Cleveland - Zack Bruell, the decorated chef and restaurateur who once introduced Northeast Ohio to modern bistro dining and fusion cuisine, is now giving Clevelanders a whole new spin on fast casual with his restaurant, DYNOMITE.
Located in the heart of PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland's thriving theatre district, DYNOMITE offers fresh, made-to-order, take-away burgers and sides done from scratch. Highlights of the menu include a Chili Dog with Smoked Paprika Mayo and Pickled Vegetables; Chicken Sandwich with Blue Cheese Mayo, Cilantro and Tabasco; and signature burgers from Bruell's award-winning Cleveland establishments. Beer, wine and Bruell's own vanilla bean soft serve are also available at DYNOMITE.
'This is a simple, casual walk-up stand, but the food is held to the same standards that I hold for my fine dining restaurants,' said Bruell.
Guests can take DYNOMITE's carry-out fare to go, or enjoy it in Star Plaza, which offers seating for approximately 50 individuals during weekday lunches. PlayhouseSquare also offers a multitude of entertainment options in Star Plaza, from cornhole tournaments to concerts, to add to the fun, casual atmosphere surrounding DYNOMITE.
Bruell's latest venture is the latest portion of an active plan to create a better outdoor experience at PlayhouseSquare. 'We are transforming Star Plaza into the perfect spot for casual meetings, relaxation and entertainment,' said PlayhouseSquare President and CEO Art J. Falco, 'and we are thrilled to have Zack be part of it. DYNOMITE is going to be a great addition for our business tenants, residents, theater guests and other visitors.'
DYNOMITE was inspired by Jimmie 'J.J.' Walker's catchphrase on the popular 1970's show, 'Good Times.' 'I want this restaurant to be about good times and great food,' said Bruell. 'Quality has not been compromised at DYNOMITE... only the level of formality has changed.'
Bruell currently has five successful fine dining restaurants in Cleveland - Parallax in the city's Tremont neighborhood, Table 45 at the InterContinental Cleveland, L'Albatros in University Circle, Chinato on East 4th Street and Cowell & Hubbard at PlayhouseSquare. DYNOMITE is directly across the street from Cowell & Hubbard, at 1302 Euclid Avenue, in the former Star Plaza Pavilion.
1302 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44114