The city could have four or five new places to eat this year, with two others on the way next year, according to proposals from restaurants.
• The , is only a few weeks away from opening in the former store at Bennett's Corners. It is owned by Jay Bloesinger, who also owns the adjacent . He promises "real good food and a fun atmosphere."
• in July in the Plaza at SouthPark. Owned by Hospitality Restaurants, it will be modeled after the Rosewood Grill in Hudson. Its sister restaurants are Cabin Club (Westlake), Salmon Dave’s (Rocky River), Blue Point Grille (downtown’s Warehouse District), Thirsty Parrot (Gateway District) and Delmonico’s Steakhouse (Independence).
• in Ledgewood Plaza for its low-fat, all-natural desserts. The shop uses whole wheat flour, organic pure cane sugar, organic butter (but just a small amount), organic egg whites, and local and organic fruits and vegetables.
• Great Bear Mountain Pie is coming in August to . It will be the , featuring grilled pocket sandwiches -- a high-end version of the "mountain pies" campers make over an open fire.
• , is seeking to open next to on Pearl Road. The Planning Commission reviewed preliminary plans this month, but the developer needs a zoning variance to continue.
• on Pearl Road near Whitney Road. The future of that property is still unsettled, but if things go smoothly, O'Charley's could open next year.
• The in Middleburg Heights said he plans to buy the property next to on Howe Road -- where a daycare center was once being built -- for an as-yet-unnamed restaurant.
A number of other eateries have opened since the beginning of 2010, too, including , , , , , and the .