To Die For: The Cleveland Scene
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Tommy’s is honored to be included in Douglas Trattner’s Scene Magazine’s Article, here’s what he wrote about Tommy’s.
There was a time when the epicenter of Northeast Ohio was Cleveland Heights — and more specifically, Coventry Road. And the epicenter of Coventry Road? Well, that would have been — as it is today — Tommy’s. “There is this current trend to create these new suburban lifestyle centers,” owner Tom Fello explains. “Well, Coventry Village is the original grassroots lifestyle center. The reason we call it a ‘village’ is because, in the truest sense of the word, it is.” For four decades, this peace-loving café has been nourishing Cleveland’s craziest cats, whose names are immortalized on the menu as popular sandwiches. Though this former sprout bar has a reputation as a laid-back hippie hang, the truth is that it’s a well-oiled machine. It has to be, considering the near-constant flow of foot and mouth traffic here. And while many erroneously believe that Tommy’s is a vegetarian restaurant, the delicious truth is this place takes care of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores alike.