Randy's Pickles' Bread N' Butter Pickles — Our sandwich's bread and butter are these hand-crinkle-cut American classics infused with whole yellow mustard seed, bell peppers, sweet onions and a hint of cloves by the Cleveland pickle company.
Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream's Blue Cosmo — With a flagship shop in Ohio City, this homemade ice cream maker brings the sweetness with their cotton candy ice cream.
Brewnuts' Strawberry Sprinkle Doughnut — No such thing as too much strawberry, this yeast doughnut made in Gordon Square features a Samuel Smith Strawberry Organic Ale base with a strawberry cream icing and strawberry sprinkles.
Bertman Original Ball Park Mustard — The brown mustard we all know and love tastes like Progressive Field and is a requirement on any and all CLE-approved sandwiches.
Lola's Beef Cheek Pierogies — Michael Symon's East Fourth Street ode to our culinary region is a carnivorous, horseradish creme freche-slathered love letter to the Eastern European dumpling.
Cleveland Kraut's Beet Red Kraut — No need to get beet red in the face with embarrassment if you haven't tried this mixture of fresh fermented beets and carrots. Just rush to your local grocery store to grab some.
The Greenhouse Tavern's Crispy Chicken Wings Confit — The best wings in the city — slow-cooked in fat, flash fried and lightly sauced with lemon juice, garlic, scallions and roasted jalapenos — are found in Jonathon Sawyer's East Fourth Street restaurant.
La Plaza Taqueria's Tacos — Recently graduated from the back corner of the Mexican grocery store, these unassuming tacos in Lakewood have become a regional sensation.
Li Wah's Shu Mei Dumplings — These Asiatown pork and shrimp dumplings are a must-grab as the dim sum cart zooms by.
Hot Sauce Williams' Polish Boy — Cleveland's culinary claim to faim, this french fry- and cole slaw-topped hot dog is as much as of an institution as the legendary restaurant it comes from.
Swensons Drive-In's Galley Boy — When you have a beloved, hometown, no-fuss American classic, you really don't need In 'n' Out or Shake Shack.
Cleveland Bagel Co.'s Everything Bagel — This newbie company is already a classic with hand-made rings of chewy, fluffy dough loaded with classic toppings.
On the Side:
Happy Dog's Tots — The Gordon Square concert venue is known for its loaded hot dogs, but the secret is in the tots loaded with mac 'n' cheese, bourbon pork-n-beans and nacho cheese, with 15 different sides or all of the above.
Thai Thai's Galaxy Unicorn Bubble Tea — Wash down this monstrosity with a 20-ounce drink with sugary treats such as chocolate and strawberry doughnuts, sprinkles, gummy worms, marshmallows and lollipops.
You've eaten your fill. Now it's time for an after-dinner drink as you test your knowledge of Cleveland's Brewing History.
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