In this past weeks edition of the Free Times, Douglas Trattner wrote the following,
"A chef friend of mine likes to bitch that in Cleveland there are hundreds of restaurants but only one menu. While a wee bit overblown, that statement possesses more than a kernel of truth. Just take a gander at the menus of your favorite restaurants. I'm willing to wager blindly that each contains some, if not all, of the following culinary chestnuts: artichoke dip, crispy calamari, crab cakes, steamed mussels, wedge salad with blue cheese dressing, Chilean sea bass, braised short ribs and flourless chocolate cake
Whoever said that "variety is the spice of life" obviously hasn't been dining in Cleveland."
If there was ever something so wrong, yet so true at the same time I don't know what it is.