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.


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 […]


Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Ginko Where:  2247 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113 If you like food, the first thing you hear about when moving to or visiting Cleveland is Tremont. Tremont is a Cleveland neighborhood west of the Cuyahoga River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as it is […]

Beachwood City Park West/East

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Beachwood City Park West/East Where:  Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH Much has surprised me about living in Cleveland. It probably comes as no surprise to many that Cleveland has a bad rap. Sure, we expect a good ribbing from our Pittsburgh friends (who taught me “mistake by the lake”), but […]

BottleHouse Brewery

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: BottleHouse Brewery Where:  2050 Lee Rd, Cleveland, OH 44118 As previously mentioned in a post, there are several restaurants and bars up and down Lee Road, and my husband Steve intends to visit every single one (except for the late Sweetie Fry, which closed early Fall 2014). One of […]

Shaker Square Market

Who:  Jessica Cooke-Bailey, PhD What: Fresh Fruits and Veggies Where:  Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120 The North Union Farmer’s Market is held year-round in several locations throughout the Cleveland area; I have been vising the one held at Shaker Square at least twice a month since relocating to Cleveland in December of 2013. We truly […]

Bistro 185

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: Bistro 185 Where:  991 East 185th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44119 Steve and I were so impressed with the Standard Bar & Grill, we were excited to try the other restaurants in the 185th Street district.  As luck would have it, my birthday was only days away from our Standard […]

Michelson & Morley

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  Michelson & Morley Where:  11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland, OH 44106 The recently opened Michelson & Morley located in the Tinkham Veale University Center (“the Tink”) offers both lunch and dinner in an upscale bistro setting.  The restaurant’s namesake celebrates the Nobel Prize in Physics (1907) winning experiments performed in […]

The Standard Bar & Grille

Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What:  The Standard Bar & Grille Where:  779 East 185th Street, Cleveland, OH 44119 My husband Steve and I visited The Standard on a post-holiday Saturday (12-27-2014) for lunch.  Steve had heard of this and other restaurants as part of the East 185th Street district in Cleveland.  We are fans […]

Barroco Grill

 Who:  Dana C. Crawford, PhD What: Barroco Grill Where:  12906 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 We visited Barroco Grill on Tuesday, December 23rd by accident.  Steve’ Mom Barbara and partner Ray were in town visiting, and the five of us (including my Mom Graciela) ventured out to see the Cleveland sites.  At some point close […]