30 Cleveland Food and Drink Gifts That'll Make You a Holiday Hero

Whether you're shopping for stocking stuffers or something to bring to a generous host who's invited you over during the holidays, we've…

By Scene Staff

Hillson Nuts

A deluxe tin of mixed nuts like cashews, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts and Brazils from Hillson Nuts, an 87-year-old Cleveland company, is a holiday tradition.
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40 Essential Suburban Cleveland Restaurants You Should Have Tried By Now

The 'burbs. Yeah, the suburbs are more than just cookie-cutter shopping developments with Cheesecake Factories and Paneras. In fact, the Cleveland suburbs…

By Scene Staff

 Aurelia
16 North Main St., Chagrin Falls 

 Chef-owner James Balchak spent nearly six months converting the North Main Diner, formerly Dink's, from a dowdy luncheonette to a smart little supper club with a bangin’ brunch. Energy from the buzzy bar scene boosts the mood and spirit of the entire space, ensuring that the atmosphere never dips to melancholy. This farm-to-table restaurant which focuses exclusively on the freshest ingredients around has found its footing after testing some things out and figuring out what worked and what didn’t.
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Here Are All the Restaurants Where You Can Score $8 Pizzas During Cleveland Pizza Week (Nov. 7-13) and What They're Serving

CLEVELAND PIZZA WEEK is here. From Nov. 7 through Nov. 13, some of your favorite Cleveland area pizza joints are featuring $8 pizzas.…

By Scene Staff

 My Pizzeta 
14290 State Rd., North Royalton 

 My Pizzetta is offering two 10 inch pizzas for pizza week. The pepperoni plus is a brick oven made pizza with in-house made red sauce, mozzarella and provolone cheese blend, topped with traditional and old world pepperoni. The garden pizza is a brick oven made pizza with broccoli, mushrooms, red onion, and tomatoes.
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Pumking Party at Southern Tier

Cleveland Beer Week's came to a close with a Pumking Party featuring five different types of the popular fall beer. Here's what…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Pumking Party at Southern Tier
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Barrel Aged Bash at Butcher & the Brewer

Cleveland Beer Week's Barrel Aged Bash featured an offering of special Cleveland Beer Week Barrel aged beers. Here's what we saw.

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Barrel Aged Bash at Butcher & the Brewer
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Beer & Chocolate at the Downtown Heinens

Cleveland Beer Week continues with their annual Beer & Chocolate tasting at the Downtown Heinens. Here's what we saw. 

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Beer & Chocolate at the Downtown Heinens
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Offshore Pour 2022

Another staple of Cleveland Beer Week is the Offshore Pour aboard the Nautica Queen. Here's what we saw this year.  

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Offshore Pour 2022
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Everything We Saw at Great Lakes' Christmas Ale First Pour 2022

This year's marks the 30th anniversary of Great Lakes Brewing Company's popular Christmas Ale beer. Annually, fans of the beverage line up…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at Great Lakes' Christmas Ale First Pour 2022
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Culture Yourself at Collision Bend Brewery

Cleveland Beer Week's Culture Yourself is all about the pairing of various beers and cheeses. Here's what we saw. 

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's Culture Yourself at Collision Bend Brewery
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Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's 2022 Night at the Brewseum

The 2022 edition of Cleveland Beer Week's Night at the Brewseum took a quick road trip across the street to the Western…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Cleveland Beer Week's 2022 Night at the Brewseum
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Photos From the Cleveland Beer Week 2022 Neighborhood Crawl in Cleveland Heights

The 2022 Cleveland Beer Week officially kicked off with a series of neighborhood crawls in various parts of the Greater Cleveland area.…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the Cleveland Beer Week 2022 Neighborhood Crawl in Cleveland Heights
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23 Cleveland Bars for Pinball, Shuffleboard, Duckpin Bowling and Other Games

Darts, pool, air hockey, foosball, arcade games, pinball, bowling, bocce ball, skeeball, curling and board games are just a sample of the…

By Scene Staff

 Forest City Shuffleboard
4506 Lorain Ave., Cleveland 

 A bar/restaurant devoted solely to shuffleboard? Sounds awesome. That’s what you can find in Ohio City at Forest City Shuffleboard. Bring your friends, warm up your arms, and sling those discs.
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Rewind: Scene's Best of Cleveland Restaurant Winners From the Year 2000

How were we dining as a city in the year 2000? Twenty-two years is a long time. It's an even longer period…

By Douglas Trattner

Rewind: Scene's Best of Cleveland Restaurant Winners From the Year 2000
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The Best Bars and Clubs in Cleveland in 2022, According to Scene Readers

Once a year, we turn over the entire issue to you, the readers, to tell us what the very best things in…

By Scene Staff

 Best Neighborhood Bar: Merry Arts Pub and Grill and Best Bartender: Amanda Popikl
15607 Detroit Ave., Lakewood

 Since 1932, Merry Arts has served up food and drinks to the Lakewood community. It opened during the Great Depression, and if it could make it through that, well, we have a feeling it won’t be going anywhere any time soon, especially with how beloved Taco Tuesday’s are.
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The Best Restaurants, Food, and Drink in Cleveland in 2022, According to Scene Readers

Cleveland is a little obsessed with food, and rightly so. From burgers to barbecue, vegetarian to sushi and everything in between, everyone…

By Scene Staff

Best Pho: Superior Pho
 3030 Superior Ave., Cleveland 

 The Asia Town mainstay — an absolute favorite for quick lunches, group meals, and dates — also dishes up a great banh mi, bubble tea, and other Vietnamese appetizers and entrees. Try them, but do yourself a favor and get the pho first.
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Photos From the 2022 Cleveland Pickle Festival on Mall B

This year's Cleveland Pickle Festival went down Mall B and brought out thousands of enthusiastic pickle fans. The event featured music, various…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the 2022 Cleveland Pickle Festival on Mall B
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Everything We Saw at the 2022 Crocker Park Wine Festival

The Crocker Park Wine Festival is an annual late summer festival that features hundreds of wines over the course of two days.…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at the 2022 Crocker Park Wine Festival
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All the Restaurants Where You Can Score $7 Wing Deals During Cleveland Wing Week (Sept. 26 - Oct 2) and What They're Serving

Cleveland. Wing. Week. It's hard to find three better words. From Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, these restaurants are bringing you a…

By Scene Staff

 Rowley Inn 
1104 Rowley Ave., Cleveland

 The Rowley Inn is offering six jumbo wings w/your choice of sauces: mild Buffalo jalapeño Buffalo, habañero Buffalo (+$.50), ghost pepper Buffalo (+$1), garlic Parmesan, peach bourbon BBQ and Korean BBQ.
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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

 Gingham Market
17000 Madison Ave., Lakewood

 Ever since opening Gatherings Kitchen in Lakewood, Ruth Kostadinov has had her eye on the next-door space, which finally opened this July after 13 years of wanting to acquire the space. Shoppers will find a bright and inviting space filled with prepared foods, local pantry items, beer and wine, and more than a few surprises. Rounding out the offerings are more than 90 local products that range from hot sauces and mustards to fermented foods and small-batch cheeses. Cold beer, wine, cocktail mixers and cooking utensils also are in supply.
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25 of the Most Instagrammable Bars and Restaurants In Cleveland

Many of Cleveland's bars and restaurants are as pleasurable for the eyes as they are for the taste buds. No wonder we…

By Brett Zelman

 27 Club Coffee
1215 West 10th St., Cleveland 

 Owned by Cleveland native Machine Gun Kelly, this hip, modern coffee house in the Flats is perfect if you’re looking to find some coffee that you can put on the ‘gram. In addition to their coffee drinks, 27 Club serves cocktails.
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27 of the Best Spots for Lunch in Downtown Cleveland

As workers continue return to downtown Cleveland, they'll find a lunch landscape with many familiar spots, a host of newcomers that have…

By Brett Zelman

 Zaytoon
1150 Huron Rd., Cleveland 

 David Ina, the son of the owners of Al’s Deli, worked at his family restaurant to gain experience before opening his own place down the street. Zaytoon specializes in Lebanese food like fattoush and shwarma.
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The 25 Best Restaurants For Comfort Food In Cleveland, According To Yelp In 2022

We love comfort food in Cleveland. Every type of cuisine has their own specific type and in this city, we're fortunate enough…

By Brett Zelman

 Rowley Inn 
1104 Rowley Ave., Cleveland

 “Can't believe this was my first time coming here! What an awesome hidden gem in Tremont. Let's start with the best thing on the menu, their bacon wrapped tots. These things are gigantic and covered in strips of bacon before they are deep fried. The bacon soaks into the tots so it gives them amazing succulent flavor while still being crispy on the outside. Seriously whichever chef designed this menu item needs to win a James Beard award. The rest of their food was also great, the burger was cooked to perfection and their other breakfast items including the grilled cheese is also good,” James P. on Yelp
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Everything We Saw at A Taste of Black Cleveland 2022

After a break due to COVID, the annual A Taste of Black Cleveland showcase returned to Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse and featured the…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at A Taste of Black Cleveland 2022
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25 Essential Cleveland Coffee Shops

Cleveland is a hot spot for locally brewed and roasted coffee. Whether iced or hot, guzzled on-the-go or sipped in a comfy…

By Brett Zelman

 Civilization
2366 West 11th St., Cleveland 

This Tremont coffee joint feels like a blast from the past. With a wood-paneled interior, dim-lighting and wooden furniture, the space gives you the feeling of being in an Enlightenment-era French salon. Along with fine coffees, it offers a large selection of bakery and food options, including chocolate and croissants.
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Everything We Saw at AleFest 2022 in Lincoln Park

After a two year hiatus, the longtime summer staple Alefest made its return to Tremont's Lincoln Park. Here's everything we saw. 

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at AleFest 2022 in Lincoln Park
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35 of the Best Things to Eat in Cleveland for Under $15

One of the good things about living in a more affordable big city is the plethora of good dining options for a…

By Brett Zelman

 Half Moon Bakery
3460 West 25th St., Cleveland

 After more than three years of pop-ups and catering, Half Moon Bakery finally unveiled its brick-and-mortar bakery in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood, located across the street from MetroHealth. The carry-out empanada shop features the signature half-moon-shaped pastries, stuffed with flavor-packed combinations such as shredded chicken with garlic tomato sauce, tofu with seasoned veggies, and pepperoni, mozzarella and tomato sauce and they’re all $3 and under.
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The 25 Best Brunch Spots In Cleveland, According To Yelp Reviewers

With a ton of great brunch options in town, it's hard to narrow them down. Luckily for us, Yelp reviewers did just…

By Brett Zelman

 Bourbon Street Barrel Room
2393 Professor Ave., Cleveland

 “I went for brunch and got the fried chicken and french toast.  So I can really speak to how well they are doing when it comes to the New Orleans cuisine.  What I can say is that the drinks are AMAZING.  We had Amira and Patrick at the bar.   Both were super accommodating and attentive.  Amira made this great mocktail for my friend that is expecting called a health tonic.  If she is there I recommend ordering it.  It is so refreshing.....and you can add gin or tequila,” Willainaa S. on Yelp
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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' Restaurants Within Driving Distance of Cleveland

Guy Fieri is well known for being a great guy, and also for his hit show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, where he…

By Scene Staff

Momocho
    1835 Fulton Rd., Cleveland 
    Season 8, Episode 9
     This hip, dimly lit cantina serves a variety of Mexican-inspired dishes. And while there, Fieri sampled their tuna tacos, blood orange marmalade and guacamole with house smoked trout, which are all a hit.
    
    Photo via via Food Network/YouTube
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The 25 Hottest Restaurants In Cleveland Right Now, According to Us

The Cleveland restaurant scene is booming right now. With new restaurant openings, menu and concept changes and expansions all over the city…

By Brett Zelman

Amba
1430 West 28th St., Cleveland

Walk into Amba and it's clear you have the makings of another one-of-a-kind experience from chef Doug Katz. The building is divided into two connected but distinct spaces, the main Amba dining room and the smaller Bar Amba. As at Zhug in Cleveland Heights, the aim is to foster an energetic, lively and informal atmosphere where diners can feel comfortable standing, talking and visiting with nearby tables. Also reminiscent of Zhug, the menu at Amba is loaded with small plates built for sharing. There are two dozen items that range from small, zesty condiments to composed meat and fish dishes. Many of these “Indian-inspired” street foods have a clear through line all the way back to the tandoor oven at Fire. There are options for vegans, gluten-free diners, seafood- and meat-eaters.
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17 of the Best All-You-Can-Eat Spots in Cleveland

If you prefer to eat all the food in one sitting, these are the perfect spots around town to do so. Whether…

By Scene Staff

 Kintaro Sushi & Hot Pot
Multiple Locations

 All you can eat sushi may make it sound like the quality isn’t great, but that’s not the case at Kintaro’s four locations (Akron, Fairview Park, Brooklyn and Medina), where for $14.99 for lunch and $25.99 for dinner, you can eat all of the sushi you want, but don’t take more than you eat, or you’ll be charged for it. In addition to unlimited sushi, the price also includes staples like miso soup, edamame, gyoza and tempura and even full teriyaki or hibachi meals.
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