Iconic Cleveland cocktail bar Velvet Tango Room reopens for 1st time since pandemic

Small business owner gifts Kent restaurant staff with $1,000 tip on busy night

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Colossal Cupcakes in downtown Cleveland to reopen Monday

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Market Garden Brewery offers 10 cent beer for customers vaccinated against COVID-19

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  Cleveland Restaurant Week to-go starts Thursday with 35 participating restaurants

Food distributions in Willard set for March 17 and 27

  Ohio unions demand access to vaccine for food service workers

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Mazzone & Sons Bakery temporarily closes

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Cleveland Department of Health received 37 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since Jan. 1

CDPH said of the 79 total number of allegations, 16 were allegations of not properly sanitizing and 21 allegations were of there being an employee having COVID-19.

  Downtown Cleveland restaurants have new life 2 weeks after Ohio’s curfew lifted

It’s been almost two weeks since the COVID-19 curfew was lifted in Ohio. For area restaurants and bars, it couldn’t come at a better time, as the city celebrates Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week.

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,933 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is two more than what was received by Feb. 16.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week starts Friday with more than 15 participating restaurants

Swensons to open location in Willoughby

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,931 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

Salad bars and buffets are back in business in Ohio, but with a long list of health orders

Strawberry shortage: Wet growing season means Malley’s Chocolates must forgo the Valentine’s Day favorite

‘Don’t forget us’: Cleveland restaurants call for federal relief as pandemic pains worsen

More than a dozen local restaurants came together to release this message.

City of Cleveland selects consultant for West Side Market

Planned upgrades include an arcade door replacement, electrical work and clock tower repairs.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,924 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is one more than what was received by Jan. 26. The one complaint was of a mass-gathering violation at a bar.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Nickleby’s in Willoughby closes after a decade in business

The bar announced closure plans on Wednesday.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,923 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is 15 more than what was received by Jan. 12.

Food assistance program for Ohio students approved through end of school year

Ohio students who normally receive free or reduced-price lunch will continue receiving P-EBT payments through the end of the school year

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Bark & Brew indoor dog park and self-pour bar to open in downtown Cleveland this summer

The 20,000 square foot interactive space will also house a dog splash pad and pool, dog daycare, and rooftop patio.

5 Northeast Ohio businesses cited by OIU for violating Gov. DeWine’s health orders

The restaurants' citation cases will be seen by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.

Chick-fil-A to open new locations in Brunswick and Parma on Jan. 21

In place of the traditional Chick-fil-A First 100 Grand Opening celebration amid the pandemic, both new locations selected 100 local heroes making an impact in the Brunswick and Parma communities to surprise them with free Chick-fil-A for a year.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,908 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is three more than what was received by Jan. 5.

2 Northeast Ohio bars cited for patrons standing ‘elbow to elbow’ and being open past curfew

Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited a Cleveland bar for allowing patrons to stand 'elbow to elbow' in large groups and move freely while drinking and a Lakewood bar for being open at 10:30 p.m. with patrons still drinking.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland Department of Health received 3,905 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is 48 more than what was received by Dec. 8.

4 Northeast Ohio businesses cited by OIU for violating Gov. DeWine’s health orders

The restaurants' citation cases will be seen by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.

2 Northeast Ohio bars cited for not enforcing mask mandate and social distancing on New Year’s Eve

Ohio Investigative Unit agents cited bars in Cleveland and Willoughby for violating blatant health order violations on New Year’s Eve put in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Great Lakes Brewing Co. to temporarily close for winter

“Keep your head up, your mask on, and remember to keep your hands (and beer glass!) clean.”

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot on Wednesday

Date and time change alert! The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is hosting its drive-thru distribution from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30 instead of its usual 2-5 p.m. Thursday slot.

  Cleveland cafe chef and business owner struggles to keep doors open amid coronavirus crisis

Chef Anna Harouvis has applied for city, state, and federal grants but has not received any COVID-19 assistance for her cafe, Anna in the Raw.

  West Side Market still brings Christmas cheer to Clevelanders despite year full of challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced different lifestyles and changes to everyday routines—it has also meant different business opportunities, which were on display in full force this Christmas Eve.

Slyman’s founder dies at 83, leaving famous Cleveland corned beef deli behind as his legacy

You may not have known Joe Slyman personally, but if you live near Cleveland, you may know his famous mile-high corned beef sandwiches.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Zack Bruell Restaurant Group will independently deliver food during holidays to avoid third party couriers

All employees are taking Covid-19 precautions and will be masked.

Three Ohio bars cited by OIU for violating Gov. DeWine’s health orders

The restaurants' citation cases will be seen by the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.

Beachwood Delivers: City program to offer free delivery, won’t charge restaurants service fees

Beachwood is hiring delivery drivers for the program.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

  Cleveland Department of Health received 3,857 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since mid-March

This is 15 more than what was received by Nov. 24.

  Restaurants on E. 4th Street hopeful after Cuyahoga County announces relief plan

19 News took to the streets to talk to local restaurant employees about the announcement.

Speak of the Devil to temporarily close due to COVID-19 surge

Employees will continue to get paid, and they are also accepting donations to distribute to staff.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland Department of Health has received 3,842 COVID-19 non-compliance complaints since Mar. 20 so far

Of those complaints, the CDPH said 1,187 were mass gathering non-compliance allegations, 1,798 were mask non-compliance allegations, and 752 were social distancing non-compliance allegations in the City of Cleveland.

  Thousands of Ohioans reopening unemployment claims as coronavirus cases increase and state mandates curfew

Ohio workers are reopening unemployment claims, some even while still on the job. Restaurant workers say so few customers are coming in that they’re making next to nothing right now.

Fat Head’s Brewery temporarily closes Middleburg Heights Beer Hall after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Fat Head’s Brewery said the staff member is not in direct contact with guests.

  Michael Symon to close slew of Northeast Ohio restaurants amid COVID-19

The closures represent the loss of 70 jobs.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Jack’s Deli and Restaurant temporarily closes due to COVID-19 positive employee

Jack’s Deli and Restaurant will remain closed until Friday, Nov. 27.

  Clevelanders react to video showing unmasked patrons dancing in Barley House

The video reveals large groups, no distancing and barely a mask in sight.

Ohio Craft Brewers Association releases statement in wake of Gov. DeWine’s threat to shutdown bars, restaurants

“Make no mistake: a second shutdown would almost certainly devastate our industry and force many small businesses to close their doors for good."

Nighttown in Cleveland Heights closing Nov. 22 until further notice due to ‘out of control’ spike in Ohio COVID-19 cases

The white-tablecloth mainstay serving classic fare to accompany the frequent jazz shows that have entertained guests on Cedar Road since 1966 is closing its doors once again due to the coronavirus crisis.

Cheesecake Factory in Crocker Park closed Thursday evening for ‘cleaning and sanitizing’

The restaurant will reopen on Friday.

2 Warrensville Heights restaurants cited by OIU, but 1 business claims the citable offense didn’t happen

A legal representative for Floods Urban Seafood claims no one was served by employees after hours

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

  Cleveland restaurants hope outdoor dining extension will help business during ongoing coronavirus pandemic

As coronavirus cases continue to surge throughout Ohio, the City of Cleveland is now permitting restaurants to keep their extended dining areas through June 1, 2021.

City of Kent conditionally reinstates the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area

The area reopens at 12 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

Cleveland Heights’ Melt Bar and Grilled to close permanently

All other locations remain open.

Seven Ohio restaurants cited overnight by OIU for breaking COVID-19 regulation

Two of the businesses are Cleveland based.

Cleveland food delivery service, BlkDash, launches mobile app

The company claims to be the first Black-owned food delivery service in Cleveland.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Cleveland permits restaurants to keep extended outdoor dining areas through June 1, 2021

Patio season is here to stay, even through the winter.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank teams up with Cavaliers for drive-thru food distribution at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Friday

The first 1,000 to register will receive free fresh produce and PPE courtesy of Gov. Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 Minority Health Strikeforce.

Greater Cleveland Food Bank to host drive-thru distribution in Muni Lot Thursday

In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is here to help, all with adhering to social distancing standards with a drive-thru distribution.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Christmas Ale available in cans for 1st time since 1992 debut

Here’s good news you can “cheers” to!

Greater Cleveland Food Bank needs $43,500 by Thursday to put turkeys on Thanksgiving tables

For just $12.50, you can help put a turkey on the table.

  Restaurants, bars struggling with availability and pricing of PPE and disinfectant

PPE that restaurants need, like gloves are very expensive during the pandemic, and in short supply.