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Old 03-28-2019, 11:42 AM
 
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^Hope City Barbeque will be good. I'm glad the eyesore of Ruby Tuesday's empty spot will be filled. Will miss RT, though. It was kind of our go-to spot nearby when we didn't feeling like cooking.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:02 PM
 
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Default Cleveland Magazine's 25 best restaurants 2019

I'm glad that the Balaton made this list!

https://clevelandmagazine.com/food-d...urants-of-2019

Sadly, I've only dined at six of these restaurants.

Comparing this list with top-rated restaurants at TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com, especially missing from the above list IMO are Blue Point Grille (interestingly ranked much, much higher by TripAdvisor than Yelp reviewers) and Mia Bella.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...land_Ohio.html

https://www.yelp.com/search?find_des...C%20OH&start=0

For some reason, Cleveland media restaurant reviewers shun Mia Bella.
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:05 PM
 
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^Hope City Barbeque will be good. I'm glad the eyesore of Ruby Tuesday's empty spot will be filled. Will miss RT, though. It was kind of our go-to spot nearby when we didn't feeling like cooking.
Prof, have you been to City Barbeque yet?

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...wood_Ohio.html

I keep forgetting it's there and haven't yet dined at the Beachwood restaurant.
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:20 AM
 
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Default Polish Boys

Polish Boys are often labeled as the sandwich mostly closely identified with Cleveland, but, until now, I've never seen a good list of where to find one.

https://www.thisiscleveland.com/blog...h-boy-sandwich

Banter's Polish Boy definitely is top notch!!! With abundant free parking, it's easy to grab one to go at the Van Aken District Banter's restaurant. Banter also offers Cleveland's best poutine, but it pales IMO against the restaurant's Polish Boy.

https://www.cleveland.com/entertainm...s-of-2018.html

See post 14 for more on Banter.

https://www.city-data.com/forum/clev...nt-news-2.html
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:17 AM
 
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Prof, have you been to City Barbeque yet?

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaura...wood_Ohio.html
Not yet, I plan to... From a distance it looks like a nice place -- we used to go to Ruby Tuesdays at the location from time to time...


But WR, if you REALLY want great barbeque in Cleveland ... head into the 'hood; B&M take out: either their flagship place on Kinsman just west of E. 116, or Lee Road & Glendale, a couple blocks south of the Shaker Heights border (it's a nicer neighborhood, but summer daytime is your best bet). The have grills set up in the parking lot... The Lee-Harvard area store is in a former Wendy's and has a drive-thru... If you happen to wait until one of the summer holiday weekends, be prepared to sit in a long line in your car. But it's worth it. The meat, and the sides, are fantastic and relatively inexpensive. But to steal a line from a well-known chicken joint, B&M barbeque is truly Finger Lickin' Good...
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:43 PM
 
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But WR, if you REALLY want great barbeque in Cleveland ... head into the 'hood; B&M take out: either their flagship place on Kinsman just west of E. 116, or Lee Road & Glendale, a couple blocks south of the Shaker Heights border (it's a nicer neighborhood, but summer daytime is your best bet). The have grills set up in the parking lot... The Lee-Harvard area store is in a former Wendy's and has a drive-thru... If you happen to wait until one of the summer holiday weekends, be prepared to sit in a long line in your car. But it's worth it. The meat, and the sides, are fantastic and relatively inexpensive. But to steal a line from a well-known chicken joint, B&M barbeque is truly Finger Lickin' Good...
Sadly, I doubt if I'll ever make it to either of those locations, but I'll keep them in mind. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 01-18-2020, 09:15 AM
 
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I haven't been there in a very long time, but I grew up eating at Whitmore's Bar-B-Q, also on Kinsman. There are def some good spots in that area.
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Old 01-30-2020, 10:12 AM
 
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Default Banter's Polish Boy among best U.S. sandwiches, according to the Food Network

The Banter Polish Boy is the only Cleveland sandwich to make the list. Too bad it's not offered anywhere downtown. I wonder if Banter has checked out the 5th Street Arcades, where it should be a big draw.

This article contains an interesting history of the Polish Boy sandwich:

<<Back in the 1940s, when smoky Polish-style sausages were called "Polish boys," barbecue aficionado Virgil Whitmore decided to make a sandwich with some ingredients he already had on hand. Atop one of those "Polish boys," Virgil stacked crisp fries, creamy coleslaw and tangy barbecue sauce, and sandwiched his creation in a sturdy hot dog bun. The somewhat happy accident took off and worked its way into the Cleveland barbecue canon, where it has remained for well over a half century. Try one of the new cheffy takes at sausage and poutine shop Banter, where butcher-made kielbasa and impeccable fries make for one heck of a satisfying hand-held meal.>>

Banter's custom-made kielbasa and home-made BBQ sauce certainly distinguish the Banter Polish Boy from other Cleveland Polish Boys.

Banter Cleveland

A comment from Banter here notes that its Polish Boy was the only Food Network sandwich honoree in Ohio!

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and...n-america-list

Here's is Cleveland Scene's list of the 10 best sandwiches in Greater Cleveland.

https://www.clevescene.com/cleveland...t?oid=31876249

Michael Symon and myself greatly enjoy the bahn mi sandwich at Superior Pho!

https://www.cleveland.com/dining/201...rite_clev.html
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Old 01-30-2020, 03:20 PM
 
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^ Good for Banter... I didn't realize there were 2 Banters. I was only familiar with the one that opened in Van Aken last year (I'll assume that the Gordon Sq location was first). We enjoyed their food. Will have to check out the Polish Boy the next time we go (I love that sandwich though haven't had one in years).
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Old 02-04-2020, 12:01 AM
 
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Default Gateway District, Public Square breakfast and lunch options

See posts 15 and 17 in this thread:

https://www.city-data.com/forum/clev...l#post57253598
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