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Comment Archives: stories: Dining: Dining Lead

Re: “Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Dishes Up Comfort, Could Still Use Some TLC

Haven't been to the restaurant yet, but it sounds fun. That payment method (server coming to the table with a hand-held card reader and waiting while it's used) is how it's done in Canada and has been for some time (not sure when it started, but several years ago in Vancouver, that was all we encountered; ditto with Toronto.) It worked wonders for my perpetually undertipping husband. We'd all better get used to it.

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Posted by Wendy Hess on 02/16/2017 at 6:42 PM

Re: “The Joys and Flavors of Ethiopian Cuisine Are on Full Display at Zoma

Just an FYI about the shopping strip on Lee Road. The owners are in the process of planning for a major renovation of the block with the commitment to making this an updated location for shopping and dining. They are committed to Cleveland Heights and appreciate support for the Lee road community.

Posted by larryperiodoc on 02/15/2017 at 1:01 PM

Re: “The Joys and Flavors of Ethiopian Cuisine Are on Full Display at Zoma

You mention the Empress Taytu, but it's a shame you didn't do a comparative review of it with Zoma. Or indeed, never do, between any two restaurants.

Posted by Balakirev on 02/09/2017 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

You lost me at "...when I began playing with molecular gastronomy..."

Posted by uytfd on 02/06/2017 at 5:14 AM

Re: “Munch and Greedy Girl Are Two Small Eateries Doing Things Their Way

Today I learned the school of law is a fitness center!

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 02/02/2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Brim Kitchen + Brewery Prepped for Launch in Willoughby

Looking forward to trying out what the chef has to offer. It'll be nice to have some added perspective to the current cuisine lineup available in Willoughby.

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Posted by Ryan Sebrasky on 01/25/2017 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Neighborhood Butcher Shops Are Back in a Big Way, Like Recently Opened Ohio City Provisions

Great news, awesome business model! Food from Ohio always tastes best!

Posted by Lee Hawkins on 01/22/2017 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Astoria Market and Cafe Delivers an Unmatched Dining and Shopping Experience

So happy this place is open. A great option within walking distance to us!

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Posted by Shady Machine on 01/19/2017 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Astoria Market and Cafe Delivers an Unmatched Dining and Shopping Experience

went there last night, food was very good, staff was great, wine choices were very nice. Good place!

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Posted by downtown on 01/18/2017 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Astoria Market and Cafe Delivers an Unmatched Dining and Shopping Experience

This is a great new addition to Cleveland's dining scene. The restaurant is bright and open. The menu is diversely Mediterranean. The prices are reasonable and everyone, from the owners to the restaurant staff and counter staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Don't let the temporary work affecting traffic on Detroit Avenue stop you from trying Astoria.

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Posted by jak42586 on 01/18/2017 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

A competition-BBQ friend of mine explained that the sous-vide technique is great for cooking low and slow, but not particularly great for BBQ. The reason is that once the meat's internal temperature reaches 122F [50C], the smoke will not penetrate the meat proteins anymore. Smoking your meats once their internal temp exceeds that point yields diminishing rates of return, i.e. you're wasting your precious smoking wood and it doesn't impart any more flavor to the meat

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Posted by franky on 01/14/2017 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

Your write up seems to be lacking some sort of opinion on your experience. Intentional???

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Posted by Cleveland in Cleveland on 01/13/2017 at 2:32 PM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

Made my first stop at Barabicu last week. Really awesome barbecue. What a welcome addition to Parma's business community. I wish them all the best.

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Posted by George Mount on 01/13/2017 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

It sounds like the owner of Ribsticks got suckered into buying one of those hideously expensive European meat water baths. We've had steaks cooked that way, and they were pretty awful. Whatever is done to try to make it taste like a piece of freshly-cooked meat after it's removed from the water, emphatically does not work.

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Posted by browns19fan on 01/13/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “How No-showing Your Dinner Reservation Has a Ripple Effect on Small Restaurants

Related: Broussard's is awesome.

Posted by Abe Froman on 01/13/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

Ribsticks sure doesn't sound like my kind of place. I'll take my 'cue low and slow over smoke any day rather than cooked in plastic and water!

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Posted by Vince on 01/11/2017 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant Serves Up Red-sauce Comfort in Olmsted Falls, and Will Soon Do the Same in Ohio City

There is meat in the Wedding soup just not the traditional round meatballs

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Posted by Diane on 01/05/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant Serves Up Red-sauce Comfort in Olmsted Falls, and Will Soon Do the Same in Ohio City

We have eaten at Jo Jo's multiple times and have never been disappointed. John and Jennifer always treat everyone like family and the food is always good and reasonably priced.

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Posted by Bert on 01/04/2017 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant Serves Up Red-sauce Comfort in Olmsted Falls, and Will Soon Do the Same in Ohio City

No meatballs in the wedding soup?? Deal breaker for me. Already cutting corners.. not a good sign.

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Posted by Frank on 01/04/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Jo Jo Carloni's Italian Restaurant Serves Up Red-sauce Comfort in Olmsted Falls, and Will Soon Do the Same in Ohio City

Sounds really good, although it's strange to have to choose between bread, soup, or salad.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gwanner on 01/04/2017 at 7:51 AM

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