Broadview Heights Happy Hour Spotlight: Valenti’s Ristorante

Valenti's Ristorante | 203 E. Royalton Rd. (Route 82) | Broadview Heights, OH Valenti's is the latest addition to the Wellpointe retail plaza in Broadview Heights. Greetings, friends and thanks for stopping by. Do you mind if we stay local (at least for me) today? What do you say we check out Valenti's Ristorante in Broadview … Continue reading Broadview Heights Happy Hour Spotlight: Valenti’s Ristorante

Restaurant Spotlight: Citizen Pie

Citizen Pie |  2144 W 25th Street | Cleveland, OH Citizen Pie may have the best slogan of all time: Pizza for the People! I consider myself a a bit of a pizza snob. For years I've been on a never-ending search to find something that could rival the pie I grew up on—the now … Continue reading Restaurant Spotlight: Citizen Pie

Event Spotlight: Lakewood Chocolate Walk

Lakewood Chocolate Walk | Detroit Ave. | Lakewood, OH Willy Wonka passed out chocolate as we awaited entry to the event. Sometimes we’re all prisoners of the moment, or, at the very least, affected by recency bias. Heck, look at me—I called for Freddie Kitchens to be fired as Browns’ coach after game one of … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Lakewood Chocolate Walk

Northeast Ohio: Upcoming Events

Friends, I'm headed to Atlanta for the weekend. That said, I take my duty as the 39th best blogger in Cleveland very seriously. 😉 So, before departing, I wanted to let you know about some exciting happenings coming up in Greater Cleveland. There is tons of fun stuff coming up in Northeast Ohio. Spooky Pooch … Continue reading Northeast Ohio: Upcoming Events

Happy Hour Spotlight: Fast Eddie’s

Fast Eddie's | 7729 W. Ridgewood Dr. | Parma, OH Fast Eddie's is a Parma staple. Greetings, friends. In my last blog, I wrote about an excellent lunch I had at Blue Ginger Asian Bistro in Parma. Today’s post again finds me in Parma, this time for happy hour. I guess you can call me Mr. … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Fast Eddie’s

Restaurant Spotlight: Blue Ginger Asian Bistro

Blue Ginger Asian Bistro | 1061 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. | Parma, OH Don't be fooled by Blue Ginger's unassuming exterior. Greetings, friends. In a recent post, I expressed excitement at finding a new go-to happy hour spot. Well, I may have found another go-to spot, this time for lunch. Best of all, it’s close to … Continue reading Restaurant Spotlight: Blue Ginger Asian Bistro

Upcoming Events: Christmas Beer Release Parties

Thirsty Dog in the Flats is the place to be this Saturday. Image via thirstydogeastbank.com I always complain when stores put up Christmas decorations in September and October. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas—it’s my favorite holiday. I just think the beginning of fall is too early for retailers to display Christmas merchandise. What … Continue reading Upcoming Events: Christmas Beer Release Parties

Happy Hour Spotlight: Austin’s Wood Fire Grille

Austin's Wood Fire Grill | 8121 Chippewa Road (Rt. 82) | Brecksville, OH Austin's sits in a shopping center off Route 82 in Brecksville. Friends, I’m excited. I think I found a new go-to happy hour spot. It’s close, easy to get to, has impeccable service and is highly rated (4.4 stars out of 292 Google … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Austin’s Wood Fire Grille

Event Spotlight: Independence Fall Fest & Clambake

Independence Fall Fest & Clambake | Elmwood Park | Independence, OH Independence held its annual Fall Fest & Clambake on Sunday. From 1997 – 2017, my wife Tiffany lived in Boston, New York and Los Angeles. (She’s clearly a small-town girl 😂.) Upon moving back to Northeast Ohio, she commented how she’d never seen so many … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Independence Fall Fest & Clambake

Event Spotlight: Eat Like a Kid Again

Eat Like a Kid Again | Cleveland Museum of Natural History | Cleveland, OH Eat Like a Kid Again took place 9/26 at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. I was fortunate enough to be given two complimentary tickets by Children’s Hunger Alliance to their Eat Like a Kid Again event this past Thursday at … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Eat Like a Kid Again