Chef Jill Vedaa - James Beard Semi Finalist

Congrats To Chef Jill Vedaa Of Salt! She Won Guy's Grocery Games On Food Network

JEN AND TIM SHOW | APRIL 17, 2018
STAR 102 CLEVELAND RADIO

"Jen and Tim interview Jill Vedaa of Salt+ about the restaurant, her Food Network experience and more." (listen here...) 


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Meet Cleveland's James Beard Semifinalists

MEREDITH GARRETSON | MARCH 15, 2018
WVIZ IDEASTREAM

"Jill Vedaa owns Salt, a bistro in Lakewood that specializes in small plates. Karen Small is the woman behind The Flying Fig. The chefs talk about being recognized on a national level, Cleveland's evolving culinary scene, and how they have learned from each other in the kitchen." (read more...) 


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Chefs Karen Small and Jill Vedaa make CLE history as James Beard semifinalists

KAREN CONNELLY RICE | FEBRUARY 21, 2018
FRESHWATER CLEVELAND

"For the first time in Cleveland, two local female chefs have been named semifinalists for Best Chef: Great Lakes in the James Beard Awards. Small and Vedaa made it to the semifinals from 20,000 entries in 21 categories." (read more...) 


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

DEBBI SNOOK | FEBURARY 15, 2018
THE PLAIN DEALER

"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)


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)