10th Cleveland Asian Festival set for May

What: 10th Cleveland Asian Festival Where: Asia Plaza – 2999 Payne Avenue, Cleveland 44114 When: 11 am – 7 pm Saturday, May 18 and Sunday May 19 Why you should go: Celebrate the 10th Annual Cleveland Asian Festival May for the best of Asian food and culture in Northeast Ohio. Enjoy live entertainment, cultural performances and martial art demonstrations on two outdoor stages. Shop local vendors … Continue reading 10th Cleveland Asian Festival set for May

Absolutely bowled over by the Korean-inspired Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development

I have a new favorite fast-casual restaurant. I recently visited the new location of Columbus-based Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development in Orange. According to the company’s website, Bibibop — inspired by the traditional Korean dish bibimbap, meaning “mixed rice” — opened almost exactly five years ago. Long a fan of create-your-own stir-fry joints, such as bd’s Mongolian Grill and Stir Crazy, I would describe … Continue reading Absolutely bowled over by the Korean-inspired Bibibop at the new Pinecrest development

Noodlecat at Crocker Park provides fast service

What: Noodlecat is a fast-casual eatery that serves Japanese cuisine with a casual twist. Where: 186 Union St. in Westlake, at Crocker Park near Yard House and Regal Cinemas Crocker Park 16 and IMAX. When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, but in the summer Friday and Saturday hours extend to 10 p.m. Why you should go: Noodlecat is a great option for a quick, but chef-created … Continue reading Noodlecat at Crocker Park provides fast service

Wonton Gourmet & BBQ in Cleveland offers authentic Asian cuisine

What: Asian food and other delicacies in a casual-dining atmosphere. Where: 3211 Payne Ave. in Cleveland. The restaurant is at the corner of Payne Avenue and East 32nd St. When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays. Why you should go: While the restaurant isn’t upscale, the atmosphere provides a good experience with delicious food at fair prices. This hidden gem also … Continue reading Wonton Gourmet & BBQ in Cleveland offers authentic Asian cuisine

Wild Mango to open at Legacy Village

Wild Mango will be opening an eastside location at Legacy Village in Lyndhurst. A press release describes Wild Mango as “one of the most distinctive restaurants in Northeast Ohio, with a multi-culturally influenced cuisine that reflects an eclectic mix of Asian, European and South American flavors.” “I have long had my sights on Legacy Village as the location for a new eastside restaurant,” Executive Chef Jia … Continue reading Wild Mango to open at Legacy Village