Gas pains equal free food at Local Heroes

Whether you drive a Prius or a Hummer, prices have gotten so wicked that would-be restaurant-goers sometimes have to choose between filling their tanks and filling their tummies. While it’s no cure, here’s a little bit of gas relief from Local Heroes (2217 E. 9th Street, 216-566-8100), the good-looking sports bar across from Progressive Field. Just bring in a gas station receipt to prove your damages, and staffers promise to not only feel your pain but, more importantly, give you a $5 break on any food purchase of $10 or more. Of course, there are rules: The offer expires on Friday, May 16. Only one $5 discount is allowed per table. And alcohol isn’t included. Still, when even that 20-cent coupon on a gallon of milk looks good, every little bit helps. Local Heroes is open for lunch and dinner daily. --- Elaine T. Cicora Read Elaine Cicora's restaurant reviews, food news, and comprehensive dining guide on the restaurant page at