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Inaugural Taste of Black Cleveland Restaurant Week Kicks Off on Monday

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click to enlarge Cleveland will next Monday join other cities that feature and focus on black-owned restaurants during a designated week — much like independent restaurants are celebrated as a whole during restaurant week. Following a mission to “create an opportunity to bring awareness to local black owned restaurants throughout...
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Saucisson and Terrestrial Brewing to Host 6th Annual Carnivore Christmas at the Nash

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Billed as a “meatacular six-course beer dinner,” Carnivore Christmas is an annual feast hosted by the Lady Butchers, aka Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury of Saucisson (5324 Fleet Ave., 216-303-9067). These festive dinners feature plenty of meat, plenty of beer, and equal parts good cheer. This year’s bash will be...
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Now Open: Hola Tacos in Lakewood

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click to enlarge Hola Tacos (12102 Madison Ave., 216-801-4666), the L.A.-style taco stand in Lakewood’s Birdtown neighborhood, is now open. Owner Juan Vergara quietly opened the doors last night, he says. Vergara, who also operates with his family Barroco Arepa Bars in Lakewood, Westlake and on Larchmere, has assembled a...
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Michael Symon and Doug Trattner’s Latest Cookbook, ‘Fix It With Food,’ Officially Out Today

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click to enlarge Michael Symon’s “Fix it with Food” is officially out today. This is the Cleveland chef’s latest – and most personal – cookbook to hit the shelves. As usual, the book is co-authored by Scene dining editor Douglas Trattner. The 256-page hardcover book, published by Clarkson Potter ($27),...
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Flavor Event Celebrates Cleveland’s Culinary Scene This Thursday

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click to enlarge Scene‘s annual Flavor event is back this week to help you hunker down for the winter in style. Returning Thursday, Dec. 5, the culinary celebration includes a handful of Cleveland’s best restaurants offering up tasty bites to sample. Expect choice morsels from places like the Fairmount, Bomba, Hecks,...
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Sesame and Soy Asian Takeout in Tremont Has Closed

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Sesame and Soy Asian Takeout in Tremont Has Closed Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 2:49 PM click to enlarge After little more than a year in business, Sesame and Soy Asian Takeout in Tremont closed its doors for good on...
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Stuffed Mushrooms are Apparently an Ohio Thanksgiving Favorite, a New Study Says, But We Call BS

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click to enlarge Photo via Wikimedia Commons For Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’ll likely be pulling up to a plate of turkey (or tofurky or the protein of your choice) with some green beans, potatoes, marshmallow-covered sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and maybe a few rolls. And if you’re in Ohio,...
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Irie Jamaican Kitchen Opens Its Old Brooklyn Location Next Week

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Photo courtesy Irie Jamaican Kitchen The wait is almost over, and those who have enjoyed Omar McKay’s soul-satisfying Jamaican food at his original stall at Richmond Town Square and then at his brick-and-mortar restaurant on East 185th St. know it will have been worth it. Irie Jamaican Kitchen’s Old Brooklyn...
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Feral hogs attack: “It’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen”: Feral hogs attack, kill Christine Rollins, of Texas

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Anahuac, Texas — Authorities say a pack of feral hogs attacked and killed a woman outside a Southeast Texas home where she worked as a caretaker. Christine Rollins cared for an elderly couple at their home in the small town of Anahuac. Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said Monday the...
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Mason’s Creamery’s Ramen Is Back for the Winter Starting Next Week

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Monday, November 25, 2019 Mason’s Creamery’s Ramen Is Back for the Winter Starting Next Week Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 2:28 PM click to enlarge Fans of Mason’s Creamery’s soul-satisfying ramen will be happy to know that starting next week on Dec. 4 the...
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Sokolowski’s University Inn Has the Second Best Cafeteria-Style Food in U.S., New Report Finds

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Monday, November 25, 2019 Sokolowski’s University Inn Has the Second Best Cafeteria-Style Food in U.S., New Report Finds Posted By Laura Morrison on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 12:17 PM click image Photo via briankeithdiaz/Instagram Cafeteria-style diners and restaurants, not to be confused with buffets, have mostly gone the way...
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Rosso Italia to Open in Former Red Beachwood Space First Week of December

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click to enlarge Last month, Red Steakhouse in Beachwood was permanently put to bed in advance of a new Red opening at Pinecrest, which it will do on November 29. That space, located next door to Blu (3355 Richmond Rd., 216-831-5599), will become Rosso Italia, an Italian restaurant. “I’ve always wanted to...
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Miracle Pop-Up Bar Brings Christmas Cocktails to East 4th Street Next Week

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click to enlarge Photo via Society Lounge/Facebook What began as a holiday-themed pop-up cocktail lounge in the midst of a New York City bar’s construction six years ago has now spread to dozens of bars around the world this Christmas season. And this year, the Miracle pop-up bar is hitting...
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Immigrant Son, Lakewood’s First and Only Brewery, to Open this Spring

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click to enlarge When Constantino’s Market closed its Lakewood grocery store, it was a sad day for the family-run business, which also operates stores downtown and in University Circle. But the closure also provided one family member with the opportunity he had been waiting for for years: the ideal property...
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Cleveland Winter Beerfest Returns to Convention Center in January With Probably Too Much Beer

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click to enlarge The Cleveland Winter Beerfest, which is entirely similar to the Cleveland Summer Beerfest, only indoors, is coming back to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland next year. Taking place Friday, Jan. 24 through Saturday, Jan. 25, the boozy event features more than 350 beers from more than 130...
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The Christmas Corner Bar is Taking Over Lakewood Once Again

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click to enlarge Photo via the Georgetown Restaurant Another Christmas bar is soon popping up in the Cleveland area, this one in Lakewood. Back for the third year in a row, The Christmas Corner Bar is turning Georgetown Restaurant into an almost unbearable barrage of holiday lighting, decorations and choice cocktails....
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Sawyer’s at Van Aken Officially Opens Wednesday, Nov. 20

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Friday, November 15, 2019 Sawyer’s at Van Aken Officially Opens Wednesday, Nov. 20 Posted By Vince Grzegorek vgrzegorek@clevescene.com> on Fri, Nov 15, 2019 at 7:34 AM After a few weeks of soft-open affairs, Sawyer’s at Van Aken will officially open its doors for business this coming Wednesday, Nov. 20. Sawyer’s...
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Condado Tacos Brings Its Eerily Familiar Build-Your-Own-Taco Concept to Westlake Next Month

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click to enlarge Photo courtesy Jenna Lorenz Condado Tacos is opening a second location in the Cleveland area, this time in Westlake. Starting Dec. 12, taco lovers can head to Crocker Park (203 Market Street) for some Americanized Mexican food and sweet, sweet margaritas. This is the Columbus-based restaurant group’s...
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First Look: Zhug by Chef Doug Katz, Opening Next Week in Cleveland Heights

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click to enlarge Zhug (12413 Cedar Rd., 216-862-2508) might be one of the most cohesive new restaurants to open in Cleveland. From the seating to the lighting to the music, the overarching effect is to create an elegant but informal environment built around the sharing of small plates. For a year...
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A.J. Rocco’s to Close on December 20

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click to enlarge After a solid 18-year run, A.J. Rocco’s (816 Huron Rd. E., 216-861-8358) will close its doors for good on December 20. The Gateway District café/bar/music venue opened in 2001, two days before 9-11. Owner A. Brendan Walton says that the lease has expired and, after some consideration, he...

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