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This week's "To the 9s" is all about steakhouse happy hours. Why? Because hyping a Super Bowl with a former Browns coach and deflated balls, but no Browns, sounds silly to us. Learn about the 9 best steak-and-lube stops in the C-town area after the jump.
Fat Cats offers a procession of different desserts like this goat cheese lemon cheesecake with blueberry sauce. Fat Cats, 2061 West 10th St., Cleveland, 216-579-0200. Fat Cats' best visual may be downtown Cleveland's urban splendor as seen from its big bay windows -- but the food looks mighty good, too. Ricardo Sandoval’s restaurant has evolved into a sort of Modern American Melting Pot.
Veal Parmesan | Trattoria on the Hill Little Italy excels at a handful of things, the main one being hearty and satisfying Italian-American dishes. The veal parm dished up at this 30-year-old gem is pounded, breaded, pan-fried and topped with melted cheese. It and a mountain of pasta all get buried beneath bright tomato sauce. Top that. 12207 Mayfield Rd., 216-421-2700, trattoriaromangarden.com (Photo courtesy of Yelp user Anthony P.)
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When tomatoes are at their seasonal peak, fresh slices festoon Giovanni's Burrata, a meltingly tender, mozzarella-like cheese paired with a chilled eggplant terrine and basil pesto at Giovanni's Ristorante,25550 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood; 216-831-8625. Exceptional cuisine, exacting service, Old World charm combine to make dining at Giovanni's a singular experience. (Joe Crea, Northeast Ohio Media Group)