September 05, 2014

10 of the Best Things We Ate All Summer

Scene dining editor Doug Trattner eats Cleveland for a living. (When he's not raising chickens and bees, of course.) Here are 10 of his favorite bites from this summer, presented in no particular order.
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Most things are better with a healthy scoop of Cleveland Kraut on top.
Most things are better with a healthy scoop of Cleveland Kraut on top.
Scallop crudo at Trentina.
Scallop crudo at Trentina.
The seafood tower at Grove Hill. Grab friends, share, eat.
The seafood tower at Grove Hill. Grab friends, share, eat.
Larb Kai at Brown Sugar Thai.
Larb Kai at Brown Sugar Thai.
Lamb kebab at Han Chinese in Asiatown.
Lamb kebab at Han Chinese in Asiatown.
Charcuterie from Brian Polcyn's restaurant in Michigan. Polcyn, as you should know, literally wrote the book on charcuterie with Michael Ruhlman.
Charcuterie from Brian Polcyn's restaurant in Michigan. Polcyn, as you should know, literally wrote the book on charcuterie with Michael Ruhlman.
The Rowley Inn in Tremont, a dive with a new owner who promises to keep it a dive. Oh, and there are gnarly hot dogs and burgers too.
The Rowley Inn in Tremont, a dive with a new owner who promises to keep it a dive. Oh, and there are gnarly hot dogs and burgers too.
Steaks at Urban Farmer.
Steaks at Urban Farmer.
Oxtail stew from Ocho Rios in South Collinwood, serving up the best Jamaican in Northeast Ohio.
Oxtail stew from Ocho Rios in South Collinwood, serving up the best Jamaican in Northeast Ohio.
It's hard to find good BBQ in Cleveland. Oak & Ember in Chesterland is a welcome addition to the scene.
It's hard to find good BBQ in Cleveland. Oak & Ember in Chesterland is a welcome addition to the scene.