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 Cleveland 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.

Market Garden Brewery

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Market Garden BreweryWhere:  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 houses last […]

One to One Fitness and Recovery Zone

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  One to One Fitness and Recovery ZoneWhere:  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 I find […]

Ninja City Kitchen & Bar

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Ninja City Kitchen & BarWhere:  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 for the […]

La Cave Du Vin

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  La Cave Du VanWhere:  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 at La […]

Gigi’s on Fairmount

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Gigi’s on FairmountWhere:  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? One such […]

Crop Kitchen

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Crop KitchenWhere:  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 was this […]

Crop Bar & Bistro

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Crop Bar & BistroWhere:  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 Cleveland. The restaurant […]

Cowell & Hubbard

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Cowell & HubbardWhere: 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 are highly recommended […]

DANCECleveland (Wendy Whelan in Restless Creature)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  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 affiliate WCPN!), […]

Cleveland Cavaliers (All In!)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  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 everywhere. I see […]

Cedar Creek Grille

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  Cedar Creek GrilleWhere:  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 Mall, but […]

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

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhDWhat:  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 Cleveland was just […]