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Re: “Barabicu and Ribsticks Take Different Approaches to Barbeque

It sounds like the owner of Ribsticks got suckered into buying one of those hideously expensive European meat water baths. We've had steaks cooked that way, and they were pretty awful. Whatever is done to try to make it taste like a piece of freshly-cooked meat after it's removed from the water, emphatically does not work.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by browns19fan on 01/13/2017 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Zack Reed Sent Letter Asking that Public Square Extension Requests be Denied

The road designers, who are never on them unless exceeding speed limits in luxury vehicles, have destroyed the Public Square, the Rt 2 Shoreway, Clifton Boulevard Madison and Detroit streets for pedestrians and bus riders. Open the street and bring the bus stops closer to the pedestrians !!! Go Zack Reed.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Pat Burns on 01/13/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Terrestrial Brewing Company to Activate the Battery Park Powerhouse

Great to see this new brewer coming to Battery Park. I though continue to be disappointed by so many brewpubs opening with no food options. This business model of relying on nearby restaurants or food trucks is not appealing to me. I like to be able to enjoy something to eat and have a fresh beer in the same location.

16 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by DanSBay on 01/13/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Zack Reed Sent Letter Asking that Public Square Extension Requests be Denied

Abe: nope. It's a federal highway. The mayor can close it, but he can't remove it. Which makes his stupid plan even stupider.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Sausage King of Chicago on 01/13/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Documentary Film About Cleveland's Punk Rock Past Arrives on DVD

When the original punk scene crashed and burned - and it can be argued that the one-off gig by punk super-group Vicious White Kids on August 1978 at the Electric Ballroom in London was the final cut - hardcore emerged from the ashes with an incredible energy that exploded into subgenres heard today. "Let's get this established joke a shove" - indeed.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/13/2017 at 10:28 AM

Re: “How No-showing Your Dinner Reservation Has a Ripple Effect on Small Restaurants

Related: Broussard's is awesome.

Posted by Abe Froman on 01/13/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Zack Reed Sent Letter Asking that Public Square Extension Requests be Denied

Headline: Zach Reed is a dim bulb. In other news, water is wet and the sun is hot. "The public needs to have their voices heard....but they better have this afternoon free to speak because I'm requesting that be the last day before the feds send us the bill". Once again, though, thank you Scene for actually asking the questions rather than just transcribing the BS. Now any chance you could get your hands on the actual letter itself? Just curious what bar napkin it was written on. I got my money on Dive Bar.

On a related note, if they do keep Superior closed, can we rip up the pavement there? Cleveland Cops seem to think it's their auxiliary parking lot, and now some genius with the City has decided to park vans there. I'm assuming said genius thinks this is some anti-terrorism scheme, but that's borderline retarded if true. You literally could drive a truck carrying a mobile home right around those vans (while drinking Starbucks with one hand, shooting a gun with the other, and steering with your knee) if you so desired. Or do I have it wrong and the City is using the space for a seized vehicle auction?

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Abe Froman on 01/13/2017 at 8:46 AM
Posted by He11odo11y on 01/13/2017 at 7:31 AM

Re: “The Fight Over How Cuyahoga County's Arts Funding is Given to Artists

Gahl-Mills seems well versed in the art of dodging a question. She is a career administrator. Apparently with little grasp of the actual "art" community, that she is supposedly in a position to fund and represent. Time to audit our tax dollars...

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by jonlberg109 on 01/12/2017 at 10:29 PM

Re: “#NOTallin: Regional Faith-based Coalition Announces Opposition to Q Renovations

LakeErieSeaGulls...you're exactly right! The State of Ohio allowed Dan Gilbert to renege on the permanent casino location that was slotted for the flats. The jobs that were to be created were the priority supposedly. If I had it to guess, I'm sure someone received a handsome ransom for allowing him not to honor his commitment. The City and County are absolutely wrong for rushing through the process to issue $160M to him for the remodeling of the Q. Dan can afford and should be afforded the benefit of paying it for himself. There are a million needs in this city worthy of $160M in assistance, just ask the residents!

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Sonja Leftwich on 01/12/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Willoughby Police Left Woman With Abusive Boyfriend on Night He Murdered Her

My understanding is, under the Violence Against Women act, that when police observe injuries, they must arrest the aggressor even if the victim indicates she does not intend to press charges.

If I'm right, the Willobough police are per se liable, because they did not do their duty and someone was murdered as a result.

How terrible for this lady's loved ones.

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Madeline on 01/12/2017 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Now Open: Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles

My family enjoyed an amazing dinner on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Chicago's Chicken and Waffles in Cleveland, Ohio. We had a party of 17 without a reservation and was seated promptly. The staff and food was phenomenal! Love, love, love the atmosphere and decor.

Posted by Awesome Dining Experience on 01/12/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Willoughby Police Left Woman With Abusive Boyfriend on Night He Murdered Her

Her boyfriend should never have been given a pat on the wrist and then let go! It's illegal to have possession of drugs. If this were Cleveland, and he was black, he would've been arrested. It's not fair that police are allowed to biased.

11 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by LadyCle1989 on 01/12/2017 at 5:09 PM
Posted by LadyCle1989 on 01/12/2017 at 5:05 PM

Re: “A Winter Theater Preview for Northeast Ohio

One doesn't have to be a supporter of Trump (I'm most definitely *not*) to feel that these editorial "jokes" were way out of line. If you want to discuss which of the two major political candidates was more belligerent or inclined to blow us up sooner, take it to a data mining shout-out like FB. It doesn't belong here.

Posted by Borodin on 01/12/2017 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Spaces Gallery Opens its New Location in Hingetown

The VanRooy Coffee Building has beautiful interior spaces...I was there on business when it was first rehabbed into office space over a decade ago, and again for an open house and architectural tour a few years later. It's gorgeous.

While I do understand the concept behind naming the neighborhood "Hingetown"...it still sounds dumber than dirt. It makes me cringe (Cringetown?) and I want to sing "Gotta get down...to...Hingetown..."

Puh-leeze! (eyeroll) It's still the northern fringe (Fringetown?) of Ohio City...always has been...always will be...

Chuckles the Clown

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 01/12/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Kirtland Police Officer Slams Man's Head Onto Street, According to Video and Lawsuit

The cop clearly hit the guy in the back of his head with his elbow slamming his head into the ground. The cop lost his temper and patience

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Antonio on 01/12/2017 at 1:55 PM

Re: “New Report Shows the Effects of Ohio Resuming Its Renewable Energy Standards

^Fixed! Yes, slightly more than $160.

Posted by Eric Sandy on 01/12/2017 at 1:02 PM

Re: “New Report Shows the Effects of Ohio Resuming Its Renewable Energy Standards

the RPS spurred some $160 in annual state GDP growth

^^ Sure hope that is a typo.

Posted by Patrick Burke on 01/12/2017 at 12:35 PM

Re: “#NOTallin: Regional Faith-based Coalition Announces Opposition to Q Renovations

Someone needs to ask Dan Gilbert about his "delayed" plans for a permanent casino. And since he won't have a truthful answer......Dan needs to be told that reneging on one deal means he can pick up the entire renovation bill for the arena.

10 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 01/12/2017 at 11:57 AM

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