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Feb 21, 2007 01:43 PM

Cleveland anyone? [Moved from General Topics]

I will be in town in the summer for a ballgame. Where will be a good place to eat after the game. Looking for Steakhouse, Italian or Pizza. Price limit around $100. Also, how is the food in Jacob's Field? Is there one thing i shouldn't miss? For example if you go to Citizen's Bank Park in Philly not to be missed is Rick's Steak kiosk out in center field and the crabfries in right center. Thanks for the help. GO TRIBE!!

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  1. My bro works at La Lopez in Cleveland Heights - but that's more Mexican. If you are looking for a good Wine Bar try Le Cav. Other than that I moved away from Cleveland when I was 16, I do remember John Q Public's in the DT area for steaks though.

    1. did they move the ballpark to Cleveland Heights? starladys recs' are a little far from the park! Sadly I dont think we have a can't miss item at the park, other than the local "Stadium Mustard" for the dogs. I am hoping this will be bumped so more people will answer... given your criteria I am not the best to answer as steak and Italian are not my specialty areas! Lola's is all the rage around here now...real close to the park.

      1. Unfortunately, there isn't all that much downtown near Jacobs Field. For pizza, near the stadium, Vincenza's is good. (You can get a slice before the game; I don't think they are open after.) I'm with starlady in thinking your better bets are in the Heights (a 15-20 min drive from downtown). If you want Italian, go to Little Italy. (I'm not a huge LI connoisseur, but get great reviews on Battuto on Mayfield.) For steak, downtown you can try the Cleveland Chophouse. Better bet is Red in Beachwood, from what I hear. (Again, about 25 min from downtown- actually right off the highway, so not too bad.) There are also great offerings of many other kinds of food in Ohio City and Tremont, both of which are much closer to downtown. Let us know where you are staying and your mode of transportation, so we can give more specific suggestions.

        1. I would say Great Lakes Brew by the west side market is your closest and best option.

          1. The food at Great Lakes has been spotty lately, though the beer remains the best. Better to drink at GLB, but eat at Flying Fig across the street from Great Lakes, or Phenom Penn (sp?) on W. 25th (excellent Cambodian food). Also, Chef Matt Mathlage will be shortly opening his new place in the former Parker's space around the corner from GLB, Light, which will emphasize local, sustainable and organic food. GLB provides free transport between the brewery and Jacob's Field on game days.

            Have a great time!

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