The Observer

Taking a Bite out of Cleveland… at Fat Cats

On Mondays at Fat Cats, visitors can get a multiple-course meal for the reasonable price of $25.

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

There aren’t usually many reasons to get excited for a Monday, but “Fat Monday” at Fat Cats in Tremont is certainly one. Fat Cats is one of many cozy eateries in the restaurant-dense Tremont area of Cleveland, setting itself apart with a breathtakingly stunning window view of the downtown skyline...

Pass the suds… From Portside Distillery and Brewery

Portside features a variety of beers and also a menu of mixed drinks, combining unlikely flavors into unique cocktails.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2015

Portside Distillery and Brewery serves beer that tastes like bacon. If you want to check it out, it's just an RTA ride away.

Pass the suds…

Brew Mentor brings visitors into the beer-making process, among other beverage-making activities.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

For craft beer nerds, Brew Mentor brewery is nirvana. The educational do-it-yourself experiences allows you to sip new brews and learn how to make your own. Located in my hometown, Mentor, Ohio, about 25 minutes east of campus, Brew Mentor was the first on-site brewing establishment to open in this...

Pass the suds…

BrewWorks brings back the old-timey feel of family-owned businesses in the form of a brewery.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015

If you ever wanted to experience well-balanced, drinkable beers at a “Mom & Pop’s” brewery, then venture out to Chardon. On a cold winter night, I drove far out east to the “snowbelt” capital of the world. Located within a shopping plaza was this hidden gem of a brewery: the Chardon BrewWorks...

Pass the suds…

Near the Beachland Ballroom, Waterloo Brew offers a walkable choice for post-concert drinking into the night.

Mike Suglio, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

Roughly a year ago, I first began my exploration of the local craft beer scene. By the end of last academic year I had reviewed all the local Cleveland breweries. Since then several new local breweries have popped up in actual Cleveland, not just the suburbs, and more are on their way throughout 2...

Taking a bite out of Cleveland… at Crop Kitchen

Crop Kitchen

Teddy Eisenberg, Staff Reporter

November 7, 2014

Crop Kitchen provides global comfort food within walking distance.

Two great tastes in one restaurant

Happy Dog

Nardine Taleb, Contributing Reporter

November 7, 2014

Happy Dog is a University Circle delight.

From Hodge Podge to Hodge’s

From Hodge Podge to Hodge’s

Grace Francisco and Katy Witkowski

August 31, 2012

Squeezed along the busy side street of Euclid Avenue lies Hodge’s, an eatery that just opened this past spring, serving elevated comfort food to the masses. When coming to Hodge’s, expect the unexpected. At this comfortable alcove, each dish is served with visual flare and prepared with care....

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