Zhug, including the before times…

Remember the before times when we could go out to eat in a crowded restaurant?  Indoors?  With no masks?  And little fear beyond a bad but high priced meal or a long wait for a table? Oh, those were the pre-2020 days… We’re at now at the end of 2020, and the before times seem […]

BOLD Food and Drink

Like most older American cities with sizable surrounding suburbs, Cleveland has struggled to attract and retain downtown residents.  Cleveland’s latest strategy targets the area known locally as “The Flats,” a downtown area on the east and west banks of the Cuyahoga River.  The Flats has had a long and colorful history pretty much since the […]


I was listening to our local NPR affiliate WCPN this morning while getting ready for work, as one does, when I heard that a Cleveland-area restaurant and a chef were named as semi-finalists in this year’s James Beard Foundation Awards.  The chef in question is Jill Vedda of Salt+, who is up for the Best […]