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Who wants to cook? Let’s go out to eat. See where News-Herald staff members dined and where they go to unwind in our area. You might just find a new treasure in your own neighborhood.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dining Out: Brindaliers in Willoughby Hills

Brindaliers in Willoughby Hills combines a lot of activities under its roof.

That’s a lot like its name — a combination of the nicknames of Cleveland’s three big pro sports teams.

Now you get it! When I first heard it, I didn’t get it either. When you see it printed on the menus, you’ll understand it even more, because each section of the name is printed in the font you’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the years in connection to each team. There’s the block letters for the Browns’ BR; the script of the Indians’ IND; and the upper-case script of the Cavaliers’ ALIERS.

Read more on Laura Kessel's review: Dining Out: Brindaliers in Willoughby Hills team-ing with interesting menu options.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Dining Out: El Palenque in Eastlake

At times in my dining career, I’ve gotten advice before hitting certain restaurants.

Some places require patience, I’m warned, because you’ll wait for a table. Some require a certain wardrobe, meaning if you don’t sauce on your fancy duds, don’t wear them.

Certain sandwich shops produce meals that you’re advised not to put down once you pick them up. If you do, it’ll fall apart and you’ll be using a fork the rest of the way.

In appreciation to those who’ve helped me, I offer the following to you: There’s definitely a way to order when you dine at El Palenque in Eastlake.

Read more in Laura Kessel's review: Dining Out: Carefully timing your orders will help you enjoy El Palenque in Eastlake.

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