Voodoo Brewery Cleveland

Wow, what a difference a month can make.   Remember life pre-COVID-19?  It’s hard to believe now, but we all used to gather in groups and do stuff together like eat in restaurants.  It seems so long ago… One of our last meals pre-COVID-19 was lunch at Voodoo Brewery Cleveland on Lee Road.  Voodoo Brewery […]

Noble Beast Brewing Co.

We are arguably living in a gilded age–nay golden age–of beer. The hops are running plentiful in the CLE: Great Lakes, Market Garden, Fat Heads, Bottle House Brewery, BRIM Kitchen + Brewery, and Boss Dog Brewing Company, to name a few. How can there possibly be an audience for more? Freeze all motor functions. Analysis. […]

BRIM Kitchen + Brewery

Snow is on the ground now, and we are nearing the winter solstice.  Days like these make any Clevelander long for the days of sunshine. I think the last official day of fun in the sun this year was October 22nd.  That day hit a high of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, well above the historical average […]

Boss Dog Brewing Company

Who let the dogs out?  I honestly don’t know, but I am glad to see that they are now on Lee Road. Boss Dog Brewing Company finally opened at the end of October after an extensive renovation of an old restaurant space on Lee Road.  The space was formerly occupied by the Lemon Grass Thai […]

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA is only ~135 miles southeast of Cleveland.  A mere two hour drive.  A hop-skip-and-a-jump, really.  So why is it so many Clevelanders never utter the city’s name, let alone visit it? The answer to this question seems as complicated as landing a great quarterback from the NFL draft.  Yes, apparently much of this […]

Tavern of Little Italy

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, […]

The Tap House at Fat Head’s Brewery

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 […]

Local West

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 […]

Market Garden Brewery

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Market Garden BreweryWhere:  1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 There’s no shortage of beer in Cleveland, that’s for sure. I had an inkling that this was true even before we moved to Cleveland. Soon after signing on the dotted line, Will Bush and I started searching for houses last […]

Sterle’s Country House (with Platform Beer Co.)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Sterle’s Country House (with Platform Beer Co.)Where: 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103  My husband Steve is excellent with the map and directions. So much so, my sister calls him the human GPS. Steve loves to travel and live in new cities, so a move to Cleveland was just […]

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Great Lakes Brewing CompanyWhere:  2516 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 The Great Lakes Brewing Company, located in Ohio City, is a very popular local pub. The brewery is apparently the first microbrewery in Cleveland (established in 1988). Since then, its popularity has spilled over to other neighboring states where they […]