Sushi Bears rolls fully cooked seafood and traditional sushi rolls under the direction of Chef Dan, whose passion for healthful eats led him to hold weekly sushi-making classes at Findlay Market. Sushi Bears’ menu includes smoked-salmon philly rolls and tempura-fried sushi. Chef Dan also hosts sushi-rolling parties in private homes.
Students in 60- to 90-minute classes at the Cheesy Gourmet learn how to make bagel-ready spreads, sliceable block cheeses, and crumbly feta using nothing but cheesecloth and a splash of milk. Participants can snack on provided cheese and crackers or sip wine they brought themselves as they watch Cheesy chefs demonstrate techniques inside a quaint kitchen painted robin’s-egg blue. After the class, guests leave with enough cheesecloth to make their own cheeses or dairy-based paper-maché art projects at home.
A kaleidoscopic array of lustrous gemstones dangles from a turquoise-tinged wall at Classy Beading, highlighting the vast arsenal of baubles that guests use to craft custom pieces of jewelry. Staffers keep more than 50 strands of colorful, precious gemstones on deck every day and enhance the ornaments' elegance with a bevy of accent beads. They dispense jewelry-design wisdom as budding artisans forge their own bracelets and necklaces during on-site workshops and parties, which they can also host at patrons' homes or moon colonies.
Inside Grammer’s historic brick-encased interior, ferocious appetites seek harmonious pairings of hearty German-inspired meals and frothy brews. Handmade, warm pretzel bites dunked in beer-infused cheese ($5.99) prep palates for a parade of sandwiches, including the Sauerbraten, where beef that's been doused in a sweet-and-tangy red-wine cologne waltzes with warm bacon slaw to a familiar David Hasselhoff ballad ($7.99). Buried under a mound of sauerkraut, bratwurst or metwurst sandwiches ($5.99) join sides of spaetzle salad, in which traditional german noodles hobnob with apples, onions, and peppers under a monsoon of mustard vinaigrette ($2.50). Thirsty gullets can wash down pretzel chips ($2.50) or german potato salad ($2.50) with a glass of Hofbrau Original beer ($5.50) or Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale ($6). Peruse Grammer’s calendar for upcoming special events and happy-hour bites.
Equipment: Weights, poles
Students should bring: Fitness: yoga pants and fitted top. Pole: fitted shorts and fitted top
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking