Category Archives: Michaelangelo’s

cook like michael annandono: lobster fra diablo

Being Italian, I am incredibly picky when it comes to dining out for such cuisine. And while there are a lot of decent Italian restaurants throughout the city, I’m not overly impressed by the majority of them. However, there is one that I constantly recommend when people ask for my favorite Italian restaurant – Michaelangelo’s […]

michaelangelo’s

I realize at some point I’m just going to have to get over this and learn to let go. But I just can’t. The fact is, I still miss Battuto. Not only was it my favorite restaurant in Little Italy, it was my favorite for Italian and a place Jamie and I frequented often. It […]

q&a with michael annandona

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ve caught on that I’m Italian. And because of this (well, really because of my 95-year-old Sicilian grandmother), I’m incredibly picky when it comes to dining out for Italian. I still mourn the closing of Battuto in Little Italy, but that wound began to heal when I […]

table 45

When Table 45 first opened, I had every intention of dining there. During an interview for the blog, I spoke to chef Zack Bruell about his then soon-to-open restaurant inside the InterContinental Hotel. He spoke with such enthusiasm for the space, menu and plans for future expansion into other cities. But we never made it […]

cleveland rocks and so does its food (tell me why and win $50 to crop)

Since landing in Cleveland in 2005, chef Steve Schimoler has made quite the impression. After his term ended at Nestle in Solon, he could have packed up his knives and headed anywhere given his impressive background and talent. But no, he decided to stay in Cleveland and open Crop Bistro in the summer of 2007. […]

restaurant news and upcoming events

TartineTartine will be hosting its second wine dinner on Tuesday, January 27 (they host one a month, each with a different theme). January’s dinner will celebrate the culinary exchange between France and the southeast Asian area once known as French Indochina, most notably Vietnam. The dinner will feature 5 courses paired with 5 wines for […]

michaelangelo’s

I’m Italian. Not part or even half, but 100 percent. Growing up, we rarely ate Italian out because no one could cook as well as my mom or grandma. My school lunches consisted of veal cutlet sandwiches or left over ossobucco. Regardless of the situation, sauce never came from a jar, breadcrumbs were always scratch […]