Now that I think about it, Cleveland has some pretty great culinary offerings as well. Lola, of Chef Michael Symon fame, will not lead you astray at all. Just fantastic. I make it to Cleveland every few months, so I try to maintain a short list of restaurants to check out. Flying Fig is next in queue, I believe. Any other recommendations? I hear good things about Light Bistro. I used to hate to really despise that city, but, since dating my current girlfriend who is originally from the mistake by the lake, I've grown to appreciate it much more. It has a lot to offer, the only problem being that it feels so god damned fractured. There are plenty of really cool neighborhoods, each with interesting shops and restaurants, but they're spread apart by considerable distance. It's very much the kind of city that it's necessary to own a car in due to a 20+ minute to commute to everything. I try to be more of a walking, biking, public transportation mindset. If Coventry, Little Italy, Ohio City, and Tremont were all side by side, I don't think I'd mind living in Cleveland. My day-to-day would probably consist of chocolate malts at Tommy's, $2 spinach bread at Presti's (a total steal), cannolis at Corbo's, a fair priced dinner at Lolita, and a few pints at Great Lakes. EDIT: I neglected to mention cocktails at Velvet Tango Room. Oh man, VTR. Little italy in Cleveland is pretty massively overrated. A lot of Presti's baked goods are subpar. The lines are out of this world. They can have 20 people on staff and still take forever. Corbo's pepperoni bread is great, but most of their baked goods are quite subpar. For food, Valerio's, Gusto's and Il Bacio are good (as is Michaelangelo). The rest of it is garbage and could be found in any second rate suburb in Scottsdale AZ.