First Responder Appreciation Day

In recognition of the State of Ohio proclamation, May 24th is Ohio First Responder Appreciation Day.  This occasion recognizes all law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, and search and rescue personnel who bravely and selflessly risk their lives every day to protect our families, visitors, and businesses.  For your strength, courage and service, we thank you.

New lunch choices and summer dining specials in Naples

 Crab cakes are part of the seasonal soft-shell crab menu thtis month at Burntwood Tavern in North Naples. (Photo: Burntwood Tavern)

Crab cakes are part of the seasonal soft-shell crab menu thtis month at Burntwood Tavern in North Naples. (Photo: Burntwood Tavern)

Soft-shell crab menu

Burntwood Tavern’s 2018 soft-shell crab menu is available through May 27 at the restaurant in Mercato.

The seasonal menu offerings include crab corn chowder, crab cakes, shrimp cobb salad, softshell po’boy, Cajun soft-shell crabs, and surf and turf.

Scratch-made mixed berry cobbler is exclusive to the limited time menu. The menu also will feature the Tea Collins, a signature drink special consisting of black tea house-infused vodka and fresh lemon juice.

Burntwood unveiled a new spring menu two weeks ago featuring new dishes including white bean hummus, street tacos, tuna poke bowl, zucchini frites, Reuben sandwich and the crispy chicken salad. New signature cocktails include the whiskey peach, BWT fruit punch and the prickly pear as well as new draft selections added to the drink menu.

Burntwood Tavern, 9110 Strada Place, Suite 6135, North Naples; 239-631-8964.

[Read on Naples Daily News]

Rose Italian Kitchen opens in Solon

Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group has given Solon a new place to eat – Rose Italian Kitchen. The restaurant opened April 30 in the former Pacos Tacos location at 6140 SOM Center Road.

Bret Adams, owner of Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, which also owns Burntwood Tavern and M Italian, said he had the idea to open Rose’s for a while but was unsure of the name.

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Burntwood Tavern Applauded for Contribution to Chagrin Falls Schools

Ohio School Board Associations (OSBA) Business Honor Roll Recognition

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Burntwood Tavern was recognized for their partnership with Chagrin Falls Schools at the May 2 Board of Education meeting.  Burntwood Tavern received the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Business Honor Roll recognition. Businesses large and small, corporate-owned or family-run, play a key role in supporting the community and local schools. From helping schools with in-kind or financial contributions, donating to scholarship programs and supporting extracurriculars to offering internship opportunities, volunteering in the schools and sponsoring field trips, businesses contribute to schools in many ways.  This is one way Chagrin Falls Schools thanks business partners each year.


Burntwood Tavern in South Russell has been a strong business/school partner with Chagrin Falls Schools for many years.  The restaurant has been a great sponsor for the Chagrin Falls Athletic Department. They have donated food and gift cards for many fundraisers. They have provided meals for many of our athletic teams. They are also on our scoreboard and donated gift cards for the athletic department to use at sporting events. They also remember all of our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week each year generous donations of food.  Burntwood is always willing to be a part of events and eager to be engaged in the school system.

Photo: Superintendent Robert Hunt; Board Vice President Kathryn Garvey; Board President Sharon Broz; Jen Leonard Marketing & Events Manager, Burntwood Tavern, Neil and Jill Markey, Markey Creative; Board Member Greg Kanzinger; Board Member Mary Kay O’Toole; Treasurer Anne Spano; Board Member Phil Rankin


Firefighters Tend Bar for a Cause


Chagrin Valley Times

The firefighter’s job is to rescue people, pets and property, but on Friday, members of the Chagrin Falls department will be on the job to save their own fire station as they work for tips as celebrity bartenders at M Italian and Burntwood Tavern.

All gratuities collected from 5 to 10 p.m. event and the online “virtual tip jar” will be donated toward much needed fire station improvements.

Chagrin Falls Fire Chief Frank Zugan promised that he and his team of firefighters will put on their best bartenders’ charm to help raise the remaining $350,000.

A fingers-crossed groundbreaking date will be sometime in late June, he added.

Donors are asked to visit to support the effort by selecting a firefighter/bartender they wish to tip, make a tax deductible gift in his or her name and join them for a libation at the restaurant to which they are assigned. The firefighters and the times they will be at which restaurant will be posted on the website before Friday.

In addition, a number of community personalities, retired firemen and other notables – including past and current mayors of the department’s coverage communities – have added their names to the cause and will be seeking fire station donations.

The fire department is operated by the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Firemen’s Association, a nonprofit corporation providing 24-hour, 365-days a year fire protection and emergency medical services to residents and businesses in the villages of Bentleyville, Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, South Russell, Chagrin Falls and Chagrin Falls Township.

Partnering toward the goal is local businessman and restaurateur Bret Adams and his Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group.

“It is our obligation, and we welcome the opportunity to pay it forward in the community in which we work and live and give back to our fire department which was there supporting us from the start,” Mr. Adams said in a news release announcing the group’s participation.

According to Chief Zugan the fire station “is in desperate need of a renovation, and we greatly appreciate the fine people at M Italian and Burntwood Tavern for volunteering to host a fundraiser on our behalf.

“I have no doubt the event will be a success and take a large chunk of the funding goal.”

The fire station upgrade project is separated into three phases. The first is a police and fire department wellness center in the basement of the Shute Building next door to the fire station.

The $100,000 cost of the first phase was funded entirely by Chagrin Falls Township resident John Lennon.

The second phase is a two-story addition that will include women’s dormitories and bathroom, locker room, a new kitchen, upgraded training room, storage areas and a faster access way to the apparatus bays.

Third phase is an additional apparatus bay to be built between the fire station and Shute Building. It will house department vehicles currently stored outdoors year around.

Total cost for the second and third phase is approximately $700,000. The suburban firemen’s corporation has given $200,000 from its own funds. In addition to loaning his restaurants to the celebrity bartenders for the evening,

“As of today (March 5) we have currently raised another $175,000 towards our goal leaving $325,000 remaining,” Chief Zugan noted.

“I’m pretty confident we’ll have enough money for the second phase and ready to go out to bid hopefully in the next few weeks so that would put our groundbreaking sometime in the beginning of June.”

Mr. Adams and his wife Michelle have personally donated $20,000 to the department and at press time, the crowdrise donation site had nearly matched that figure.

Funding for the new apparatus bay is ongoing at this time, the chief noted.

“The additional bay start is uncertain so I would hate to set a specific date because we accept donations year-round since we’re nonprofit.”

For added convenience, a trolley will be available to shuttle patrons between Burntwood and M Italian restaurants.


New eatery to feature outdoor eating, bocce courts

Plans were unveiled last week for the newest restaurant in Solon - Rosina's Italian Kitchen - slated to open this spring.

The Italian eatery will take over the building that formerly housed Pacos Tacos Tequila which closed about 16 months ago.  It likely will breathe new life into the corner of SOM Center and Solon road where the nearby Tavern on 91 building remains vacant.

Read complete article on Chagrin Valley Times

Solon council OKs temporary signal at Portz Parkway and Aurora Rd.

Rosina's is part of the Chef Art Pour Restaurant Group, best known for its Burntwood Taverns, one of which sits right around the corner on Solon Road.

The new restaurant will offer "a warm gathering place for family and friends to enjoy old-school Italian favorites amidst a Tuscan farmhouse ambiance."

It will be designed and built by Solon High School grad Christian Kalinyak, who has done other work for Burntwood.
The upgrade will include stone columns, railing and a new open wooden arbor.

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January 23 - February 13, 2018

Burntwood Tavern
9132 Strada PL, Naples, FL 34108

Mardi Gras menu offerings include crawfish cakes with creole mustard sauce, seafood gumbo, shrimp po’ boy sandwich, Cajun cobb shrimp salad, jambalaya, crawfish cakes, scratch-made pecan pie topped with pralines and cream ice cream and the Hurricane, a signature drink special for the season, which consists of light and dark rum, fresh orange and pineapple juice, topped with grenadine.

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