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Become a part of Cleveland’s culinary history

Be part of the culinary history of Cleveland.

The Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with Land studio, is publishing a cookbook of favorite Cleveland recipes and the stories that go with them. The concept was inspired by the library’s Lockwood Thompson Dialogues series, in which the topic of food and the importance of cooking, customs and the social camaraderie associated with food were discussed. Award-winning photographer Penny De Los Santos and James Beard Award-winning chef Dan Barber joined Cleveland author Michael Ruhlman for a conversation about how our culture, family relationships and friendships are defined by the meals we share.

“This is an exciting project that allows Clevelanders to share their personal story, history and recipes with the rest of the community,” Greg Peckham, Land studio managing director, said. “Food is an important part of shaping our relationships. It can easily transport us to a family gathering, a favorite childhood experience or celebrating a significant moment with friends.”

Clevelanders are invited to submit their made-from-scratch recipes and the stories about what makes those recipes special. Tell the story of how the recipe related to a significant experience or memory and how it connects to Cleveland. Corresponding photos, drawings, maps and original recipe cards are strongly encouraged.

The cookbook will serve as a resource for cooking, a platform for storytelling and a way to connect Clevelanders across cultures and communities. But you had better hurry if you want to be part of local food history. The deadline for submission is Friday at 5 p.m. Visit for details.

Land studio is a new organization created by the merger of Cleveland Public Art and ParkWorks.

The third Tuesday of every month is Yappy Hour at the Tremont Taphouse, 2575 Scranton Road.

Bring your dog and enjoy great food and craft beers on the patio from 4 to 9 p.m. A dollar from the sale of every draft beer sold will be donated to the Public Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), a longstanding cat and dog rescue group. Yappy Hour goes on rain or shine. But if it rains, you will have to leave your pup at home. Health regulations prevent area restaurants from having animals in the building.

The crab feast is on at Salmon Dave’s Pacific Grille in Rocky River.

Enjoy an appetizer of Maryland-style crab chowder ($7) or crab cake ($13), or share a crab and artichoke bake ($10.50). The Alaskan king crab feast includes your choice of a pound of steamed crab legs ($36), crab legs and crab cakes ($41), crab legs and filet Oscar ($46) or crab legs and salmon ($41). Crab feast dinners are $10 off on Sundays.

Phone Salmon Dave’s, 19015 Old Lake Road, at 440-331-2739 for reservations. Major credit cards are accepted.



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