Leaving Cleveland: Urban Farmer and a Polish Boy

My final night in Cleveland included a nice dinner at Lola and now I had a few hours to spare before heading to the airport. It was another gorgeous day and I walked over to Urban Farmer for a bite to eat. The rustic restaurant features Midwest fare using local, organic, farm to table ingredients….

Dinner at Lola

For my final night in Cleveland I had dinner at Lola Bistro which is considered the crown jewel of the city’s vibrant culinary scene. Located along the food and entertainment district of East 4th Street, the New American restaurant features an inventive and creative menu by chef and owner, Michael Symon. I arrived for my…

Progressive Field: Extra Innings, Brews, and Sugardale Hot Dogs

After some pastrami hash and pancakes, I made my way back downtown and stopped by The Clevelander Bar & Grill for a couple drinks before the ball game. The weather was perfect and the lively local sports bar has an outdoor seating area and pregame specials. After a couple beers, I walked over to Progressive…

Brunch at Fire Food & Drink

I had a couple more days in Cleveland and it was time to go out for another brunch. I went to The Plum the previous day and decided to go to Fire Food & Drink for their weekend brunch. Located in historic Shaker Square, the modern-style restaurant creates globally inspired dishes using locally sourced ingredients….

Harlow’s Pizza and Tiki Drinks

After brunch and art earlier in the day, it was time to head back out for dinner. I was in the mood for pizza and I heard a great spot for that was Harlow’s Pizza in Lakewood. The cozy bar and restaurant offers wood-fires Neapolitan pies along with a small selection of beer, wine, and…

Brunch at The Plum

I had a great time at a beautiful cocktail bar tucked inside old bank vaults the previous night, and the next day I stopped by The Plum for Saturday brunch. Located in the Lorain Avenue Historical District in Ohio City, the casual eatery serves elevated American fare and tasty cocktails. I took a seat at…

Best Bars: Vault

As much as I love craft beer, I also enjoy a great cocktail! I went to another wonderful bar that ended up becoming a favorite while I was in Cleveland. Inside the Metropolitan at The 9 Hotel is an incredible cocktail bar called Vault. The century-old bank vaults beneath the Cleveland Trust Rotunda are home…

Cleveland Craft Beer and Breweries

It was time to try a few of Cleveland’s craft beer breweries. I ended up going to a couple one day, and another one the following day. Before my hearty sandwich lunch, I went to Platform Beer Company. Opened in 2014, the 100+ seat tasting room and patio offers over 20 house beers and food…