Ironwood Steak House to open in June

IronwoodA new restaurant, called the Ironwood Steak House featuring the Black Birch Bar, is planning to open in mid-June. The restaurant combines atmosphere and high-quality cuisine to provide an upscale dining experience in a comfortable setting. Located at the private Mohawk Golf and Country Club, the Ironwood is open to the public.

The menu is still being finalized but will feature traditional steakhouse fare and limited-time specials. The remodeled kitchen also boasts a broiler to quick-sear steak with infrared heat – technology used in many high-quality steak establishments. Local Chef Jimmy Jones, with more than 20 years in restaurant experience, will be heading the kitchen.

The dining room overlooks the golf course, providing beautiful views of the green through a wall of windows. There is also a private dining area that can be closed off for private events, and limited outdoor accommodations. Together, they seat roughly 140, with an area that could be used for small entertainment. Additionally, patrons can enjoy the Black Birch Bar, a full-service bar with a lounge area, located at the entrance of the establishment.

The Ironwood is the product of a partnership of more than 40 investors looking to bring a high-end steakhouse to Seneca County. The restaurant has been in the works for quite some time, with investors split into committees for everything from marketing to personnel, to get to the finished product.

At opening, the Ironwood will serve dinner Wednesday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Reservations can be made using OpenTable. Outside events can also book the Ironwood Catering Service.

A sneak peek at renovations:

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Rock Run Bulk Foods

Rock RunMeet Barb Vogel, owner of Rock Run Bulk Foods at the corner of SR 18 and US 224 in Tiffin. Barb started the business decorating cakes out of her home in 1984. In 1993, they opened the store front and have grown their services to include caterings, rentals, party trays, bulk foods, amish meats and cheeses, frozen foods, paper products and more. Barb says the business has always been about family. “Everyone’s gifts and abilities are used,” she said.

The Vogels are also behind Harvest of H.O.P.E., a yearly event that raises donations for F.A.C.T., which assists Seneca County cancer patients. “The whole core of it is to let people know that they’re not alone,” Barb said.

This weekend Dec. 4-5, Rock Run is hosting an Open House, Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-3. There will be free samples, prizes, hot dogs and drinks. They are also working on rolling out a new website in the near future, which will allow customers to shop and order online.

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