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alex
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« on: Oct 10, 2011, 04:40:39 PM »

This might be a bit of a long shot, but hey, I'll be in Cleveland OH for a week in early November and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for things to do while I'm there? I'm interested in all of the usual stuff, like places to drink good beer and eat good food and buy good records & books and walk around in nice surroundings and all that.
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jess
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2011, 04:47:29 PM »

Great Lakes brewery is there. They make some delicious stuff, including one of my favorite porters (Edmund Fitzgerald). I bet they have brewpub or such that you can visit, but I've never been to Cleveland.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2011, 04:48:48 PM »

I know they've had sort of a culinary renaissance up there over the past several years, so there should be plenty of good eats around. Second jess' recommendation. I haven't been there in a decade, though.
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Ignatius
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2011, 04:55:22 PM »

I'm told by former Clevelanders that Melt Bar and Grilled is both the primary decent food place at this point, and the engine of the city's economy. They have lots of beers, too. I haven't been there in years, myself, but I remember Lakewood and Cleveland Heights being kinda neat neighborhoods as far as books & music. Not much there, though.
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elpollodiablo
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:00:28 PM »

I've also heard Melt is awesome.
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YojimboMonkey
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:02:33 PM »

A foodie friend called West Side Market in Cleveland "one of the top (top) foodie destinations in the USA."
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alex
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« Reply #6 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:06:30 PM »

Yeah, one of my homies who's coming along had been told about Melt already, and it sounds like it's already been decided that we'd be going there at some point. I have recurring nightmares about melted cheese*, so I'm a bit wary, to say the least.

Great Lakes Brewery sounds totally up my alley, though - thanks Jess! And West Side Market sounds cool too, thanks Jim!

* I don't really, but I sure as hell ain't gonna eat any

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Ignatius
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« Reply #7 on: Oct 10, 2011, 05:11:08 PM »

One of my friends who really likes Melt is a vegan, so you should be ok.
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jm
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:04:22 PM »

Seconding West Side Market and while I can't rep for the Great Lakes Brewery brewery itself, I've had some of their beers and they're not bad.  Um.  I remember the Natural History Museum being awesome, as NHMs generally are?
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Captain
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« Reply #9 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:10:47 PM »

Might consider hitting up Tommy's for milkshakes out in Coventry... favorite spot milkshake-wise.  In addition, Tommy's is connected to a used bookstore that is pretty good (also local celeb Harvey Pekar used to frequent there).  Both these destinations are quite close to Melt.
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jm
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:15:54 PM »

All the places I could recommend are just far enough south of Cleveland that it would be unrealistic to expect anyone to ever go there.
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Ignatius
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 10, 2011, 06:26:27 PM »

go to captain's childhood home and hunt for empty bottles of vodka stashed in unlikely locations.
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peacocks
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 11, 2011, 08:51:24 AM »

Cleveland is surrounded by a system of parks called "the emerald necklace" that is really beautiful. My grandma lives in a small town outside of the city so when we visit and need to get out of the house we explore the park and hang out in the town rec center.

rock n roll hall of fame is boring.
I have heard of melt and it sounds awesome.

Cleveland story: The area around lake eerie is pretty cool, I remember from teenhood. I once swam in the lake, probably not a good idea but my grandpa's friend had a boat. ICP was having a concert that afternoon and I saw the back stage from a canal so I waved at all the fans and they flicked me off. The end.
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jm
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« Reply #13 on: Oct 11, 2011, 09:35:12 AM »

Where does yr grammaw live, pcox?
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 12, 2011, 12:57:19 AM »

you may want to try sx wtha mn
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alex
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 12, 2011, 02:25:51 AM »

which is what?
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 12, 2011, 09:37:40 AM »

Where does yr grammaw live, pcox?

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