The Taste Food Tour :: Fear’s Confections & Ice Cream Joy Jun02

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As the 2016 Taste Food Tour comes to a close, and the Taste of Lakewood is only a few sleeps away, what better way to end this gastronomic journey than with dessert? Two separate, but adjacent, storefronts on Madison Avenue — Ice Cream Joy and Fear’s Confections — can satisfy your...

The Taste Food Tour :: Sarita [a restaurant] Jun01

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For years, one of my favorite happy hours was at Players, especially the all-evening Sunday happy hour.  It always was a great option for a light supper and getting together with friends, while eating local. When I first heard the Madison Avenue restaurant was closing after 30 years, I...

The Taste Food Tour :: TJ’s Butcher Block May31

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It’s only fitting to write about TJ’s Butcher Block & Deli as summer grilling and picnic season kicks off. This Lakewood staple has been offering west siders choice cuts of meat, sides and, my favorite: huge, Dagwood-style sandwiches since 1981. To me, TJ’s always means summer...

The Taste Food Tour :: Roxu Fusion May26

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The first time I went to Roxu Fusion, I ordered the sesame chicken pierogis as my main course. And, while I enjoyed them, I have to confess I suffered from extreme bowl envy before the meal ended. Nearly all of my dining companions, a group of friends on a girls night out, ordered one of the...

The Taste Food Tour :: Burgers 2 Beer May24

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I previously have mentioned that I love burgers. Good burgers. Fresh ones, not greasy, sitting-for-hours-under-heat-lamps, fast-food burgers. I dig burgers so much that I keep a mental tally of which local restaurants have “burger nights” and which and where my favorite burgers are in greater...

The Taste Food Tour :: Chow Chow Kitchen May19

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It seems we have been on a weekend carryout binge lately. Not that I’m complaining, especially with such great to-go eats here in Lakewood. After a busy Saturday, we didn’t want to cook but also didn’t feel like getting cleaned up to go eat out somewhere. So, we figured it was time to try...

The Taste Food Tour :: The Proper Pig Smokehouse May16

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Even before it started selling BBQ from its new brick-and-mortar shop, The Proper Pig already had a loyal following. Owners Ted Dupaski and Shane Vidovic launched the mobile version of the restaurant in 2014, introducing Northeast Ohio food truck fans to their take on Texas barbecue. They...

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Peas and carrots. Peanut butter and jelly. Pasta and meatballs. Some things just go together. So, when Chef Megan Manning decided to launch a cooking competition at her business, the Little Lakewood Pasta Company, she didn’t have to think much further than that third pairing. She knew it...

The Taste Food Tour :: El Carnicero Apr19

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You won’t see traditional platters of enchiladas, chimichangas or burritos served with rice and refried beans on the tables at El Carnicero. But don’t let that stop you from experiencing Mexican dining from Chef Eric Williams’ point of view. You’ll be glad you took the diversion from the...

The Taste Food Tour :: Forage Public House Apr11

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I have many reasons why I love Forage Public House — local food, creative cocktails and the simple fact it’s less than a 5-minute walk from our house. Opening in December 2014, Forage has brought a new level of dining to the Lakewood Center North space that formerly housed longtime...

Robin Suttell :: 2016 Taste of Lakewood Blogger Mar01

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Meet Robin Suttell, our 2016 Taste of Lakewood Blogger.

Blog :: Home and Road May10

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Deagan’s Kitchen & Bar after a long trip. There’s no place like home.

By Matt LaWell
Taste of Lakewood 2015 Blog Writer

The Taste Food Tour :: Angelo’s Pizza May30

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It’s a treat to have Angelo’s. They are masters of their craft and take care to make sure you’re getting the best service and quality food around.

The Taste Food Tour :: Around The Corner May30

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Stopping by Around The Corner patio to grab dinner and drinks with friends was a no-brainer this week.

The Taste Food Tour :: The Root Cafe May30

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The Root Cafe has been a leader in the area by providing vegan/gluten-free/vegetarian/organic products including desserts, cookies, coffees, and teas.

The Taste Food Tour :: Aladdin’s Eatery May29

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Aladdin’s has become a favorite lunch break for those who work in the area, and those looking to add a little Mediterranean flavor into their day.

The Taste Food Tour :: India Garden May29

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Tucked away on west Detroit sits India Garden, a true diamond in the rough.

The Taste Food Tour :: Pepper’s Italian Restaurant May28

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Nestled on the corner of Detroit and Ridgewood Avenue, this family owned restaurant has the cozy feel that’s perfect for a date or a night out with friends.

The Taste Food Tour :: Jammy Buggars May26

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Stop by Jammy Buggars to chow down on some American fare while checking out our Taste of Lakewood t-shirt quilt with participating TOL restaurants.

The Taste Food Tour :: Melt Bar and Grilled May26

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Known for their piles of fries, huge grilled cheese sandwiches, and perfectly paired beers, it’s a no-brainer to check out Melt Bar and Grilled in Lakewood.

The Taste Food Tour :: Barrio May06

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Located on Madison Avenue between Arthur and Lakeland, Barrio stands as Madison’s west side taqueria. They’re known for their make-your-own tacos, tequila, whiskey, and guacamole.

The Taste Food Tour :: KB Confections Apr30

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KB Confections is known for their artfully crafted cakes and desserts, but also for their espresso bar.

The Taste Food Tour :: The Sweet Spot Apr19

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The Sweet Spot is perfect for a date night dessert, family outing, baseball team celebration, “just because” treat, and everything in between.

The Taste Blog :: Engaging Marketing Apr11

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To help spread the word about the Taste of Lakewood, the Chamber partnered with Convey360, a visual communication, branding and design firm.