The first, an Indian/Thai rice bowl concept named Chutney B, is slated for a summer opening at Van Aken. The menu will include freshly toasted and ground spices blended into a base stew and served on steamed rice with a protein and chutney.
The second restaurant, Zhug, is still in the development phase but Katz’s goal is to open in October in Cleveland Heights. The restaurant will serve fire-style small plates.
Katz is the owner and executive chef of fire food and drink in Cleveland’s Shaker Square neighborhood. He also leads the Fire Spice Company and is chef partner at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Provenance and Provenance Café.
By Becky Raspe