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Chicken n’ … donuts? Brewnuts and Hot Chicken Takeover collaborate

They said it couldn't be done. Brewnuts and Hot Chicken Takeover proved otherwise.

Lydia Mandell, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2020

Food can be an emotional experience for many, but trepidation and gross intrigue aren’t the usual emotions associated with dining experiences. However, when two Cleveland restaurants––Brewnuts and Hot Chicken Takeover (HCT)––decided to team up, the results produced tangible fear for this hot chic...

Observer Staff Recipes for the #QuarantineCooking Recipe Exchange

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

April 14, 2020

Remember when chain emails talked about curses and boasted 12 fonts and 14 colors? I guess that changes when email is one of the few connections you have left with people.  By now, you or someone you know has probably received a chain email encouraging them to participate in a good old-fashioned ...

A typical night at ABC the Tavern

Although ABC the Tavern is not the only bar in University Circle, it is a safe go-to, in the heart of Uptown.

Tobili Hatcher, Contributing Reporter

February 13, 2020

There’s a certain aesthetic that comes with going into 11434 Uptown Ave., also known as ABC the Tavern, a popular late-night bar where all the cool kids go. Rather, where all the kids who think they’re cool go to be hip, have fun and drink. At ABC, the lights go up strictly at 1:45 a.m. and Nick,...

uISA throws Taste of India to showcase the gastronomy of the sub-continent

A selection of food on display at Taste of India.

Shreyas Banerjee, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The Undergraduate Indian Students Association (uISA), one of the largest clubs on campus, held Taste of India on Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Thwing Center Ballroom. The event touted food, activities and games. In the first of what uISA hopes to be an annual event, Taste of India featured nine ta...

Blue Sky Brews brings life back to Rising Star’s former location

A barista behind the counter of Blue Sky Brews, which opened its doors on Feb. 7.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The corner of Murray Hill and Cornell Roads feels built for a coffee shop—the location, design, everything about it, really, is perfect for sipping a latte. So when Rising Star Coffee Roasters closed its doors late last year, it left behind a hole in the neighborhood—at least until this week, when Blu...

Enjoy tacos at Barrio on a budget

Director of Business Operations Sarah Parr's choice of tacos. Not pictured: the dreaded Crab Rangoon Queso.

Sarah Parr, Director of Business Operations

February 6, 2020

Prime dinner time on Sunday in a college town promises a comfortably spacious dining experience at one of the just-off-campus hot spots for food and drink. Bright lights and grayscale skeletons with personalities perfect for a mariachi band adorn the tasteful and busy walls of Barrio, and creative c...

Brewnuts and Mitchell’s celebrate National Ice Cream For Breakfast Day

The donut-ice cream assembly line at Brewnuts on Saturday, Feb 1

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

“On Facebook they said this line would be fun,” said a defeated donut-seeker, heading for the door after deciding the double wrapped line inside of Brewnuts, a West Side donut and beer establishment, was too long to handle. And, in his defense, it was a very long line.  It took about 40 minutes to go from the fron...

Algebra Teahouse feels like home

Algebra Teahouse has been a mainstay on Murray Hill Road, serving tremendous food with a stellar selection of teas.

Matt Hooke, Executive Editor

January 30, 2020

Algebra Tea House feels like home. Behind the carved wooden door in Little Italy is a welcoming restaurant with the atmosphere of a friend's home art studio. Paintings line the wall, while homemade cabinets full of wholesale teas greet you on your right-hand side.  Algebra is the child of Ayman Alkayali, a fo...

Slyman’s Restaurant and Deli has a pile of meat you’ve got to eat

Slyman’s manager Sam Mahfouz holding up just one half of one corned beef sandwich. The restaurant sells between one and two thousand sandwiches a day.

Henry Bendon, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

Slyman’s Restaurant and Deli is a no-nonsense establishment. It takes up two rooms on the ground floor of a building on the corner of St. Clair Ave. and E. 31st St. The interior is red, white and black with menus covering several of the walls, the kitchen visible behind a counter, all flat top grills ...

UCCtoberfest pays tribute to German culture

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Yvonne Pan, A&E Editor

November 15, 2019

Oktoberfest, an annual beer festival held in Munich, Germany, is the largest festival celebrating beer in the world. The 16- to 18-day festival brings more than six million people to Munich for parades, food, music and of course, beer. In Cleveland, a city that Cleveland SCENE called “a town built...

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