This laid-back little coffeehouse serves up some of Venezuela's finest in chocolates, coffee, and the sweet and savory creations of chef-baker Carmela de Abreu. Among the freshly made picks: El Rey hot chocolate, with cinnamon and cardamom; cream of black bean soup; and beautiful Tres Leches cakes. Beverages and pastries are always available, but if you want a meal, be sure to visit between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Mesquite-grilled steaks are the stars at this handsome Cal-contemporary dining room in Brecksville, where guests can dine by the fireplace, at the bustling bar, or in cozy booths. Beyond the beef, faves include plush pulled-pork sammies, savory baby back ribs and wood-grilled salmon. A roundup of 'small plates' caters to more modest appetites.