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Elements Bistro Wins “People’s Choice” of 2016 Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week

Elements Bistro on Euclid, on the campus of Cleveland State University, was declared the 2016 People’s Choice winner at the conclusion of Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week.

To determine the winner, guests dining at participating restaurants were encouraged to visit the event’s website and vote for their favorite venue, post images on Instagram and use the hashtag #dtCLERestaurantWeek on Twitter. The restaurant that garnered the most social media activity coupled with votes would be declared the winner. Elements Bistro received the highest amount of votes, saw a 530% increase in Twitter activity and was announced the victor.

Elements’ Sous Chef, Christina Poindexter, and her team created a multi-course lunch menu for just $15. Popular Slavic Village-inspired Fleet Avenue Pierogies and the University’s exclusive Mitchell’s Homemade Viking Gold Ice Cream placed atop chocolate bread pudding drizzled with Maker’s Mark caramel sauce, were the stars of the menu. Spicy pasta, zesty stir fry, vegetarian-friendly foods and refreshing starter courses also wowed the crowds.

Local Cleveland TV Channel 19 filmed a story about Restaurant Week inside Elements Bistro on the event’s opening day. Reporter Shanice Dunning interviewed Chef Christina and captured her creating the freshly made Fleet Avenue Pierogies. Dunning endorsed the pierogis as “Shanice Dunning-approved.”

“We are delighted that Elements Bistro at Cleveland State University was recognized as Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week’s 2016 People’s Choice winner," saud Elements' General Manager Steve Adams. "This award shows how much all of our first-time and regular guests, whom we have grown to know and love, appreciate our cuisine and service. It motivates our team even more to keep up the momentum. We are humbled that everyone took the time to vote for us as the People’s Choice winner!"

Elements Bistro is located at 2300 Euclid Avenue and is open for lunch service Monday-Friday, 11am-4pm. The venue is available for private events in the evenings and on weekends. Elements can be contacted at 216-802-3131, on the web at and on Facebook and Twitter. Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services manages Elements Bistro on behalf of Cleveland State University as its foodservice provider and has been a proud partner since 2007.