By Douglas Trattner
First Edition, June 2009
Price: $17.95 USD
Award-winning journalist and Cleveland native Douglas Trattner uncovers every nook and cranny of his favorite city, sharing his love of this often overlooked mecca, from the 20,000 acres of Cleveland’s Metroparks, to the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Douglas provides unique trip strategies including the Three-Day Best of Cleveland, Foodie Fun in Ohio City, and Take the Kids: Baseball, Hot Dogs and Foul Tips. Moon Cleveland is packed with insider’s information on dining, transportation and accommodations. Complete with details on hot-air ballooning over Amish Country, angling for Walleye on Lake Erie, and zipping through town on a segway, Moon Cleveland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Cleveland
Enjoy the very best of Cleveland with these itineraries:
- The Best of Cleveland Weekend
- Rain or Shine Family Fun
- Foodie Heaven
Discover the ins and outs of Cleveland’s neighborhoods.
Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:
- Ohio City and Tremont
- Detroit Shoreway and Edgewater
- University Circle and Little Italy
- Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights
- Greater Cleveland
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
- Akron and Vicinity
- Ashtabula County
- Lake Erie Islands and Vicinity
- Amish Country
When it comes to what to do, see, and eat in Cleveland, Douglas Trattner is an expert. In his role as a full-time freelance writer and dining columnist, Douglas garnered the title of “Best Critic in Ohio” from the Society of Professional Journalists. Through his frequent contributions to local, regional, and national publications, he singles out the city’s very best bars, restaurants, cultural diversions, and attractions, and he can be heard weekly on a top-rated morning radio show discussing Cleveland’s food and restaurants.
Before pursuing a career in freelance journalism, Douglas was a staff attorney with the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office in Columbus, where he represented indigent criminal defendants. He worked his way through college and law school by mixing drinks, waiting tables, and selling his photography at countless Grateful Dead concerts.
After writing professionally about his hometown for nearly a decade, Douglas assumed there was little left to discover. With fresh eyes, he gave his favorite burg a top-to-bottom reexamination, the result of which is this guidebook. He walked away from the project an even bigger fan of Cleveland, uncovering new shops, restaurants, bars, and hidden gems. Douglas’s penchant for exploring novel and untested places didn’t always pan out; numerous destinations failed to pass muster, ending up on the cutting-room floor. But even a seemingly wasted trip clear across town failed to dampen his spirit. As Douglas can so often be heard saying: “It beats practicing law.”