook Photo Album: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RealSeafoodCoToledo/photos/?tab=album&album_id=10154672649898211 Cherry Street Mission finishes holiday feast season By: The Blade http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/11/28/Cherry-Street-Mission-finishes-holiday-feast-season.html Staff and volunteers at Real Seafood help serve Thanksgiving dinner to those in need By: Vanessa Fayz, Reporter, WTOL 11 http://www.wtol.com/story/30612659/staff-and-volunteers-at-real-seafood-help-serve-thanksgiving-dinner-to-those-in-need Volunteers deliver free Thanksgiving meals By: KAYLA STRAYER http://nbc24.com/news/local/volunteers-deliver-free-thanksgiving-meals Volunteers help […]
Mainstreet Ventures (MSV) Inc. has 12 unique restaurant brand concepts, but the commonalities are quality and consistency, President and CEO Mike Gibbons says. “When people go to our restaurants, they know they’re going to get great food and service,” he says. “Everything we do is to adhere to our standards of excellence in service and quality. […]