The city of Cleveland is booming! Not only are we one of the New York Times 52 places to go in 2015, Cleveland has a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, with lots of festivals, sporting events, and museums. In fact, Time magazine ranked Cleveland #7 as America’s Best Food Cities for 2015! The members of the Institute for Computational Biology frequently enjoy these comforts of Cleveland, and we are happy to share our experiences here with you. Thoughts and opinions are of their respective post authors and do not reflect those of any institution or official agency.
I don’t know about you, but when I used to think about Italian food, I would immediately think of spaghetti and meatballs smothered in marinara sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. This of course is a very narrow view of Italian cuisine reflecting my inexperience at the time with all the variety it has to […]
What do Texas, Tennessee, and North Carolina all have in common? My husband or I have lived in all three states at some point in our lives. And all are well known for their BBQ. Seriously. We are not kidding. It’s a big thing in the southeast.So it came as a great shock to me […]
When we think of Little Italy, we think of pasta and cannoli. Maybe some pizza. All washed down with some chianti or the like. But, gastropub? Surely you must be mistaken.Well, apparently not. And, don’t call me Shirley!The Tavern of Little Italy (TOLI), opened in early 2016 and located in, well, Little Italy, bills itself […]
I know, I know. Heavy consumption of red meat is bad. It’s bad for your health (PMCID:PMC4409470). It’s bad for the environment. And, the situation is not all that great for the animal.Oh, but red meat, I love you so! So much so, that some know me as “carnivorous Crawford.” I can’t tell you how […]
Like every hip American city, Cleveland has a very active local microbrew scene. I have already visited and written about a few of them, including the widely distributed Great Lakes Brewing Company. I would be remiss if I did not post about Fat Head’s.If you are not familiar with Fat Head’s, take a look around […]
Have you heard the news? Cleveland Metroparks just won the 2016 “Best in Nation” award by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration, in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). We’re #1, we’re #1, we’re #1! In celebration, I am posting our February trip to Euclid Creek Reservation, a green space […]
“Is that from On The Rise?” Well, good morning to you too, Dr. Jill Barnholtz-Sloan! Never had I met someone who could name a bread’s origin in less than ten seconds after seeing it. The bread in question was part of a sandwich I was enjoying for my “second breakfast.”Steve and I recently tried On […]
Calling all hipsters and those who like to eat! Looking for a fun lunch or dinner that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Local West located on Detroit Shoreway.Local West opened in 2015 after converting and renovating an existing fast-food building. Consequently, Local West has a parking lot, a feature hard to come […]
It’s Wednesday night in Cleveland, so you know what that means. That’s right, it’s Opera Night at the Music Box Supper Club! Actually, I don’t know if Opera Night is always on a Wednesday, but this particular night Mom and I caught it, and we were really happy that we did.On this Opera Night, the […]
As I have already written, Cleveland boasts a big lake. Of the five great lakes, Lake Erie is fourth in size. Not to judge, but it’s also the shallowest of the Lakes. Still, if you have seen it, you would probably agree with me that’s it’s pretty impressive.A big surprise to me when I moved […]
Can’t get enough of the outdoors? Well, you’re in luck, because I am just getting started with the blog posts on the green spaces CLE has to offer!I have to credit my husband Steve for finding my latest favorites: the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower at the Holden Arboretum. This outing took […]
A successful season came to a close last night when the ICB-sponsored Away Team beat their arch nemesis Senior Tequila softball team 5-4 and 10-9 (in extra innings!) in a playoff double header. The Cavs have nothing on us! Go Away!!