Anthony Bordain in Cleveland
... for a taping of his Travel Channel show, "No Reservations". Here's a link to the Plain Dealer article from this past Friday; the episode airs in August.
I'm very glad that Mr. Bordain went to Cleveland - it deserves some credit. So diverse. I'm from there, but left because of the weather. I always site the bad things about it, but the very bright spot is the food. Best homestyle mama/papa Italian to be found at Mama Santa's in Murry Hill. I'm gonna start telling only the good things.
I'm glad Ruhlman took Bourdain to Hot Sauce Williams. I admit I'm occasionally disappointed there but generally I get ribs that I'd be proud to serve to an out of town visitor. I also don't venture too far away from ribs.
I was skeptical of most of the other choices. The article quoted Bourdain saying as much: of course, everyone will have their own personal list of hidden gems. It's just that mine is actually the right one... I saw them at the Shaker Square farmers market. There are a couple restaurants I think they definitely would have enjoyed and I'm sorry I didn't recommend them. Sokolowski's? I always assumed they're coasting on their iconic status. Is the food actually any good?
One visit that did sound intriguing was Angie's. Does anyone know anything about this place?