Long story short: think of someone besides yourself.
Living in Arizona for the past 13 yrs, one of the things I miss most is the ethnic bakeries that I have left behind in the Cleveland area. Here in the Phoenix area, there are only a few good bakeries. Cleveland is still rich with ethnic heritage.
When a pizza place says "more than JUST pizza," I wonder why they demean their main product like that. Maybe "just" pizza is what they think they are serving? That's how I take it anyway. Hope they do well!
NY style pizza! Sounds yummy...but does 19 bucks for a pie seem a little steep to anyone else?
They're targeting the suburban visitors and the hotel guests and the tourist trade.
And the rich folks who live downtown.
Chuckles the Clown
Parma also has some outstanding neighborhood meat shops. Read about it in Belt Magazine's Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook. I write about how rebounding neighborhoods like OHC actually have a lot to learn from "uncool" Parma; maybe it is time to stop trashing it.
I wish you guys great success in the future. I owned a butcher shop in Sharpsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh for 19 years. I can really relate to how you are raising the bar by going "Old School" in modern days
I'm so happy that true butchers are making a comeback. The Westside market is great. But, their meat is already cut and sitting there. And, as far as being without antibiotics, hormones or steroids, I just think certain stands may or may not be free of that stuff. I have waited many years for a comeback..
Ever hear of the West Side Market? They have been doing the same thing for over 100 years! And located in Ohio City!!
Back in the 60s my grandfather"s butcher gave kids hot dogs. Fun times.
I've enjoyed the pleasure of treating friends and relatives to dinner at Giovanni's. The humor is, we enter a fairly simple entrance, and then we are "blown away" with the extremely top notch staff, atmosphere, and menu. Often these guests return on their own.
Thanks for this tip! I visited Caribe for the first time last weekend and enjoyed rice, beans, empanadillas, the blood sausage and chicharrones. I can't wait to go back!
I had the pleasure of tending bar at Giovannis for just a little over 15 years, retiring last January . We had some fun in that lounge, and working both lunch and dinner shifts I got to know many many wonderful customers , several of whom became good friends. Between great food and great wine and drinks it was a fabulous bar to tend to, but my coworkers and the management, specifically Pierluigi Gregori, our wonderful maiitre de , sommelier, tableside chef, carver of Dover sole and steak for two, tri pasta appetizers ....zabaglione , bananas foster, cherries jubilee , or crepes ...a man who dedicated much of his life (and continues to do so) to making each and ever customers dining experience at Giovannis as fabulous as possible. Pierluigi is also the lead server, the banker, the orderer,the scheduler, the wine expert, he just wears so many hats and has been a faithful and dedicated part of the equation for Carl from the beginning of it all. So a big debt of gratitude from me to Pierluigi , and also a huge thanks to Carl for providing us all with a wonderful venue to be able to put smiles on the faces of so many of the wonderful customers of Giovannis over all of these years !! Salute Carl, bravo !
How could you not even mention pierluigi? What a shame.
God Bless Carl and family!!!!!!! All my love, Stephanie Nero
What a great place! GREAT BEER also you can "Byos" (bring you own snacks).
Located on Lakeshore Blvd. - easy drive from East- West- South . Coming from the North? Best drive is a boat!
Shabu-Shabu isn't centuries old, it's actually from the the 20th century. I need to check this place out one of these days!
We've been there a few times already. I highly recommend for a change of pace atmosphere with the same patronage, environment, beer and cheer that Ohio city is known for. So good! Prost!
Thank you Doug Trattner for the very complementary article. We are very proud of our Ohio City neighborhood. Thanks to everyone for your patronage.
January 11-17, 2017
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