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Indians game - dinner & other Qs

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Indians game - dinner & other Qs

My husband & I have tickets for the Indians game on the 28th. We were planning on going to dinner before the game. Any suggestions for places to eat near the stadium? Nothing too expensive, as we will be dressed casually for the game. Preferrably something we can only get in Cleveland!

We're also considering coming in to the city (we live about an hour away) early in the afternoon - any suggestions for places to go / things to do? We've been to the Zoo & the R&R Hall of Fame, and to the Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Indians game - dinner & other Qs

The Cleveland Chop House and Brewery is a nice suggestion for before the game. It is located in the Warehouse District on St. Clair between W. 6th and W9th. The prices are very reasonable and the food is good. On East Ninth Street you have the New York Spagetti House, Cooperstown, Paninis, and several other bars and restaurants. If you are coming in early you should be able to get a seat. Also. located at Tower City Center is the Hard Rock Cafe, and they are good too.

About 15 minutes east of Cleveland is the University Circle Area which includes the Art Museum (being renovated now), the Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Western Reserve Historical Society, the Natural History Museum, etc. www.universitycircle.org. You can enjoy a stop in Little Italy - lots of great Italian Restaurants and bakeries.

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You could take an afternoon cruise on the Goodtime III. Nothing fancy, but it gets you on the lake. Check schedules. One goes up the Cuyahoga River...and one heads east on the lake. You can also take back-to-back. There's a bar on board...flush toilets. It's a fun way to see the city.

Sushi Rocks downtown is a hip, cool place...and tasty. Hard to get good sushi far outside Cleveland.

You could go to the West Side Market -- the enormous open-air market with all sorts of food ... pierogies, meat, fish, fruits, veggies. Half is indoors and air-conditioned. THe other half is in fully-covered tents. Across the street is Great Lakes Brewery...one of the most celebrated brewers in the country. They have a fun beer sampler. Food is OK and not expensive. Casual is expected. It also has a nice patio. Also, next door to the West Side Market is a cool Puerto Rican restaurant called Lozada's. Plantains, curries...you can try goat if you like. Affordable, casual.