Episode 96: Jul Big Green’s Rufus Jones, Brite Winter, & Rowley Inn

Beer of the week

Poll off the week: Knowing what we know now, which team that made their championship series in 2016 would you rather win?  Indians or Cavs?

Top 5 of the week: Top 5 winter foods

Guest of the week: Rufus Jones IV of Jul Big Green 

“Jimmy In the CLE”: Yes!


  • Ohio City Galley to close
    • The galley, which housed multiple food vendors and was modeled after similar concepts in Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Detroit
    • Opened Fall of 2018, to officially close Feb. 28
    • Official statement from owners on Facebook: “We regret to share that Ohio City Galley will be closing on Friday, February 28, 2020. There were various factors that led to this difficult outcome, a decision like this is never easy. We greatly appreciate the kindness from our guests and the community during our time here in Cleveland, you have shown us such hospitality and support. We wish the members of our Cleveland Galley family the very best.”
    • Fun concept, but perhaps too progressive an idea (for now) in Cleveland
      • Was the location partly to blame? Parking was difficult…
      • Marketing/advertising was poor
    • Cleveland Scene article: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/02/25/ohio-city-galley-to-cease-operations-this-weekend?fbclid=IwAR1hRpqKStBxEEALZ496wuKeDFSDSt6ch-pRY9fdVVoU7OW–_PFJmWgzDI

Festivals/Events/Activities Preview:

  • Taco Fest: April 6th – 12th (various locations throughout the city)
    • First ever taco week
    • Hosted by Scene Magazine
    • Not many details finalized, but the plan is to have $2 taco specials throughout the city in various restaurants
    • Dos Equis & Suavecito are the current sponsors
    • Participants are beginning to be recognized: https://clevelandtacoweek.com/
      • Jordan’s early take: weak options
  • St. Patrick’s Day in Cleveland: March 17 (various locations throughout the city)
    • Parade downtown, usually from Superior Ave. from East 18th St. to right around East 3rd St.
    • Best bars (downtown):
      • Flannery’s Pub
      • City Tap
      • Harry Buffalo
      • The Harp
      • Parnell’s Pub
      • Moriarty’s Pub
      • The Flat Iron
      • Hofbrauhaus
      • Old Angle Tavern
      • Becky’s
      • Masthead
      • Platform Beer Co.
      • Great Lakes Brewing Co.
      • Market Garden
    • Districts include:
      • E. 4th Street
      • Stadium district
      • CSU bars
      • The Flats
      • Ohio City/W. 25th Street
      • Lakewood
      • Gordon Square
      • Tremont
      • Case/University Circle bars
      • Kamm’s Corners
  • Kamm’s Corners
    • PJ McIntyre’s Pub
    • Smedley’s Bar
    • West Park Station
    • Far-mor Cafe
    • The Public House
    • Peace Love & Little Donuts
    • Common Grounds Coffee Shop
    • Working Class Brewery
    • Red Lantern


  • Weekend plans for LOTL?

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