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

Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross, will perform comedy act at Agora

Being a fan of “Arrested Development” has been such a roller coaster ride. We got three GREAT seasons of the comedy series on Fox, from 2003 to 2006, but then the plug was pulled due to low ratings. (Man, sometimes people really don’t know what to watch on TV. But I digress.) While there was some far-fetched dream we might see the amazingly dysfunctional and … Continue reading Tobias Fünke himself, David Cross, will perform comedy act at Agora

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

Downtown Willoughby rib burn off features free music and plenty of BBQ

What: The Red, White and BBQ Rib Burn Off Where: Downtown Willoughby When: noon to 10 p.m. May 19, and noon to 8 p.m. May 20 Why you should go: So many reasons. It’s free. Yes, you have to pay for food and drink, but the musical entertainment, barbecue smells and people-watching is free. Speaking of the entertainment: 24 different musical acts are listed on the … Continue reading Downtown Willoughby rib burn off features free music and plenty of BBQ