Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week starts this weekend.
Downtown Cleveland's Restaurant Week starts this weekend with $30 prix fixe dinners, $15 lunch specials and pierogis at over 40 restaurants. This year is the first time the specials, at places like Michael Symon's Lola, Morton's, The Greenhouse and more, have extended through two weekends — Feb. 22 to March 3. Some parking will be available for $2 after 5 p.m., and customers can enter for a chance to win downtown dining for a year. For more information and a list of all participating restaurants, click here. Are you planning to take in a Restaurant Week dinner? Tell us in the comments below, review it in a blog or snap a photo for Pics & Clips!
Read the letter and tell us what you love about Cleveland
Chef Michael Symon, owner of Eton Plaza's B-Spot and other area restaurants, showed a little emotion and a lot of Cleveland pride in a touching love letter to Cleveland for The Huffington Post today. Raised in North Olmsted and a graduate of Lakewood's St. Edward High School, he reminisces about places all over the area: I remember when I was young and I would spend my entire weekends with you and my grandfather: heading to the Eastside and staying with my grandparents; taking the rapid Downtown; shopping at the Westside Market with all its fabulous aromas of smoked meats and baked breads. It is here I found my true love for food, for going to the historic Terminal Tower to pick up my Grandma at Higbees and heading back east to cook split …