Event Spotlight: Akron Pizza Fest

Akron Pizza Fest | 200 S. Main St. | Akron, OH Lock 3 played host to the inaugural Akron Pizza Fest. Photo: akronpizzafest.com Where oh where have my summer festivals gone? Taste of Legacy Village is no more. Taste of Hudson is defunct. What could possibly fill the void? The answer—the inaugural Akron Pizza Fest … Continue reading Event Spotlight: Akron Pizza Fest

Restaurant Spotlight: Kavana Social Kitchen

Kavana Social Kitchen |13570 Ridge Road | North Royalton, OH Kavana's dining room Credit: TripAdvisor - traveler photo submitted by Taverne_of_Richfield (Dec 2018) We’re back in North Royalton, this time to cover Kavana Social Kitchen. Located in a small strip center off Ridge Road (between Wallings Road and Bennett Road), the restaurant occupies what used … Continue reading Restaurant Spotlight: Kavana Social Kitchen

Happy Hour Spotlight: Olesia’s Place

Olesia's Place | 11204 Royalton Rd. | North Royalton, OH Credit: John Petkovic, cleveland.com SettingI'm starting to notice a theme with these posts: Don't judge a book by its cover. Olesia's Place—which sits atop a hill in front of a Shearer Equipment building—resides in an industrial strip along Route 82 in North Royalton. Nothing fancy, … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Olesia’s Place

Restaurant Spotlight: Flour

Flour | 34205 Chagrin Blvd. | Moreland Hills, OH The exterior of Flour Disclaimer: I'm a big fan of David Griffin, the executive vice president of basketball operations for the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans. Why am I a fan of a guy in New Orleans you ask? It's simple—Griff, as he's affectionately referred to by … Continue reading Restaurant Spotlight: Flour

Event Recap: PAWsitively Pinecrest Canine Carnival

These are the dog days of summer, literally. On Saturday, Pinecrest—Cleveland’s newest mixed-use district in Orange Village—hosted a canine carnival, highlighted by an attempt to break the Guinness Word Record for largest dog photo shoot. My mom and I took Biscuit, my rescue dog, to the festival. The event's organizers—Social Paws—deserve a lot of credit. … Continue reading Event Recap: PAWsitively Pinecrest Canine Carnival

Happy Hour Spotlight: Corleone’s Ristorante & Bar

Corleone's Ristorante & Bar | 5669 Broadview Rd. | Parma, OH Credit: tripadvisor.com SettingToday's happy hour spotlight is proof that you can't judge a book by its cover. Located at the end of a Parma strip mall (next to Dollar General), just north of Snow Road, stands a staple in Cleveland's Italian dining scene—Corleone's. Guests … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Corleone’s Ristorante & Bar

Happy Hour Spotlight: Crust (Tremont)

Crust | 2258 Professor Ave. | Cleveland, OH Credit: @crusttremont SettingA local favorite known for its award-winning pizza, Crust is located on Professor Avenue in the heart of Tremont. Occupying the building formerly known as Komorowski Funeral Home, the restaurant shares the space with Visible Voice book store, located on the second floor. Crust features … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Crust (Tremont)

Happy Hour Spotlight: Bonefish Grill

Bonefish Grill | 6150 Rockside Pl | Independence, OH Credit: tripadvisor.com SettingDon't be fooled by the unassuming exterior—the inside of Bonefish Grill is actually quite nice. The restaurant's atmosphere can be described as comfortable with a touch of class. Warm lighting, candelit booths and tables, and a modern bar set the mood, making Bonefish an … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Bonefish Grill

Happy Hour Spotlight: Pier W

Pier W | 12700 Lake Avenue | Lakewood, OH The view from Pier W via pierw.com SettingImagine this … a lakefront restaurant in Northeast Ohio—welcome to Pier W. A Lakewood staple housed in Winton Place condos, the restaurant is set within a cliff that overlooks Lake Erie, offering sweeping views of the Cleveland skyline. Even … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Pier W

Happy Hour Spotlight: Delmonico’s Steakhouse

Rating Scale🍷🍷=Average 🍷🍷🍷=Good 🍷🍷🍷🍷=Excellent Delmonico's Steakhouse | 6001 Quarry Lane | Independence, OH delmonicoscleveland.com SettingCentrally located at Interstate 77 and Rockside Road in Independence, Delmonico's location can't be beat. The setting can be described as that of a supper-club, with a retro design, mood lighting and red leather furnishings. There are three dining areas—the bar, … Continue reading Happy Hour Spotlight: Delmonico’s Steakhouse