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Two Bucks restaurant concept expands to North Olmsted

October 25, 2012

Source: The Press

Despite its name, not everything on the menu at Two Bucks restaurant is two dollars. But the restaurant does stay true to its original goal of serving unique, simple menu items at affordable prices. That concept has enabled Two Bucks to grow from a small storefront location in Avon to a chain of four restaurants.

The newest location opened quietly a month ago at 24108 Lorain Road in North Olmsted, in a location once occupied by Slam Jams. The grand opening celebration will be at the end of October.
Chef Brian McNeff’s menu includes items that are already proven favorites at the Avon, Middleburg Heights and Milwaukee locations. Two Bucks’ fries ($2) are tossed with sage and garlic, while lightly fried calamari is accompanied by Cajun aioli ($5). The smoked Gouda ziti mac and cheese recipe is one of the best in town and a real bargain at $2. Add chicken or hot sausage for another $2 and you have a complete meal. Salads are all $5 and include a bleu cheese wedge with balsamic dressing, chicken Caesar, fried Buffalo chicken salad and pulled pork with toasted corn salsa and cilantro ranch.

Sliders are $2 each, plated in threes for $6, or mix and match for a dollar extra. The classic burger slider is topped with red onion, lettuce, tomato and American cheese. The fish fry slider is garnished with Two Bucks slaw, and the barbecued pulled pork is topped with frizzled onions. The server said the cheesesteak slider with peppercorn aioli is a best-seller. Vegetarians can opt for the stuffed mushroom with lentils and Provolone cheese.

The pulled pork wrap sandwich with cilantro cream and roasted corn salsa had just the right amount of spiciness. Barbecued braised beef brisket is served open-faced over sourdough bread ($5). Flatbreads ($5) include fried chicken with tomatoes and bleu cheese cream, three-cheese, classic caprese with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, and the American with ham, bacon, sausage, provolone and marinara. Boneless chicken wings ($4 for a half order and $7 for a full order) are prepared with sauces like sesame hoisin, Sriracha glaze, spicy mango, Jamaican jerk and garlic Parmesan.

The Fall Fest seasonal menu offers creamy tomato soup paired with a provolone and aged cheddar cheese flatbread ($6). Buffalo chicken and bleu cheese dip is served with fried pita chips ($8). Chicken and apple salad is garnished with aged cheddar and cider vinaigrette ($7). Smoked Gouda flatbread is topped with pork, egg, bacon, onion and smoked hot sauce ($7). The Rodeo burger is served on a brioche bun with pepperjack cheese, barbecued pulled pork and onion straws ($9). Fall desserts are vanilla bean and pumpkin creme brulee.

All area Two Bucks locations are celebrating Halloween with a costume party and prizes for best male, best female and best group costume. Ask your server to take your picture at Freaky Fetish Friday Night at Two Bucks in North Olmsted on the evening of Oct. 27. Post it on Facebook, and the costumes with the most votes are the winners.

Phone Two Bucks in North Olmsted at 440-716-8267. Major credit cards are accepted.