Finger Lakes (Keuka and Seneca Lakes) and wine tasting

Near (Figures 1 and 2), far (Figure 3-5), wherever you are, I believe that the wine does go on…                 What can I say, I do heart me some wine.  When I am out and about, I can’t resist the opportunity to do some tasting when it presents […]

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Pardon me boys, is that the Cuyahoga choo-choo?  No, it’s the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Sure, I was a few states and a boogie woogie off, but close enough, right?  Well, having been to both now, no, not really.  The Chattanooga Choo Choo is now a stationary hotel.  The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is an […]

Bin 216

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Bin 216 Where:  1515 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 Going to a show at Playhouse Square and looking for a classy place to drink and nosh before or after the show?  Bin 216 has some small plates and hand-crafted cocktails just for you! We stumbled onto Bin 216 literally […]

The Fairmount

Who: Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: The Fairmount Where: 2448 Fairmount Blvd Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 Every in-town neighborhood has one (or ought to have one): a watering hole perfect for informal gatherings.   The Fairmount is one such place located in the middle of the Cedar-Fairmount shopping district. The Fairmount serves food and drink nightly […]

The Wine Spot

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  The Wine SpotWhere:  2271 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 I stumbled upon The Wine Spot early-on in my Cleveland experience. Mom and I were out house hunting last summer, and we noticed this wine and beer store was open on Sunday. A Sunday!If you have never lived outside the […]

Bistro 185

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat: Bistro 185Where:  991 East 185th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44119 Steve and I were so impressed with the Standard Bar & Grill, we were excited to try the other restaurants in the 185th Street district.  As luck would have it, my birthday was only days away from our Standard Bar & […]