I was just about to post about Gabe's Deli. Criminal that it is not on this list. The Terminal Tower is a vastly superior club to whatever Clifton Diner makes...
The writer must have never been to Gabes Deli if he gave "the club" to Clinton Diner.....seriously, drive a few blocks and do your taste buds a favor!
The sandwich appeared on the 1981 "B.L.T." album cover from the power trio Jack Bruce, Bill Lordan and Robin Trower. Eat to the beat!
Great article. Super thanks
Many years back it was almost impossible, except for the long defunct Sanctuary in Downtown and the 24-hour diners, to access a breakfast offering of any kind of quality. Now, we have so many offerings it is hard to decide which one to go to.
Just another positive sign of how Cleveland keeps growing up as a city.
Could I suggest you put the address/website/phone # on this list? Yes I've heard of Google but I've also heard of helpful journalism. A lot of your reporting requires customer self service ...
Hofbrhaus.....scene musta got paid to add that place to the list.....just go to the Q and drink - it's about the same but no cavs to entertain you.....
.....agree with some of the others but you guys need to get out more before you write a list like this....
Hofbrauhaus??? Seriously?!? What of Cleveland does that represent?!? Our tradition of ..... What? Bringing in chain??
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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.
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.
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), $20 for cavatelli and meatballs? Christ on a cracker. Damn betcha that doesn't exactly scream value...it spells elitism...and foodie snobbery.
Sarita as a neighborhood mainstay that survives for decades? My ass. Not this version. Players wasn't broken, but greedheads and yupsters (yuppie hipsters) have fixed it for good.
Destroy the village in order to save it--it's the American way.
And the Brooklynization of Lakewood continues apace...same shit, different year.
Chuckles the Clown
I find it interesting that Pour is so well revered by the media, but don't roast their own coffee or even use local roasters.
DISCLAIMER; I'AM THE MOTHER OF THE CHEF.... having said that you know that this is going to be totally BIASED. :-) I personally didn't think the article was all negative. Although you had to read carefully for the kinda back handed compliments. I personally love all the food at Sarita. Perhaps one tip I would offer however is ......don't order the beets if you don't love beets. I don't know what kind of value the gentleman was looking for but my husband and I like a takeout pizza from a local shop and a 8 cut with a salad cost us 35.00. A burger from Burger2Beer is 15$ 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.
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.
Sounds great! Congratulations!
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!
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.
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!
December 7-13, 2016
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