Best New Midwest Attractions: 2009
Put more Iron (Chef) in your diet
Long before becoming a culinary duelist as a Food Network Iron Chef, Cleveland's Michael Symon built a national reputation with innovative cuisine at his restaurants Lola and Lolita. His empire expanded last October with the opening of Roast at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac. This meat-eater's nirvana does nothing daintily. Come here for 14-ounce veal chops and porterhouses the size of shoeboxes. When the gregarious Symon is in town, expect to see him working the dining room, asking customers about their meals.