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 […]


Who: Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: Noodlecat Where: 234 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 What’s better than having ramen on Saturday? Having ramen on Sunday, too! Post-doctoral fellow Dr. Jessica Cooke Bailey and her husband Matt have been raving about Noodlecat ever since we moved here. Every few weeks, we would vow to get together […]

The Greenhouse Tavern

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  The Greenhouse TavernWhere:  2038 East 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115 So, where do you take people for a meal you are eager to recruit to Cleveland? East 4th Street is a very good choice. This small vehicle-restricted district is home to over a dozen restaurants and many entertainment spots making […]