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

Discount Dining in Independence: Happy Hour Hibachi-Style

Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse | 6901 Rockside Rd #133 | Independence https://youtu.be/1PAV5Ezn0RI Video Summary Everyone loves hibachi, right? Entertaining chefs, open flames, getting food thrown at your face – it's fun. You know what else is fun? Happy hour. Happy hour at a hibachi restaurant … my head is going to explode. My mom and her group … Continue reading Discount Dining in Independence: Happy Hour Hibachi-Style

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

The Kitchen: A Welcome Addition to Independence’s Restaurant Scene

The Kitchen | 6531 Brecksville Rd. | Independence, OH https://videopress.com/v/FXNLXPrV?preloadContent=metadata Video summary Do you believe in jinxes? At one time, a small part of me did. For instance, I used to think that Cleveland was cursed in sports. Then the Cavs won a championship. Cross that off the list.  I used to think that any … Continue reading The Kitchen: A Welcome Addition to Independence’s Restaurant Scene

Sushi & Japanese Near Me: Sakura is a Winner

Sakura Sushi | 3900 Medina Road Suite X | Montrose Center, Akron, OH Sakura sits near Summit Mall. How do I say this nicely? My wife Tiffany is a bit of a … well … she’s a bit of a seafood snob. Now, to be fair, it isn’t her fault. She’s lived in major coastal … Continue reading Sushi & Japanese Near Me: Sakura is a Winner

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

Fast-casual dining in the suburbs: Brown Bag Burgers

Brown Bag Burgers | 25853 Brook Park Rd| North Olmsted, OH Brown Bag Burgers is near Great Northern Mall. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Most of my wardrobe is from Dillard's. Anytime they have a clearance sale, I pounce. Now, I know what you're thinking—clearance ... really? Trust me, it's … Continue reading Fast-casual dining in the suburbs: Brown Bag Burgers

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