Category Archives: Cleveland Magazine

cleveland magazine: may issue

If you haven’t seen this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine, it’s the annual Silver Spoon edition featuring their take on our best restaurants. My small contribution can be found on page 93: the protein scene and meaty veggies. The first part was supposed to include chef Brandt Evans from Blue Canyon as well, but for […]

a quick conversation with rocco

In the November issue of Cleveland Magazine, I wrote two small articles. One took a look at four restaurants that offer al fresco dining practically year round, while the other was a very quick peak at a recent conversation with chef Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit. For the Rocco piece, I noticed the editors did some […]

grilled cheese for dogs

As much as I love living in Cleveland, I wish this city were more dog friendly – like San Francisco. There, dogs are welcome in most coffee shops, on restaurant patios, in stores, etc. And I’m not suggesting all dogs – we could cap it off at dogs less than 20 pounds, like Stella, our […]

my folks on cleveland magazine

Hello Michael Symon, if you’re reading this, my mom would like to have you over for dinner. “Oh that Michael Symon, he’s just so nice and very funny,” she explains. “I should have him over.” When I asked her how she knows this, she looked at me and said, “By his picture of course (pointing […]

cleveland magazine: the tastemakers

I finally got around to going through last week’s mail, which included my copy of Cleveland Magazine with Michael Symon, Karen Small and Dante Boccuzzi on the cover. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this issue, which focuses on taste, because I had the pleasure of interviewing both Dante and Karen, as well as Jonathon Sawyer and […]

sun luck garden / cleveland magazine

In this month’s issue of Cleveland Magazine, I wrote a Quick Bite on Sun Luck Garden, the tiny spot hidden in Cleveland Heights. Since the article isn’t on their Web site, here’s what I had to say: Nestled between a gas station and a Family Dollar, Sun Luck Garden is a tiny, unlikely restaurant with […]

wine bars

For the January issue of Cleveland Magazine, I wrote a brief article highlighting some of the area’s wine bars. Included in the roundup were: 806 Bistro, 87 West, North End, Royal Vine and The Fairmount Wine Bar. The article briefly touches on each bar’s atmosphere, food offerings and pairing suggestions. If you’re a wine drinker, […]

better than being bernie kosar

When I was a kid, I wanted to be Bernie Kosar when I grew up. I was a tomboy and loved football (still do). It didn’t dawn on me until I was 10 or so that this could not be achieved. Once reality set in, I was determined to be a high school history teacher. […]