Anthony's of Little Italy is most famous for its award-winning authentic gelato. Gelato is Italian-style ice cream; gelato is similar to sorbet, made without eggs, generally denser, and melts faster than most American ice creams. In addition to the desserts, Anthony's also offers a range of Italian plates. Perhaps the most experimental item on the menu is the kiwi mango chicken, but those aiming for something more traditional can pick eggplant parmesan or veal marsala. Pasta dishes include alfredo pasta or portobello mushroom ravioli scallopini with veal demi-glaze. Anthony's also has an extensive wine list as well as occasional wine tastings. - Marjorie Jensen
13463 Cedar Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 +1 216 965 0988
Melt Bar & Grilled in Lakewood initially looks like a corner bar, but inside is a unique, diverse beer bar and grilled cheese sandwich restaurant. The beer list includes twenty different drafts on tap as weekly specials. Melt even includes a beer guide to describe which beers go with which foods. The menu comes printed on old LPs, and includes a wide variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, and salads. Some of the featured grilled cheese sandwiches include Chorizo & Potato or Porky Cheese for meat-eaters. Pescetarians can have a Tokyo Tuna Melt with ginger wasabi or The Lake Erie Monster, a walleye with jalapeno tartar sauce. Vegetarians have a range of options as well, from the Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana to the Roasted Vegetable. - Marjorie Jensen
It cannot be said for certain that the owner of this venue was intoxicated when naming it the Barking Spider Tavern, considering that spiders don't bark. However, what can be said about this venue is that it offers its patrons a warm and amiable place, to catch a diverse range of excellent live music performances while they sample some delicious local, as well as imported drinks. The Barking Spider Tavern is the ideal place to enjoy a quite drink on your own, chill out with buddies, or even make new friends.
SASA Matsu promises to bring a distinct culture of dining to Cleveland. It recreates the atmosphere of a traditional Izakaya which is a type of Japanese drinking-place combined with the usual sit-down Japanese dinner. Their menu is a mix of Asian cuisines, owing to the diverse backgrounds of its chefs. So what you get, is a great dinner in a typical Japanese restaurant setting, with paper lamps, dim lighting and sushi, and a sleek bar at the side. They also have special nights and a separate late-night menu. Catering services are available.
1145 West Steels Corners Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 +1 330 920 8040
The Blossom Music Center center is located about 45 minutes from Cleveland. In addition to being the summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra, Blossom presents a variety of artists, from rock to country to classical. Bring a picnic, make reservations at the restaurant or grab a snack there. Sit under the large pavilion, which holds approximately 5000 people, or let the notes drift around you up to the stars. The designated lawn area seats 13,500.
Taza Lebanese Grill was opened as a slightly more upscale version of the popular Aladdin's Eatery chain in the Cleveland area. It has kept the popularity, even winning Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon Award for "Best Middle Eastern" in 2008. The most notable parts of the restaurant layout are the outdoor patio and the wood-burning grill in view of the diners. Taza offers complimentary savory pita bread to start the meal. The shish grill cooks up both lunches and dinners, at different prices. The dinner entrées include Samakeh Harra, Tajin, or Seana-cod, salmon, or tuna, respectively. Carnivores can enjoy the Shawarma Plate of grilled beef with veggies in tahini sauce, and vegetarians can try the Mujadara, a plate of lentils and rice topped with Salata and onions. Taza also treats patrons with their full bar. - Marjorie Jensen
1148 Main Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113 +1 216 696 4677
Roll on the floor with laughter with live comedy acts at this famed club, Cleveland Improv Comedy Club & Restaurant. Comedians start their journey of making people laugh here at the Improv stage, so you are actually witnessing tomorrows greats, in the present. Already established comedians too find a great audience here. Performances include acts by comic geniuses like Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Dunham, Jim Carrey and more. Key word here is to reserve your seat, before they get completely filled out. Also dinner reservations are taken but that to on priority basis. The scrumptious meal is served before the performance. So if you want the best seats with dinner, book well in advance, head to the venue one hour prior to the act, have a hearty meal and then sit back and enjoy the amazing performance. Check the website for reservation and event details.
2020 Center Street Cleveland, OH 44113 +1 216 776 0202
Opened in 2008 by Twyla Garrett, this Stonebridge Square venue offers a light wood and brick décor. The menu changes regularly, but some standard offerings include Fusion Wings, Fusion Fish and Chips, and gourmet burgers. There are some vegetarian dishes-veggie burgers and salads-in addition to many vegetarian pizza options. Their wood-fired, individual-sized pizzas follow the Vera Pizza Napoletana Organization's standards. Pizza options include Margherita, Neapolitan cheese and tomato; Prosciutto and Arugula; and shrimp with red peppers. There is a no-cheese vegan pizza as well as Pizza Bianca-white pizzas, no tomato-sauce-varieties. As their name suggests, they have a variety of specialty martinis to choose from: Blue 2020, Cantaloupe, and Peach Bellini. To finish, try their Mocha Fusion Homemade Cupcakes Trio. They also offer regular entertainment like DJs, singers and bands. Check their website for current listings of upcoming artists. - Marjorie Jensen
House of Blues Cleveland plays host to live music concerts. It has reserved as well as balcony seats and a few tables for cocktails. The cuisine is southern inspired. The Cambridge Room, located just outside of the main music hall, has a capacity of 300 and also features live performances, special events and parties. The Foundation Room is exclusive for members only.
2000 Sycamore Street Cleveland, OH 44113 +1 216 861 4982
The Powerhouse Pub is currently located on the first floor of the historic powerhouse building on the west bank of the flats in Cleveland, between The Improv & Howl at the Moon.This club has something for everyone. Part of the Nautica Flats Entertainment Complex.
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