GREEN Kerry Janke and his wife Amy recently opened their new restaurant, 35 Brix, in the Heritage Crossings of Green plaza on Massillon Road.
“We are from Green and knew the need for a restaurant like this,” Kerry said. “We saw a need and are going to fill it.”
The couple has been working on the restaurant idea for two years and plans to bring a wide variety menu along with a Sunday brunch to its customers. The restaurant, which is divided into two parts, can seat up to 144 people along with a 40-person outdoor patio for warmer weather.
Half of the restaurant features tables and the other half features a bar along with booths and tables.
Kerry said the bar offers USB ports at each bar stool and there are also a row of televisions for customers to watch sporting events. He said a lot of the clientele want to watch games while they eat or have a few drinks.
The bar side will remain open longer each night than the restaurant side and offer a smaller menu. Kerry said the kitchen will always remain open when the bar is open for those wishing to eat late, such as business travelers.
“We think this is going to be a great place to unwind,” Kerry said.
There is also a wine room that can hold up to 1,000 bottles of wine and can be used for private events of up to 30 people. The room features a wine bottle chandelier along with a white board and television for business meetings. Kerry said the room has already been reserved by several golfers for the upcoming Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.
The lunch and dinner menu offer a wide variety of options of appetizers, salads, soups, steaks, seafood and sandwiches. The Sunday brunch menu served from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. includes eggs benedict, slow-roasted prime rib, mango gazpacho, apple cinnamon pancakes and Belgian waffles. Brooke Kilpatrick, formerly from the West Point Market will serve as the chief for 35 Brix.
Kerry said he was all about incorporating local aspects into the restaurant such as the booths, which were made in Wilmot, Ohio. The restaurant also features a lot of local art including a stained glass window from Studio Arts and Glass in North Canton. There are also wine bottle lights and a cobalt blue theme of lights is used through parts of the restaurant.
“We sat in every booth and table,” Kerry said. “We didn’t want any of the lights to have a glare.”
The name 35 Brix comes from 35-degree brix, which is the measure of sugar in harvested grapes for making ice wines. Kerry said he will offer 35 signature cocktails along with many highly rated wines.
“We spent a lot of time creating a wine list,” Kerry said.
Kerry said the service, staff and fresh foods makes 35 Brix stand out from other restaurants. He said the restaurant has a very small freezer as the meat is never frozen and the restaurant offers fresh-cut fries.
He also said all the dressings and brix sauces are made in-house.
Reservations can be made by using Open Table. 35 Brix is located at 3875 Massillon Road. Call 330-899-9200 for more information.