Feel the Warmth

Back in the late 13th century, a group of English citizen burned a vast forest to make way for a town.  The town was christened Brendewode, meaning burnt wood, and much of the salvaged wood from the forest was used to construct new buildings, including Brendewode Taverna, a proper English pub.

The friendly spirit and cozy atmosphere of the taberna live on some 700 years later in Burntwood Tavern, a collection of four restaurants in suburban Cleveland, Ohio.  After a long career with a large restaurant chain, owner Bret Adams wanted to open a restaurant that was more personal and connected to the community-conveying a warmth that would make "guests feel like regulars, and regulars feel like owners."

Read the complete article from Next Course Summer 2013