It’s the sweet sixteen episode of Living Off THE LAND!
So let’s cut to the chase — this episode is bittersweet. We have some really excited news, and some sad news. The good news is we will have a website with written content very soon. Jordan is working this weekend with our friend Mike on setting that up. We’ll also soon have business cards to distribute…more on that later.
Now for the sad news: our food expert and chef member, Paul, will be leaving the podcast after this episode. There is no bad beef or hard feelings; this is simply a decision Paul made in response to some other projects he’s working on in his life. We’ll all certainly miss him, but he also expects to be a guest in future episodes.
After these announcements, we hop into the never-ending spiral that is the LeBron free agency talk. So many things come into play to determine where he goes: What happens with Kawhii? Are the Cavs’ still in on Kemba? Is there any possibility for Boogie Cousins? Collin Sexton’s role…the list goes on and on. We try to make sense of the chaos and we make our predictions if he’s staying or going.
Once the dust from the LeBron talk settles, we move onto the Tribe, who are heating up after a 7-game win streak. Kipnis is hot again, we got Beiber fever, and how about J-Ram? Could he be an AL MVP candidate?
Next up is our restaurant and bar reviews. We tackle the ever-growing Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City, with it’s awesome Cleveland Guardian’s logo and their delicious brews. Do they have one of the best beers of all time? Check in to find out. Next we briefly discuss an upscale joint in Lakewood that has a 5-star patio. But is it worth your time? For pizza, Dan gives us the scoop on Fat Bob’s Pizza — which just might have one of the better crusts in The Land.
We wrap things up with event previews of World Cup watch parties at Old Angle Tavern, a free Jazz Festival (www.tri-c.edu/jazzfest/index.html), Fairview Park Summerfest (fairviewsummerfest.com/) and a roundup of the best Independence Day firework shows.