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South Franklin Circle Welcomes New Executive Chef Chris Koshar

There’s a twinkle in Chris Koshar’s eye that belies the seriousness of his duties. After all, as executive chef at South Franklin Circle’s Radius restaurant, he’s the point man for customer satisfaction: Managing, training, purchasing, cooking, designing menus, and maintaining guest relations all fall within his purview. And yet talk to the man, and you’ll find him confident and relaxed, …


Meet South Franklin Circle Maitre d’ Rob Walk

Empathy. Patience. Teamwork. For maître d’ Rob Walk, those three qualities are the keys to memorable dining service. The hospitable Walk, 42, is a familiar face at Radius Restaurant in South Franklin Circle, tracing his tenure back to November 2009, soon after the restaurant opened. While he joined the team as a part-time bartender, Walk’s skill, experience, and gracious personality …


New Dining Services Director at South Franklin Circle Focuses on Seasonal, Regional Dishes and Gardening Alongside Residents

If you are looking for Sandy Bender, chances are you’ll find her in a garden. As South Franklin Circle’s director of dining services, Chef Bender brings an impressive resume to her duties at Crane House, the Bistro and, of course, Radius, the community’s open-to-the-public restaurant. Among her many noteworthy accomplishments, the Lorain native earned a degree from the prestigious Culinary …


Meet Pastry Chef Ariel Galun

For pastry chef Ariel Galun, life is all about sweet endings. And as the force behind Radius’ ever-changing menu of dessert temptations ─ anything from silken crème brulée and Key Lime pie to salted caramel ice cream and mango sorbet ─ Ariel has a chance to put her passions into practice. “I would describe my approach as ‘meticulously crafted, traditional …


The Cure for the Common Cold: Sunday Brunch at Radius

A tasty antidote to the wintertime blues, the Sunday brunch buffet ($16) at Radius overflows with warm comforts, from the logs crackling in the soaring stone fireplace to plush slices of Grand Marnier French toast, napped in real Ohio maple syrup. While details change often – after all, we never want to be boring! – the Radius brunch buffet offers …