Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Say, the Neon Lights Are Bright on E. 4th St.

IN THE NEWS: The Plain-Dealer's Bill Lubinger cleveland.com reports on the reviving East Fourth Street entertainment and dining scene. (The street is closed to cars, except for valet parking, through October to promote outdoor cafes and encourage pedestrians.) He mentions the upcoming openings of: Wonder Bar of Cleveland, a swank jazz club, later this summer; Teresa's Pizzeria & Vino Dolce, coming late July, is an expanded version of the locally owned suburban Teresa's Pizza chain; Mexican restaurant Zocalo Cantinam, expected in late July: and local restaurateur Terry Tarantino brings Mediterranean bistro La Strada ("the street") to the block in August. ... Debbi Snook reviews The Tavern at Twin Lakes, while Scott Stephens reports that Mark Wise, who operated the Brew Keeper in Bedford Heights, has moved to 34445 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville. ... The Scene's clevescene.com Elaine Cicora reviews Grumpy's Café (2621 West 14th Street) and details a Food & Wine magazine's stops in Cleveland for a feature in the November 2007 issue, including dinner at Lola. ... EatingCleveland.com raves about the cheeseburger pizza at Winking Lizard (9570 Mentor Ave, Mentor).

Compiled by Pat Embry, WhereTheLocalsEat.com

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