The city of Cleveland is booming!  Not only are we one of the New York Times 52 places to go in 2015, 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.  

Fat Cats

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Fat Cats Where: 2061 W 10th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113   During the days of my recruitment to CWRU, the Department and Institute pulled out all the stops. An impressive part of the process included spending a day touring Cleveland with two women from Executive Arrangements, Inc. At first […]

Dynomite Burgers and Sushi

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Dynomite Burgers and Sushi Where:  779 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119 If you are member of a certain cohort, the mention of “dynomite” conjures specific images and sounds. Apparently, here in Cleveland, “dynomite” conjures images of burgers…and sushi? Dynomite Burgers opened in Playhouse Square in 2013 as a […]

Fire Food and Drink

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Fire Food and Drink Where:  13220 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120   Shaker Square has already been introduced to this blog as a great outdoor place to shop for local fruits and vegetables during the non-snow months at the North Union’s Farmer’s Market. But, Shaker Square is much more. […]

Felice Urban Cafe

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Felice Urban Cafe Where:  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 […]

Market Garden Brewery

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Market Garden Brewery Where:  1947 W 25th St, Cleveland, OH 44113 There’s no shortage of beer in Cleveland, that’s for sure. I had an inkling that this was true even before we moved to Cleveland. Soon after signing on the dotted line, Will Bush and I started searching for […]

One to One Fitness and Recovery Zone

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  One to One Fitness and Recovery Zone Where:  2130 Adelbert Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 Based on my previous posts, you must think I weigh 1,000 pounds. I’ll admit that I have gained weight over the years. Yes, these days I am more about the bass than the treble, which […]

Ninja City Kitchen & Bar

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Ninja City Kitchen & Bar Where:  11311 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 Will Bush and I are always looking for new lunch places within walking distance of CWRU, and this past February we stumbled upon Ninja City. If you find yourself walking up and down Euclid in Uptown looking […]

La Cave Du Vin

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  La Cave Du Van Where:  2785 Euclid Heights Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106 A few months ago, CWRU EpiBiostats alum Fred Schumacher and wife Jaimie (PhD and MD, respectively) visited the department and Cleveland for a few days. During the visit, the couple mentioned they were meeting some old friends […]

Gigi’s on Fairmount

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Gigi’s on Fairmount Where:  3477 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 Sometimes we crave small plates and a nice glass of wine or cocktail. Where do we go for that kind of fare, especially when we are feeling lazy and want to stay close to home in Cleveland Heights? […]

Crop Kitchen

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Crop Kitchen Where:  11460 Uptown Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 As I mentioned in a previous post, my initial parking spot at CWRU involved a long walk to the office. For a few months, I walked past some space with a sign that mentioned Crop Kitchen was coming soon. What […]

Crop Bar & Bistro

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Crop Bar & Bistro Where:  2537 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 A few months ago, Mom had a birthday. To celebrate, we drove down to Ohio City to have dinner at Crop Bistro & Bar. Crop has been on my radar since we were searching for houses here in […]

Cowell & Hubbard

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cowell & Hubbard Where: 1305 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115   If you are headed to the Playhouse Square area for a show, you might be thinking about having dinner before the show. Surprisingly, the selection of nice restaurants within walking distance of the theaters is limited. And, reservations […]