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The McRib is back, and will haunt me for life

So after a day of running around the city doing a little record shopping we ended up stopping at our favorite coffee shop, Coffee Proper, on the way home through Lakewood.  First off, best coffee shop in the area, hands down.  Anyhow we always have some great conversations there with the staff and owner.  This…

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Epic bars prove to live up to their name

I heard about EPIC Bars from my favorite coffee joint in the Cleveland area, Coffee Proper over at the Beck Center.  I was looking for a Paleo friendly snack that wasn’t some piece of dehydrated MSG loaded cardboard.  Epic takes the protein bar concept to a whole new level.  I tried one and I was…

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Cleveland Vegan set for Mid-November Opening

Cleveland Vegan, a locally owned catering service, will open a storefront and cafe in the west end of Lakewood by the end of this month. The new location at 17112 Detroit Avenue near the Beck Center for Performing Arts, will be Lakewood’s first all vegan cafe.  It will offer daily takeaway selections such as salads,…

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Vote Yes on TownHall in Ohio City

For whatever reason (and I will tell you a few) I never made my way to TownHall in Ohio City.  Doing the food thing you hear multiple opinions on why you shouldn’t go to a certain place and I heard three big ones about TownHall.  I heard the food was marginal at best, the service…

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Green Day should NEVER be in the Rock Hall

Green Day should never be in the Rock Hall.  Green Day isn’t a bad band, don’t get me wrong.  They have achieved an incredible amount of commercial success and paved the way for other pop punk bands after them.  Some decent, others an absolute travesty.  However Green Day should never be in the Rock Hall…

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Katz Club Diner Fire

James Warholak has been charged with arson in the fire that engulfed much of the hip Doug Katz eatery Katz Club Diner.  Charged, obviously innocent until proven guilty, but at the same time kudos go out to Cleveland Heights Fire and Police for nabbing the suspect so quickly. When I woke Tuesday morning to see…

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Pete Yorn You & Me at the Beachland Cleveland

Pete Yorn made it back to Cleveland last night to an absolutely packed house at the Beachland Ballroom.  Dubbed “Pete Yorn You and Me Acoustic” Yorn brought his best hits solo to an enamored crowd.  The first time I saw Yorn was at the Agora Theater in 2002 in support of one of the best…

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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…