The A-Cronut has arrived at the Office Bistro in Akron’s North Hill.
Get them Sundays after 10 a.m. for $5 each.
Owner Steve Turner says pastry chef Joseph Holmes’ pastries are just like the Cronuts that have folks lining up at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York.
For those who haven’t heard, the Cronut is sort of a combination doughnut and croissant. It’s got lots of layers and is deep fried, rolled in sugar, filled with cream and iced.
Since they debuted in May, folks have been lining up for them at Ansel, prompting the bakery to trademark the name Cronut.
Because of the trademark, the Office had to come up with another name. Turner said the A-Cronut seemed appropriate. The Office is at 778 N. Main St.
In restaurant news …
• The Burntwood Tavern is expected to open a new location at the former Samira’s (LeFever’s, River Brasserie and Grill) in Cuyahoga Falls, 2291 Riverfront Parkway.
Owners are Bret and Michelle Adams. The couple own Burntwood Tavern locations in Rocky River, Brecksville, Chagrin Falls and Solon. The first opened in 2010. Visit www.burntwoodtavern.com to check out the menu offerings.
• Trecaso’s pizza is back.
Mary Coyle owner Michael Trecaso has begun making pizza again, just like at his old restaurant, Trecaso’s on College Street.
Trecaso said customers have been asking him for 17 years to make pizza again. At his former restaurant, Trecaso sold 100,000 pizzas each year.
One of the reasons Trecaso is back in the pizza business is that his son, Michael Trecaso II, a chef, left his job at Fleming’s Prime Steak House earlier this year to work at Mary Coyle with his dad.
He’s got two new pizza ovens in house that can have four pizzas emerging from the oven every minute in busy times. The only pizza offered is an 8-inch square, and Trecaso can fit 16 in the ovens at a time.
Also new on the Mary Coyle menu are homemade Italian sausage and homemade meatball baked sandwiches. Mary Coyle is at 780 W. Market St. in Akron’s Highland Square neighborhood.
• The new Beau’s on the River in the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St., has officially opened.
The restaurant, formerly Piatto Novo, has been open for a while but chef Beau Schmidt said all of the paint cans and workers are finally gone and all of the new furniture is finally in place.
The new Beau’s has a similar menu to Beau’s Grille in Fairlawn. It is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the menu will be available at the bar between lunch and dinner service.
Schmidt said the lunch buffet is returning. For $11.95, there is soup, a salad bar and four hot dishes. The regular menu also is available. There is still Sunday brunch, but the price has been reduced to $19.99 for adults. The offerings are the same, just a little more streamlined, he said.
• The West Side Bakery of Green, 1840 Town Park Blvd., has opened at the location of the former Blake’s Café & Cupcakery, owner Barb Talevich said.
Ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Bakery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday.
New cooking class offered
The Certified Angus Beef brand in Wooster is inviting the public to its new Education & Culinary Center for a cooking class at 6 p.m. Aug. 29.
Chef Michael Ollier, corporate chef for the beef brand, will teach the class, which will focus on the flavors of fall, including tips on braising and other slow-cooking techniques. “We’re going to make these cooking techniques less intimidating and more approachable,” Ollier said.
The class is at the brand’s headquarters, 344 Riffel Road, Wooster. Phone 330-345-2333 for more information or to register. Seating is limited to 50. General classroom seating is $50. Four “chef’s elbow” seats are $75 each.
All proceeds from the event benefit Meals on Wheels of Stark & Wayne Counties.
Taste of Ohio at West Point
The West Point Market, 1711 W. Market St., Akron, is hosting an all-Ohio tasting event on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Ohio Unwrapped, Meet the Tastemakers, will feature Ohio-made foods, beers and wines from craft producers throughout the state. There will be cheeses, locally grown produce, noodles, chips, jams, sauces, dips, dressings, salsa, honey, beans, chocolates, sausage and pierogi — all made in Ohio.
The $30 ticket price includes a $5 gift certificate that can be used toward the purchase of any Ohio product in stock on the evening of the event. Phone 330-864-2151 to reserve a spot.
Hamburger festival time
The National Hamburger Festival takes place this weekend at Lock 3 Park in downtown Akron.
The festival features live music, a hamburger eating contest, children’s activities and of course, plenty of hamburgers.
Festival hours are noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, kids under 48 inches tall are free.
And finally …
Friday is National Rum Day! Celebrate responsibly, bake a rum cake.