Why is Thrillist coming to Cleveland? To eat pierogis and go to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, obviously. But also because we can't wait to tell the rest of the world about all the sweet stuff there is to eat, drink, and do in this criminally underrated city. Wait, why is the Sixth City so underrated, you ask? Well, there are at least 11 reasons...
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1. Cleveland has foods no one else has heard of!
Two words: Polish Boy. When other cities hear about this gloriously messy combination of kielbasa, coleslaw, French fries, and barbecue sauce, they're gonna be sooooo jealous.
2. Its restaurant game is legitimately impressive...
Last year we went on a gluttonous 36-hour rampage though Cleveland, during which we walked the streets at all hours, hugged strangers, hit dive bars, markets, community gardens, beer gardens, and a ton of sweet restaurants. Oh, did we hit some great restaurants. Why wouldn't we come back here?!
3. ... Seriously, it's one of the most underrated food cities in America
At least according to some lifestyle site that rhymes with "illest" it is anyway.