Tag Archives: cleveland restaurants

do good. eat good. take three.

‘Tis the season to help, right? The majority of us have the good fortune to dine out, shop our local grocers and markets, and even grow our own eats. Something we may even take for granted. We read about food. We value and appreciate food. We know the importance of eating right (most of the […]

happy summer! tour de bruell + summer solstice + your chance to win

It’s back – the second annual Tour de Bruell. Like last year, Zack will be giving away some fun prizes, including a first to finish reward. Here’s the scoop: Zack Bruell announces the official start of the 2011 Tour de Bruell.  To take part in the Tour, diners should simply visit any Zack Bruell restaurant […]

now open: washington place bistro and inn

Today is the grand opening of Washington Place Bistro & Inn. The restaurant that took over the remarkable space that once housed the long-standing Baricelli Inn in Little Italy. Last night was a media preview dinner for both bloggers and traditional media outlets. In the spirit of full disclosure (as always), I am doing some […]

sneak peak: pura vida

Brandt Evans is living for today, as the name of his new restaurant implies. During the Tri-C culinary challenge the other week, a giddy Evans was kind enough to give us a sneak peak into his new restaurant (which shares walls with the school as well as many positive synergies, but is not affiliated). This […]

symon on: west side openings, swenson’s, judging next iron chef & why he’s better at cooking than music trivia

Yesterday, a bunch of bloggers from across the country were selected to interview Michael Symon via phone. The process itself was quite fun and I was excited to be included, but also a little weird at the same time. I’d watch him on screen answer my questions, but there was a 5 second delay between […]

mekong river

I posted on Facebook that I was heading to Mekong River for the first time last month and someone told me not to look at the carpet. I must admit, I’ve never been told this before and it made me chuckle. So of course the first thing I did upon walking inside was look straight […]

three nights on east 4th, mother’s day and eddie vedder

Night 1 This past Saturday, my family got together to celebrate Mother’s Day – 15 of us – at The Greenhouse Tavern. We sat downstairs, which my mom said made her feel like she was someplace in New York, in the middle of the hustle and bustle, peering into the open kitchen. While I didn’t […]

review: wine & cheese tasting at l’albatros

I can’t think of a combination I like better than wine and cheese. Who doesn’t? Add some fresh bread, and I am one happy, happy girl. For as much as I enjoy cheese, whether at home or dining out (I prefer cheese at the end of my meal versus something sweet), I’ve never participated in a structured […]

q&a with kate krader, restaurant editor, food & wine

As we’re all aware (and tickled with pride), Cleveland is home to not one, but two Food & Wine Best New Chefs. Because of Cleveland’s strong culinary scene and our nationally recognized chefs, I tried for a press pass to this year’s Food & Wine Classic in Aspen to provide readers an inside view to […]

umami revisited

My experience with Umami goes a little something like this: I loved Umami. Then I didn’t. And now I’m on the bandwagon once again. Umami is the ultra tiny restaurant in the heart of Chagrin Falls. I first wrote about them last June when Michael Longo was chef. It’s close to my house and office, so we […]