Tune in to see Ruth on Fox 8 News Tuesday morning!

Got a hankering to try some grilling yourself? Yeah, we knew you might not be able to wait. That’s why Ruth’s appearing on Fox 8 News this Tuesday morning, June 25, showing you how to make Mongolian Grilled Beef. Don’t miss her!

It’s summertime and we’re grilling again…come on over for Bistro Bar-B-Q Night!

When it comes to one of our special summer events, the will of the people has definitely spoken. For the past two years, we’ve been offering you the chance to leave the cover on your barbecue grill and drop on by your neighbors here at the Bistro to enjoy a work-free Bar-B-Q feast. And you’ve turned this annual cookout into a sold-out hit! So we’re offering it again this year, with all your favorite dishes included.

No getting your face red over the charcoal, no smoke in your eyes…all you have to do is kick back and take it easy while you dig into brisket and ribs with an intoxicating aroma and flavor, and chicken cooked sous vide so it’s moist and tender down to the bone before it gets a crispy-sweet skin on the grill. And, of course, plenty of fixin’s on the side.

Make plans now to join us Thursday, August 1, between 5 and 9 p.m. For $50 per couple, plus tax and gratuity, you get all this:

Smoked Bar-B-Q Brisket
1/2 Grilled Chicken with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
1/2 Slab Smoked St. Louis Ribs with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
Rooftop-Herbed Redskin Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Our Famous Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Jalapeño Corn Muffins
Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream

Mmmm…doesn’t just thinking about it make you want to grab a cold beverage and hang out on the patio until your plate is ready? Round up some friends and call 216.481.9635 to make your reservations today. You’ll want them to be in on the fun, too! The pleasure of a cookout where nobody has to cook (or clean up!) and everybody has time to relax, talk, laugh and enjoy a leisurely summer get-together…don’t miss it!

“Que” up to the Bistro for Bar-B-Q Night!

It’s time for a barbecue party…but not in your backyard, or even your neighbors’. No need for a grill or charcoal…just make your reservations and bring your appetite to the Bistro between 5 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, for ‘cue and fixin’s like you won’t believe.

Served family style, our $50-per-couple Bar-B-Q Night will ensure you don’t go home hungry:

Smoked Bar-B-Q Brisket
1/2 Grilled Chicken with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
1/2 Slab Smoked St. Louis Ribs with House Bar-B-Q Sauce
Rooftop-Herbed Red-Skin Potato Salad
Cole Slaw
Our Famous Mac and Cheese
Jalapeno Corn Muffins

And we’ll top it all off with Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Whipped Cream for dessert!

This summer, savor a barbecue feast without slaving over the grill. Call 216-481-9635 and get ready to dig into Bar-B-Q Bistro Style!

Get out your calendars! We’ve got months of fun planned for you!

We hesitate to say anything too soon, but it seems that maybe the weather is actually starting to act like spring (even if that means rain instead of snow). Can warm, sunny weather be far behind? We hope not. But whatever the weather, we’ve got some amazing events planned at Bistro 185 that will keep you enjoying fantastic food and inspirational spirits all spring and summer long.

We’re kicking off the fun this month with three events sure to make your April fly by. First of all, our next Vegan Dinner is already set for Wednesday, April 20. In keeping with our around-the-world theme, this 3-for-$30 dinner will whisk you off to “A Night in Paris.” This will be French cuisine the way Julia Child never imagined it! The very next evening will be a treat for martini lovers. Our Thursday, April 21 Martini Tasting with Hors D’Oeuvres, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at $40 per person, will introduce you to some incredible bar-side concoctions. And wrapping up the month, our Wednesday, April 27 Wine Dinner, “OPA!,” will spirit you off to the Greek Isles with six courses of Greece-inspired cuisine and wine pairings for $65 per person. Much less expensive than a Greek cruise, and the food will be just as tasty!

You might call our month of May “Asian Month,” even “Sake Month.” We’re planning two different multi-course Sake Dinners: a Vegan Sake Dinner Wednesday, May 18, offering five courses of Asian-inspired vegan cuisine paired with five vegan sakes for $60 per person, and a non-vegan Sake Dinner Wednesday, May 25, pairing six courses of Asian-inspired cuisine with six sakes for $75 per person. This food and drink will be just right for fresh springtime eating.

On Thursday, June 16, we’ll be going back to our 3-for-$30 Vegan Night dinner offering with a menu we’re calling “Hello Summer.” That’s all we’re going to divulge about it right now; keep watching for details! Wednesday, June 22, will see us presenting our “Hello Summer” White Wine Dinner: five delicious courses paired with five summery white wines for $60 per person.

In July, we’ll be celebrating Bar-B-Que Month, so if you didn’t get your fill at your 4th of July cookout, no need to worry–we’ll satisfy your cravings for delicious Q…vegans too! Thursday, July 14, we’ll serve up a Vegan Bar-B-Que 3-for-$30 special, while for the non-vegans Wednesday, July 20, we’ll feature a Bar-B-Que with a Latin American flair: five courses and five wine pairings for $60. Ole!

Locavores rejoice! Our cuisine theme for August celebrates our brief but precious market growing season by featuring the bounty of local farmers’ markets. We kick off Wednesday, August 17, with a Vegan 3-for-$30 “From Farm to Table” dinner, followed on Wednesday, August 24, by a Farmer’s Market Wine Dinner featuring five courses of all-local, all-organic cuisine paired with five organic Lorello Winery wines for $65 per person. Of course, this one, like much of our spring and summer cuisine, will include THE most local food we can serve: produce from our rooftop garden! It just doesn’t get fresher than that!

Finally, we’ll wrap up a summer season of fantastic food and drink with a bit of fun. Did you know that Monday, September 19, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Arrrh! If ye didn’t know before, mateys, ye know now! So shiver me timbers, we’ll be celebratin’ with a spirits tastin’ of–what else–rum! Our Rum Tasting will cost 40 gold doubloons (or dollars, if you lack doubloons) and feature hors d’ouevres to satisfy ye hearties’ appetites.

Be sure to mark your calendars and set your reminder alarms, because you won’t want to miss any of the Bistro 185 fun this spring and summer! You can start now by calling 216.481.9635 to reserve for the Vegan Dinner, Martini Tasting, and “OPA!” Wine Dinner. Also, keep watching this space for more details as we draw closer to the events!

STILL WANT TO LEARN HOW TO COOK LIKE CHEF TODD?: You’ve got more chances coming up! First, Todd will present an “April in Paris” cooking lesson this Sunday, April 10, teaching you how to prepare an entire menu of springtime French bistro-style classics. Then, on May 15, his “Small Sweets” class will give you hands-on experience in creating classic French sweet treats. Both classes will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sur la Table Woodmere, 28819 Chagrin Boulevard at Eton; tuition is $65 for “April in Paris” and $69 for “Small Sweets.” Call to reserve your place now at 800.243.0852. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to study French cuisine with a Paris-trained chef!