Dining Editor Doug Trattner Pens Completely Revised Cleveland Guidebook


Today is the official release day for “Moon Cleveland,” a guidebook penned by Scene dining editor Doug Trattner and published by Avalon Travel. This is the 3rd edition of the guidebook, considered the only comprehensive travel guide covering Cleveland. The first edition was released in 2009.

“This is the first major revision of the book in about five years,” Trattner reports. “If you think about all that has changed in and around the city in that time, then you have an idea of how much new content went into this rewrite.”

The 250-plus page full-color book is divided into sections entitled Sights, Restaurants, Nightlife, Arts & Culture, Recreation, Shops, and Hotels. Each section is full of detailed listings, naturally, but also top-ten lists, expanded callouts and deeper dives into topics such as “How Cleveland Landed the Rock Hall,” “The Polish Boy: a Cleveland Original” and “The Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.”

“I know people largely know me as ‘the food guy for Scene,’” adds Trattner, “but the guidebook is so much more than just bar and restaurant listings. Although, when it comes to bar and restaurant listings, you know I’ve got those well covered.”

The book is available for purchase at local booksellers like Visible Voice, Appletree Books and Mac’s Backs, as well as online.

Trattner is also the co-author of five Michael Symon cookbooks, including “Playing with Fire,” “Carnivore,” and "5 in 5,” the last two of which landed on the New York Times Best-Seller list.

Founded in 1973, Moon was one of the first advocates of independent travel. Based in Berkeley, California, Moon is published by Avalon Travel. Avalon Travel is an imprint of Perseus Books, a Hachette Book Group company.

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