A Guide to Dining, Eating and Cooking in Cleveland, Ohio

Sushi at Table 45 February 17, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 11:46 pm

Table 45
9801 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

We headed out for happy hour and sushi at Table 45 before the orchestra concert tonight and it turned out to be a fantastic pre-symphony dinner!

When we arrived around 5:45 p.m., the bar was PACKED, so no chance of getting the happy hour food (happy hour only goes until 6), but we got happy hour drinks and waited for a table.

Happy hour drink specials were great!  They had three cocktails for $5, Dortmunder for $3, and three wines for $5.  I opted for the happy hour Chardonnay, and my friend got the lemon drop, a vodka/lemon elixir.

Our waiter was friendly; however he pressured us into ordering more sushi than we had planned.   BUT it turned out that he was spot on with his recommendations, so we didn’t mind in the end.

We ordered the InterContinental Roll (Lobster and Avocado inside topped with Mango, Eel, and two types of fish roe) and the Lora roll (Shrimp Tempura, Mayo, Spicy Sauce, Mango, and Lettuce inside Soy Bean Paper), and both were outstanding.   (Our waiter confided in us that his favorites were those two and the Table 45 Roll (Tempura Shrimp, Tuna, Cucumber, Mayo, Scallions, Spicy Sauce, and Red Tip Clams)).

We were still a little hungry after those so we ordered the salmon roll as a snack, and that was great, too!

Their dessert menu looked nice, but we were full so skipped it.  According to the waiter, the ice creams, gelatos, and sorbets are all made in-house so we’ll try that the next time!

Overall, a cozy and surprisingly bustling restaurant with a huge menu and excellent service.

One more plus: free valet parking!


The NY Times made me drool July 15, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 11:11 pm

Chocolate Chip CookiesClick here.

For two days, this chocolate chip cookie recipe was the most emailed story on the New York Times’ website.


Berry Season

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 10:49 pm

According to the Plain Dealer, berries are very good for us!


Best Job Ever for Chocoholics April 28, 2008

Filed under: Chocolate,healthy,News,Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 10:43 am
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This morning, scientists at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. announced they are recruiting volunteers to eat a bar of chocolate every day for a year. Only post-menopausal women with type 2 diabetes need apply. Specifically, they’re testing whether or not the flavonoids found in cocoa can indeed provide healthy benefits to the heart. Here’s the story.


Light Bistro: Dining Lite April 2, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 10:44 pm

Light Bistro
2801 Bridge Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Great place for an expensive snack. Would be more appropriately named “Bistro Lite.”

Not To Be Missed
Beet Salad With Goat Cheese, Lamb Burger, Fresh Mozzarella and Melon small plate.


To bag or not to bag? March 8, 2008

Filed under: Dos and Don'ts,Uncategorized — jenniferferf @ 4:32 am
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I am happy that Whole Foods has announced that they are no longer going to be offering plastic bags to their customers, only recycled paper bags and reusable bags.

Plastic bags at the grocery is one of my biggest pet peeves. Is it really that difficult to remember to bring our own bags into the store? Really, we are smart people after all.

I love that Ireland has embraced the bring-your-own-bag movement so successfully and think that we could do the same here, once a few large grocery chains catch on like Whole Foods has.

Giant Eagle and Dave’s Markets are now selling inexpensive reusable bags, and at my Dave’s, they are usually amenable to my reusable bags.

So, pull out your favorite (or least favorite) canvas tote bags and keep a few in your trunk for the next time you go to the store.

I think they’re friendly and much easier to carry than the plastic grocery bags anyway.

What do you think? Do you bring your own bag to the grocery store, or is it too hard to remember? Is it unfashionable to bring a Whole Foods bag into your Giant Eagle?