Jonathon Sawyer (bio)

  (15 restaurants)    
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Banter Beer & Wine [CLOSED] ($$)
(157 ratings)

7320 Detroit Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 801-0305
  • Banter Poutine
    house gravy cooked for 100 hrs, over frites w/ cheese curds & chopped parsley; looks good
4.5 out of 5
157 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2015; wine & craft beer retail store & tasting room; kitchen specializes in sandwiches, gourmet sausages & Quebec-style poutine
Blue Sky Deli ($)
(105 ratings)

2135 1st Ave 110th St Map It!
New York, NY 10029
(646) 682-7488
  • Chopped Cheese Sandwich
    top seller; seasoned beef chopped & grilled w/ peppers, onions & cheese, on a hoagie w/ mayo, ketchup, onions, peppers, lettuce & tomato, pressed; looks good
4.5 out of 5
105 ratings
aka Hajji's; bodega & grill, said to be the birthplace of the chopped cheese sandwich
Citizen Pie ($$)
(219 ratings)

15710 Waterloo Rd Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 417-2742
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Big Cheese"
  • "CP Classic" Calzone
    mozzarella, ricotta, fontina, salami & basil; looks good
4.5 out of 5
219 ratings
est 2015; Neapolitan inspired wood fired pizza
EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute ($$$)
(325 ratings)

13101 Shaker Sq Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44120
(216) 921-3333
  • Artichokes Barigoule
    braised in white wine, olive oil & butter; sauteed w/ onions, celery & carrots; topped w/ basil & thyme
4.5 out of 5
325 ratings
restaurant & leadership institute for formerly incarcerated adults; serving seasonal, classic French cuisine
Larder Delicatessen and BakerySee Larder Delicatessen and Bakery Video ($$)
(160 ratings)

1455 W 29th St Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 912-8203
  • Matzo Mac 'N' Cheese
    matzo spaetzle "pasta" w/ cheese sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
160 ratings
located in the Ohio City Firehouse; "Eastern European delicatessen & bakery w/ Jewish deli roots" (from its website); named "Best Deli in America" by Michelin starred chef Daniel Boulud (from its website)
Lox ($)
(407 ratings)

772 N High St Map It!
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 824-4005
  • Everything Bagel w/ Pastrami
    hand made bagel & house cured pastrami w/ mustard, pickled onion, swiss; looks good
4.5 out of 5
407 ratings
est. 2018; known for "hand rolled, boiled & baked bagels & bagel sandwiches" (from its website)
Adele'sSee Adele's Video ($$)
(1161 ratings)

1210 McGavock St Map It!
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 988-9700
  • Baked Mac & Cheese
    on Thanksgiving buffet; looks good
  • Adele's Hamburger
    burger w/ bacon-onion jam, aioli, buttermilk cheddar
  • Coconut Cake
    looks good
  • JW Potatoes
    broken-up boiled-steamed potatoes, doubled deep-fried in rosemary oil & topped w/ Parmesan cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1161 ratings
opened in 2014; new American cuisine w/ an emphasis on farm-to-table comfort food; features an open kitchen w/ a large fireplace grill, wood-burning oven, white quarter-sawn oak bar & cooks' counter
Dove's Luncheonette ($$)
(754 ratings)

1545 N Damen Ave Map It!
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 645-4060
As Seen On:
Iron Chef Eats, Episode: "Best Breakfasts"
  • Arroz Con Carnitas
    braised pork shoulder w/ rice, pigeon peas & giardiniera; Jonathon adds a poached egg; looks good
  • Pozole Rojo
    slow braised beef cheek, hominy in rich spicy pork stock w/ side of condiments
4.0 out of 5
754 ratings
since 2014; 41-stool counter service w/ Southern-inspired Mexican cuisine, alongside a tequila and mezcal-focused bar program, w/ the spirit of genuine hospitality
Hometown Bar-B-Que ($$)
(1052 ratings)

454 Van Brunt St Map It!
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(347) 294-4644
  • Lamb Belly Banh Mi
    smoked pulled lamb belly w/ hot & sweet sauce, pickled Daikon & carrot, cilantro on baguette; looks good
  • Chinese Sticky Ribs
    smoked pork ribs lathered w/ Asian sauce & grilled; looks good
  • Beef Ribs
    smoked for 9-10 hrs; Aaron recommends side of potato salad; looks good
  • Korean Sticky Ribs
    babyback ribs, smoked in white oak & then deep-fried; topped w/ chopped cashew & scallions; looks good
  • Lamb Belly
    smoked for 8-10 hrs on white oak; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1052 ratings
opened in 2013; first-come-first-serve walk-up counter-service bar-b-que hall until BBQ is sold out; live music on weekend nights
Michael's Genuine Food & DrinkSee Michael's Genuine Food & Drink Video ($$$)
(1938 ratings)

130 NE 40th St Map It!
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-5550
  • Crispy Hominy
    dried maize kernels soaked overnight; cooked w/ garlic & herbs then fried & coated in chile seasoning; served w/ lime
  • Homemade Pop-Tarts
    filled w/ local mango & local lychee; on brunch menu
  • Popcorn & Peanuts
    chocolate, peanut butter candybar w/ buttered popcorn ice cream, homemade cracker-jack and chipotle-chocolate sauce served separately on side; "perfect blend of salty and's the best dessert I've ever eaten"-Michael Symon; looks good
  • Tangerine Creamsicle
    Pot de Creme (milk & cream mixture w/ orange essence), warm doughnuts and blackberry tarragon jam
4.0 out of 5
1938 ratings
est. in 2006; menus change daily depending on what's in season and arriving on their doorstep from local farmers, fishermen, ranchers, and artisans
MilktoothSee Milktooth Video ($$)
(1572 ratings)

534 Virginia Ave Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 986-5131
  • Cranberry Coconut Pop Tart
    vegan; cranberry filling w/ orange juice & coconut milk, encased in dough & baked; topped w/ sugar glaze & toasted coconut; "pure pop tart perfection!" -Jonathon Sawyer
  • BLT Dutch Baby Pancake
    baked souffle-like pancake w/ oven-dried tomatillo aioli, bacon jam, sliced bacon, marinated fresh tomatoes, romaine, sunflower shoots & vinegar
4.0 out of 5
1572 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch); est. 2014; garage-turned-to-fine diner restaurant serving world-inspired breakfast & lunch using locally sourced ingredients
Osteria Cal Mare [CLOSED] ($$$)
(288 ratings)

8500 Beverly Blvd Map It!
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 332-4595
  • Caviale e Mozzarella
    warm zeppole, prosciutto, caramelized onion, wild flower, hones; served w/ your choice of mozzarella caviar; looks good
4.0 out of 5
288 ratings
[CLOSED]; serving coastal Italian cuisine
Plum [CLOSED] ($$)
(132 ratings)

4133 Lorain Ave Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 938-8711
  • General Tso's Whole Fried Chicken
    entire quartered bird, brined, breaded & deep fried then coated in General Tso's sauce; served w/ miso-peanut coleslaw; looks good
4.0 out of 5
132 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2016; upscale establishment serving elevated new American cuisine w/ an extensive drink menu
Superior Motors [CLOSED] ($$$)
(233 ratings)

1211 Braddock Ave Map It!
Braddock, PA 15104
(412) 271-1022
  • Smoked Potato
    triple-cooked potatoes & herbs; smothered in whey vinaigrette w/ Cowboy Coffee cheese; served w/ celery root, celery leaves, radishes & baby greens; topped w/ toasted nori & roasted leek ash
4.0 out of 5
233 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2017; farm-to-table eclectic fine dining served inside an old car dealership
Pine ClubSee Pine Club Video ($$$)
(418 ratings)

1926 Brown St Map It!
Dayton, OH 45409
(937) 228-7463
  • Bone-In Rib Eye
    "good. food. steak." -Jonathon Sawyer; 20-oz bone-in rib eye; dry-aged for 28 days; comes w/ side of onion rings; looks good
3.5 out of 5
418 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Steak); opened in 1947; Dayton landmark; recognized as one of the best steaks by several publications including USA Today, NY Times, Gourmet
Jonathon Sawyer (bio)   (15 restaurants)