AREPAZO LATINO & BAR

I’m beginning to think there’s something off about this block at Detroit and Warren. Nothing moves in and stays. I’m not expecting this one to stay long either. It’s a huge space and they just don’t have the set up for something so large. Steve and I ventured in on a weekday mid afternoon. ItContinue reading “AREPAZO LATINO & BAR”

VOODOO TUNA Lakewood, Ohio

SUSHI BAR & RESTAURANT ASIAN FUSION I’ll tell you right out of the gate, the sake wine was the best part of this meal. This is one of those examples of everything looking better than it tasted and textured. When the pot stickers came out I was surprised firstly by the appearance; they resembled jumboContinue reading “VOODOO TUNA Lakewood, Ohio”

Aladdin’s Eatery WestLake, Ohio

Located at Crocker Park Open-Air Mall Steve and I went all the way out to Crocker Park for lunch and there wasn’t much in the way of animal-free options on anybody’s menu, so we settled on Aladdin’s Eatery knowing at least whatever we got wouldn’t contain animals. Well, not the entire menu is animal-free, butContinue reading “Aladdin’s Eatery WestLake, Ohio”

DONATO’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO

We got there on the last day of the featured cauliflower wings. Don’t know if they’ll be coming back, but if people in the restaurant don’t tell the customer, then of course they won’t sell. That’s a feature I see in all restaurants whether we eat-in or take-out. Not the cauliflower wings, but employees whoContinue reading “DONATO’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO”

DEWEY’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO

We go to Dewey’s in the afternoon when hardly anybody’s there. We have the whole restaurant to ourselves and sometimes we like that. Today is one of those times. I picked a hard cider for beverage. The waiter said it’s popular, light, dry, with pear undertones, and he was right. A delicious drink. Better thanContinue reading “DEWEY’S PIZZA LAKEWOOD, OHIO”

WORST FRIES EVER

There’s a reason I don’t order fresh cut french fries. Kitchen staff take shortcuts with everything. If there’s a step to skip they’ll find it and do it. Fresh cut french fries are dirty; you can tell by looking at them before they cut them. I didn’t order fresh cut; that’s what the kitchen sentContinue reading “WORST FRIES EVER”

CILANTRO TAQUERIA, Lake Wood, Ohio

Every time I leave the dentist I walk to the first bus stop, then check the schedule to see when the bus is due. If it just passed, or not so long ago, I walk on to the next bus stop, then continue like that till it’s close to the time it’s due and IContinue reading “CILANTRO TAQUERIA, Lake Wood, Ohio”

AFC WHEN HUMMUS GETS BORING

One of the animal-free dishes I often order at MY FRIENDS RESTAURANT is hummus. Plain hummus topped with Kalamata olives served with warmed flatbread triangles. Eh, you’ve had one you’ve had them all, always the same wherever I go. Lately I’ve been substituting cucumber slices for the bread, trying to cut back on carbs. AlthoughContinue reading “AFC WHEN HUMMUS GETS BORING”

Impossible Burger My Way @ My Friends Restaurant

When I want an Impossible Burger while eating out I go to the place that always has one, never been out, not when I was there. MY FRIENDS RESTAURANT. It’s also a block away which makes it convenient. Although I’ve never been in the kitchen, the parts that I can see are cleaner than anyContinue reading “Impossible Burger My Way @ My Friends Restaurant”

PIER W

I don’t usually comment. The picture of what I ate has for years been an endorsement. However, although we’re in a pandemic and understandably restaurants are cutting corners because of low customer turnout, I can’t in good conscience simply forgive issues I see that could easily be remedied if the desire was there. The $21Continue reading “PIER W”

DAVIES-TIGHT KITCHEN AND BAR

Maybe you guessed it, maybe you didn’t. Due to the CC Virus that we’re told is going to be with us for a while, and given that eating out or going to wine bars and taverns doesn’t have the same appeal it once did, we needed a new plan. There are so many people sensitiveContinue reading “DAVIES-TIGHT KITCHEN AND BAR”