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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “Messy Fun is the Name of the Game at Boiling Seafood

WTF does "it's social" mean?

The catfish and chicken baskets were great, and the service is FAST...but the help had trouble explaining the menu and had to come back a couple of times to get the order straight. Questions were not answered well...are the big bags for one person...or two? Seems to be a language issue (fluency in English) among the staff...not all of them...just a couple

The place is small, crowded, and LOUD. Do they really need the annoying hip-hop music from the overhead sound system, or is that just to keep the staff energized? Of course, we did pick Mother's Day for our visit, so that may have had something to do with the ambiance. But the scene at the front door...the manager noisily arguing with an irate customer over surcharges on an order... didn't exactly help our digestion, either.

Bottom line: Good food...on the wrong day. Good place to chow down before a double feature (Japanese animation) at the Cedar Lee, which is why we were there. I would definitely go back...and give it a thumbs up, except for the shitty music.

And hell, yeah...Doug does need to go negative once in a while. He needs to go back out to West Park. He goes by the name of Mikey out there...he hates everything.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 05/09/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “A Chagrin Falls Grad Comes Home to Turn the Former Dink's Space Into a Family Friendly Diner

been here once. biscuits and gravy were the worst i think ive ever had. the biscuits were green and the sausage gravy was just inedible. freshstart was better

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Posted by Julia Quinn on 05/04/2016 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Messy Fun is the Name of the Game at Boiling Seafood

Does anyone know who the owner is?

Posted by anonymous on 05/03/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Southern Cafe Boasts No Frills, All the Flavor

Great review I thought it was perfectly written and agree with all the good in what you said and am glad to see others see it as a bit higher in price and it was not just me thinking that
I eat out almost everyday so I see a ton of places to eat and never at a chain
Southern cafe will be a great food place even at a bit higher price.

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Posted by robbie on 04/28/2016 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Southern Cafe Boasts No Frills, All the Flavor

Why assume soul food should be cheap? The dishes are labor-intensive and unique in this part of town. This place is delicious and the prices are in the exact range of other new and trendy places.

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Posted by yumm on 04/27/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Messy Fun is the Name of the Game at Boiling Seafood

i think dougs in it just to get free food. he never gives bad reviews anymore. we need an honest critique. boiling seafood , come on!!!

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Posted by Tommy Chung on 04/25/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Messy Fun is the Name of the Game at Boiling Seafood

My wife is Chinese and went with a work colleague. You describe it well. For me it is more kitchen than restaurant. Instead of serving a pot of food in a plastic bag, why not just pour everything into a trough and we just bob for shrimp?

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Posted by skeptic on 04/24/2016 at 11:02 PM

Re: “Messy Fun is the Name of the Game at Boiling Seafood

Yummmmmmm!!

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Posted by Squid on 04/20/2016 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Rising Star Chef: Anthony Abare, Chef de Cuisine at Square Bistro

So happy that Chardon FINALLY has a high quality restaurant! Love the sushi as well! Kudos Chef!

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Posted by Tina on 04/20/2016 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Barroco Grows Up: An Expanded Space and Expanded Menu as Business Booms

The quality of the chicken went down with the cheesy corn. I was disappointed the last time I went.

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Posted by Frank on 04/15/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Barroco Grows Up: An Expanded Space and Expanded Menu as Business Booms

the place sucks

4 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by mb on 04/14/2016 at 8:35 AM

Re: “Barroco Grows Up: An Expanded Space and Expanded Menu as Business Booms

Bring back BYOB!!!!!

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Posted by - on 04/13/2016 at 5:18 PM

Re: “Barroco Grows Up: An Expanded Space and Expanded Menu as Business Booms

"we haven't taken anything out, only added things" LIES

Bring back the porky potatoes!

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Posted by Jacob Gunn on 04/13/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “The 5 Dishes That Made Me: Eddie Zalar, Chef-owner of Nora

We went to Nora for the 1st time this past Saturday night. 3 of the 4 of us enjoyed our meals but my husband ordered the Ossobuco because he LOVES marrow & was so disappointed. The marrow was great but the veal was over cooked, not charred but dry because it was over cooked. That's a real shame. He did not complain or send it back. We will give the restaurant another try. Our waitress couldn't have been nicer and we liked the atmosphere.

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Posted by Cheryl on 04/13/2016 at 3:07 PM

Re: “Matcha: The Healthy Green Drink That's Popping Up Everywhere

I was in Japan in November and visited the green tea growing regions around Kyoto. Great experience.

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Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 03/30/2016 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Wok n Roll and Night Market Take AsiaTown Food Tour to the Streets

So it's only for the Facebook cult, or is there a weblink to purchase tickets?

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Posted by X on 03/23/2016 at 6:00 PM

Re: “A Cleveland Journey Through Our Favorite Things Between Two Slices of Bread

The cover sandwich is Beet Jar's Bravocado.

Posted by hamchops on 03/18/2016 at 7:19 PM

Re: “The Path to Perfect Pizza at In Forno in Avon

Nothing compares to Citizen Pie.

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Posted by Darrell Long on 03/10/2016 at 10:06 AM

Re: “The Path to Perfect Pizza at In Forno in Avon

Wow what an amazing article about ''just a pizza''. But this isn't about just a pizza, this is about George's pizza and it makes a very big difference. It's a pizza made from scratch, with fresh ingredients of which you can feel the flavor tickling your tongue and baked in real wooden fire. Is definitely the best one in Cleveland and if you haven't try it yet you don't know how real pizza is supposed to taste.

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Posted by Peslari Loredana on 03/09/2016 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Eating Irish in Cleveland the Other 364 Days of the Year

I knew there was oatmeal in Ireland's tasteless sausage. Part of a "full Irish breakfast" Runny broiled tomatoes, tastless baked beans, black pudding that no one eats , two overcooked pidgeon eggs and a potato of sorts. People would starve until lunch if it wasn't for the crusty bread.
Bob Evans needs open some franchises there, add a few pints and all would be good in the Emerald Isle.

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Posted by Jim Pechaitis on 03/09/2016 at 1:12 PM

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