Monthly Archives: October 2011

posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

We’ve heard the place was haunted. Ghosts like to party too.

So, we’re in Spice Headquarters no more than a week when the staff starts talking about a party. Do we have a reason to celebrate? Not really. Not yet. We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us before we can officially open the restaurant doors. But we are, after all, a catering company. We throw parties. Good ones, from what we hear. Why not host a spooky Spice Soiree, try out some menu ideas, buy a few kegs, and invite a few folks to stop in and mingle with our resident ghouls? Here it is, your first chance to check out the new space…and your last chance to see it in all of its ghastly glory before the renovations begin.** Spice Headquarters Halloween Housewarming A Pop-Up Party @ 5800 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Monday, October 31st, 8:30pm – 2:00am $5 cover • Free apps that may appear on our restaurant … READ MORE

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posted on by Noelle P.

Q+A with Our Resident Culinary Visionary, Andy Strizak

As Director of Operations for Spice of Life, Chef Andy Strizak is taking a step out of the kitchen and into the role of leading a business he believes in, right alongside his good friend and longtime colleague, Chef Ben Bebenroth. The two go back to the days of high school and worked together in the kitchen at Parker’s Bistro. Some years later, Spice of Life Catering Co. was catering Andy’s wedding to pastry chef and owner of Lucky’s Café, Heather Haviland, another force behind the local food movement. Wouldn’t you just love to spend Thanksgiving with these two, or any day for that matter? After a long run preparing some of Cleveland’s most delectable dishes, Andy is excited about the transition. Read on for the Q&A with the man whose spice collection we envy. Q. You recently left a highly coveted chef position and joined forces with Ben. What … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Spice Kitchen+Bar: First Look

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