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.  

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 […]

The Wine Spot

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  The Wine Spot Where:  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 […]

Canal Exploration Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Canal Exploration Center, Cuyahoga Valley National Park Where:  7104 Canal Road, Valley View, OH 44125 In a previous post, I have already mentioned the existence of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, a great destination for outdoor fun. The Canal Exploration Center is also part of the national park. This […]

Lopez

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lopez Where: 2196 Lee Road, Cleveland, OH 44118   What do Mexico city, Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, and Cleveland all have in common? Lopez, a southwestern-style restaurant (Figure 1)! Lopez is conveniently located on Lee Road, the road of local eateries near our house.  I found this restaurant soon […]

Great Lakes Brewing Company

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Great Lakes Brewing Company Where:  2516 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113 The Great Lakes Brewing Company, located in Ohio City, is a very popular local pub. The brewery is apparently the first microbrewery in Cleveland (established in 1988). Since then, its popularity has spilled over to other neighboring states […]

Coquette Patisserie

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Coquette Patisserie Where:  11607 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106 Like most universities or medical centers, parking is sparse. Faculty and staff jockey for position for the privilege of a parking spot in the same city as the office. CWRU is no different. So, it should have been no surprise […]