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Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Dishes Up Comfort, Could Still Use Some TLC

Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Dishes Up Comfort, Could Still Use Some TLC

If you did not hazard a visit to the Rathskeller on Prospect Avenue, then it's impossible for you to comprehend the astonishing transformation that befell that address. In place of the bleak fortress-like facade now sit expansive windows that reveal to all that this no longer is a spot one needs to avoid out of fear for personal safety.

Dining Lead


L.B.M. Pop-Up at Porco Lounge to Offer Taste of What's to Come

In one week, the Porco Lounge and Tiki Room crew once again will set sail for the shores of sunny Florida, where they will represent...

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Dates Announced for Cleveland Restaurant Week

Cleveland Restaurant Week, a two-week long promotion organized by Cleveland Independents, will take place March 3-16. This year, more than 40 locally owned, independent restaurants...

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Fawaky Burst Cold-Pressed Juice Coming to Cleveland Heights

Muhammad Edwards launched Fawaky Burst Juice two years ago by selling cold-pressed juices in bulk to gas stations in fresh food-starved neighborhoods. He later added...

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Headtrip, a Nano Brewery, to Open at Hudson-Stow Border

Nick Seagle has been home-brewing for just over six years, but he says the time has come to make the leap. He’ll be taking that...

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Sweet Bean Helps Cleveland Catch Up On Craft Chocolate

As with wine and coffee, chocolate is said to be affected by terroir, deriving certain flavors from the region in which the cocoa beans are...

Food Features

Coming Soon: Hook and Hoof New American Kitchen in Willoughby

For the past year, partners Hunter Toth and Chaz Bloom have been working diligently to convert the old Fanucce's pizza shop (4125 Erie St.) in...

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Wholey Cow, a Whole Lotta Beef, a Whole Lotta Fun

Last year’s inaugural Wholey Cow event was such a success that organizing chef Mike Schoen decided to do it again. This year’s “Beef, Brew &...

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Now Open: El Puente Viejo Taco and Tequila Bar

It's almost "taco time" at El Puente Viejo (1220 Huron Rd.), the splashy new taco and tequila bar in Playhouse Square. The 2,800-square-foot restaurant on the...

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Proper Pig to Bring its BBQ Magic to Mentor with Second Shop

Almost a year to the day that Shane Vidovic and Ted Dupaski signed the lease for Proper Pig Smokehouse in Lakewood, the pair signed a...

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Stout It Out Loud Fest Pairs Ohio Dark Brews with Oyster Bar

On Saturday, February 18, Butcher and the Brewer (2043 E. 4th St., 216-331-0805) will host its second annual Stout It Out Loud festival, a late-winter...

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Tenants Announced for Stark Development nuCLEus (Spoiler Alert: Shake Shack!)

According to Stark Enterprises, Cleveland Live!, a 47,780-square-foot multi-concept entertainment venue, will be the primary tenant of the nuCLEus project currently in development. The concept...

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Rising Star: Emma Scheer, Pastry Chef at the Union Club

While studying for her undergrad degree in political science, Emma Scheer got into a heated argument with a professor over anti-feminist remarks. "I wound up...

Drink Features

The Joys and Flavors of Ethiopian Cuisine Are on Full Display at Zoma

Food cravings can be intense, debilitating even. Once you get that sushi fixation, for example, it's not going away until you demolish a platter of...

Dining Lead

5th Annual Cleveland Kurentovanje Expands its Offerings

They’ve been hosting Kurentovanje festivals in Slovenia since 1960, but the fun only made its way to Cleveland five years ago. The 10-day pre-Lenten festival,...

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Freddie’s Southern Style Rib House is Returning to Cleveland

Freddie's Southern Style Rib House 15908 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland, Ohio, 44110 When I was 16 years old, I went to a summer camp in...

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The Sizzle of South Beach has Been Snuffed Out in Westlake

Like Endless Shrimp at Red Lobster, you knew it wouldn’t last. Miami Nights, which brought the “Sizzle of South Beach” to Westlake, closed its doors...

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10th Annual Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week to Run Feb. 17-26

For the 10th year, Downtown Cleveland Alliance is promoting Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week, during which many of our favorite local eateries will be offering special...

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Big Love for Tiny Charlie's Dog House Diner

Take a right where the Jennings Freeway deadends and it won't be long until you spot Charlie's Dog House Diner (2102 Brookpark Rd., 216-661-4873), which...

Food Features

Munch and Greedy Girl Are Two Small Eateries Doing Things Their Way

Against all odds, Munch managed to survive for close to two decades despite the fact that it was located on the second floor of a...

Dining Lead

Working Class Brewery and Taproom Coming to Kamm’s Corners

“It’s full-steam ahead right now,” Richard Skains says about Working Class Brewery (17448 Lorain Ave., 216-965-2569), a new brewery and taproom that he’s opening with partner...

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Ohio City’s Crop Bistro Begins Second Act Under New Management

Since Steve Schimoler abruptly shuttered Crop Kitchen, Crop Rocks and Crop Sticks over the course of three months this fall, the question on everybody’s mind...

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