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Taste Buds Take Flight At 'The Aviator'

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

CLEVELAND - There's somewhat of a newer hot spot in town, and it's not just any ordinary pub. It's The Aviator, a restaurant, event center, and pub all in one! Located in the former 100th Bomb Group property right outside of Hopkins International Airport, the IX Center and NASA, this aviation-themed venue is sure to take your dining and entertainment experience to new heights.

To get an early jumpstart to the Memorial Day festivities, Gremi made a stop at The Aviator, and as always, it was a wild ride! Gremi had the pleasure of hanging out with Khadar Soussou, the President and Co-Owner of The Aviator, and experiencing everything the venue has to offer. From learning about the history of the place to enjoying a rooftop view of planes taking off and landing, it was a truly unique experience.

The real treat of the visit was getting to sample some of The Aviator's mouthwatering dishes. Gremi was blown away by the innovative take on Cleveland classics, like the smash burger with a Jack Frost donut as the bun. Yes, you read that right; and let us tell you, it was a match made in heaven. Gremi also raved about their take on chicken and waffles, which substitutes the waffle with a Jack Frost donut. Who would have thought donuts could be so versatile?

Khadar Soussou, the mastermind behind The Aviator's delicious offerings, has a passion for excellence that shines through every aspect of the venue. From his time at St. Edward High School to John Carroll University, Khadar has always had a love for creating businesses that offer unique and creative experiences. And that's exactly what you'll get at The Aviator - a one-of-a-kind dining and event experience that you won't find anywhere else in Cleveland.

The Aviator boasts an impressive 27,000-square-foot space, complete with four event halls that can be customized to suit any occasion. From weddings to corporate events, they've got you covered. And if you're looking for top-quality services, look no further than their in-house partners, Ohio DJ PROs, Blanc Slate Floral & Event Design, RJ Donelly Photography, and Jack Frost Donuts.

So what are you waiting for? Don't miss out on the "Cleve-It To Us" episode featuring The Aviator, and be sure to plan your visit to this one-of-a-kind Cleveland gem. Trust us, your taste buds and your sense of adventure will thank you.


Special Thanks to Khadar Soussou (The Aviator), Brandon Adams (Audio/Visual Tech), J Kuzma (Audio/Visual Tech), Dennis van Aarssen (Come Fly With Me Cover Music), Fly Away - (Cover by Wicked Rumble) Recording, mixing and mastering by Ilya Zhilkin.




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