There’s no lack of diversity in the Cleveland food scene, but the restaurants that have cropped up this summer prove that when dining in Cleveland, folks can expect, well, pretty much anything. From Asian-soul food fusion and Mumbai street food, to gamer-themed lunch spots and scenic oyster bars, here's a recap of Cleveland's new eateries that are now open and ready to help you pack back on those winter pounds.
Crop Rocks, Crop Sticks
Restaurateur Steve Schimoler is adding to the new life springing up in the Flats East Bank with his two new restaurants, Crop Rocks and Crop Sticks. Crop Rocks is — you guessed it — a casual rock-and-roll themed eatery. Crop Sticks is his take on an Asian-influenced restaurant. Find them neighboring each other at 1075 Old River Rd. and 1059 Old River Rd.
Alley Cat Oyster Bar
Meet Zack Bruell's latest concept: Alley Cat Oyster Bar. Located along the Cuyahoga River, guests can expect scenic views while sipping Bruell’s "michelada," a Mexican refresher of beer and spices, and slurping down fresh-shucked oysters. Stop in at 1056 Old River Rd.
Seoul Hot Pot
A staple for Clevelanders who love Korean cuisine, Seoul Hot Pot has opened its doors after a long hiatus and an illness of an owner. This nearly 30-year-old restaurant has updated its decor but still has its old charms, including grill-top tables. Find it at 3709 Payne Ave.
Crust Pizza Shop
Crust Pizza Shop has been a favorite local spot in Tremont for a few years, but fans now have the opportunity to dine at its new Midtown location. Crust is known for its affordably priced, hand-tossed pizzas, fresh-baked subs, hearty entrees and a slew of decadent desserts. Its new location also boasts a lot more seating than its Tremont counterpart. Stop in at 3000 St. Clair Ave.
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