Category Archives: trivia

  Absolutely awesome!

Happy November 1st Clev-pals. Where has this year gone? Can you believe we are in the beginning of holiday season? I heart this time of year so very much. The pumpkins, the fall colors, the crunchy leaves, the smell of cinnamon, I can go on and on.

The other day, the sky was blue, the air was crisp and I found myself wandering through a rather quiet Cleveland street. Admiring the sunshine I gazed up and discovered another example of amazing Cleveland artwork…history.

Can you guess where this “absolutley fireproof” building artwork is? Hint, perhaps you’ve had coffee somewhere close by?

And while I’m loving fall, loving November and feeling extra in love with my city, I want to thank you today for taking time out of your day to read this blog. Sometimes you forget to tell people how much you care…so thanks. If I can ever be of help to you don’t hesitate to shout!

  Bob Evans in Esquire

Every once and awhile I do a huge magazine purge. I plan on a few hours, a few glasses of wine and a few boxes of paper recycling! I plan on also discovering many fun and exciting things I get to share with all of you!

Open…the March Issue of Esquire Magazine (one of my favorite subscriptions)

The editors at Esquire have spoken and Ohio-based Bob Evans makes the cut for top hot spots in Ohio for the perfect breakfast (along with Tommy’s on Coventry). They rave about the pig sausage and farmhouse butter biscuits being a perfect chain feast, with the best “grease to gristle ratio,” (my arteries already feel tight)

Anyways, I thought today I would offer a bit of breakfast inspiration as well as Ohio/ Bob Evans History for those of us who aren’t super familiar with “bob.” Enjoy.

In 1948, Bob Evans opened a 12-stool, 24-hour restaurant where he served hot, homestyle meals at a value. When he couldn’t find high quality sausage to serve his customers, Bob started making his own recipe on his farm in southeast Ohio.

From the day that first restaurant opened, homestyle hospitality became synonymous with Bob Evans. In fact, Bob and his wife, Jewell, were like family to a lot of people. They started filming television commercials in their own kitchen at the Homestead, inviting folks to “come on down and visit us” at the farm in Rio Grande, Ohio. So many people dropped by that, after awhile, their kitchen just wasn’t big enough to accommodate everyone. That’s when the Sausage Shop was built, which is now a Bob Evans Restaurant, just a short walk from the Homestead. Since then, the original Sausage Shop has been enlarged three times and is as popular as ever.

In every Bob Evans Restaurant across the country, they still serve authentic homestyle goodness inspired by family recipes.They still insist on farm-fresh food, and offer family-friendly prices and a warm smile. You can even find the fresh sausage, homestyle sides and family dinners in your local grocer.

As a farmer, a neighbor and a visionary, Bob Evans showed the Ohio soil was good for growing a lot of things, including one remarkable legacy. Bob Evans (1918-2007)

  Happy Day 8

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

There is a lot going on around town, but don’t forget to celebrate today, January 8th.

It’s National English Toffee Day. It’s Elvis Presley’s birthday. Did you know eight is the first number to be the aliquot sum of two numbers other than itself; the discrete biprime 10, and the square number 49 (for you number people!) So with that enjoy the eighth in NorthEast Ohio, get your giggle on. :)

  True Ohioan?

A new friend of mine sent me this article/quiz from the June Issue of Ohio Magazine.
The article is called Are You a Bona Fide Buckeye? It is written by Mike E Harden.

Take a peak at some of the questions below.

1. Which one of the following restaurant chains is not headquartered in Ohio: Bob Evans, White Castle or Roy Rogers?

5. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married at the Ohio farm of which Ohio writer?

18. What Ohio City was home to the rock group Devo?

29. What well-known Ohio song begins with the prelude, “Long long ago, Someone I know, Had a little red canoe, In it room for only two”?

For the entire article (and answers to the trivia above) visit

  VOTE Cleveland (3/04)

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008.

Cleveland…just a friendly reminder…Get out and ROCK THE VOTE!

And if you like presidential trivia check out the small sampling I’ve collected below.

1st President George Washington had a dog named drunkard. He also owned a hemp field and was given a jackass by the King of Spain.

20th President James Garfield was ambidextrous and multilingual. He could write Greek with one hand while writing Latin with the other.

23rd President Benjamin Harrison was afraid to touch light switches.

31st President Herbert Hoover was a cross-dresser.

37th President Richard Nixon ate cottage cheese with ketchup to manage his weight. He was also the first president whose name contained all the letters in the word “criminal.”

43rd President George W. Bush and Wife Laura only knew each other three months before getting married.