Finding a seat at Butcher & The Brewer

We’re not into loud, crowded restaurants so it takes a certain strategy to finding the right moment to visit Butcher & The Brewer on magical East 4th Street in Cleveland. The place always seems to be packed on Saturdays… and during the week before and after sporting events… and pre- and post concerts. We previously thought we were on the right track getting there at … Continue reading Finding a seat at Butcher & The Brewer

Kick off summer with a spiced rum cocktail

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, but it’s also a day of observance and gratitude for those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is named in honor of Navy veteran and American tattoo legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, according to William Grant & Sons. The spirit honors his values of freedom and originality and proudly blends … Continue reading Kick off summer with a spiced rum cocktail

Kicking off summer dining at Mia Bella

Yes! Patio season! It’s here! We had made reservations at Mia Bella in Little Italy, before the weather had improved. But when we got there it was gorgeous out. Fortunately, our luck continued as one of its few tables set up on the sidewalks was open so we got to bask in actual sunlight and with cocktails in some of the largest glasses in Northeast … Continue reading Kicking off summer dining at Mia Bella

FigLeaf Brewing Co. taproom worth a stop in southwest Ohio

I visited FigLeaf Brewing Co. in Middletown during a trip to southwest Ohio in August. Nine months later, I’m still thinking about the beer I had there. The Basmati Cream Ale: Inspired by local home-brewing legend Ted Holloway, our Cream Ale uses basmati rice to impart a subtle yet distinct almost white-popcorn basmati aromatic note. Grounded by a base of Pilsner malt and just enough Liberty … Continue reading FigLeaf Brewing Co. taproom worth a stop in southwest Ohio

Food Truck Tuesdays return to Public Square on May 22

What: Food Truck Tuesdays Where: Public Square, downtown Cleveland When: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, beginning May 22 and running for 22 weeks. Why you should go: Who doesn’t love food trucks? Plus, the weekly events will include live music, stage presentations and community conversations. What you should eat/drink: The lineup will be announced weekly. How to get more information: Visit clevelandpublicsquare.com. Photo: The fountains … Continue reading Food Truck Tuesdays return to Public Square on May 22