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.  

DANCECleveland (Wendy Whelan in Restless Creature)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  DANCECleveland (Wendy Whelan in Restless Creature) Where:  Playhouse Square (1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115) Much to Mom’s dismay, we don’t have a newspaper subscription. We haven’t in years. In fact, I don’t think we’ve had one during our marriage. Between the internet and National Public Radio (Cleveland local […]

Cleveland Cavaliers (All In!)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  The Cleveland Cavaliers (All In!) Where:  Cleveland, OH Have I seen the Cleveland Cavaliers (“Cavs”) play at the Quicken Loans Arena in person? No, not yet. Does that stop me from being excited about the 2015 National Basketball Association (NBA) championship series?   Hell to the no! The excitement is […]

Cedar Creek Grille

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cedar Creek Grille Where:  La Place Shopping Center, 2101 Richmond Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122 Shopping at Beachwood Place Mall, Legacy Village, or LA Place Shopping Center and find yourself hungry? Where do you go? I have already posted one of my favorite places to go in the Beachwood Place […]

Sterle’s Country House (with Platform Beer Co.)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Sterle’s Country House (with Platform Beer Co.) Where: 1401 East 55th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103   My husband Steve is excellent with the map and directions. So much so, my sister calls him the human GPS. Steve loves to travel and live in new cities, so a move to […]

The Music Box Supper Club (Secret Sisters/Striking Matches)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: The Music Box Supper Club (Secret Sisters/Striking Matches) Where: 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113   As I previously posted, Cleveland offers art and music events almost on a daily basis. To take advantage of these opportunities this summer, I have been perusing the Cleveland events calendar every week. […]

House of Blues (Lord Huron)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  House of Blues (Lord Huron) Where:  308 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114 No matter where you live, a universal truth remains: summer is for fun. The longer days and warmer nights are energizing, convincing your body that yes, you can stay up past 9pm tonight! To feed this urge […]

Provenance

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Provenance Where: 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106   The Cleveland Museum of Art is arguably the crown jewel of Cleveland culture. If at this point you are wondering I have mislabeled this post, no, you are in the correct place. The art gets you in the door, but […]

Cleveland Museum of Natural History (Mammoths and Mastodons)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cleveland Museum of Natural History Where:  1 Wade Oval Dr, Cleveland, OH 44106 One laid-back Saturday, Steve said, hey, let’s go to the history museum. I said, sure. I would love to go to the natural history museum. Would you believe the two actually exist along with other museums […]

Sixth & Pine

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Sixth & Pine Where:  26200 Cedar Road, Beachwood, OH 44122 Where do the ladies lunch? On the third floor of Nordstrom at Beachwood Place mall, that’s where. Mom and I often find ourselves shopping on weekend afternoons at the mall, and inevitably our shopping bleeds over into hours usually […]

Wolfgang Puck Express

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Wolfgang Puck Express Where:  11100 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 On campus and hungry? So am I! I usually bring my lunch, but occasionally I find myself sans left-overs or just craving something else. So, where do we go when we are hungry at CWRU? Surprisingly, there are few […]

The Black Box Fix

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  The Black Box Fix Where:  2307 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118  As previously mentioned, many a Clevelander mourned when Sweetie Fry closed its doors in the fall of 2014. We had just moved to Cleveland, so we never had the chance to indulge in the local selection of […]

Lower Shaker Lake and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lower Shaker Lake and Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Where: 2600 South Park Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44120   It’s 70 degrees without a cloud in the sky. So, what are you going to do? Go for a walk, I say! Steve and I are very fortunate to live near […]