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NuJoy ready to serve baos, kebabs and milk tea in Uptown

Tracy Wang, Contributing Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Ninja City, the Asian fusion bistro on Euclid Avenue, closed on Feb. 24. After months of preparation, the restaurant that would be replacing it, NuJoy, opened in August. NuJoy is co-owned by two Case Western Reserve University alumni from the Class of 2012. The owners, Bowen Sun and Xiwen Kang, n...

Cleveland Taco Festival: Overpriced, underwhelming

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

This past Saturday, Sept. 8, marked the second annual Cleveland Taco Festival, held at JACK Thistledown Racino. The event boasted over 25 taco and food vendors from around the city. For those of age, the alcoholic options ranged from a frozen margarita “bar” to a tequila sampling tent. The entertainmen...

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Student-run Food Symposium features acclaimed short film

Smruthi Maganti, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 30, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events, Top Stories

This past week, students have been able to attend documentary screenings, panel discussions and more, all centering around food. This year’s Food Symposium, themed “Food, Health, and Politics,” began on March 23 and ran through March 30. It took place all over and around campus, from the T...

Starbucks’ Halloween drink has mixed reviews

Weiwei Kong, Contributing Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Over the past few years, Starbucks has released more specialty limited-edition drinks. At the beginning of the year, the Unicorn Frappucino was added to the menu and began a craze amongst students and other community members. In order to help celebrate Halloween this year, Starbucks introduced the Zombie...

New Korean eatery, BIBIBOP, a tasteful addition to Uptown

New Korean eatery, BIBIBOP, a tasteful addition to Uptown

Victoria Radcliffe, Contributing reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

Those of you who savor the Yum Yum sauce of restaurants like Happy Dog and Kenko can now rejoice. A new curator of the popular sauce has come to Euclid Avenue. BIBIBOP Asian Grill, an Asian fusion restaurant conveniently located between Potbelly Sandwich Shop and the Cleveland Clothing Company, opened Aug. 8...

L’Abatros, Chinato owner opens well-crafted brewery

L’Abatros, Chinato owner opens well-crafted brewery

Mike Suglio, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Top Stories

  Clevelanders have grown to love Zack Bruell’s restaurants.  The owner of the acclaimed dining establishments Parallax, L’Albatros and Chinato (to name a few) has become Cleveland’s most prolific restaurateur. Bruell loves new challenges and has tackled French, Italian and Asia...

A Week of Food, Health and Education

Isabel Torres-Padin, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

Food Week is bringing together Case Western Reserve University’s food-centric clubs for the second year in a row, in a collaborative effort between Kids Against Hunger, Slow Food, Food Recovery Network, Student Sustainability Council, the Office of Sustainability, Labre and Greek Life. Furthermore, fu...

Culture meets beer at Hansa Import Haus

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food, Local Events

In the past 40 years, Cleveland has changed dramatically.  “The Forest City” has hit some all-time lows but, currently, is economically at an all-time high.  Many businesses have come and gone in the past 40 years, but Hansa Import Haus has done something quite unique. After 40 years of operation, pr...

Forest City Brewery has deep Cleveland roots

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

With a batch of new breweries opening in Cleveland this year, it is only fitting the first one I review is a brewery with strong roots to Cleveland’s breweries of the past.   Jay Demagall, owner of the Forest City Brewery, initially wanted to grow hop in the Cuyahoga National Valley Park. However, afte...

Euro Wafel Bar returns

Smruthi Maganti, Copy Editor

February 17, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Located in Uptown, under the Triangle Apartments, the Euro Wafel Bar opened its doors for the first time two weeks ago, on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. With a “buy one, get one free” deal for the first 50 people and free waffles for a month promised to the first ten customers, people started lining up hours ...

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