Chef, artist and musician Antonio Carafelli turns humble Tex-Mex and Latino standards into flavorful masterpieces in this little Lakewood storefront.
They won't bat an eyelash at extremely casual wear at Highland Square Tavern, where the crowd prefer music that rocks -- and their equally liberal working definition of "rocks" includes Sublime, Snoop and Journey.
The accountrements are quintessential Lakewood: unpretentious atmosphere, happy-hour drink specials, filling and unfancy bar food. But the music calendar is filled with some of the area’s best singer-songwriters, blues acts, and rootsy rockers.
A laid-back vibe, a killer bar, and an ambitious kitchen cooking up everything from burgers to braised lamb make this friendly East Side gastropub a worthwhile find.
A suburban outpost of the Cleveland Heights original, Aurora's Café Tandoor serves precisely prepared Northern Indian food in an attractive setting. Among our favorites are the restaurant's unusual cashew-and-pistachio-crusted naan, warm from the tandoori oven, and the unusually good kheer.
If youthful and edgy are what it takes to toss your trenne, this snug little restaurant at the far end of a Parma strip plaza may not be your kind of place. But if good-tasting Italian fare, brought forth in large portions at reasonable prices, is what makes your Alfredo creamy, look no further than the dimly lit Corleones.
Aficionados of authentic Neapolitan-style pizza have been claiming this pizzeria serves the best pie in town. That is not a surprise considering that the pizzaioli uses time-tested ingredients, techniques, and equipment, including a 950-degree wood-burning oven. The menu is largely confined to pizza, but does include starters, salads, and desserts.
This bike-friendly blue-collar Handle Bar hosts weekly rock jams that draw a tight crowd of classic rock followers.
You’ll see the big stars at this anchor of the Flats’ west bank, but also no shortage of upstart young comics and the best local talent. A move to the nearby Sugar Warehouse after 22 years in the Powerhouse only bolsters the iconic club’s reputation.
Colorful, comfy, and family friendly, this neighborhood cafe is known for its homey breakfasts and Sunday brunch, as well as its afternoon lineup of soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Free wi-fi access and a cozy lounge area make it a good choice for catching up on e-mail while sipping a cup of freshly brewed joe.
Brewmaster Joe Maunowski is in charge of the 1,600 barrels of Dragon Slayer, Paul Bunyan, and Black Silk beers brewed each year.
There’s no shortage of history in this venerable Akron bar — and plenty of classic rock and blues performers too.
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