CLEVELAND, Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleveland-native Chef Michael Symon will soon expand his Midwestern burger restaurant B Spot to Ohio's first casino, Horseshoe Cleveland. B Spot will join area landmark deli Corky & Lenny's in the casino's three-outlet food court when the first-class gaming development opens in May.
Symon founded B Spot in 2009 in Cleveland's Eton and Strongsville neighborhoods to share his passion for burgers, bratwurst and beer. He later opened restaurants in Westlake and a location inside Quicken Loans arena ("The Q"), catering to professional sports fans and concert goers.
"We are ecstatic to have the opportunity to be part of this groundbreaking project in the heart of the greatest city in the nation," said Symon. "We can't wait to fill the Horseshoe with the aroma of our delicious burgers, brats and bologna."
B Spot will provide a hybrid menu featuring a selection of award-winning burgers with outrageous toppings and titles such as: Fat Doug, Thin Lizzy, Symon Says and Chilly Willy. Guests will also enjoy other B Spot favorites such as Symon's signature Lola fries seasoned with sea salt and rosemary, onion rings and unique milkshakes. The new outlet will create about 20 jobs.
B Spot's newest food court location inside Horseshoe Cleveland is designed to provide casino patrons with a variety of casual and quality fare in a quick-serve setting. All casino dining will be open to the public, so Cleveland residents, workers, shoppers and visitors are also welcome to enjoy B Spot and Corky & Lenny's downtown menus, as well as a third venue to be named this spring. In addition to the food court, the casino will offer a 400-seat buffet restaurant.
"Michael is idolized throughout Cleveland and across the nation for cooking from the soul," said Horseshoe Cleveland General Manager Marcus Glover. "We're thrilled to showcase his culinary boldness while celebrating his native roots inside Horseshoe Cleveland."
Editor's Note: A photo of Michael Symon, a Horseshoe Cleveland logo and a rendering of the new B Spot outlet inside the casino are available for download in the Horseshoe Cleveland press room at http://www.horseshoe.com/info/cleveland/press-room.html.
About Michael Symon
Michael Symon is a star of the Food Network series Iron Chef America and co-host of ABC's The Chew, which celebrates life through food with fun and engaging discussions. Symon is the owner of five unique restaurant concepts, including the critically-acclaimed Lola and Lolita, cornerstones of his hometown's dining scene in Greater Cleveland, as well as Roast in Detroit. In 1998, Symon was named Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine. In 2009 Symon released his first book, Michael Symon's Live to Cook - Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen, which shares his favorite recipes and showcases his love for bold flavors. Symon is also known for his infectious laugh and is a passionate tattoo enthusiast who has a "Got Pork" tattoo emblazoned on his chest. When Symon's wife is not working by his side designing the eateries, they are spending time with their two dogs, Ruby and Ozzy. For more information please visit www.bspotburgers.com.
About Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
Rock Gaming LLC and Caesars Entertainment Corporation are developing a $350 million casino inside the Historic Higbee Building in downtown Cleveland, which will open in May 2012. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is expected to attract five million visits to downtown annually, adding to the city's impressive sports, entertainment, music and cultural attractions. The full-service gaming destination will employ nearly 1,600 people and will feature 2,100 slot machines, 63 table games, and a World Series of Poker room, along with lounges, a buffet restaurant and a three-outlet food court. During construction the development is expected to create 2,000 construction jobs. For more information please visit www.HorseshoeCleveland.com.
SOURCE Horseshoe Casino Cleveland