What: The Oak Barrel – Brasserie and Taphouse, a locally owned farm-to-table style restaurant opened in 2012.
Where it’s located: 5975 Canal Road, on the east side of Canal, a few minutes from Interstates 480 and 77 in Valley View.
When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
Why you should go: Located a few feet from Cinemark at Valley View and XD, Oak Barrel is the place to grab a quick pre-movie bite or a post-movie drink and snack.
What you should eat: The Open Face Pulled Pork BBQ is served on top of jalapeno cornbread with house slaw and tobacco onions, making it a hearty, spicy, and satisfying dish.
How to get more information: 216-520-3640, Theoakbarrel.com