Erica Sikorski's parents built a seasonal restaurant out of a bait shop along the Lake Erie shore.
Last year, her father, Richard, died of a heart attack a day after the Bedrock Eatery reopened.
"Since then, something inside me changed, where I felt the burning desire to sustain his legacy and kind of carry that torch for him," she said. "He put his heart, blood, sweat and tears into this place, and I couldn't see giving it away to somebody without at least trying this venture."
On June 11, Erica debuted a restaurant that's dedicated to providing healthier food options. The shift toward more plant-based food, made without preservatives, has more to do with reconsidering her own diet, which started two years ago, she said.
Sandwich options include a bison burger ($16) with Swiss and red onion on brioche with jalapeno garlic aioli, and portobello mushroom caps ($13), goat cheese, sun-dried tomato and an egg on brioche.
Bedrock offers some old-fashioned pleasers, too, like a fried bologna sandwich ($13) topped with American cheese, caramelized onions and an egg.
Salads include a steak salad ($16) with goat cheese, pickled onions, romaine lettuce, cabbage, roasted red peppers and pumpkin seeds, and a Beach Fiesta ($14) with legumes, romain, cabbage, margarita salsa, tortilla strips, sunflower seeds and jalapeno garlic aioli.
Snacks ($5) include tortilla chips with legume mix, onion rings and battered pickle spears.
Hours: 4 to 10 p.m. daily. Phone: 980-6677.
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