Features

Food

Q & A with Pulitzer Prize Winning Food Writer Jon Gold

Douglas Trattner had a long chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold in advance of a new documentary about his work title City of Gold. Read the feature here.

Cleveland City Guide for Food Network

A guide to the very best bars, breweries, restaurants and markets in and around Cleveland, currently enjoying a Rust Belt Revival. Check out the guide here.

40 Essential Cleveland Restaurants

In this Scene cover story, Dining Editor Douglas Trattner zeroes in on the best of the best---the places that consistently execute on food, service and setting, the places that we never regret choosing. Read the feature here.

Day in the Life Feature on Chef Michael Symon

Douglas Trattner follows Iron Chef Michael Symon on a hectic day of meetings, book signings and brief social visits on the heels of the release of his second cookbook, "Carnivore." Read the feature here.

Cleveland City Guide for Tasting Table

A guide to the very best bars, breweries, restaurants and markets in and around Cleveland, currently enjoying a Rust Belt Revival. Check out the guide here.

The Polish Boy is as Cleveland as it Gets

This Thrillist story digs into the history of the Polish Boy, Cleveland's signature sandwich Read the feature here.

How Food is Bringing the Rust Belt out of Recession

In this long-form piece for Thrillist National, Douglas Trattner examines the causes behind the culinary rise of the Rust Belt.Read it here.

Confessions of a Menu Thief

This autobiographical feature by Douglas Trattner regarding his massive menu collection garnered First Place for Food Writing from the 2015 Alt Weekly Awards. Read it here.

Travel

Travel Feature on Ann Arbor, Michigan

Blessed with farmers markets, farm-to-table restaurants, ethnic eateries, craft breweries, and top-notch cocktail bars, Ann Arbor is ripe for the picking when it comes to culinary road trips. Read the feature here.

Travel Feature on Cuba for Plain Dealer

Now that travel restrictions have eased, it has never been easier for regular joes to experience the island's long-forbidden fruits. Story and photos by Trattner. Read the feature here.

Travel Feature on Tulum for Plain Dealer

In this travel feature for the Cleveland Plain Dealer I offer tips on how to get there, what to do, what to see, where to stay and what to eat. Story and photos by Trattner. Read the feature here.

Hitting the Road in a Rented RV: Convenience and Comfort without the Cost

For casual RV users, renting is superior to ownership in many ways as shown in this in this Cleveland Plain Dealer travel story. Read the feature here. Read the feature here.