Frank and Jimmy Eat Cleveland
Following the Dimora corruption trial quote from Frank Russo stating that, “Everybody knew Jimmy liked to eat and wanted good food.” The Plain Dealer recently recapped some of the places our faithful public servants visited in their quest for good meal. Of course, the courts will decide if Jimmy Dimora is as guilty as Frank Russo, but Jeff and Michele will determine if Frank and Jimmy were in-fact eating the “good food” Jimmy so desperately sought.
XO Prime Steaks – It has been a while since our last visit to XO because of their concentration on steaks, but we do know that food was always very good there. If they are preparing steaks as good as past fare, Jimmy was eating well. Score +1.
Delmonico’s – Jeff has had many lunches here and we have had a few dinners. For the most part, the food here is positive. There is no culinary adventure taking place in the kitchen, but some good honest food is being prepared. Score +1.
Shula’s 2 – If someone else was paying, there is no excuse to go to a place one step below Longhorn for a steak! Sorry Jimmy, Score -1.
Lockkeeper’s – We have enjoyed this restaurant during each visit, our only issue is that it is priced too high. You can eat at the best restaurants in Cleveland for less than Lockkeeper’s, so why bother? Then again, Jimmy wasn’t paying, so, Score +1.
Calla Club – How anyone can run up a $200 tab at this now closed dump of a restaurant took real effort. While we appreciate his cast iron stomach and “can-do” attitude, we have to vote thumbs-down (the throat?) Score -1.
Mallorca– When it first opened, this place was a joy to visit. At our last trip, the food became tired and sloppily prepared. Jimmy could have done better! Score -1.
Teamz, Deep Springs Trout Club and Stancatos – Sorry Jimmy, we’ve never been to these places and none of our learned contacts have either. To keep this fair, we’ll call these a draw and score 0.
Finally, London Pickle Works. Really? The London Pickle Works! He was right to only go here for drinks, but even the beer mugs are greasy! If Jimmy was a Subway co-worker wishing an exiting fellow employee bon-voyage, OK, but after you’ve passes 22 years old, there is no reason to visit the London Pickle Works. Score -2.
Total Score – minus 2 – Sorry Jimmy, you lose! You were not eating good food. Better luck in court!
http://xoprimesteaks.com/cleveland_steakhouse_home/ 500 West St. Clair Cleveland, OH 44113 216-861-1919
http://hrcleveland.com/delmonicos.php6001 Quarry Lane Independence, OH 44131 216-573-1991
http://www.donshula.com/locations.php?l=2&restid=186200 Quarry Lane Independence, OH 44131 216-901-7852
http://lockkeepers.com/8001 Rockside Road Valley View, OH 44125 216-524-9494
http://www.clevelandmallorca.com/indexflash.html1390 West 9th Street Cleveland, OH 44113 216-687-9494
http://www.londonpickleworks.com/7265 Fitzwater Road Brecksville, OH 44141 440-526-0707
Entry filed under: Cleveland Food Comments, Cleveland Restaurants Review. Tags: Delmonico's Independence, Jimmy Dimora Eating, Jimmy Dimora Restaurants, Lockkeeper's Cleveland, London Pickle Works Brecksville, Mallorca Cleveland, Shula's 2 Independence, XO Prime Steak Cleveland.