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 […]

Just Outside Cleveland: Put In Bay & Kelley’s Island

Put In Bay

Half the fun of the island-hopping is getting there. Located just three miles north of Ohio’s mainland, I took The Jet Express, a quick and comfortable ferry service from Sandusky to Put In Bay, South Bass Island (and eventually Kelley’s Island). There’s no question as to why the islands have been an Ohio staple for […]

Quirky Cleveland: The Dittrick Museum of Medical History

Contraception Through The Ages Exhibit, Photo by: Trishna Patel

The Dittrick Museum of Medical History, part of Case Western University, looks like your typical college library; an older building with study rooms, bookshelves, and regal furnishings. The museum, known for its unorthodox collections on the progress of medical history, is one-of-a-kind. Upon first glance the amputating set from 1861 and pictures of medical students posing […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: The West Side Market

In 2008, The Westside Market was named one of the "10 Great Public Places in America" by The American Planning Association. Photo by: Trishna Patel

Known as one of Cleveland’s National Historic Landmarks with origins dating back as early as the late 1800s, The West Side Market tells a beautiful story of how the city’s first generation of immigrants, mostly of Eastern European descent, traded their native foods and spices. It was officially dedicated in 1912 and has grown into the largest […]

10 reasons to visit Erie, Pennsylvania in the summer

Erie sunset

When my sister told me 20 years ago that her husband got a job and they were moving to Erie, Pennsylvania I had the same reaction as I get now when I tell people that’s where I’m headed for vacation… Eww! Erie?