Chefs and Restaurants

Vinnie Cimino of Cleveland's Cordelia Gives the Cannibal Sandwich a Refresh

Amy Cavanaugh

From relish trays to fish fries, classic Midwestern food tends to skew retro. At Cordelia, which opened in Cleveland in July 2022, Chef Vinnie Cimino and his business partner Andrew Watts, who met while working at seminal Cleveland restaurant The Greenhouse Tavern, offer what they call “modern Grandma” cuisine. “The menu leans into familiar flavors reimagined,” Cimino says. The relish tray includes pimento cheese with smoked chile and...