Join Brews + ProseTuesday, March 5thwhen a panel of distinguished food writers will answer the question: How did Cleveland become a food mecca? They'll discuss the history of Cleveland cuisine and food writing and speculate about the future. The event will take place in the Ohio City Room at the Market Garden Brewery, accessible down the stairs beyond the hosts' stand. The panel consists of: Noelle Celeste of Edible Cleveland, a new quarterly publication focused on celebrating Northeast Ohio’s local food community. With a team of freelance professionals, Edible Cleveland tells stories that honor local heroes and inspire healthier community.
From 1998 to 2008, Elaine Cicora provided award-winning coverage of Cleveland's emerging dining scene from her post as restaurant critic for the alt-weekly Scene. In 2010, Elaine became the Arts Editor for Scene, including their restaurant coverage.
Since 1998, Joe Crea has served as Food and Restaurants Editor for The Plain Dealer. With nearly 30 years of newsroom experience, Crea has served in a similar capacity for the Orange County Register, Florida Times-Union, Daytona Beach News-Journal, and the Toledo Blade.
Laura Taxel reviews restaurants and writes about chefs and winemakers; food, beverage and dining trends; and culinary movers, shakers and innovators for many local and nationally circulating publications. She is the author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats, a bestselling guide to northeast Ohio's most authentic ethnic restaurants and markets. Her new book, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking, was published by the University of Akron Press in October, 2012.