by Debbi Snook
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A pack of dogs ran off with your Christmas turkey? Like Ralphie’s family in the Cleveland-based cult film “A Christmas Story,” you can make it all better again by going out for Peking Duck.
Two restaurants have something tasty tailored for the movie’s 30th anniversary.
Bac Asian Cuisine in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, the official restaurant for A Christmas Story House & Museum nearby, is cooking up a regular special: A $25 prix-fixe menu with your choice of appetizer, a Peking duck stir-fry with sauce and pancakes and dessert of your choice. The offer is good lunch or dinner. Find Bac at 2661 W. 14th St. (216-938-8960). The museum’s website says you can get 10 percent off your meal by bringing your museum admission ticket.
Touch Supper Club in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood is celebrating its eighth annual Christmas Story Dinner and Party on Dec. 21. For $30, you get a Peking duck dinner with lo mein noodles, miso soup and a wine tasting. You’ll also get invited to the evening dance party and holiday celebration later that night. Reservations are suggested. Call 216-631-5200.
Ralphie’s family not only got a duck dinner, they got full-scale cleaver action with a table-top chopping of the glazed duck.
Robert Ivanov, Touch owner, said there won’t be chopping unless the customer requests it.
“We have all the necessary equipment to come out and do it,” he said.