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buying – and enjoying – local wine

Vintage Ohio is right around the corner. To help you gain a better understanding of our local wine industry, here is a trio of Q&As with some of the folks that know best. Q&A with Jan Cobett, American Wine Society Q. Why is Ohio an ideal setting for producing wine? A. Proximity to Lake Erie […]

food trucks heading to the lakefront

Food. Water. Cleveland. What could be better? The Downtown Cleveland Alliance is hosting a new lunchtime event that will give a unique look into the inner-workings of popular local food trucks. Beginning July 11, Lunch by the Lake will be held every Thursday through the end of September featuring roughly eight food trucks plus a […]

one of summer’s best: vintage ohio

Celebrating its 19th anniversary, Vintage Ohio is the most acclaimed summer wine and food festival between the Appalachians and Rockies. Annually, over 30,000 wine and food lovers travel to the beautiful grounds of the Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland to taste exceptional regional wines, sample tasty cuisine and enjoy live music. This year, twenty wineries […]

town hall

Twice this past month, I found myself having lunch in one of my favorite neighborhoods, exploring one of its newest tenants: Town Hall in Ohio City. Now I know why they picked this name, at least the Hall part. This place is big. Deceptively big. There’s a large patio at back near the Market parking […]

faux vegan

When not eating, I pretend to have a clue about marketing – mainly PR and social media. As such, I am constantly exploring and experimenting with new platforms. Latest is Medium (sorta like Twitter’s distant cousin for when you have much more to say). Here’s my inaugural post: I love food. Cooking, entertaining or dining […]

zack bruell, now available at heinen’s

Well, his olive oil anyway! Zack Bruell has created 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil in partnership with Corto Olive, a family-owned agribusiness located in the heart of California’s agriculturally rich Central Valley. Bruell’s unfiltered extra virgin olive oil is made from arbequina, arbosana and koroneiki olives, which are all grown in California’s Central Valley, picked directly […]

still hungry…

Hey, remember me? I used to have this fun little food blog once upon a time… Well – technically I still have that little food blog but it has been sort of dying a slow death as of late. I blame Natalie. Actually, it’s all Olivia. Technically, both kids are the culprit. And work. Then […]

coming soon: willeyville

You could say that John Willey was the founder of the Flats (though I’m fairly certain Fagan’s, River’s Edge and Rum Runners weren’t part of his original plans). As the first mayor of Cleveland – and real estate maven – Willey bought a section of the east bank turning it into a business and residential […]

coming soon: el carnicero

A little late to the party, but as they say… better late than never! Congrats to one of my favorites chefs, Eric Williams, who announced the opening of his second restaurant: El Carnicero. Momocho is easily one of my favorites in town. So of course this news has me grinning ear to ear. El Carnicero […]

let’s go hodge!

This is getting to be fun! It’s time once again to rally behind chef Chris Hodgson. This June, he’ll be competing for a coveted spot on The Food Network and the show searches for its next star.Learn more and follow along here. Good luck, Chris! You can count on us to be cheering along side […]