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Buffalo to Cedar Rapids - - 90 and 80 - - Lunch in Cleveland and beyond

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jcm Aug 24, 2009 05:56 AM

We have a drive coming up to see Grandma. Any food suggestions would be appreciated. Also trying to think of a place to stop midway through if anyone has any suggestions. We stopped in South Bend on a prior trip to peak at Notre Dame. Thanks for any thoughts.

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  1. NancyH RE: jcm Aug 24, 2009 08:07 AM

    Best choices for a delicious lunch in downtown Cleveland: Greenhouse Tavern, Crop, Lola. Near to Downtown is Asiatown where there are many wonderful choices (and free parking): www.clevelandasiatown.com. Also in Asiatown is Slymans, home of some fabulous corned beef and other goodies.

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    Lola
    2058 East 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

    The Greenhouse Tavern
    2038 E 4th Street, Cleveland, OH 44115

    Crop Bistro & Bar
    1400 W. 6th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113

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      stuart RE: NancyH Aug 24, 2009 10:34 AM

      Superior Pho would make a good lunch. The banh mi are terrific.

      El Tango is one of Cleveland's best restaurants. I always recommend that people try the green chile stew on their first visit but everything is excellent. Two people can split the wonderful fajitas. Tacos are great.

      El Tango isn't creative Mexican but it isn't exactly like walking into a taqueria in Mexico. Much closer is La Mexicana in Painesville. Great tacos, quesadillas, salsas, aguas frescas.

      Buckeye Beer Engine has lots of good food. Again, the soup is usually worth ordering. The tomato soup on the menu is good. I usually get a hamburger. Flavorful patty on a nice bun. Many variations but my favorite is just a cheeseburger.

      The pictures are all from La Mexicana: agua de tamarindo, pork and tongue taco, chicken poblano quesadilla and pork quesadilla.

       
       
       
       
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        jcm RE: stuart Sep 15, 2009 05:18 AM

        Buckeye Beer Engine was our choice and we loved it. Thank you all for your time and suggestions. I had the Tomato Soup and a Burger. Simple and Perfect. The vibe of the place was great and I wish I wasn't on a long drive. Great beer selections.

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