Big Al’s Diner

Feeling a little blue?  A little defeated?  Did you give whatever it takes, and it still wasn’t enough (Figure 1)? I know what you need:  a little comfort.  In the form of food. Cleveland is not really known for its comfort food such as biscuits with gravy and mac&cheese.  Zanzibar Soul Fusion comes close, but […]

Larchmere Tavern

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Larchmere Tavern Where:  13051 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 As I probably have mentioned in previous posts, my husband Steve loves a place that’s close by where you can pop in at will to have a decent meal.  No excruciating or awkward long waits by the hostess stand.  No […]

Flying Cranes Café and Catering

Who: Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: Flying Cranes Café and Catering Where: 13002 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 Where does East meet West? In Larchmere, apparently. Steve and I were recently out and about on the weekend preparing to pick paint colors at the Home Depot. I, for one, cannot complete such as task on […]


Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  BatuquiWhere:  12706 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 Craving a soft bossa nova night? Where do you go in Cleveland for this sort of thing? Larchmere, apparently. This past May, a new Brazilian restaurant Batuqui opened in an old turn-of-the-century house on Larchmere. Larchmere is just a hop, skip, and jump […]

Felice Urban Cafe

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Felice Urban CafeWhere:  12502 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120  During our house hunting days, our agent Howard Hanna’s Edie Myher drove us through Larchmere repeatedly as we toured homes throughout Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights. Larchmere caught my eye because the little neighborhood is colorful and filled with interesting local […]