Randy’s Pickles are the real dill

I’m going to get more into my friends over at Randy’s Pickles at a later date, but when I find something this good and from Cleveland I have got to tell you about it.  I was manning a booth at the North Union Farmers Market Garlic Festival at Shaker Square a few weeks back and…

The 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 14-16, 2014

The 9th annual Fabulous Food Show, presented by Giant Eagle Market District, returns to the I-X Center in Cleveland, Ohio, November 14-16, 2014.  Just in time for the holiday season, guests can Taste, Try & Buy their way through the country’s largest presentation of fine food, fine art, craft breweries, wineries, restaurants and exhibits all…

Hard Rock Rocksino Money Honey

Oh what a difference a day makes.  I felt cheated on my gaming experience yesterday after a visit to the Racino and I had to atone for that by a fun packed day at Cleveland’s one and only Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield.  The Rocksino is by far the absolute be all end all of…

Thistledown Racino

I was excited to head to the Rocksino today to meet up with my mother and father in law.  I am a huge fan of the Rocksino.  Awesome dining options, amazing rock and roll memorabilia displays, coupled with the hottest and newest slots around the city!  I love the rock and roll upbeat vibe of…

Burntwood Tavern Rocky River Brunch

Why in the world aren’t there more people here for brunch?  This place has it all.  Great selection on the menu, and a pretty solid Bloody Mary bar.  First, choose which Tavern-infused Vodka you would like – traditional, jalapeño & garlic, pickle, bacon, or one of their other infusions. Next, choose your tomato juice &…

El Carnicero Master Chef Throwdown!

Well it wasn’t really a throwdown, it was more of a little party after my Master Chef tryout.  El Carnicero has one of the best party rooms on the west side, and Chef Eric Williams was very accommodating.  I handed off some Oxtail concoction I made for the Master Chef tryout, he turned it into…

Pittsburgh Trip

We had the pleasure of traveling to Pittsburgh a couple weeks back for a weekend away.  We went record shopping at the famous Jerry’s Records, stopped in to Sound Cat Records and Mind Cure Records as well.  We ended up picking up some great vinyl finds.  I got a mint copy of R.E.M’s Monster, and…

Cleveland West Side Market: Revisited

A while back many folks commented, shared, and generally went crazy about an piece I wrote concerning the iconic West Side Market.  It wasn’t too flattering.  It was based on my nostalgia of what used to be.  The once groundbreaking market was starting to get a little stale.  Farm Markets were popping up all over…