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Comment Archives: stories: Dining

Re: “Godfather of Cleveland Dining: The 50-year Legacy of Carl Quagliata

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.

Posted by Marsha Tregloan on 12/09/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “The Best Cubanos and Puerto Rican Food in Town Shine at the New Location of Caribe Bake Shop

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!

Posted by philby64 on 12/09/2016 at 10:24 AM
Posted by Don Apel on 12/07/2016 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Godfather of Cleveland Dining: The 50-year Legacy of Carl Quagliata

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 !

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Posted by Susan Ianetta Kulikowski on 12/07/2016 at 7:58 PM

Re: “Godfather of Cleveland Dining: The 50-year Legacy of Carl Quagliata

How could you not even mention pierluigi? What a shame.

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Posted by jackiewhat422 on 12/07/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Godfather of Cleveland Dining: The 50-year Legacy of Carl Quagliata

God Bless Carl and family!!!!!!! All my love, Stephanie Nero

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Posted by Stephanie Nero on 12/07/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Euclid Brewing Company Does Beer and Science

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!

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Posted by san on 12/07/2016 at 9:17 AM

Re: “A Centuries-old Asian Tradition is the Main Dish at Ushabu in Tremont

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!

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 12/01/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Eastern European Food, Beer and Cheer Make Hansa a Hit

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!

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Posted by Chad Sparky on 11/25/2016 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Eastern European Food, Beer and Cheer Make Hansa a Hit

Thank you Doug Trattner for the very complementary article. We are very proud of our Ohio City neighborhood. Thanks to everyone for your patronage.

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Posted by Doc Turk on 11/24/2016 at 8:26 AM

Re: “Lake Erie Creamery Marks a Decade of Ohio-made Artisan Cheese

Jeremy, Astoria Foods is set to open next week. They are located at W. 54th and Detroit. It will be a combination grocery store/cafe/bar.

Posted by Lake Erie Creamery on 11/19/2016 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Astoria Market's Move to Gordon Square is Almost Complete and Comes with New Offerings

Great addition to the Neighborhood. Can't wait.

Posted by jdh27 on 11/15/2016 at 10:03 AM
Posted by oh my dog! on 11/09/2016 at 6:53 PM

Re: “Astoria Market's Move to Gordon Square is Almost Complete and Comes with New Offerings

Very excited for this to open.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Shady Machine on 11/09/2016 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Astoria Market's Move to Gordon Square is Almost Complete and Comes with New Offerings

Any connection to the Astoria neighborhood in New York?

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Posted by David on 11/09/2016 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Astoria Market's Move to Gordon Square is Almost Complete and Comes with New Offerings

This is great news for all of us in the near west side!
On behalf of the XYZ, we welcome ASTORIA to the neighborhood and
wish them much success!

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Posted by aglazen on 11/09/2016 at 10:26 AM

Re: “The Ohio Division of Liquor Control is Taking Aim at 'Low-demand' Bottles

Just another example of why the Division of Liquor Control needs to be totally abolished and freedom of markets restored to the People.

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Posted by CincyChris on 11/07/2016 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Lakewood Gets a Gluten-free Bakery

Cafe Avalaun on the east side now this on the west. A Cavs championship an American League championship-- 2016 has been quite a year !!!!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Liz Darcy on 11/06/2016 at 7:15 PM

Re: “811 Kitchen Takes Diners on a Mostly Smooth Trip Around the World

I agree with Doug's assessment but would like to add a comment about the bartending staff. In 3 experiences at the bar (I live in the neighborhood), I have not had one positive experience with a bartender. In one particular instance, one wanted tried to start an argument with me and then lectured me on "proper dining etiquette". His reaction was SO inappropriate for me asking to verify that I had received the correct draft beer, that I actually thought to myself "woah, something's really wrong with this guy. Maybe his dog died today or something". Anyhow, on my way out I mentioned something to the GM and she was apologetic but not sincere.

Good luck to you, 811. But I don't have high hopes for your success.

Posted by beckyhorvath on 11/04/2016 at 1:50 PM

Re: “For Local Cider, Look No Further Than Redhead Ciderhouse

I hate the phrase "look no further." Like I'm supposed to find this place and suddenly Griffin Cider House, one of the best cider producers in the state, doesn't exist?

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Posted by Cory Roberts on 11/04/2016 at 10:28 AM

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