Category Archives: Elaine Cicora

recap – cleveland’s first rock ‘n roll bbq

For just the second time in its seven year stretch, we missed the Taste of Tremont. And we were out of town for the spring North Union Farmer’s Market event and will be on vacation next month for the fall fundraiser, Farm to Table. For a foodie that loves to support local happenings, I haven’t […]

cleveland food rocks crop bistro

This past weekend, the Cleveland Food Rocks week-long event came to a close, but not before the chef behind the idea threw a party to celebrate the city, its chefs and of course, its food. Chef Steve Schimoler, along with Elaine Cicora and the entire staff at Crop Bistro, hosted the first ever late night […]

what i know about eating out

This guest post is brought to you by Elaine Cicora, former food critic for Scene and current director of communications at the delicious Crop Bistro. Ten years is a long time to be a professional stomach – hitting the region’s troughs, treasure troves, and taverns three to four times per week, 48 weeks per year, […]

lunch @ crop

At the invitation of Elaine Cicora, who is now in charge of communications for Crop Bistro, I met her for lunch yesterday. Not only was it nice to finally meet her in person and talk food, it was an absolutely beautiful day to enjoy lunch outside downtown. Makes me miss living and working down there, […]

coming this fall: the greenhouse tavern

I just received an e-mail from the lovely Elaine Cicora (she gets all the best scoop) with some updates on Chef Jonathan Sawyer’s new certified green restaurant: The Greenhouse Tavern. I am so giddy for this restaurant to open! We are barely into spring, and I’m already wishing for fall. I love the concept, menu […]

momocho in this month’s bon appetit

Back in December, Chef Eric Williams told us to look for a mention of his place, Momocho, in the March issue of Bon Appetit. By way of Joe Crea, here’s what the popular national consumer magazine, with an impressive circulation of over 1.3 million, had to say: “The music is loud, and the walls are […]

sokolowski’s by way of reader comment

This might be a first. A recent comment by rockandroller regarding Elaine Cicora’s nod to Sokolowski’s in her recent Q & A, has sparked Elaine to revisit everyone’s favorite cafeteria (well, almost everyone) and post about it today in C-Notes, Cleveland Scene’s blog. While I personally haven’t been to Sokolowski’s University Inn in years, I […]

q & a with elaine cicora

We are lucky to have Elaine Cicora’s palate in Cleveland. She has been educating and enticing us about the Cleveland food scene through the years. And no surprise here, she is the recipient of a James Beard award for her work in journalism; specifically for the piece she did on Michael Ruhlman. 1. What is […]