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Comment Archives: Stories: Dining

Re: “Good Company Promised to be a Neighborhood Bar and Tavern. It's Done Just That

I can't wait for the value of all of those ridiculous cookie cutter condos to plummet. The yuppie invasion in Gordon Square is unbearable.

Posted by cory on 03/20/2019 at 12:44 PM

Re: “What Could Have Been: Joey's Bistro in Cleveland Heights Rests on Reputation

As a former employee in Chagrin, they charged you for food each shift, whether you ate or not. They also charged employees a fee for the aprons we used. This is the most scandalous policy I've ever encountered in 15 years of restaurant management. I was not a manager there and just wanted to get a foot in the door to see if there was opportunity to advance in a family owned restaurant. I prefer family owned to corporate.

The lack of teamwork was astonishing. I would be the only one working while 10 or so employees gathered in the kitchen to socialize. Between the dysfunction, and check robbery, I walked out one night midshift. Glad I did. They mailed my last two checks to me. I deposited them, but they had placed stop payments on the checks. The amounts were so insignificant that I did not even care. I don't like to wish ill on others, but I'm glad they are closed and nobody else is subject to their crooked ways.

Posted by G br on 03/16/2019 at 2:36 AM

Re: “With a New Production Facility, Flour Pasta Company Will be Hitting More Cleveland Stores

Flour. ProTip: figure a way to keep your fresh pasta from clumping at the bottom of the package and leaving the top section empty - when your package is placed vertically in grocers' refrigerated cases, like at Whole Foods. It makes it look like you have half-filled the container... Not a good look.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Eyehrtfood2 on 03/06/2019 at 2:13 PM

Re: “The Food Outshines the Setting at the New Ohio City Galley

What an incredibility lazy and dismissive review of the Galley interior. Maybe reviewer was unaware of the lack of remaining historic details in the former Massimo interior, or he doesn't understand the requirement of Historic Preservation to not attempt to recreate historic details that never existed. Perhaps he prefers the interior of a TGIF to a clean interior meant to showcase the food and what's left of the historic interior of the building. I suppose this is the quality of writing one should expect from a free weekly paper, but if you're going to take the time to slight something without any thought you're no better than a YELP review.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by T on 03/06/2019 at 8:23 AM

Re: “The Food Is Messy At Boiler 65, (and That's Good), But So Is The Service

My family and I went to celebrate my daughters birthday service was horrible. We had a large party, and we tried to make reservations but they said no come in it won't be long. We got there at 6:48 didn't get seated until 9pm some of our guest left. The black guy managing was rude and the servers were very slow and unattentive to the guest they were serving. Horrible restaurant and it was an horrible experience for me and my family.

Posted by Rochelle Moreland Johnson on 02/23/2019 at 8:57 PM

Re: “A New Chef Has Elevated the Ironwood Cafe's Menu Far Beyond Its Pub Roots

Ironwoood was awesome before so this is even better. Go Dover Bay!

Posted by Valerie Robertson on 02/15/2019 at 6:02 PM

Re: “The Pompadour in Fairport Harbor Delivers Tapas Worth the Drive

If you look up HIDDEN GEM in the dictionary the POMPADOUR is what you will find. Its without question the best spot east of the river. The tapas are creative and full of flaver. The service is outstanding. The cocktails are as good as you will find at any top mixology bars. Good wine and beer selection. This team just cares so much about the diners experience. They could make it in Manhattan which is one of my ultimate litmus test. If you live on the east side and you havent been here yet shame on you. If you live on the west side its worth the drive to come check it out.

Posted by Ed Beder on 02/14/2019 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Kensington Pub is Finally Set to Debut in the Former Tavern Company Space

Except he couldnt be more right. Tavco for whatever reason hAs kept going regardless of the fact the owner refuses to spend a $ on or even really cleaning the establishment. Case in point this place which is of course the old tavco. Took this much effort to bring it out of shithole status.
Oh and hingetown isnt the same as Ohio City. Its a more specific area, even if you dont like the name.

7 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by willyboy11 on 02/09/2019 at 4:22 PM

Re: “It's Hard Not to Love George's Kitchen, a Westside Mainstay for Almost 40 Years

I love George's. Have been going there since the 80's. Always sat where Judy was working and after she left sat with Donna. The have great food and many great servers. I now live in Arizona and miss going to George's.

Posted by Margie Gerhart on 02/08/2019 at 9:38 AM

Re: “It's Hard Not to Love George's Kitchen, a Westside Mainstay for Almost 40 Years

I love Georges! It is my favorite place! Me and my children have been going there for many years... Great food, Fast and friendly service and your meal will always be hot.. The Chicken noodle soup is awesome and he has even been voted best soup! We have met George on many occasions... He is not the average stuck up business man but instead he's friendly, social and is not afarid to shake hands or give hugs on your way out and always says Thank you and see you next time... Good luck in continuing to run your family busines and serving the public...

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Robin Truthbetold Thomas on 02/08/2019 at 7:15 AM

Re: “It's Hard Not to Love George's Kitchen, a Westside Mainstay for Almost 40 Years

You cant beat Georges for breakfast. 3 eggs, home fries, toast & coffee for under $5.00. The food also comes very fast and hot. You will never get a cold meal at Georges. NEVER.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by bumpsieBob on 02/06/2019 at 7:26 PM

Re: “It's Hard Not to Love George's Kitchen, a Westside Mainstay for Almost 40 Years

I love George's Kitchen. Their Greek pork chops are excellent. I also love their tuna melts with mushrooms, grilled cheese sandwiches, and Mac and cheese.

Posted by Christine Farrell on 02/06/2019 at 4:46 PM

Re: “Kensington Pub is Finally Set to Debut in the Former Tavern Company Space

nice of you to dis the other establishments, sheesh

9 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by foodhead216 on 02/06/2019 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Kensington Pub is Finally Set to Debut in the Former Tavern Company Space

Great. Now please stop using the word hingetown. It is Ohio City....stop the dbag-ism

5 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by G vesey on 02/06/2019 at 7:25 AM

Re: “Nearly 90 Years of Cased Meat Joy at Old Fashion Hot Dogs

I miss Steve's Lunch now.

Posted by Michael T. Gresko on 02/05/2019 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Nearly 90 Years of Cased Meat Joy at Old Fashion Hot Dogs

We always went to hot dog Inn when visiting my aunt. Love that place! Alot of memories.

Posted by Lorena Aliff on 02/03/2019 at 11:53 PM

Re: “Big Love for Tiny Charlie's Dog House Diner

Prices went up ... quality went down..

Posted by David Cook on 01/30/2019 at 7:05 PM

Re: “A New Chef Has Elevated the Ironwood Cafe's Menu Far Beyond Its Pub Roots

it's a damn shame this chef wasn't around a few years ago, when the Ironwood Cafe opened a branch at Rocky River and Lorain in West Park. The food there was mostly "meh"...so the place didn't last long and became something called the Kamm's Cafe, which didn't last long, either. And the space is dark once again.

Nothing seems to be able to survive in that spot, which has been vacant more than it has been open for over twenty years. After Tony's burned, the place was empty until Alfonso's came and went, and then Panini's...then Ironwood, and then Kamm's. It's sad to think about what might have been, if only this guy had been available sooner.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Come back, Tony...all is forgiven... on 01/23/2019 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Blue Habanero Brings Category-Spanning Mexican to Gordon Square

Hard to believe tacos is the best that the restaurant scene can offer. Hopefully great Italian good will return one day. And that chorizo sausage needs to take a hike.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Blah on 01/15/2019 at 10:19 PM
Posted by Tom White on 01/13/2019 at 1:12 PM

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