chef Jill Vedaa - James Beard Awards Semi Finalist Best Chef Great Lakes

Flying Fig's Karen Small and Salt's Jill Vedaa semifinalist in James Beard Awards

FEBURARY 15, 2018
CLEVELAND.COM

"Two chefs, who just happen to be two women who have worked together over the years, each get nominated for Best Chef: Great Lakes Region in the coveted semifinalist list for the James Beard Foundation." (read more...) 


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22 Female-Owned Cleveland Eateries You Should Have Tried By Now

JANUARY 26, 2018
CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE

"At Salt in Lakewood, Jill Vedaa, along with co-owner Jessica Parkison, are showing that in the right hands, small plate dining is social, exciting and creatively refreshing compared to ho-hum steak and potatoes." (read more...) 


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Best Places to Drink in Cleveland Right Now

BILLY HALLAL | DEC. 11, 2017
THRILLIST

"Salt is a grown-up person’s bar, in the best possible sense. Its cool interior and lauded, seasonally shifting small plates are accompanied by a cocktail menu with wonderfully unexpected pairings. Rather than feeling gimmicky or one-note, the drinks’ careful composition makes for balanced, smooth sipping." (read more...) 


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The 13 Hottest New Restaurants in Cleveland

DOUG TRATTNER | JUL. 18, 2017
EATER

"The veteran chef is winning over small-plate skeptics with an ever-changing roster of tightly constructed dishes that juxtapose hot and cold components; creamy and crisp textures; and sweet, smoky, and bold flavors." (read more...) 


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100 Best Restaurants in Cleveland - The Complete 2017 A-List Dining Guide

BETH SEGAL | JUN. 23, 2017
THE PLAIN DEALER

"The menu is replete with voluptuous flavor-filled culinary inventions -- all on small plates. There's lots to savor and share in a cozy space that's as full of stylized adventure as the food being served." (read more...) 


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Lakewood's Salt Serves Up Bold Flavors in Tiny Packages

JIM VICKERS | DEC. 8, 2016
CLEVELAND MAGAZINE

"Chef Jill Vedaa layers creative flavors and interesting textures in an exciting small plates menu." (read more...) 


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Cleveland's Best New Restaurants of 2016

BETH PHILLIPS SYNK | DEC. 14, 2016
THRILLIST

"Following two decades of cooking for notable Cleveland restaurants such as Lola, Flying Fig, and Black Pig, Chef Jill Vedaa had the opportunity to open her own restaurant with her own vision. in this cozy, ambient Lakewood spot... we can promise the experience is well worth any wait. " (read more...) 


Jill Vedaa Dishes Up a Unique Roster of Small Plates and the Perfect Setting for Sharing at Salt in Lakewood

DOUGLAS TRATTNER | SEPT. 28, 2016
CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE

"To pull [small plates] off, it takes a bottomless well of creativity and the skill, vision and restraint to assemble the pieces in a coherent, appealing fashion. This chef has those qualities." (read more)


Chef Jill Vedaa's Lakewood Bistro Salt is Approaching the Finish Line

DOUGLAS TRATTNER | JUNE 29, 2016
CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE

"From her open kitchen at the rear of the open dining room, Vedaa will prepare seasonal small plates that she describes as "composed,” because they incorporate more than a single item as is often the case with traditional Spanish tapas." (read more)


Rainstorms didn't dampen enthusiasm at 13th annual Taste of Lakewood

CAROL KOVACH | JUNE 05, 2016
CLEVELAND.COM

Stavnicky, front of the house manager said the restaurant will be "more intimate cuisine, with rotating specials, small plates meant to share and a wine list. Things will be as local as possible..."  (read more)


Talking Salt with chef Jill Vedaa and sommelier Jessica Parkison

TRICIA CHAVES | APRIL 13, 2016
FRESHWATER CLEVELAND

"I’m focused on creating amazing food inspired by dishes I love, with many different ethnic influences.” (read more)


Jill Vedaa to Open Restaurant in Former Pug Mahones Spot in Lakewood 

DOUGLAS TRATTNER | FEBURARY 10, 2016
CLEVELAND SCENE MAGAZINE

"After 20 years of cooking professionally for other owners, chef Jill Vedaa finally will have the opportunity to open her own restaurant. Along with partner Jessica Parkison, Vedaa will open Salt in Lakewood this summer..." (read more)