Tasty Travels Visits Cleveland, Ohio

According to John Long from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Rachael Ray visited Cleveland Ohio and shot in several restaurants for Tasty Travels. Well, I will be going to Cleveland this summer (don't ask) so I can try out all the restaurants that Rachael Ray recently visited on her trip to Ohio. Here's the 411:

Rachael Ray, the star of several Food Network shows and a virtual cottage industry herself, was in Cleveland last week filming her show "Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels." She found tasty travels here at Nighttown, Fahrenheit, Pickwick & Frolic and The Mad Greek. Her Los Angeles film crew came to town to shoot the episode, which will air at an undetermined date this summer or early fall. Most filming was done on Wednesday and Thursday, but Ray was only here in time to shoot at Nighttown Thursday evening. She bantered with customers, drank a martini, interviewed a couple of customers and left after about 90 minutes in the restaurant's lounge. The crew filmed the restaurant's perennial favorite dish, the spicy lobster entree Dublin Lawyer, as well as the vegetarian Haloummi Cheese Kabobs.

The crew filmed both Greek and Indian fare at Mad Greek, and they ate the restaurant's specialty, Shrimp and Chicken Minos. At Fahrenheit, chef Rocco Whalen had a full house. "It was like a Saturday night," said the chef.

Whalen prepared his Kobe beef short ribs with Chinese noodles, king crab lasagna and portobello pizza. The crew filmed spots with every table in the restaurant.

"The customers loved it," said Whalen.

Thursday night, the crew showed up at Pickwick & Frolic, shooting the comedy show, bar scene and the kitchen, including a half-hour filming of the restaurant's cooking line. Among the dishes they concentrated on were the spit-roasted chicken, chicken lasagna, cheddar ale soup and double-bone pork chop.


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