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Had dinner there last night, and it was wonderful (as usual). Ricotta-stuffed mushrooms to start, bone broth soup, lamb for the main course, and flourless chocolate cake as the closer. Glad to see somebody else has found their way out to Strasvegas (I will steal your nickname) to enjoy a meal there.
I live in New Philadelphia. Strasvegas is just a ridiculous local nickname. Wife and I have only been to Shy a couple times, but it's always amazing.
 

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With Fish Fry season upon us, I was wondering if posters here had any standouts they really enjoy around the area (restaurants or non-profits).

My wife and I have made a yearly tradition of taking my father-in-law out for Fish Fry and two that we always make a stop at are Prosperity Social Club and Sokolowski's. Those have become the favorite of our group.
 

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With Fish Fry season upon us, I was wondering if posters here had any standouts they really enjoy around the area (restaurants or non-profits).

My wife and I have made a yearly tradition of taking my father-in-law out for Fish Fry and two that we always make a stop at are Prosperity Social Club and Sokolowski's. Those have become the favorite of our group.
They definitely don't compete with the Lent fish fries, but for an all-year-round option, Gasoline Alley in Bath is pretty legit. Two huge pieces of fish, a shit ton of fries, only 10 bucks.

All their food is good for a lunch or whatnot. Just be sure to buy a bottle of water--I'm pretty sure they have well water and it tastes awful.
 

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Tinman in the Ohio City Galley had a really nice looking offering last year. I think they may have shut down at the end of the year though. I haven't been in awhile to see what places are currently running.

http://instagr.am/p/BvCIHEvj4R7/
I haven’t been to OCG, but the plan was always for concepts to last one year and then turn over to another operator. Tinman is no longer located there. They’ve now got two concepts from the guys at The Plum and Good Company (pizza at one stall, grain and greens bowls at the other).

And yeah, that fish fry looks delicious.
 
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With Fish Fry season upon us, I was wondering if posters here had any standouts they really enjoy around the area (restaurants or non-profits).

My wife and I have made a yearly tradition of taking my father-in-law out for Fish Fry and two that we always make a stop at are Prosperity Social Club and Sokolowski's. Those have become the favorite of our group.
Can't really help you with your question (we may hit one or two fish fries every Lent, but those are usually local-church type deals) -- but wanted to add my check mark next to your reco of Sokolowski's. (As if it needed it) Only down side of that place is that Mrs. AllforOne (who normally has a freakish alcohol tolerance for a ~100 lb woman) has been known to order one too many Polish Flags while waiting in line.
 

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I haven’t been to OCG, but the plan was always for concepts to last one year and then turn over to another operator. Tinman is no longer located there. They’ve now got two concepts from the guys at The Plum and Good Company (pizza at one stall, grain and greens bowls at the other).

And yeah, that fish fry look delicious.
Sauce the City, the one with chicken and wings is still there. I've had their wings a few times but they're pricey and pretty greasy for my liking.

I had the mexican place once, I believe it was called Pocamex or Poca. Had an unbelievable sweet potato tamale special. Their tacos were good but didn't necessarily stand out from the likes of Bakersfield. I believe they were the first to "close"

Tinman was my favorite. Their tin man burger was super good. They had really good yellow yukon potatoes that they'd smash and then throw in the fryer.

Never had the asian place before they closed, I think it was called The Rice Shop. One of my friends brought carryout over to my place once and it smelled great.

I want to try the pizza place, their stuff looks really good from their instagram
 

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Tinman was my favorite. Their tin man burger was super good. They had really good yellow yukon potatoes that they'd smash and then throw in the fryer.
According to Cleveland Scene, you’ll be able to get their food at BottleHouse in Lakewood starting this March or April.

 

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Speaking of pizza- and I know there is a post in this section already somewhere- what are people's favorite pizza in the Cleveland area?

Angelo's has the best "thicker" style pizza, in my opinion. Really been meaning to try Il Rione but haven't gotten around to it. For thin crust, I've had both really good and mediocre pizza from Pizza 216 next to Marbleroom. Only had Pizza Whirl once but really enjoyed it. Not a big fan of Crust. Map Room makes a surprisingly decent pie, a bit greasy though. Saucy is my most frequented place, although not my favorite
 

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Speaking of pizza- and I know there is a post in this section already somewhere- what are people's favorite pizza in the Cleveland area?

Angelo's has the best "thicker" style pizza, in my opinion. Really been meaning to try Il Rione but haven't gotten around to it. For thin crust, I've had both really good and mediocre pizza from Pizza 216 next to Marbleroom. Only had Pizza Whirl once but really enjoyed it. Not a big fan of Crust. Map Room makes a surprisingly decent pie, a bit greasy though. Saucy is my most frequented place, although not my favorite
Get to Il Rione. To me, it’s the best pizza in Northeast Ohio. My wife and I dined there a few months ago and had a white pie with speck, chopped pistachios, hot honey and lemon ricotta. It was fantastic. Their diavolo pizza is also really good.

For more “Cleveland style” pizza, I really enjoyed Geraci’s. They’ve got that thicker, hand tossed style crust but managed to get it crispier than any other local place that does that pizza in that style.

Also, last year, I went to the Medina County Pizza Festival and had a chance to try Ohio Pie Company (based in Brunswick). Their pizza is almost a round, Detroit style pie. It’s got a thick, pan depth crust but they put their sauce on top of the cheese and other toppings and finish it with garlic oil. Then they square cut it. I found that to be a tasty pizza as well.
 

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Also, last year, I went to the Medina County Pizza Festival and had a chance to try Ohio Pie Company (based in Brunswick). Their pizza is almost a round, Detroit style pie. It’s got a thick, pan depth crust but they put their sauce on top of the cheese and other toppings and finish it with garlic oil. Then they square cut it. I found that to be a tasty pizza as well.
Thanks for the reco. I live maybe five minutes from there, but have yet to try it. I think they've been open maybe a year, so definitely have to give them a shot.

As long as we're talking Medina County, I'll throw in a vote for Samosky's. They have a cheesesteak pizza with alfredo sauce that usually is gone within minutes of it being placed on the table (quicker than that if the boy is around). (ETA: Samosky's is on route 303 in Valley City)
 
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Thanks for the reco. I live maybe five minutes from there, but have yet to try it. I think they've been open maybe a year, so definitely have to give them a shot.
No problem. This won't be an issue for you being so close, but keep in mind that they don't deliver. Dine in or carryout only.

I've also read they make fantastic cookies.
 

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