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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “New Generations Continue to Discover Italian Gem Geraci's as It Celebrates 60 Years

My favorite pizza restaurant ever! Eat there every time I am back in Cleveland!

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Posted by Marti on 07/24/2016 at 10:58 AM

Re: “TASTES LIKE CHICKEN

Growing up in Canton, I remember as a child it being a BIG DEAL when we had company for my dad to drive to Barberton and pick up chicken and hot sauce from Belgrade Gardens. Food just tasted better back then! The chicken was chickeny-er and the hot sauce, which now I know is not exactly sauce, was delicious. I occasionally make fried chicken the Southern way soaking it in peppered buttermilk, rolling in seasoned flour, dunking it in an egg wash then rolling it again in Panko bread crumbs to fry in very hot peanut oil. It's good and I always buy organic, free-range whole chicken cut into pieces which drives my mom crazy because it is so expensive. Such is our world where food is mass produced and all the flavor is gone. But I remember the 50's & 60's being the Baby Boomer that I am. Nostalgic article and now I am going to make the hot sauce next time and fry my chicken in lard to see if I can stir up a memory. ;<)

Posted by Robin Bittner on 07/21/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “A Former Little Caesars Chain Owner Picks Glenville for Fast-casual, Affordable and Healthy Urban Chicken Grill

Sounds awesome! Nice to see a man with a mission and a good plan.

Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 07/18/2016 at 3:42 AM

Re: “What Happens to Cleveland's Neighborhoods When Our Favorite Restaurants Expand and Duplicate?

Don't forget ABC THE TAVERN, which opened its east location (uptown) before any of the mentioned other great places arrived.

Posted by aglazen on 07/15/2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Welcome to Cleveland. Now Eat and Drink Like a Local for a Few Days

Delegates, I'm sure by some lapse of memory, they left off the granddaddy of neighborhood joints, ABC the TAVERN on West 25. You will have a great time and make great new friends. PS across the street from the casino downtown is Cleveland's hidden "hideaway" gem, The Ontario. Pint and a shot; $3.25.
Welcoming all since 1976

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Posted by aglazen on 07/15/2016 at 3:48 PM

Re: “Plum Cafe and Kitchen is Doing Things More Than a Little Differently

Chickenrones? In my neighbrhood those are known as grivenes. I made duck grivenes once, which my late and witty mom dubbed "quacklings."

Posted by Juliana Sadock Savino on 07/10/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Greedy Girl to Bring Greek and Indian Street Food to Cleveland Heights

I can't wait to try everything and, of course, go back for seconds.

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Posted by John K on 07/05/2016 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Plum Cafe and Kitchen is Doing Things More Than a Little Differently

I had lunch there a couple months ago. The vegan Bahn mi was the worst I've ever had. Flavorless. The service was nonexistent. I had to walk up to the expediter's window and ask the guy in the kitchen if anyone was going to run our food which had been sitting in the window for 7 minutes. I timed it out of curiosity. No one-not the server, not the owners who were puttering around-not one person was paying attention. It's a beautiful space, but my experience was pretty terrible.

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Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 07/05/2016 at 12:58 AM

Re: “Lake Erie Creamery Marks a Decade of Ohio-made Artisan Cheese

Also, what is the aforementioned Astoria Foods? I did a Google search and didn't find anything.

Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 06/26/2016 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Lake Erie Creamery Marks a Decade of Ohio-made Artisan Cheese

Sounds good.

Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 06/26/2016 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Nora is in the Heart of Little Italy, But Also a World Away

Sounds amazing. And vegetarian friendly for me, and carnivore friendly for others.

Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 06/26/2016 at 3:28 AM

Re: “Mabel's Reimagines 'Cue for the North Coast -- and Beyond

It costs far too much for a BBQ joint. I've been to many legit BBQ places all over the country, including some that Symon often recommends. $19-22 for one meat choice with 1 side. $6 for some broccoli. The same cracklin at BSpot are $2 that cost $7 here. Also don't need servers at a real BBQ place as Symon knows. It not only costs the customers more because of tip, but causes more expensive prices as well. None of the meats were the best I have had. The food is good, but not worth it to me. I will stick with BSpot.

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Posted by BrianWilson on 06/15/2016 at 11:01 AM

Re: “After Two Generations in the Same Family, New Owners Take Over Mitchell's Fine Chocolates in Cleveland Heights and an Institution Lives On

Best of luck to you both. My son made candy for his Grandfather at Bakers Candies. It becomes more than a job.

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Posted by Tim Wenzel on 06/08/2016 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

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Posted by Karen R. Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 5:12 AM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

You say this as if there haven't been amazing BBQ spots in our city's Black community for DECADES...

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Posted by Jack Lakeshore on 06/05/2016 at 1:36 PM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

The point is that there IS and has ALWAYS been "great barbecue joints" in Cleveland. So this article and its headline is insulting to the numerous inner city "joints" that have catered to and thrived without any recognition. The title of your article should say "Lakewood finally lands". This does not even look like your typical Barbecue plate. A ball of potato salad? Please!

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Posted by Deewbee55 on 06/05/2016 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

@tralbkw ... how exactly have I lost touch?...curious

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Posted by Michael Symon on 06/04/2016 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

@bmac not taking anything away from the rib cage because I have never been there...that being said not sure how it inspired me...cheers, Symon

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Posted by Michael Symon on 06/04/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Cleveland Finally Landed a Great Barbecue Joint. We're Talking About Proper Pig in Lakewood, of Course

You can't compare the two. One is BBQ for the real people and the other is pretentiousness extraordinaire. "Celebrity Chef" has gone to Michael Symon's head. Don't get me wrong, I love the guy! He's a great chef and has a great personality. And he's certainly an awesome ambassador for Cleveland, but he's kinda gotten out of touch with the reality of Cleveland.

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Posted by realBKW on 06/02/2016 at 2:41 PM

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