cleveland’s perfect plate

Tough question, right? That’s what I thought at least when I was asked by the folks at Around Noon to discuss my perfect plate of Cleveland food with host Dee Perry along with Joe Crea and Doug Trattner.

I was quite excited to be asked to be part of this show. First, I’m a regular listener so it was fun to see it in action. Second, I have a lot of respect for Crea and Trattner – the true professionals, so it’s always a pleasure to spend time with themĀ  chatting food and our great city.

Now back to the topic at hand. Granted this was hypothetical, but still a challenge nonetheless. There were so many things I left out that could easily make up my ideal plate of food. Like the crab and smoked trout chilaquiles at Momocho (paired with the cucumber margarita of course), or the mussel app at Sun Luck Garden, miso soup at Umami, pecan-crusted bacon at Vina and Bean or the fennel salad at Chinato. The list could change daily. Thankfully, we don’t actually have to pick and are spoiled with endless options. Oh – and if I could resurrect a dish, it would be the bucatini al’ amatriciana at Battuto. Or anything at Parker’s for that matter.

What’s on your plate? In case you missed it, here’s the story that aired on Monday. And thanks again to Dee and Dave for including me in this discussion.