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Review: A Return to the Chef’s Roots, Karen Small’s Juneberry is the Dazzling Daytime Cafe Cleveland Deserves

The chef’s unfussy, seemingly effortless style of cooking is tailor made for sunny breakfast dishes and wholesome lunch plates

By Douglas Trattner

It’s difficult to disassociate Karen Small from her trailblazing farm-to-table bistro Flying Fig. For diners too young to recall meals at the Ninth Street Grill at the Galleria, where Small helmed the kitchen in the late `80s, or the long-departed Fulton Avenue Café in Ohio City, Small and the Fig have been inexorably linked in our collective minds for more than two decades...

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All The New Restaurants That Have Opened in Cleveland So Far This Year

Cleveland has said goodbye to plenty of restaurants during the pandemic years, but it's also said hello to a healthy batch of…

By Brett Zelman

House of Creole
668 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

Jeffrey Miskiri, owner of a Washington D.C.-based restaurant group with multiple concepts with names like Po Boy Jim, Creole on 14th, Suga & Spice and Miss Toya's Creole House, recently opened House of Creole in the former Sixth City Sailor’s Club and Hodge’s space downtown. Since opening, House of Creole has been dishing up Big Easy-style starters like fried green tomatoes, crab cakes and deviled eggs with shrimp. For the main event there will be fried fish po' boys, seafood etouffee, Cajun shrimp and grits and jambalaya loaded with shrimp, chicken, sausage and rice.
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All the Cleveland Restaurants That Have Closed Since the Pandemic Began

Unfortunately, the last two-plus years has been a rough period for the restaurant industry. From social distancing and people not eating out…

By Brett Zelman

 Lola
2058 East Fourth St., Cleveland

Lola was the restaurant that started East Fourth as a dining destination. Michael Symon’s flagship restaurant shut down in November of 2020 after 24 years in business. Symon famously relocated Lola from Tremont to E. Fourth Street in 2006, doing for that neighborhood what he and his wife Liz did for Tremont, which is to say transform it into the epicenter of Cleveland dining and entertainment.
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20 Essential Cleveland Hot Dog Joints

Hot dogs!  We've got your hot dogs here! There are plenty of great spots to get a dog around Northeast Ohio summer…

By Brett Zelman

 Scooter’s Dawg House

 9600 Blackbrook Rd., Mentor 

 Scooter’s World Famous Dawg House has fed hungry Lake County beachgoers for over two decades. The seasonal shop is only open from the middle of March to the middle of September, but they manage to squeeze a full year of business into half a year's time. The top-selling Chicago Dawg is dragged through the garden and topped with mustard, tomato, dill pickle, relish, onion and celery salt.
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The 25 Most Popular Restaurants in Cleveland Right Now, According To Yelp Rankings

According to Yelp, these are the 25 most popular restaurants in Cleveland right now. From Thai and fried chicken to sandwich shops…

By Brett Zelman

Bangkok Thai
5359 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst 

 “This is my favorite Thai place out of all the cities I've been to in the US. I have had some great Thai in California and other places on the West Coast, but this place could definitely throw its hat into the ring to compare to the competition. The traditional pad thai and pad paradise are amazing. Also recommend the tofu triangles. I wish they had a west side location as I have made the drive to mayfield from the west side just to get take out from here, which sometimes is about an hour for the full trip. It is definitely worth it though. Their food is amazing,” Charlotte G. on Yelp
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