Author Archives: Michelle V

do good, eat good | take 5

It’s back! And for the 5th time at that. To date, we’ve raised $15, 270. With 100% of the donations raised gone directly to help the kids in the Veggie U program. If you’re new to this fundraising effort, Veggie U is a program that helps elementary kids in Cleveland learn about food. Learn about farming. And […]

new book from local author on alt movie posters | win it

When I was in college, I had two posters that donned my walls nearly all four years: Pulp Fiction and the Animal House one featuring John Belushi in his college sweatshirt. I’m pretty certain most college kids of my generation had these same posters. Not sure what posters kids would hang up today. And it’s not […]

morning fun at the west side market

Like many Clevelanders, I love going to the West Side Market. Each visit – from run-of-the-mill pop-ins to specific destinations – seems special and full of discovery. But perhaps one of my favorite trips was the most recent. Thanks in large part to my lovely and good friend Charity, the very talented woman behind Chartreuse […]

enjoy ohio wines? get rewarded for it.

We live in Ohio, and we like wine, right? Might at well put the two together and benefit from it. The Ohio Wine VIP program – visitor’s incentive program – is a new initiative by the Ohio Grape Industries Committee. The program awards and celebrates those that enjoy our local 200 wineries most. And the […]

turkey trot + local wine for a cause

The 6th annual Grand River Valley Wine Region turkey trot is around the corner. Join Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery & Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, and St. Joseph Vineyards on Saturday, November 9th from noon – 5 p.m. for this drive yourself tour of wine tasting paired with food samples for […]

biga in kirtland

I believe I posted awhile back how much I love Marotta’s pizza in Cleveland Heights. Seriously – one of the better pies in town. However – I will likely not go back there. Not because our pizza was bad. In fact, my reasoning has nothing to do with the food. It has to do with […]

taste in the chagrin valley

I am a very proud resident of Chagrin Falls. We absolutely love living here – walking to breakfast, coffee, school, the park – there’s nothing better. It’s a great community to be a part of and raise our family. And as a proud resident, I will happily help spread the word for events taking place, […]

cibreo italian kitchen

“I was petrified to open an Italian place in Little Italy right after Paul Minnillo,” explained Scott Kuhn to hungry diners at the start of last night’s media preview for Cibreo. Kuhn of course was referring to Minnillo’s long-standing Baricelli Inn in Little Italy which Kuhn  turned into the non-Italian Washington Place. Cibreo is Kuhn’s latest […]

help grey cardigan meet martha

A very talented local designer – and friend – is a finalist for Martha Stewart’s American Made Audience Choice Award. Chances are you have seen Brian’s work (aka Grey Cardigan) around town. And you have definitely seen his work here – he designed the masthead for Cleveland Foodie! Let’s help him meet Martha and give […]

doug katz knows breakfast

Of course he knows dinner, too, and a few things in between. But it’s the early hours of the day where he tends to win us over. I absolutely love going out to breakfast with my family. For whatever reason, it makes me feel like we’re on vacation. Even if it’s just sitting outside at […]