Uneven Food and Service Make The Smith, in Burton, Hard to Embrace

Uneven Food and Service Make The Smith, in Burton, Hard to Embrace

Sometimes, you want to love a restaurant before you even peek at the menu: for its setting, its vibe or its charm. That was certainly the case with The Smith, the Geauga County barbecue spot that opened last October on Burton's town square.

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City Girl Donuts to Open Saturday in Rocky River

The donut gods are smiling upon Cleveland this week. Today, Brewnuts finally opened its doors this morning after a long, agonizing wait. And this coming...

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‘This is a Game-Changer’ Michael Symon says of Impossible Burger, Now Offered at B Spot

The last time Michael Symon sounded this excited on the phone was in the wake of winning a James Beard Award. Not surprisingly, his excitement...

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The Long Wait is Over: Brewnuts Opens Tomorrow in Detroit Shoreway

Ask any would-be operator what his or her least favorite question is and you’re bound to be hit with: “So, when are you opening?” Poor...

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West Side Market Welcomes 8 New Tenants, Bringing Occupancy to 94 Percent

Thanks to the addition of eight new tenants, the West Side Market is up to 94-percent occupancy, leaving just 10 of the 178 indoor...

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BOMBA Tacos and Rum to Open at La Place in Beachwood

Andy Himmel is on a tear. In just 10 years, the methodical, meticulous restaurateur has expanded his Latin-themed portfolio from one unit to eight...

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Korean Restaurant Hansol in Asiatown Appears to be Closed

In the wake of the on-again, off-again years at Seoul Hot Pot, it was welcome news when we learned that after nearly 30 years in...

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East Bank of the Flats' Portside Distillery and Brewery is Closed

Portside, which earned the distinction as Ohio's first modern distillery, has closed. The small-batch producer of beer and spirits had been in production since 2011,...

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Tickets for Lakewood’s Annual Chocolate Walk Go on Sale on October 2

Hosted by LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance, the 9th annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday,...

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Cafe Ah-Roma Provides a Cleveland State Gathering Space

Fifteen years ago, Rob Bennett stood with his mother in the wind tunnel of "The Cage," CSU's old classroom building. He was looking out at...

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Nonna Pazza and Stack'd Restaurants Open at Jack Casino

We stopped by JACK Casino last night to test out the the newly-opened fast-casual restaurants, Stack'd and Nonna Pazza. As reported earlier this year,...

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Old City Libations is Closing in Gordon Square

On Saturday, Old City Libations will close in Gordon Square. The specialty cocktail bar opened last year after winning Cleveland Hustles and securing investment money. Old...

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Citizen Pie Will Open in Ohio City on September 12

The popular Neapolitan-style pizza shop Citizen Pie (15710 Waterloo Rd., 216-417-2742) announced back in September of last year that it had inked a deal...

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Barrio Tacos to Open in Willoughby in Former Olivor Twist Location

Barrio will be opening yet another location soon — this one in Willoughby this December in the former Olivor Twist location. The fifth outpost...

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The Production Facility and Bakery Behind Aladdin's 40 Restaurants

When Fady Chamoun opened his first Aladdin's Eatery in 1994, diners were still very much in the dark when it came to the ins and...

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Two-Day Cleveland Eats Culinary Festival Features More Than 30 Chefs Next Weekend

After more than a year of planning the finish line is in sight for Cleveland Eats, a two-day culinary festival happening next weekend organized...

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Former Ginko Chef Taishi Noma Brings His World-Class Sushi to Homes in Cleveland

Five years ago when Dante Boccuzzi opened Ginko he picked Taishi Noma as the head chef of what would quickly be recognized as the...

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Stunning Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar Now Open

Update: Just a quick note to mention that the opening day for Marble Room, the glitzy steak and seafood restaurant situated in the old National...

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Addicted Coffee and Ice Cream in Lakewood Opens This Friday

Kick a stone in Lakewood and it will hit a bar or a cool restaurant. Ice cream is a little harder to find. That...

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Beviamo Cafe Will Soon Reopen in New, Larger Location In Tremont

Since its opening last year, customers who stepped into Beviamo Cafe on Literary Avenue found a lively but cramped coffee shop struggling to make...

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You Can Soon Get Heinen's Groceries Delivered Directly to Your Home

Starting next Thursday, Heinen's offers home grocery delivery service for Northeast Ohio residents. Meaning folks, some of us anyway, will never have to enter...

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Ribsticks BBQ in University Heights Closes Up Shop

Ribsticks BBQ, which promised to do BBQ a little differently, announced earlier this week that they've permanently closed. Open for less than a...

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