Guided Tours for Foodies in Columbus, Ohio

Tour Guides Bethia Woolf and Andy Dehus Near Their Van

by Dave Zuchowski British transplant, Bethia Woolf, an avid eater and foodie, has a background in teaching geography, which may explain why she loves to travel. In her wanderings, she’s never hesitated to try different ethnic foods and has put her knowledge to good use in the creation of food tours of Columbus. After spending […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: The Greenhouse Tavern

The Greenhouse Tavern, Interior- Photo by: Trishna Patel

The Greenhouse Tavern. What a fitting name for the seasonlly-inspired, French gastropub I had the pleasure of dining at in downtown Cleveland’s East 4th Street. I was exhausted from my long day of traveling, but I caught the city’s contagious post-work/happy hour buzz as I enjoyed appetizers (Crispy Chicken Wings Confit with roasted jalapeños, scallions, lemon […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: Lucky’s & Tommy’s

Lucky's Cafe, Photos by: Trishna Patel

Lucky’s cafe is a small diner tucked way in the heart of Tremont, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Cleveland. It’s a spot locals frequent in addition to “outta-towners,” privy to insider information. Named Cleveland’s best brunch in 2010, I liken the experience to gaining ” foodie street cred.” It’s hard to believe head chef and […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: Pier W

Pier W

Pier W is a five-star restaurant and Cleveland landmark,  known for its critically acclaimed seafood menu and wine bar. Named one of the Top 20 Best Restaurant Views In America by The Daily Meal, it’s located in the charming suburb of Lakewood and sits on the breathtaking Lake Erie with a 180 degree view of downtown […]

The NorthCoast District: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland is coined the true "birthplace of Rock & Roll". Photo by: Trishna Patel

First thing’s first. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland? (I was curious too.) But after a few days in the city, I understood why Cleveland beat out several cities for the historic bid. From the local, legendary disc jockey Alan Freed, the first to broadcast rhythm and blues and coin it “rock n’ […]

Just Outside Cleveland: Geneva-On-The-Lake

Geneva On The Lake

Good ol’ Ashtabula County, is a scenic, hour-long drive 53 miles east of Cleveland. It’s not the first place that comes to mind when I think “summer getaway” but I was in for a pleasant surprise. Ashtabula, the state’s northeastern most region, sits on Lake Erie and is perhaps best known for its vineyards, wineries […]

The Lakeview Cemetery

Lakeview Cemetery

Founded in 1869, the Lakeview Cemetery is a non-profit, rural-garden burial ground bordering University Circle in East Cleveland. More than 106,000 people are buried and cremated in the 285-acre lot. Burial plots range from the notable, 20th U.S. president James Garfield and philanthropist/financier John D. Rockefeller (both Cleveland natives) to many chief local public officials […]

Why Not Cleveland?

Gateway District- Downtown Cleveland, Photo by: Trishna Patel

“Are they over Lebron yet?” or “Isn’t that where the Cuyahoga River caught fire?” Those are the questions people asked when I told them I was taking a trip to Cleveland. Known more so for its controversy than as a tourist destination, I admit that before my trip I may have said something similar. Turns out the […]