City of Cleveland requests consultant to improve West Side Market

The city of Cleveland recently put out a request for proposals for consultants to help improve the situation at the West Side Market.

  What is the most romantic food? The Taste Buds are talking aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

  Cleveland Cooks: Perfectly Imperfect Produce

  What changes should be made at the West Side Market to bring more people in? The Taste Buds discuss

  Larder: A Curated Delicatessen walks you through the process of pickling your favorite vegetables

  What’s your favorite Super Bowl food? Share your Sunday food plans with the Taste Buds

Bar Louie of Strongsville becomes 2nd Ohio location to shut down

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. brewpub closing until mid-February for renovations

  Fairport Harbor’s The Pompadour Bar dishes delectable cocoa almond stuffed dates

  What do you look for when buying cheese? The Taste Buds help with the intimidation of the cheese counter

  Local Abundance Kitchen is a non-profit that offers international cooking classes taught by refugees

  Taste Buds review the cookbooks everyone is craving

  Warren’s Spirited Kitchen sweet potato gnocchi is great for New Year’s Resolutions; on Cleveland Cooks

  Is your New Year’s resolution to cut back on drinking? Here are some 'mocktails’ from the Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring a pair of local food experts discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

Cincinnati chili named best hangover cure in the nation

On a list that includes Buffalo wings and poutine, Cincinnati chili comes out on top.

Northfield baker wins Food Network’s ‘Christmas Cookie Challenge’

A baker proved she had what it takes to be crowned champion of Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge.”

What is your favorite Christmas cookie? Help the Taste Buds complete “Sweet 16” cookie tournament

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

  A Taste of Black Cleveland: Restaurant Week 2019 showcasing Cleveland’s diverse eateries

  The best beer pairings for the holidays with Northeast Ohio restaurant Der Braumeister and the Taste Buds

  What’s your favorite item on a party platter? The Taste Buds discuss meat and cheese trays

  Restaurant industry pioneer Lidia Bastianich joins the Taste Buds; Edible Cleveland previews winter issue

Thanksgiving table staples that could be toxic to your pets

  How are you preparing your Thanksgiving turkey? The Taste Buds have you covered

Utopias 2019 is banned in 15 states, but the 28% ABV beer will be available in one Ohio taproom

A beer that is illegal in 15 states will soon be available in Ohio for the first time ever.

  What do you think of home meal kits? The Taste Buds weigh in

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast hosted by three local food experts, discussing timely restaurant industry topics, and sharing tips for the home cook.

Bearden’s in Rocky River is offering burgers for 71 cents to celebrate its 71st anniversary

An iconic burger restaurant in Rocky River is celebrating its anniversary in a special way.

Aldi’s wildly popular wine, beer, and cheese advent calendars go on sale Wednesday

It’s one of the “must have” calendars of the year.

  Is Cleveland’s ‘Restaurant Week’ worth it? Share your thoughts with the Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast hosted by three local food experts, discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

  Cleveland Cooks: Ironwood’s gastropub cooking creates ultimate fried bologna sandwich

Love at first bite.

  Do you know where your seafood comes from? The Taste Buds discuss where fish is sourced from

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring local food experts and guests talking about timely restaurant industry topics and tips for the home cook.

  Cleveland Cooks: Sharing is optional when it comes to Sapphire Creek’s baked Alaska

Enjoy!

  The Taste Buds have the best of what to eat and drink at the new Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring three local food experts and guests, discussing timely restaurant industry topics and tips for the home cook.

Deck the halls! Blue Bell releases Christmas Cookies Ice Cream

The ice cream company says it has increased production “to meet the unbelievable demand” for the flavor.

  Where are you getting your clambake this season? The Taste Buds have tips to do your own

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring three local food experts and guests, discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for home cooks.

  Cleveland Cooks: Emerald Necklace offers up piping hot New England clam chowder recipe

Pull up a chair and pick up a spoon--it’s clam chowder season.

7 best places to get pierogi around Cleveland on National Pierogi Day

Oct. 8 is National Pierogi Day, so get your fill at any of the following places in Cleveland serving up the best pierogi.

Do you share your food? The Taste Buds talk about how people split their food up

Taste Buds is a weekly foodie podcast featuring local food experts talking about industry topics and sharing tips for home cooks.

  Cleveland Cooks: Spice Acres’ shiitake oat burgers are a plant-based dream for aspiring vegetarians

Explore the palate-tempting wonder of this farm-to-plate burger, presented by Spice Chef Ben Bebenroth.

Applebee’s offering $1 ‘Vampire’ cocktails for the entire month of October

Applebee’s Grill & Bar is offering a cocktail that customers will surely like to sink their teeth into.

  What is your favorite apple? It’s harvest season with the Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a live interactive foodie podcast featuring three local food experts who discuss timely restaurant industry topics, and share tips for the home cook.

  Is fine dining dead? The Taste Buds discuss with chefs Thomas Keller and Daniel Boulud

Michelin Star Chefs Daniel Boulud and Thomas Keller visited the Chef's Garden and the Culinary Vegetable Institute in Milan, Ohio. Jen Picciano sat down for a one on one interview with the restaurant industry titans.

All the new things to eat and drink at the renovated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

A look at the new food and drink offerings at the renovated Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

  The Taste Buds are tailgating! What’s your favorite tailgate food?

It’s time to take the show outside again!

  The best cluck for your buck: Cleveland’s definitive chicken sandwich guide

Check out the best chicken sandwiches right here in the City of Cleveland.

LeBron James surprises unsuspecting people with Blaze Pizza in Akron (video)

During his recent trip to Northeast Ohio, LeBron James filmed a promotional video in Akron for his chain restaurant Blaze Pizza.

  Here’s how renowned chefs are using their platforms for social change; today on Taste Buds

More and more chefs and restaurants are using their platforms for social change.

  Cleveland Cooks: Tartine vegan doughnuts are about to change your life

Yes, please.

  How hot do you like it? The Taste Buds are talking hot sauce

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast discussing timely restaurant industry topics, sharing tips for home cooks, and talking with local makers and producers.

  Cleveland Oktoberfest 2019 celebrates culture while giving back to 50 organizations around the community

Cleveland Oktoberfest is celebrating its 15 years this Labor Day weekend. And although people may see this event as a beer festival, organizers say it’s something much more.

  Beef Tartare from Urban Farmer with awesome relish on Cleveland Cooks

You can do this at home

Popeyes runs out of new chicken sandwiches nationwide

The fast-food chain, Popeyes, has run out of its new chicken sandwiches nationwide, according to a tweet from the company on Aug. 27.

  Is it too soon for pumpkin spice? The Taste Buds weigh in on everything pumpkin spice

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring local food experts and chefs discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

KFC testing plant-based fried ‘chicken’

KFC is getting into the alternative-meat game.

Cleveland Browns dish out new food at FirstEnergy Stadium, including Michael Symon’s ‘Feeling Dangerous Burger’ (photos)

The Cleveland Browns will look a little different at the start of season with several new players. So will the food at FirstEnergy Stadium with the addition of new options.

Pass the breath mints! The Taste Buds are talking about this weekend’s garlic and pickle festivals

You can smell it a mile away. The Cleveland Garlic Festival is returning to Shaker Square this weekend. It’s the 10th year for the “smelliest event of the season.”

  From the pan to the palate: Mallorca dishes delicious paella, and shrimp with garlic sauce

Cleveland Cooks has a summer feast that’s easy to make, and will easily please.

Raising Cane’s location in Lakewood to open in September

A popular fast-food chain provided more details about plans to open in Lakewood.

  What do you do with your garden tomatoes? The Taste Buds are talking tomato recipes

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring three local food experts discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

  Cleveland Cooks: Refreshed Ohio City Pizzeria making a difference in West Side neighborhood

Ohio City Pizzeria was purchased by the West Side Catholic Center, and now serves as a place for job training and employment for the center's clients.

Lawson’s Chip Dip just celebrated its 80th anniversary

Lawson's stores have been closed for years, but Circle K stores still sell the popular french onion dip.

  Chef Doug Katz shares details on his 2 new restaurants in Cleveland Heights on Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring timely restaurant industry discussion topics and tips for the home cook.

Swensons Drive-In giving away gift cards for 85th anniversary

Swensons’ began in 1934, when Wesley T. “Pop” Swenson began selling fresh-ground burgers to his Akron neighbors out of the back of his family’s station wagon.

  Cleveland fried chicken heating up menu at Tremont’s trendy Hi and Dry: Cleveland Cooks

Chef Natasha at Cleveland’s Hi and Dry has a new recipe that rivals Nashville hot chicken.

Insomnia Cookies offers deal for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Insomnia Cookies is celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

  Say cheese! What is your favorite type of cheese? The Taste Buds share their picks

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast discussing timely restaurant industry topics and sharing tips for the home cook.

  Cleveland Cooks: Asian Lantern Festival cooks up full-flavored gyoza dumplings

19 News’ Jen Picciano is showing you the dumplings featured at this year’s Asian Lantern Festival.

  What’s your favorite tequila drink? Margaritas aren’t the only choice from the Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast featuring three local food experts.

  Old Brooklyn shop churning out 2,800 pounds of cheese per month: Cleveland Cooks

Old Brooklyn Cheese Co., the city’s only brick-and-mortar cheese shop, showed 19 News how they make one of its most popular house-made varieties, Punk.

Ohio City Pizzeria initiates rebrand, putting former prison inmates to work

The restaurant will run through a partnership with the West Side Catholic Center and EDWINS.

Gotta catch ‘em all: Tickets on sale for Pokemon-themed pop-up bar

The PokeBar features themed food and drinks, games and more.

  Taste Buds: The trio takes a blind taste test to challenge their palates

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast discussing timely restaurant industry topics, tips for the home cook and foodie debates.

We’ve got the scoop! National Ice Cream Day is around the corner

Will you celebrate? Which ice cream is your favorite?

  The Rail’s ‘Woke Up Tasting Dangerous’ burger will be revealed during Cleveland Hamburger Week 2019

$5 burgers are back in Cleveland for one week only

  Jalapeno inspired burger available at the Thirsty Dog East Bank for Cleveland Burger Week

The spicy, creamy, crunchy burger with fried red tortillas is available now.

Voodoo Brewing Co. from Pennsylvania to open new pub in Cleveland Heights

The Brewing Company has been around for 13 years, supplying beverages throughout PA, and now Northeast Ohio.

  Cleveland Burger Week 2019 returns: The Fairmount in Cleveland Heights among the favorites

$5.00 Burgers are on the way for Cleveland Burger Week 2019

  Hatfield’s Goode Grub food truck is making something dangerous for the Bridgestone Senior Players Tournament

Cleveland Cooks is on the 12th with a charbroiled burger

  What’s your favorite ballpark food? It’s the MLB All-Star Game edition of Taste Buds

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast discussing cooking, restaurant industry news and topics, recipes and food events.

  Team of chefs on hand to feed thousands during All-Star week

The culinary teams at Progressive Field and the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland are preparing to feed thousand of fans throughout the five days of All Star Game activities.

  Cleveland Cooks whips up a marinade for ribs, slaw or sausage with Progressive Field Executive Chef

How about a marinade for ribs, slaw, or sausage, whichever you prefer this summer.

  What’s a seemingly simple kitchen task that you can’t grasp? The Taste Buds confess their cooking ‘gaps’

Taste Buds is a weekly video podcast about all things food, dining and the restaurant industry.