Quick Bites

Northeast Ohio has a history of making things. Today, along with liquid crystals and polymers, it’s salsa and artisan cheese. A hot new food scene is simmering among local growers, chefs, producers, educators and epicures, and on every Friday, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman samples new offerings.

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A Clevelander is giving back to his community by sharing his culinary knowledge.

Eric Wells offers recipes and techniques at a series of moderately-priced cooking classes in the Kinsman neighborhood.

He tries to make them fun as well as affordable.

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Fruit and vegetable growers are doing a healthy business at the Cleveland Clinic. Stands sell out most Wednesdays at a thriving farmers’ market on the hospital’s main campus.

In today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman tags along with the market’s biggest fan on his weekly shopping trip.

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Over a cold beer in a warm kitchen a couple of Cleveland brothers-in-law discovered they were both crazy about sauerkraut.

That’s how Cleveland Kraut got started a couple years ago. Now it’s on store shelves from Chicago to New York.

Luke Visnic is trying something different.  “That’s salt, mustard seed, and caraway seed. We’re going to mix it in with our cabbage and also put some medallions of pickling cucumbers. And that’s an experiment that we’re working on right now.”  

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An iconic cafeteria that’s usually closed for dinner on weeknights has extended its hours to help the RNC get a taste of Cleveland.

In today’s Quick Bite WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports the Tremont family restaurant has long been recognized for its authentic Cleveland cuisine.

Featured specials Friday nights at Sokolowski’s University Inn include Chicken Paprikash, smoked Kielbasa, and the specialty of the house, Salisbury steak.

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The owners of Cleveland’s downtown restaurants are setting the table for the RNC with mixed emotions: Simmering excitement with just a dollop of dread.

Logistics have been challenging. Security remains a concern. But in today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports Cleveland’s chefs are  hoping to “wow” the RNC.

“Rock the Night in Cleveland” will be a VIP affair for delegates and their families  at Zack Hirt’s new Neuvo Modern Mexican restaurant. It’s where the storied “Captain Frank’s” seafood restaurant once stood.

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