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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “The 20 Essential Cleveland Bars

Hofbrauhaus??? Seriously?!? What of Cleveland does that represent?!? Our tradition of ..... What? Bringing in chain??

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Posted by Tony Amp Pochiro on 01/28/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “How Brunch Became Cleveland's Favorite Meal of the Week

To see some of Clevelands best breakfast and brunch options, check out or follow @breakfastclubCLE on instagram

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Posted by BreakfastClubCLE on 01/28/2016 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Tandul, Tremont's First Indian Restaurant, Is Off To a Great Start

Really good...and i pretty much criticize everything. Staff was a little less polished than a Lolita or Farenheit but the drink prices are great, food selection is broad, well priced, and delicious.

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Posted by Pete Behl on 01/21/2016 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

I took my out of town friends to Sarita, and we had a phenomenal meal. Every new business goes through some kinks at first, but I didn't see any of those when we visited. Service and staff were great. Atmosphere and decor were fun. As for the noise, if I wanted to eat in silence I'd stay home.

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Posted by Tom Moleski on 01/19/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

Spare, largely featureless, and loud as hell The "buzz" that makes you have to shout to have a conversation? I'll pass.

The barbecued pork chop ($24), miso-glazed cod ($26), bouillabaisse ($27), $20 for cavatelli and meatballs? Christ on a cracker. Damn betcha that doesn't exactly scream value...it spells elitism...and foodie snobbery.

Sarita as a neighborhood mainstay that survives for decades? My ass. Not this version. Players wasn't broken, but greedheads and yupsters (yuppie hipsters) have fixed it for good.

Destroy the village in order to save it--it's the American way.

And the Brooklynization of Lakewood continues apace...same shit, different year.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/16/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Riding the Third Wave with the Bean-Sniffing, Java Obsessed Folks Behind Cleveland's Coffee Renaissance

I find it interesting that Pour is so well revered by the media, but don't roast their own coffee or even use local roasters.

Posted by Chelsea Pozderac on 01/16/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

DISCLAIMER; I'AM THE MOTHER OF THE CHEF.... having said that you know that this is going to be totally BIASED. :-) I personally didn't think the article was all negative. Although you had to read carefully for the kinda back handed compliments. I personally love all the food at Sarita. Perhaps one tip I would offer however is ......don't order the beets if you don't love beets. I don't know what kind of value the gentleman was looking for but my husband and I like a takeout pizza from a local shop and a 8 cut with a salad cost us 35.00. A burger from Burger2Beer is 15$ and worth every dollar I might add. I do call Sarita my special occasion destination. I want to celebrate something every week just so I can have the mussels if you haven't tried them do yourself a favor they are a real treat.

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Posted by Sandy Ray Oddo on 01/14/2016 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

I love Sarita. Food critic aside the food, atmosphere and service is amazing. I will be driving to the west side (from the east side) frequently to eat there.

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Posted by Emily Kozlik on 01/14/2016 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Meet Andrew and Craig Martahus of Haus Malts

Sounds great! Congratulations!

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Posted by Jeremy Corvan on 01/14/2016 at 4:33 AM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

Sorry Jackie, i agree with Mr Trattner. I live 1 block away and went to players often. I also had a bad experience after the opening. No details necessary. My wife and I will be trying them again. I think your comment was quite rude . Who are you to tell someone how THEIR experience at Saritas was? It was quite similar to my own experience. With that, i do not believe he was trying to scare away customers. Only stating his opinion. Plus, he is a professional food critic! The tone of your post was actually quite negative towards Mr Trattner for writing this quite accurate review!

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Posted by Tommy Chambers on 01/13/2016 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

gadgetking- Absolutely not! If a bad review was merited, then go ahead and publish that! I just thought the tone of the author was a bit snobby and overly critical. I have not had any issues with the quality of their food and have heard similar feedback from many other people who have tried the place. Sarita is not players, so why even compare?! The fact of the matter is that you have an enthusiastic new restaurant with very nice owners. Let's celebrate that instead of scaring people away from trying it.

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Posted by Jackie M on 01/13/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

Wife and I just visited there last Friday for happy hour with dear friends. All apps were outstanding and the drink prices exceptional. Did not have any entrees, but we all loved it and thought it offered great value...especially with happy hour prices on a Friday!

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Posted by Very Happy! on 01/13/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

So, Jackie M.... are only positive reviews to be published ? That kind of defeats the purpose....

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Posted by gadgetking on 01/13/2016 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Sarita Opens in Former Players Spot, Though Doesn't Quite Achieve Same Heights

Completely disagree with this article. I've been to Sarita three times and had great food each time. I think this review is unnecessary. Sarita is a great new business on Madison and its unfortunate to see you trying to knock it down.

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Posted by Jackie M on 01/13/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “For 25 Years, Molinari's Has Been a Staple of Fine Wine and Fine Dining

Have eaten there many times. Fantastic wine list. Good friendly service. Old school...and that's a compliment.

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Posted by Andrew Ziebro on 01/12/2016 at 9:44 PM

Re: “A Latin Infusion Brings a Second Life to Cafe Miami in Old Brooklyn

I stopped in yesterday for lunch, the food was great and the prices are even better. The service was slow, so be prepared to be patient.

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Posted by Aaron Adrovet on 01/11/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Why Board Game Cafes Are the Next Big Thing

We just checked out Side Quest on Friday night...it's awesome to find a bar with big screen TVs showing The X-Files, Jaws, and Star Trek: The Next Generation! I'm not anti-sports, but these sorts of things definitely go better with geekdom! They also had a great selection of whiskeys and draft beers.

Posted by Lee Hawkins on 01/10/2016 at 10:03 AM

Re: “A Latin Infusion Brings a Second Life to Cafe Miami in Old Brooklyn

Cafe Miami is located at 4517 State Road. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with extended hours on Friday evenings. Paz has added a coffee station and other equipment and has brightened the charming and eclectic space, which seats 35 to 40, with flowers and pieces of her art. She's also updated the menu.

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Posted by Ray Pfahl on 01/08/2016 at 4:10 PM

Re: “A Latin Infusion Brings a Second Life to Cafe Miami in Old Brooklyn

Hey Ines, Google that.

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Posted by Aaron Adrovet on 01/07/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “A Latin Infusion Brings a Second Life to Cafe Miami in Old Brooklyn

Address please?

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Posted by Ines Barranca on 01/06/2016 at 6:36 PM

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