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

Bar Cento gets rockin reviews and rockin ice creams August 1, 2008

Northern Ohio Live has rated one of my favorite late-night spots as the best in Cleveland! I’m excited about this, especially since Cleveland Magazine snubbed Bar Cento in their recent restaurant guide.

And, another sidenote that is completely blogworthy in and of itself…

Jeni's Dark Cocoa Gelato

Jeni's Dark Cocoa Gelato

On their dessert menu, Bar Cento has recently begin offering selections from my favorite ice cream place in the universe, Jeni’s Ice Creams!
A few weeks ago it was just a dessert special, but now it’s made its
way onto the regular dessert menu. They’ve been offering a variety of
flavors, including the Salty Caramel, the Black Coffee and the
Pistachio. Jeni makes creative gourmet ice cream, gelato and sorbet
from fresh, local ingredients. Trust me, it doesn’t get any better than
this. I wonder what it will take for Bar Cento to get my favorite
flavor combo, the Dark Cocoa Gelato and the Gravel Road? Jonathan Sawyer, are you reading this? :)

Since moving to Cleveland, I’ve really missed having a Jeni’s within
walking (and driving) distance from my house, and it’s practically
worth the drive to Columbus to eat Jeni’s. So I’m thrilled that one of
my favorite places in Cleveland has done the right thing by bringing
Jeni’s to Cleveland. Yum!

I love it.


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.


Is milk chocolate the new dark chocolate? February 23, 2008

Filed under: Chocolate,Dessert — jenniferferf @ 7:06 am
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This recent NY Times article claims that milk chocolate is the new dark chocolate.

At the Great Lakes Science Center‘s Chocolate exhibit this weekend, I picked up a bar of chocolate that advertised itself as “100% cacao.” Has the dark chocolate craze come this far that people will resort to eating ridiculously bitter chocolate for no apparent reason

Has the chocolate market become so oversaturated with bittersweet and dark chocolate that people are demanding more milk chocolate?


Gelato and Thai Food August 17, 2007

Filed under: Cuisines,Ice Cream and Gelato,Restaurant Reviews — jenniferferf @ 6:51 am
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My brief tour of Cleveland left me feeling at home in a new city. Met good friends, saw the sights, and ate excellent edamame, thai ice tea and coconut rice at the Mint Cafe, then tasted the most amazing gelato I’ve ever had at La Gelateria. Excellent hazelnut and chocolate combo. Loved it!