The proprietor of Grill Craft BBQ brings customized barbecue delicacies to Willoughby
Zee Ashkar was initially involved in engineering, however his ardour for the meals trade led him to open Grill Craft BBQ in Willoughby. (Mara Morrison – The Information Herald)
Zee Ashkar was initially involved in engineering, however his ardour for the meals trade led him to open Grill Craft BBQ in Willoughby.
Grill Craft BBQ is positioned at 36295 Euclid Ave., within the former Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt location, and started with Achcar’s family and friends praising him for his barbecue meals.
“I have been within the meals enterprise for about 15 years,” he stated. “I really like cooking. It is my largest ardour.”
After designing the shop and creating the menu, Al-Ashkar determined to present the corporate a strive. Since opening, clients have liked it, he stated, noting that clients come from Euclid, Chardon, Willoughby Hills, Mayfield Village, Mentor and Willowick.
“We determined why not customise the barbecue,” Al-Ashkar stated. “We did a variety of testing and surveys, asking individuals what would work with what and it labored for us. We do a variety of catering and the nice factor is that every little thing is sourced regionally.
Al-Ashqar stated Grill Craft is understood for its wings as a result of the rooster is flame-grilled.
“We smoke it first after which put it on the grill,” he stated. “Nothing is fried. Our brisket is cooked for six and a half hours, our bacon is cooked for 5 hours, and our smoked sausage could be very well-liked.”
Moreover, he stated, the signature blonde sauces are made out of scratch and add taste to dishes.
“It isn’t a small bowl,” he stated. “Our largest factor is brisket. Folks love our brisket, however a variety of occasions, sausage and bacon promote as a lot as brisket. It simply will depend on what individuals are within the temper for.”
The blond moved to Willoughby Hills about seven years in the past, and remembers when Minchi’s Restaurant closed for a number of years. That is when he determined to leap on it and make a cope with the owner to get the house.
“It is a terrific addition to Euclid Avenue,” he stated. “We find it irresistible. Most of our clients come again two or 3 times every week. They love how they customise their dishes. That is the place the meals trade goes awry nowadays.”
Grill Craft is open from 11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Going ahead, Al-Ashqar hopes to franchise the idea.
“We’ve not been right here for a 12 months, so it is onerous for us to say,” he stated. “By the top of 2024, we’ll have higher visibility. We have already had lots of people questioning if this can open on the west aspect.”