Carryout in the time of corona: Angelo’s Pizza in Lakewood

Angelo's Pizza | 13715 Madison Ave | Lakewood Credit: Angelo's Pizza on Facebook Just last weekend, even before Ohio’s “Stay-at-Home” order was officially imposed, the missus and I were feeling a bit stir crazy. And hungry. Stir crazy and hungry … not a winning combination.  To combat this, we decided to go for a drive and … Continue reading Carryout in the time of corona: Angelo’s Pizza in Lakewood

Mexican in Cleveland: Bakersfield Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey

Bakersfield Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey | 2058 W 25th St| Cleveland https://youtu.be/8maH3wVGcE0 A video summary of Bakersfield. Have you ever had a day where you have insatiable cravings? That was me on Sunday. First it was a bagel sandwich from Dunkin' Donuts when I woke up. Next was a New York-style pizza from Domino's for lunch. Then … Continue reading Mexican in Cleveland: Bakersfield Tacos, Tequila, Whiskey

Korean Food in Cleveland: Bonchon Delivers

https://videopress.com/v/PUjpMiYR?preloadContent=metadata Bonchon | 7581 Broadview Rd. | Seven Hills Raise your hand if you remember the old dine-in Pizza Hut in Seven Hills. I loved that place. My mom used to always take me and my brother there—we reveled in the lunch buffet, personal pan pizzas and, of course, BOOK IT. What does this have … Continue reading Korean Food in Cleveland: Bonchon Delivers

Italian Food in the ‘Burbs: Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino

https://videopress.com/v/MdnzHoBz?preloadContent=metadata Eddie's Pizzeria Cerino | 7305 Broadview Rd. | Seven Hills, OH Do you have any restaurants that you take for granted? I do. Let me explain. I frequently get asked for restaurant recommendations. Despite having a blog that covers tons of local establishments, I often stammer through my responses. How is that possible, you … Continue reading Italian Food in the ‘Burbs: Eddie’s Pizzeria Cerino

Discount Dining: Happy Hour at Ken Stewart’s Lodge

Ken Stewart's Lodge | 1911 N Cleveland Massillon Rd | Bath, OH Ken Stewart's Lodge has been in Bath for nearly 20 years. Friends, do you remember when Shaq played for the Cavs? It was in 2009-10, during LeBron’s disastrous last season in Cleveland (the first time around). Side note: Isn’t it easier to look back … Continue reading Discount Dining: Happy Hour at Ken Stewart’s Lodge

Northeast Ohio Breweries: R. Shea Brewing

R. Shea Brewing | 540 S Main St #214 | Akron, OH R. Shea Brewing sits in an Akron industrial park. Ohioans like to drink. Besides the fact that there is a brewery (seemingly) on every corner in Cleveland, there are actual numbers that support my statement. The Buckeye State ranks fourth in craft beer … Continue reading Northeast Ohio Breweries: R. Shea Brewing

Discount Dining in Fairlawn: Hyde Park Happy Hour

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse | 4073 Medina Rd | Fairlawn, OH Hyde Park sits off I-77 in Fairlawn. Hello, Hyde Park ... we meet again.  I first blogged about Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse when my wife Tiffany and I visited the Beachwood location during Cleveland Restaurant Week, an annual two-week event every November in which member … Continue reading Discount Dining in Fairlawn: Hyde Park Happy Hour

Destination Dining in Cleveland: Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar

Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar | 623 Euclid Ave | Cleveland, OH Marble Room sits in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. I can attest to that. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a few weeks off before starting my new job at Elk & Elk. So, … Continue reading Destination Dining in Cleveland: Marble Room Steaks & Raw Bar

Happy Hour in the 330: The Merchant Tavern

The Merchant Tavern | 1824 Merriman Rd | Akron, OH If you're not sure where the restaurant is, look for the big green sign. I frequently hear people from Akron talk about “the Valley.” Truth be told, whenever it comes up, I just nod aimlessly and pretend like I understand what they’re talking about. In reality, … Continue reading Happy Hour in the 330: The Merchant Tavern

First Dates, Roberto Perez and Yard House in Crocker Park

Yard House | Crocker Park, 160 Union St | Westlake, OH I know some people knock places like Crocker Park, Legacy Village and Polaris, calling them manufactured suburban lifestyle centers full of chain restaurants and big-box stores. I’ve even heard detractors say that they are ... gasp ... devoid of character! I, for one, respectfully disagree.  … Continue reading First Dates, Roberto Perez and Yard House in Crocker Park