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|CROP BISTRO & BAR
Inventive American Fare:
cultivating flavor through innovation and commitment to sourcing the cream of the crop...
Grand Opening: Tuesday, June 26th
Media Opening: Monday, June 25th 5pm - 8pm
A fresh approach to seasonal dining is sprouting up in the Warehouse district. Longtime restaurateur, inventor and Product Development guru Steve Schimoler and his fiancée, Jackie Shultz, opened CROP Bistro and Bar opened on June 26th in the historic M.D. Shanman building on W 6th Street. CROP serves as a test kitchen and concept center by day to support the pair’s development and consulting business and expands to a cozy open kitchen bistro in the evening. The intimate bistro seats 80 inside and 30 on the patio in a stylish, hip setting with original tin ceiling, wood floors and towering pillars (whose hue will change with the season, along with iconic food photography shot locally in downtown Cleveland, which adorns both the paneled walls as well as the table tops.
CROP is a joint venture with the owners of the famous Johnny’s Restaurant, Cleveland’s oldest and one of the most respected in town. Johnny’s owners Joe Santosuosso and Paul Anthony were impressed with Schimoler’s unique vision for the space, which is attached to the flagship Johnny’s Downtown and knew instantly that Steve’s whimsical, simple philosophy was just what the thriving warehouse district needed.
The menu at CROP is designed to be simple yet inventive and will change often as the “crop” shifts through the seasons. Prices are set to encourage you to explore the menu with Delicious creations like the “Hot Popcorn”, fresh popcorn tossed in a flavorful vinaigrette dressing with slivers of hot peppers ($4); the” Cherry Bomb” appetizer, a lightly fried wonton wrapped plum tomato stuffed with goat cheese served over a corn sauce ($6.5) or the Roasted Pork with Soft Grits and Fennel Slaw ($17). The fun cocktail menu includes the “Heirloom Mary”, tomato infused vodka, heirloom tomato juice and fresh herbs as well as a traditional summer favorite, the “Back Porch Margarita” made with fresh squeezed watermelon juice.