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-See the Pros and Cons of life in CLE here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21675.msg332327#msg332327
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Airports:
-CLE is about 15 minutes from downtown and 25-30 minutes from the Jewish community.  It's a focus city for Frontier, Spirit, and United.
-The RTA (Rapid transit train) at Brookpark station has free parking and is just 1 train stop (3 minutes) to the stop inside the airport. The train costs $2.50 and the schedule is here: http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current#WestboundWeekday
An uber from Brookpark station to CLE is about $10.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CLE is about $30.
-CLE off-site parking is about $9/day, on-site parking is $13-$18/day, and curbside valet parking is $25/day.

-CAK is 40-45 minutes from the Jewish community and located nearby the NFL Hall of Fame.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CAK is about $45.
-CAK parking is $7/day for long-term and $15-$18/day for short-term.

-PIT is 90-105 minutes from the Jewish community. It offers nonstop service to Iceland on WOW, seasonal nonstop service to Paris on Delta, and seasonal nonstop service to Frankfurt on Condor.

Hotels:
-There is a new Hyatt Place in Legacy Village within walking distance of the Jewish community, though it's located just outside of the Eruv. It costs only 5K points/night.
-There is an SPG (Aloft) in Beachwood, but it's 3.5 miles to the jewish community.
-There is a Sheraton on the west side by the airport (30 minutes drive), a Westin downtown, and an Aloft in the flats.
-There is a highly regarded Sheraton Suites by Cuyahoga Falls/Akron.
-There is a nice Hyatt Regency downtown (25 minutes drive) in a unique vintage arcade building and an excellent spa that gives hotel guests 25% off and accepts SpaFinder certs from Costco that can be purchased for an additional 20% off.
-There is a Hyatt Place in Independence located between the airport and Jewish community with a free airport shuttle.

Transportation:
-There is a subway/light rail connecting the airport with downtown, University Circle (where the Case campus and many museums are) and the Jewish community area, but renting a car is pretty much required.

Minyan times and locations:
https://www.localjewishnews.com/minyanim/

CLE Metro Activities:
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Museums:
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Downtown)
-Great Lakes Science Center (Downtown)
-NFL Hall of Fame (Canton)
-National Inventors Hall of Fame. (Akron)
-Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the best in the nation and it's free (University Circle)
-Children's Museum  (University Circle)
-Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (University Circle)
-Auto-Aviation museum has lots of vintage cars and more (University Circle)
-Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Beachwood)
-Polka Hall of Fame (Downtown)

Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 16 consecutive years. It has the best and several of the top 10 coasters in the world. (Sandusky, open May-October)
-IX Indoor Amusement Park (Open March/April)
-Chalet Tobogganing (November-March) on the west side.
-Fun-n-stuff (Arcades, later tag, mini golf, rock climbing, roller skating, mini go karts for the little ones, regular go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, etc.)
-Whirly ball is a spin-off of Basketball played on bumper cars.
-Dave & Busters is on the west side near Crocker Park.
-African Safari Wildlife Park Sandusky
-Kalahari Indoor Waterpark and Soak City outdoor waterpark in Sandusky.
-Memphis Kiddie Park (Amusement park for kids)
-Jumpyard for kids
-Playground World for kids
-Swings & Things
-Make Believe (Parma)
-Adrenaline Monkey
-Play Cle

Beaches/Water Activities:
-North Coast Harbor Marina has Jet skis for 100/hr and 60/half hr. Paddle boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are $25/hour or $15/half hr (Downtown).
-Edgewater beach park
-Mentor Headlands beach park
-Geneva on the lake.
-Jet Pack Water Adventures in Sandusky

Sports:
-The Indians, Cavs, and Browns provide major league sports entertainment in downtown Cleveland along with the minor league hockey Lake Erie Monsters.  Browns games are great with some of the best/craziest fans in the NFL and the Indians have a glatt kosher hot dog stand.
-There are minor league Indians teams in Akron and in Eastlake on the east side of Cleveland.

Other activities:
-Segway tour of Downtown CLE
-Zoo and Rainforest (Free for CLE residents on Mondays)
-Aquarium (Downtown)
-Horseshoe Casino, Smoke-free! (Downtown)
-Cleveland Orchestra, one of the "Big Five" American orchestras (University Circle)
-Playhouse Square, second largest theater complex in the United States with Broadway shows at a fraction of the cost on Broadway.
-East 4th downtown pedestrian street district (bars/comedy shows/bowling/casino).
-Lake Erie Islands/Put-in-Bay.
-Big Fun novelty toy store (Cleveland Heights)
-Chagrin Falls is a quaint village on the east side to walk around and you to can be chagrined by the falls.
-Outdoor Ice Skating. (University Circle)
-Amish country.
-Horseback Riding

Shopping:
-Legacy Village is an outdoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Pinecrest is a new outdoor mall and is a great place to walk around. Big Fun has lots of kosher candy and popcorn. Graeter's has Star-K parve sorbet and Star-D ice cream. Pinstripes has bocce and bowling and games are just $1 for the last hour of each day.
-Beachwood Place is an indoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Eton is a high-end strip-mall near the Jewish community.
-Crocker Park is an excellent outdoor mall on the west-side of town.
-West Side Market is a world-renown indoor food and produce market in Ohio City west of downtown (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Hiking/Nature:
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Train rides.
-The "Emerald Necklace" is a chain of green Metroparks with great hiking that surrounds Cleveland.  October should be perfect to view the fall foliage.
-Acacia reservation is in the jewish community.
-Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
-Squaw Rock in South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Nearby Cities:
-Erie/Presque Isle Beach (1.5 hours)
-Pittsburgh (2 hours)
-Columbus (2 hours)
-Detroit (2.5 hours)
-Niagara Falls (3 hours)
-Toronto (4.5 hours)
-Chicago (6 hours)
-Baltimore (6 hours)
-NYC (7 hours)
-Lakewood (8 hours)

Microbreweries:

-Bottlehouse microbrewery (You can bring your own food!)  (Cleveland Heights, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Great Lakes Brewpub and Brewery in Ohio City (Don't miss the mob-era bullet holes, tours available, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City

Kosher Eateries:

Delivery is available on:
UberEats: Bar Sushi, Jade
Doordash: Arova, FishStix, Grand Coffee, Isis, Kantina

1. Arova (South Euclid)
Good shnitzel, decent Shwarma, mediocre Falafel in homemade Laffas.

2. Bagel Shoppe (South Euclid)
Don't miss the excellent Jalapano bagels and ask them to add garlic crunch inside. Shabbos takeout (dips/kugels) is available here.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheBagelShoppe/about

3. Bar Sushi(Beachwood)
New sushi store with small eat-in area. You can bring sushi next door and eat in at Bar None where they serve kosher wines and beers.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/barsushicleveland/about/

4. FishStix (Beachwood) has excellent fish and chips. Shabbos takeout (dips/kugels) is available here.
https://www.fishstixonline.com/

5. Jade(South Euclid)
Delicious chinese food: Steamed dumplings, fried won-tons, hot and sour+wonton combo soup, spicy mala chicken, sesame chicken, lemon chicken are all great. Shabbos takeout can be ordered from here in advance.

6. Kantina (Cleveland uptown/University Circle): Burger, Kantina Burger, Shnitzel, Shnitzel fried steak , Cookie Dough Shake, Buffalo chicken, Felafel, and Fries are all very inexpensive.
https://www.kantinakatering.com/new-page
https://www.doordash.com/store/kantina-cleveland-202802/

7. Kinneret Pizza (Cleveland Heights)
Very good plain pizza, order with extra sauce and well done. Avoid the toppings. 
Excellent garlic knots. Very good homemade onion rings and cauliflower.  Sushi is very good when fresh. Good spicy fries and decent Eggplant Parmesan.  Delicious soft serve Ice Cream with 8 flavor choices.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinneret-Kosher-Pizza-Restaurant/100882353290369

8. Issi's Pizza (South Euclid)
The pizza is made in a conveyor belt oven. You'll either like it or hate it.  Try the felafel pizza with extra sauce and request it made well done.
http://issisplace.com/
https://www.doordash.com/store/issi-s-place-south-euclid-304154/

9. Sababa (South Euclid)
Decent Sushi, Japanese, and Israeli food.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sababa-Cuisine-655818931222332/about

10. Subway (Beachwood)
Typical Subway with parve cheese available.
http://www.mandeljcc.org/kosher-subway/mandel/

11. The glatt kosher hot dog stand at Progressive Field (Downtown Cleveland, 4/5 stars) near section 149 is open during Indians games and is under Cleveland Kosher. 2018 price is $8 per hot dog. Be sure to ask for packets of Bertman mustard.
Bring your own water bottles to avoid paying $5 for water!
https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/what_does_kosher_mean_at_the_b.html


-JSL Catering has occasional restaurant nights and has shabbos takeout available with advance ordering.
https://jslcatering.com/

-Ungers Bakery & Kosher Market (Cleveland Heights, Donuts: 5/5 DD stars, other bakery goods: 2/5 DD stars) closes at 8pm, but often may let you in later as they have bakers there all night long.
My favorites are the custard and cinnamon donuts. Others love the Miami and glaze donuts.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ungers-Kosher-Bakery-Food-Shop/115920261762129

-Chocolate Emporium (South Euclid) has chocolates made on-site as well as other gifts.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChocolateEmporiumCLE/about

-Grand Coffee (Cleveland Heights) sells C"Y coffee, ice cream, and milk shakes in a Judaica store.

-Tibor's (Beachwood) has a deli with lots of prepared food and good spicy homemade salami and beef jerky.  They also carry bakery goods from Ungers. Shabbos takeout is available here.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tibors-Kosher-Meats/126208197434026

-Boris' (University Heights) is yet another butcher/deli with kosher grocery items that also carries Pride of the Farm Ice Cream.
http://www.boriskosher.com/

-Heinen's (University Heights) has a great kosher grocery section with packaged prepared meals. Shabbos takeout is available here.

-Costco (Mayfield Heights) has a large kosher section.

-Mitchell's Ice Cream (Beachwood and Ohio City, Considered some of the finest ice cream in the world. Cholov Stam under Quality Kosher, which is not a universally accepted hashgocha, so AYLOR).

-Graeter's Ice Cream (Pinecrest, Parve and Cholov Stam. Ice creams are under the Star-K, but the actual store is not.).
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #1365 on: June 03, 2015, 08:13:34 PM »
https://chefdavescatering.com/uploads/menus/Restaurant_Nights_Menu_060815.pdf

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5154.msg1161655#msg1161655

Anyone interested in a Chef Dave's DO?

June 8 or 9?

Our next set of Restaurant Nights will be Monday 6/8 - Wednesday 6/10. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please include the date, time, and # of people when making reservations.
 
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Aren't they one and the same?

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« Reply #1368 on: June 09, 2015, 09:31:36 AM »
Went to Chef Dave's last night because the Menu looked so darn good. Here's what I got.

"BBQ Steak Sliders Horseradish mayo and baby spinach on mini challah rolls"

The steak was cold, if ordered you must request them to make sure the meat is served warm, the Challah rolls are pretty plain and didn't taste very good, their biggest problem was the size, sliders need small buns especially when there is such little meat. I liked the taste, but if I ordered it again it needs at least double meat if not triple for that size bun.



"Toasted Ravioli Panko-coated, deep-fried pumpkin ravioli"

Definitely skip this. The thick breading made the main flavor of this dish into fried oil. It was so overwhelming with an oil taste I couldn't enjoy it. I tried the inside pumpkin and it was a nice flavor, but the breaded outside is just too strong a taste to enjoy it.



"Soup Du Jour Wild mushroom beef & barley"

This is cholent soup. And that isn't a bad thing because the flavor was pretty good. It is  a hearty mushroom barley soup with generous portions of meat, as opposed to a creamy soup. It had a very good taste and was the first thing that I was enjoying, at first the cholent flavor was hard to get past, but it really does taste good.



"Smoked BBQ Veal Chop - 16oz Bone-In
Lightly smoked with applewood and finished on the grill with our BBQ sauce.
Served with roasted rainbow carrots & zucchini and smokehouse-spiced French fries. "

Veal chop was AMAZING!!! When we drove up to young israel we commented how it smelled really good out here, that was the veal cooking inside a smoker with applewood flavor. The meat was so tender and flavorful I couldn't get enough of this. You have to enjoy a smokey BBQ flavor, but this veal was a real treat and made my night. Easily the best veal I've ever had. The grilled veggie medley underneath the steak also had a nice smokey finish that complimented the veal well. The house fries have a nice rub on them to add some flavor.



I was in a rush so that's all I had for the meal, I wish I had skipped the apps and just gotten the soup and veal, as the menu changes I guess it's hit or miss. If anyone goes and orders the Truffle risoto give me a ring because I want to try that.
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #1370 on: June 10, 2015, 01:12:46 AM »
https://chefdavescatering.com/uploads/menus/Restaurant_Nights_Menu_060815.pdf

BBQ Steak Sliders 6.5/10
Gazpacho 7.5/10
Wasabi Salmon Cakes 7/10
Smokehouse rubbed fries 9.5/10
Truffle Risotto 9/10
Ribeye 8/10
Smoked Veal Chop 8/10
S'mores Mountain 7.5/10

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https://chefdavescatering.com/uploads/menus/Restaurant_Nights_Menu_060815.pdf

BBQ Steak Sliders 6.5/10
Gazpacho 7.5/10
Wasabi Salmon Cakes 7/10
Smokehouse rubbed fries 9.5/10
Truffle Risotto 9/10
Ribeye 8/10
Smoked Veal Chop 8/10
S'mores Mountain 7.5/10

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
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« Reply #1374 on: June 19, 2015, 01:50:15 PM »
Looks like it hasn't been touched in 50 years, not just 8. Did you go there often as a kid ?
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« Reply #1375 on: June 19, 2015, 02:18:46 PM »
http://fox8.com/2015/06/17/photos-local-photographers-haunting-look-inside-abandoned-geauga-lake/
Really sad to see. I used to have summer membership passes back in the day and had many good times there and at sea world.

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #1376 on: June 19, 2015, 03:22:30 PM »
My wife is coming into Cleveland this Sunday and we need a firm mattress for our pack and play.
Does anyone have one that we can borrow for a week? Or does anyone know a store that sells them we tried calling stores in Cleveland and no one that we called sells them
Also does anyone have a car seat we can borrow for a week?

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You called buy buy baby?
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #1379 on: June 19, 2015, 05:24:40 PM »
If this stuff doesn't give you the chills then you weren't around CLE in the 90s.
http://www.cleveland.com/tribe/index.ssf/2015/06/1995_cleveland_indians_top_5_m.html#incart_m-rpt-1

I was at the Jake for a couple of these.
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