Chocolate, Brunch & Bingo: This Weekend in Cleveland

https://youtu.be/VU0BGozL0C0 Greetings, friends. This weekend is shaping up to be a good one. That said, make sure to contact the organizers of the events below as the weekend nears—with the spread of the coronavirus, more and more large-scale gatherings are getting altered or canceled. For instance, I was planning to write about the Mid-American Conference … Continue reading Chocolate, Brunch & Bingo: This Weekend in Cleveland

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

On the Davenport: Get to Know J.P. Sorma

https://youtu.be/DYVoLLkw2xs On the Davenport is a new feature on happydayscleveland.com Welcome to On the Davenport—the newest feature on Happy Days Cleveland—where, each week, we'll cast a spotlight on area residents. (For my younger readers: couches were called "davenports" back in the day, hence the name of this new series.) There are lots of interesting people … Continue reading On the Davenport: Get to Know J.P. Sorma

A Foodie Paradise: Upcoming Events in Cleveland

Happy Wednesday, friends. This weekend looks like heaven for foodies. There’s no time to waste—let’s get right to it.  Image credit: Downtown Cleveland Alliance Downtown Cleveland Restaurant WeekNow through March 1 Downtown ClevelandA showcase of downtown Cleveland’s food scene, guests can affordably check out the city’s top dining destinations. Participating eateries—including Alley Cat Oyster Bar, … Continue reading A Foodie Paradise: Upcoming Events in Cleveland

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

Tattoos, Music, Mardi Gras & Cars: This weekend in Cleveland

https://videopress.com/v/LzD2XzZV?preloadContent=metadata Events in Cleveland for the weekend of February 21 Coming Friday: A taste of Italy in Seven Hills? We'll visit Pizzeria Cerino. Coming soon: Interviews with some of Northeast Ohio's most interesting people. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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