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gluten-free or vegan dining in Cleveland

Im curious on where you ended up going! I have several friends that are celiac. Wld be great to know where we could go that they wouldnt have an issue. Thx!

Apr 23, 2012
tbud in Great Lakes

Trying to duplicate the Udon Noodle Dish from Parallax/Tremont at home-any help?

Im a huge foodie, but with small children at home, I dont get to go out for adventurous eats much these days. I am a pretty good cook and love to duplicate things that I have tried during my travels.

I travel by day, and stop for lunch at Parallax in Tremont as often as I can (which is not often enough to satusfy my craving for real food). Each time there is something very cool on the menu that I have not had anywhere else. The one dish that is haunting me in my sleep is the Udon noodle dish. Anyone from Cleve food scene know what Im talking about? The dish has perfectly al dente noodles, usually a vegetable, shrimp, pork belly and this insanely rich broth. Ive got pork belly down, but that broth....oh that broth... I dont even know where to begin constructing it. Any thoughts from anyone?

Apr 23, 2012
tbud in Great Lakes

Duck Leg Confit

Euro USA is a distributor and they supply many local restaurants and retailers. I used to be a buyer for a local shop and worked with them. While they claimed they didnt sell to the public, pI had customers who told me they bought directly from them, so I guess it wouldn't hurt to call. At the leats they can tell you where they sell Niman stuff to. Doesn't Omaha Steaks get their pork from Niman Ranch? They have a store at La Place in Beachwood.

Northern Haserot is another local distributor that supplies manily just restaurants, and they own Metropolitan Market.

Dec 19, 2006
tbud in General Midwest Archive

Duck Leg Confit

you may already have your answer by now, but if not...I buy it from Metropolitan Market which just moved to Landerwood Plaza in Pepper Pike. They sell it frozen in cryo-vac packs, skinless and boneless, which is fine if you are making cassoulet. If they are out, you can order whole legs from D'Artagnan, but the shipping is rather expensive. Various Heinen's locations as well as West Point Market in Akron carry it at times. A company called More Than Gourmet now makes duck fat in 4 oz as well as 1lb tubs for cooking. Great for fried potatoes!

I made a great dish with it last week-I made some sweet potato gnocchi and needed some sort of sauce for it. So in a skillet I sauteed some shallots, added the shredded duck confit and heated thru. Added some heavy cream, a few twigs of thyme and let it simmer for about a half hour. Just a small amount of the sauce was needed for the gnocchi as both items were fairly rich.

Enjoy

Dec 17, 2006
tbud in General Midwest Archive

Cleveland: casual places midway between Fairview Park and Kirtland?

I live in the heights area and have to agree with lyn-traffic is terrible in Hts and Little Italy. Takes me 20 minutes to get there!!! Perhaps Chagrin Falls may be an easy meeting point. It would be closer to Kirtland, but from Fairview Park it would be mostly freeway,exit at Chagrin blvd, take that all the way into the falls. very quaint area. Gamekeepers/87 West Wine Bar are great for hanging out. The locals prefer Rick's Cafe. Then there is Falls Grille (former "chef" from Grovewood Tavern). and even though it's mostly "chain" establishments, Legacy Village would be the perfect meeting point with easy freeway access for both.

Nov 03, 2006
tbud in General Midwest Archive