Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) invites downtown diners to stop for lunch at Tri-C’s new Pop-Up Bistro on Public Square this fall to enjoy student-made culinary creations.
The bistro will be open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Thursdays and Fridays at the College’s Hospitality Management Center, located at 180 Euclid Ave. Lunch will be served on the following dates:
Sept. 15-16, 22-23 and 30
Oct. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21
Nov. 10 and 17-18
Dec. 1-2 and 8-9
The daily menu is created and prepared by Tri-C culinary students working with faculty advisors and instructors. It offers a changing array of appetizers; lighter fare such as wraps and sandwiches; and entrees and desserts.
To see a menu and prices, visit www.tri-c.edu/restaurants. Take-out service also will be offered for those who want to enjoy an alfresco lunch on Public Square. For reservations or orders, call 216-987-4080.
Students handle all aspects of the restaurant operation, from seating guests to waiting tables to prepping dishes. The hands-on experience sharpens the skills needed to work in Cleveland’s thriving food scene.
“The Pop-Up Bistro allows our students to expand their culinary skills and stretch their creativity in the limelight of Public Square,” said Tri-C’s Giovanna Mingrone, chef instructor for the restaurant. “We’re so excited to welcome downtown diners to the Hospitality Management Center.”
Tri-C students run a second restaurant — Café 4250 — at the College’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. The café will serve lunch from 11:15 to 12:30 on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays between September and December.