Food for Thought

Everyone you meet has a part to play in your story. And while some may take a chapter, others a paragraph, and most will be no more than scribbled notes in the margins, someday, you’ll meet someone who will become so integral to your life, you’ll put their name in the title.

-Beau Taplin





As fun as the name of this downtown spot sounds, is as fun as it is on the inside. REBoL is located in the newly renovated Public Square, in downtown Cleveland. It’s modern look on the outside gives just a taste of what to expect on the inside. With inspiring quotes on a colorful wall along with paintings of famous people, it is hard to settle your eyes on one thing.

REBoL offers organic, vegan and vegetarian options along with water that is served through a reverse osmosis machine and purified ice. There is also a choice of organic sodas. There are signature REBoLs as well as build your own options. I explored the build your own menu and came up with the tuna, jasmine rice, broccoli and bok choy drizzled with REBoL’s homemade BBQ sauce.

Whether you’re just passing through downtown looking for a quick bite to eat, or in search of a fun new food adventure, REBoL is an option you’ll want to try.

Tropical Flame.



This is one of the Food Adventures on our list I was most excited to try. Now, for those who don’t know, Muslims only eat meat that is Halal. This means that the animal was slaughtered according to Islamic guidelines. It is not very common to find quick places to eat that serve Halal meat so I was very excited to stumble upon this food truck.

Tropical Flame serves authentic Halal food. Their menu consists of a variety of tacos, rice bowls, and even chicken empanadas. I ordered the beef tacos, that came in soft flour tortilla with fajita toppings. I also got a mango smoothie, that was tasty and refreshing. The worker on this truck both took the order and made the food, which was made to order and did not take long at all. He was more than helpful and super nice.

I will certainly be returning to try other things on this menu.



For this week’s Food Adventure we decided to try a new local place, Restore. As soon as you step foot into this hip and trendy spot you are immediately met with friendly smiles and relaxing vibes. With funky wood furniture and succulents on each table, diners are welcomed to kick back and relax. Restore is all about organic ingredients and food made simple.

There is a selection of pre made cold pressed juices as well as the option to create your own. The smoothie bowls, which I highly recommend, come with your choice of a smoothie or oat base with a variety of toppings to pick from. Restore creates their own take on avocado toast, by adding a slice of tomato along with special seasonings like pink Himalayan salt and red pepper flakes.

I defiantly wouldn’t mind being a regular at this place.

A Great Start

Today was my first day of my Editorial Internship, and it was fantastic! Both the Editor and Assistant Editor I met with were so nice and super helpful. Just by talking with them you can tell they had so much knowledge in the field and had great advice to share with myself as well as my fellow intern.

Today I worked on checking facts on restaurants that will be listed under the Restaurant Guide of Ohio Magazine, and I wrote quick blurbs about them for the website. Next week we are supposed to be getting writing assignments, and I’m super excited.

I can’t wait to see what 12 weeks has in store!

Teahouse Noodles

This week’s Food Adventure brought me to Teahouse Noodles. Teahouse Noodles is located on E. 6th street in Downtown Cleveland, it may be easy to overlook if you’re not looking for it but after stopping here you’ll never overlook it again.

The best thing about this place is that even though it is based on a “build-your-own” menu there were still a ton of options for everyone. There were many vegetarian options and even options for seafood lovers. You start with the choice of pasta or rice then you build with protein and different sauces. I had the shrimp with noodles and teriyaki sauce. All with fresh ingredients, it was packed with flavor. I will definitley be back to mix up another delicious bowl.

The Wheels are Turning

The ball is rolling and the plans are in motion. It’s funny how just when I feel stuck in life, going through the same motions everyday something big happens. I am so excited to say that I have been awarded a Fall Editorial Internship with my current job, Great Lakes Publishing. I am so incredibly excited to get some real experience writing for a magazine. This is going to be such an amazing learning opportunity for me. This will help me grow as a writer and even improve my blog. I can’t wait to share my experience with you guys.

Wish me luck!

Barrio Tacos

This week’s food adventure was my favorite so far. My co-workers and I ventured to Barrio Tacos in the Downtown area, and even though we arrived shortly after opening the place was packed!

With super fun art on the walls and a build your own taco checklist, this was the most fun of the Food Adventures. Once seated at our table, we all started working on our checklists, with so many different toppings to choose from we had a tough time picking what we wanted. We got queso, salsa and chips while we waited for our food and it was delcious.

I chose the shrimp with garlic cream tacos topped with, black beans, queso fresco cheese, and the famous pineapple salsa. The tacos were fresh and light while still filling. I would definitly reccomend this for everyone to try.