Well, OK, I was going that way anyway. But here's a peek at Fahrenheit, which is in the historic/hipster Tremont neighborhood (where Lolita, Michael Symon's place and one of my favorites in the area -- Cleveland, Ohio, that is - is). A second location is headed to uptown Charlotte, reportedly in September.
We tried chef Whalen's signature dish, the beef short rib, served with teriyaki lo mein noodles: A decidedly sweet edge to well-cooked, rich meat, with lots of roasted mushrooms.
Also beautiful: Seared tuna with what Whalen calls tomato-edamame fried rice and a green curry cilantro sauce with a bit of kick.
The place is handsome -- brick walls with cordovan ceilings and rustic details, all in earth tones -- and on a busy Friday night, it's loud. Worth noting: Beyond the cooking, Whalen is famous for substantial weight loss (documented on "Fat Chef" and here, and includes on his menu several "Fahren 'lite'" dishes, with calorie counts.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Posted by Helen Schwab at 2:43 PM