Washington Place Bistro & Inn

Rain, rain, go away.  Come again another day. So far this spring, the sun has been a major flirt but has yet to commit.  More persistent is the rain.  And, oh, how it has rained this spring. Clevelanders, already well aware that abundant sunlight is sparse throughout the year here in Northeast Ohio, are anxious […]

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, […]

Cleveland’s Little Italy Feast of Assumption

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Little Italy’s Feast of Assumption Where:  12021 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 New York, for sure. Philadelphia, yes I learned this first-hand from traveling. But, Cleveland? I really had no idea…. I really had no idea that Cleveland has a sizeable Italian-American population. I have never equated Cleveland with […]

Club Isabella

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Club IsabellaWhere:  2175 Cornell Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106 One perk of the new job that recruiters mentioned but I failed to fully appreciate is the proximity of CWRU to Little Italy. Little Italy is packed with restaurants, cafes, and galleries along with condos and a few free-standing houses. Little Italy, […]