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Monday, July 10, 2006

Let's hear it for the Tommy's

I would like to recommend two Ohio restaurants with the moniker "Tommy."

Tommy's Restaurant is located at 1824 Coventry Road in Cleveland. They have a huge menu that can accommodate vegetarians and flesh eaters alike. While they have everything from veggie reubens to a wide array of big salads, I can never seem to get past their spinach pies. These large pies are dough, stuffed with all kinds of combinations of yummy goodness. This past weekend I got both the Piasano and the Amy Lynne (I went there twice, that's how good it is). The Piasano had spinach, cheese, baba ganouj, mushrooms and vegetables. It was huge, but I managed to eat the whole thing. The Amy Lynne had spinach, cheese, olives, mushrooms and hummus. Yum yum! They also have escarole and potato pies, but have never tried them.

So next time you go to the Grog Shop to check out your favorite indie rock band, be sure to walk down the street to Tommy's for the largest selection of delectable vegetarian food north of Columbus. Also, for those of you with juvenile senses of humor, they spell hummus "homos" for some reason, which is always good for a giggle.

Here in Columbus you can find Tommy's Diner at 914 West Broad Street, which is a classic diner with classic diner hours (that means it's only open for breakfast and lunch). This place is more geared toward the carnivorous but the vegetarian can definitely find some delicious dishes. I personally recommend the Greek salad or the vegetarian gyro (yes, Tommy and his son are Greek). They have excellent french fries and their breakfast food is also quite good in a diner kind of way. The place is almost always packed (not unlike the Cleveland Tommy's), so you might have to wait a few minutes before you get seated in the sparkly red vinyl booths. The decor is a James Dean/Marilyn Monroe 50s look. So if you're looking for cheap eats and a fun atmosphere Tommy's is worth checking out.

Now we just need to find out if Toledo and Cincinnati have restaurants with Tommy in the name, review them if they do and we'll have the whole state covered!

4 Comments:

  • i love tommy's in cleveland! yum, so good. and big fun across the street can't be beat for your fake poo, whoopy cusion, and other prank needs.

    By Blogger abby, at 1:08 PM  

  • Big Fun is now next door. High Tide Rock Bottom went out of business when the owner retired. Sad changes in Cleveland.

    By Blogger duchessdoright, at 11:48 PM  

  • Toledo has two Tommys; One is on Central Ave. I know nothing!!!!!!/ (about them)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:25 PM  

  • I have only one memory of any restaurant named Tommy's: the Tommy's Pizza on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington: my friend ordered a pizza there with oysters and anchovies. And ate it. The fact that they offer oysters (from a can) as a pizza topping always struck me as kind of nutty.

    *Shudder*

    I haven't been back.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 8:04 PM  

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