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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 11:57:55 (permalink)
Tours are offered at the NASA Glenn Research Center on one Saturday each month. The April & May 2020 dates likely will not line up with the Pill Crawl, but it is worth keeping an eye on.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 14:13:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/10/15 14:44:56
Rowley's is definitely on the initial list, but I looked up the Christmas Story house a couple weeks ago and admission is $13. Seems kind of high to me.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 14:45:42 (permalink)
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Rowley's is definitely on the initial list, but I looked up the Christmas Story house a couple weeks ago and admission is $13. Seems kind of high to me.

Only $11.50 for us Seniors.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 15:49:21 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby phlmaestro 2019/10/15 16:12:27
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Rowley's is definitely on the initial list, but I looked up the Christmas Story house a couple weeks ago and admission is $13. Seems kind of high to me.

The money goes toward Ralphie's eye surgery, you heartless b*st*rd.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 16:14:05 (permalink)
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Rowley's is definitely on the initial list, but I looked up the Christmas Story house a couple weeks ago and admission is $13. Seems kind of high to me.

The money goes toward Ralphie's eye surgery, you heartless b*st*rd.


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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/15 21:03:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby schlotz 2019/10/16 09:08:18
....you pink nightmare.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/16 18:36:48 (permalink)
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I'm going to throw this out there now because I have no idea of the interest level:
 
Who, if anyone, is interested in visiting the Pro Football HOF in Canton? We're very much in favor of doing an Akron-Barberton leg, but it would be very helpful from a planning perspective to know if that's something people interested parties want to do.
 
Same question about the R&R HOF. The Nagles already indicated they want to go, so I'd like to see how many others would also want to go.
 

 
What is the R&R?
 
I'm not interested in visiting the football hall of fame.
 
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Rock & Roll, dude.  Get with the lingo ya big square.
 
I'm not especially interested in the Football HOF, and only moderately interested in the Rock & Roll HOF.  Not to worry.  If the group ends up going there, we might visit the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Also, the area where the R&R HOF is located is a museum/cultural campus, home to the Steamship William G. Mather Museum, and the Great Lakes Science Center.
 
FWIW, also located near the art museum (near the Case Western University campus), the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum (looks pretty cool), and the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.
 
Maybe the best thing to do is to set aside a couple of hours and let folks visit whichever cultural establishment they prefer.
 
Or go take a nap.
 
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Exactly this. Was thinking a couple of early stops then a non-food break before reconvening for lunch.
 
And we were interested in the Cleveland Zoo.
 
Akron, same thing. Canton is a short jaunt and there are plenty of cool non-eating activities there as well (we were actually thinking Akron Zoo for ourselves -- imagine that -- and we'll post other options).
 
So many potential stops...so little time.
 
We'll start the weeding out process around Thanksgiving.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/21 12:40:13 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby schlotz 2019/10/29 08:49:12
I do like the idea of a couple of hours for independent study. (nap time)
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/21 20:41:33 (permalink)
Hey there Roadfood folks,
 
John and I have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a fun crawl for all of us next spring in Cleveland.  Biggest problem right now is narrowing down our long list of great choices to fit into three full days plus Wednesday dinner and Sunday breakfast.  I have to warn everyone now; there will be popular restaurants that get left off the final itinerary because of the time crunch.  Feel free to argue for any eatery in particular you want to see make the final cut.  Nothing is set in stone yet.  I promise there will be paprikash, burgers, ice cream and Polish boys (and I don't mean me). 
 
So here is the first important question for everyone and I really hope we get some decent feedback from all of those people planning on attending.  During our research, it became quite obvious that Lola Bistro (Michael Symon's place) is the overwhelming frontrunner for Cleveland's best restaurant.  Amateur foodies and food writers rave about the place.  Here is the issue though.  The restaurant isn't cheap with Open Table saying the average tab per person is between $31 and $50.  It could probably go a lot higher if ordering a steak and drinks.  Think Husk in Nashville 2018.
 
So would the foodie crew be up for Lola Bistro Wednesday night for our "Welcome To Cleveland" dinner?  Let me know! 
 
Also, can we get a headcount for all those planning on attending?  Here is the current list I have from those who have expressed interest.  Those people that I spoke to who told me they are not attending or aren't sure won't be listed until I hear otherwise.
 
John and Cathy
Jeff and Susan
Michael and Lisa
Pete and Lucy
John and Jen
Jim and Bobbi
Ken and Jeri
David
Boyd
Chris
Danny
Lynn
 
Frank and Elaine? Gary?  Anyone else I missed? 
 
Cheers,
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/21 22:28:15 (permalink)
This is Lynn....and I hope to be there!
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/21 22:30:15 (permalink)
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This is Lynn....and I hope to be there!




Wonderful, Lynn!  I will update the list now.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 00:34:33 (permalink)
Danny,
 
We expect to attend. Although interested in Lola, we likely will not arrive until later in the week.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 00:55:28 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2019/10/22 01:01:52
While I'm planning on attending and will definitely go with the group to Lola if that's the decision, I will say that the menu is a bit..... what's the word..... eclectic, or maybe just odd, for my tastes. But that's me. I'm sure I'll find something to eat, even if it's the cheeseburger (but I'll have to substitute a different cheese for the gorgonzola). After all, my favorite thing at Husk in Nashville was the cheeseburger. And Danny is right, this would be well over $100 for someone ordering a steak, a couple of sides and a couple of drinks. 
 
As I said, I'll be happy to go if that's the consensus, but I wanted to put it out there that some might not find it the best place for them.
 
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P.S. Jeff, if you don't want to go, we can go to Sokolowski's.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 07:31:02 (permalink)
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Danny,
 
We expect to attend. Although interested in Lola, we likely will not arrive until later in the week.
 
Jim




Awesome, Jim.  Would be a great time if you two make it.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 07:31:57 (permalink)
Our friends, Ken and Jeri, who live in Wadsworth and have helped us compile our restaurant list, will attend some stops.

What percentage is unclear at this point.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 12:15:35 (permalink)
I will echo David's comments above. If this is the consensus pick, I will be happy to join in. However the menu is not one that thrills me although I have no doubt it will be a wonderful meal. He and I can get cheeseburgers and substitute the gorgonzola (or if no substitutions we can have hamburgers :)
I am sure this will be a fantastic Crawl and Jen and I are looking forward to see you all again next spring.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 12:49:23 (permalink)
Hi Danny. Lisa and I fully intend to be there. Lola's fine with us.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 15:22:57 (permalink)
Would love to make it but won't know anything for sure until after the new year. 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 16:25:29 (permalink)
Unless something goes horribly amiss at work (just got bought up by a giant company, no telling what those b*st*rds might do), Mrs. Roadhouse and I will be in Cleveland next spring.  As far as Lola goes, same answer as others, we'll go with the flow, although it wouldn't be among my top choices if we were traveling on our own.
 
I feel a need to address a few menu concerns expressed by others, specifically Lola's selection and prices.  The only super high end items are on the Steaks & Chops menu.  If the portion sizes compare to those at a typical Wisconsin Supper Club, some of those items are easily shared among two or more people, bringing the price down.
 
There are several more affordable items on the "eclectic" menu, which brings me to the issue of selection.  I'll grant you, the Chicken Liver Matzo Balls don't make me want to rush to the table.  OTOH, just the idea of Scallop & Lobster Bratwurst, Cleveland Paella, and Smoked Prime Rib have me salivating.  The Dry Aged Burger and the Beef Cheek Pierogi leap out among the more affordable items.  There are other choices I'm looking at including the Roasted Chicken Cleveland Clambake Style. 
 
Also, before anyone gets too hung up on the menu choices, looking at Yelp photos, I get the impression Lola features a seasonal menu, so it could be completely different by next spring.  Let's see what we get before we say "no".
 
In any case, if we order in typical Roadfood group fashion; 8-10 entrees per 12-13 diners, we can make this an affordable experience.
 
And if we're still hungry afterwards, we can always find a late night Burger joint to fill the cavity in our bellies.  It's the way Gregg would've wanted it.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 18:25:07 (permalink)
Just spoke with Dale and he said he is most likely in for next spring.  List updated below.  20 thinking about attending.  Very nice!
 
Crawl Attendees:
John and Cathy
Jeff and Susan
Michael and Lisa
Pete and Lucy
John and Jen
Jim and Bobbi
Ken and Jeri
David
Boyd
Chris
Danny
Lynn
Dale
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 20:23:42 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2019/10/23 06:16:35
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As far as Lola goes, same answer as others, we'll go with the flow, although it wouldn't be among my top choices if we were traveling on our own.

Does Ohio have any sort of "truth in labeling" law for restaurants?  My concern with Lola's would be getting some sausage when it wasn't expected.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/22 22:21:54 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2019/10/23 06:16:52
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As far as Lola goes, same answer as others, we'll go with the flow, although it wouldn't be among my top choices if we were traveling on our own.

Does Ohio have any sort of "truth in labeling" law for restaurants?  My concern with Lola's would be getting some sausage when it wasn't expected.


It took me a while to get the joke, but once I worked out The Kinks...very amusing.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/23 06:17:13 (permalink)
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As far as Lola goes, same answer as others, we'll go with the flow, although it wouldn't be among my top choices if we were traveling on our own.

Does Ohio have any sort of "truth in labeling" law for restaurants?  My concern with Lola's would be getting some sausage when it wasn't expected.


Well played Sir. 👏👏👏👏
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/23 14:32:28 (permalink)
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As far as Lola goes, same answer as others, we'll go with the flow, although it wouldn't be among my top choices if we were traveling on our own.

Does Ohio have any sort of "truth in labeling" law for restaurants?  My concern with Lola's would be getting some sausage when it wasn't expected.




No guy wants that.
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/24 20:30:13 (permalink)
I can tell you what our table of four (two Canucks and two wannabe Canucks) did at Husk in Nashville.  We split the ribeye entre that was the special that evening (fries cooked in beef tallow - amazing!) and the also got four appetizers and drinks.  While it was more than we spent at other places, for a high end dinner it wasn't bad.  The food and service were great and we got to try a good number of different dishes.  
 
Each year I surprise myself by trying foods that I would normally never consider even thinking about trying and really liking them (not a fan of fish but had two different types of catfish in Nashville that were really good).  That's what this trip is all about for me, aside from gathering with friends.  While some of the things on the menu aren't what I would normally consider ordering, I look forward to sampling new foods and perhaps expanding my culinary horizons.
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/25 19:49:04 (permalink)
Frank says yeah...
so we're a probably yes 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/26 12:41:31 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2019/10/26 19:22:40
I'm pretty committed to an Akron-Barberton region lineup for Thursday. I have local help there (a foodie friend in Wadsworth), and the Sterns are definitely a fan of the area. My limited experience there has been very positive.
 
In doing that, I also think Michael Angelo's would be a great finishing stop on the way back. I'll get some dessert shots up, but their bakery is amazing, the prices are reasonable and there's an assload of space. Plus it's a winery! 
 
That said, since no one really expressed interest in the Pro Football HOF, can we officially cross Canton off our list? The Sterns were fans of Taggert's and Kennedy's -- barbecue and ice cream, respectively -- but I definitely don't think that alone with worth the travel.
 
Downtown Akron is about 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland, and Canton is an extra half hour south. 
 
I would like to take a litmus test on Grandpa's Cheese Barn in Ashland. It's a half hour SSW of Akron/Barberton, but I think it's a place everyone should visit. It does cheese, jellies, snacks, mixes, preserves, syrups, etc., and the best part is many of the items are open for sampling.
 
GCB also does fresh sandwiches, and there's Sweetie's chocolate shop right next door. 
 
Hartzler's in Wooster would be about halfway between Akron and Ashland for an ice cream stop. 
 
I know some balked at the drive to Harris this spring, but I enjoy driving and it gives us time to digest food before the next stop.
 
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/27 03:22:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby nagle 2019/10/27 16:11:01
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I'm pretty committed to an Akron-Barberton region lineup for Thursday. I have local help there (a foodie friend in Wadsworth), and the Sterns are definitely a fan of the area. My limited experience there has been very positive.
 
In doing that, I also think Michael Angelo's would be a great finishing stop on the way back. I'll get some dessert shots up, but their bakery is amazing, the prices are reasonable and there's an assload of space. Plus it's a winery! 
 
That said, since no one really expressed interest in the Pro Football HOF, can we officially cross Canton off our list? The Sterns were fans of Taggert's and Kennedy's -- barbecue and ice cream, respectively -- but I definitely don't think that alone with worth the travel.
 
Downtown Akron is about 40 minutes from downtown Cleveland, and Canton is an extra half hour south. 
 
I would like to take a litmus test on Grandpa's Cheese Barn in Ashland. It's a half hour SSW of Akron/Barberton, but I think it's a place everyone should visit. It does cheese, jellies, snacks, mixes, preserves, syrups, etc., and the best part is many of the items are open for sampling.
 
GCB also does fresh sandwiches, and there's Sweetie's chocolate shop right next door. 
 
Hartzler's in Wooster would be about halfway between Akron and Ashland for an ice cream stop. 
 
I know some balked at the drive to Harris this spring, but I enjoy driving and it gives us time to digest food before the next stop.
 
 


Michael Angelo's looks great. I've emailed to ask them if they offer pie slices, or small pies. Then I looked a bit closer and saw that they offer a few different slices, but it will be interesting to hear from them directly. 
 
The ice cream places also looks good. The cheese place, I'll be happy to go and try some of the samples. 
 
David
 
 
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/28 11:19:39 (permalink)
I think Roz and I would be interested
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Re: The Gregg Pill Memorial Cleveland Food Crawl thread - April 30-May 3, 2020 2019/10/28 11:22:23 (permalink)
University Inn in Cleveland is famous and I believe the oldest restaurant in Cleveland.
 
https://www.sokolowskis.com/
 
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