The city of Cleveland is booming!  Listed as one of the New York Times 52 places to go in 2015 and National Geographic's Places You Need to Visit in 2018, Cleveland has a vibrant restaurant and bar scene, with lots of festivals, sporting events, and museums.  In fact, Time magazine ranked Cleveland #7 as America's Best Food Cities for 2015!  The members of the Institute for Computational Biology frequently enjoy these comforts of Cleveland, and we are happy to share our experiences here with you.  Thoughts and opinions are of their respective post authors and do not reflect those of any institution or official agency.

Holden Arboretum

Can’t get enough of the outdoors?  Well, you’re in luck, because I am just getting started with the blog posts on the green spaces CLE has to offer! I have to credit my husband Steve for finding my latest favorites:  the Murch Canopy Walk and Kalberer Family Emergent Tower at the Holden Arboretum.  This outing […]

ICB Sponsored Softball Away Team is Number 1!

A successful season came to a close last night when the ICB-sponsored Away Team beat their arch nemesis Senior Tequila softball team 5-4 and 10-9 (in extra innings!) in a playoff double header.  The Cavs have nothing on us!  Go Away!!

North Union Farmers Market at University Hospitals

“Want to go to the farmer’s market?” newly minted KL2 scholar Jessica Cooke Bailey asked.   Sure, why not!  Wait, where are we going? Turns out, we weren’t going much further than our very own University Hospitals (UH).  UH hosts the North Union Farmers Market (Figure 1) every Thursday during the summer.  Will Bush, Jessica, and […]

Summers at Severance

Summer has officially begun here in Cleveland.  Last week was the summer solstice and the Cavs win over the Warriors (yeah, we’re still talking about it).  And, the 4th of July holiday weekend is fast upon us.  What do Clevelanders do to celebrate the warm summer weather?  They go outside. We’re not kidding.  Clevelanders love […]

Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cleveland Cavaliers and Indians Where:  Cleveland! Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that the Cleveland Cavaliers just won the National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship in Game 7 on Sunday (Figure 1).  This is huge.  As I wrote last year, Cleveland is a city that has […]

Mod Meals

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Mod Meals Where:  Your house! It’s six o’clock, and there’s nothing edible save for the can of cat food in your refrigerator.  Sound familiar?  If no, either you don’t have cats or you are annoyingly organized.  Or both! For the rest of us mere mortals, scheduling time to prepare […]

Away Team Rocks!

The Away Team continues its winning ways (3-1)!  They play Monday nights at the Forest Hills Park softball fields.  Go Away!  Go Away!

ICB Softball Team Continues Its Historic Year!

After a double-header rain out (shades of last year, where it seemed to rain every Monday!), the Away team suffered its first loss of the season.  Recovering quickly, however, they won their second game (16-3) and now stand 2-1 for the season.  Yea away!!


Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lolita Where:  900 Literary Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113 Finishing your PhD is a big deal, so let’s treat it as the accomplishment that it is!  As you might have guessed, my recognition of a student’s accomplishments always involves food.  Good and plentiful! Schedule permitting, I invite my student and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vero Pizza Napoletana

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Vero Pizza Napoletana Where:  12421 Cedar Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 So there I was, enjoying another EPBI happy hour organized by the one and only EPBI social director Dr. Farren Briggs.  In attendance were our fearless leader Dr. Jonathan Haines and his better half Joyce as well as […]