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.

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 […]

Brandywine Falls

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Brandywine Falls Where:  8176 Brandywine Road in Sagamore Hills Township Did you know there is a national park near Cleveland? No? Neither did we until we moved here. I am delighted to declare that Cleveland is very close to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the only national park in […]

XYZ Tavern

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: XYZ Tavern Where:  6419 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 Steve and I were out and about one late afternoon and decided to stop in somewhere fun for a drink and a bite to eat. We have heard much about the Gordon Square Arts District on Detroit Avenue as a […]

Lake Erie and Edgewater Park

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Lake Erie and Edgewater Park Where:  Cleveland, OH 44102 What do Clevelanders do in the winter? Before actually moving here, I imagined Clevelanders hibernated from late November until early April. Not true! Sure, it’s cold and snowy for four months or so, but that’s no excuse to stay inside. […]

Marotta’s

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Marotta’s Where:  2289 Lee Road, Cleveland, OH 44118 Figure. Marotta’s bresaola. From the menu: “thinly sliced air cured beef with fresh arugula and shaved parmigiano reggiano 12.” My husband Steve and I were on the eve of a big trip, so we were looking a for a good, quick […]

The Greenhouse Tavern

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  The Greenhouse Tavern Where:  2038 East 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115 So, where do you take people for a meal you are eager to recruit to Cleveland? East 4th Street is a very good choice. This small vehicle-restricted district is home to over a dozen restaurants and many entertainment […]

Cleveland Orchestra (Fantasia)

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Cleveland Orchestra and Severance Hall (Fantasia) Where:  11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 Contrary to popular belief, I do more than eat. Case in point: our first visit to Severance Hall to hear the Cleveland Orchestra on December 11th. Of course, we did have a pre-concert dinner (see the […]

Ballet in Cleveland

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Ballet in Cleveland (The Ashley Bouder Project) and the Nutcracker Where:  Playhouse Square (Bulkley Building, 1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115) When we first discussed moving to Cleveland, Mom asked about the ballet situation. Mom loves to go to the ballet, and we have been fortunate to live in […]