In My Backyard: Cafe Melissa and Two Bucks Avon Reviews

Although I’ve lived in Avon Lake for three years, until recently I had only one or two suggestions for where to take people to eat. I was more likely to drive downtown or even the far Eastside to dine out. It was easy to see the chain and fast food restaurants and overlook my suburb’s local gems.…

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Some Enchanted (Holiday) Weekend

Although this weekend was partially about catching up on my to-do list, it was also time to celebrate the beautiful Cleveland summer we’ve been having and the Fourth of July. There is something to be said about Independence Day. Even for just a few days, we forget our disillusionment with current politics and celebrate the history we share and…

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Cleveland Fish Frys: They're De-Lent-cious!

During Lent, Cleveland seems to transform into ‘The Land of a Thousand Fish Frys.’ Everywhere I turn there’s either a church or a restaurant offering some sort of Fish Fry or Lenten menu. From pierogies and potato pancakes to coleslaw and macaroni and cheese, my mouth is usually left watering from the options. And then of course, there are the fish. Fresh perch and walleye lightly breaded or battered are the most common options. And no matter how you like it – plain or seasoned with a bit of lemon, tartar sauce or malt vinegar, you can’t really go wrong.

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