West Side Market
Cleveland shines brightly on the map of new American food destinations. The once-quiet city boasts star chefs, up-and-coming restaurants, and innovative cuisines informed by the cooking traditions of the Cleveland immigrants. Much of that local identity can be traced to the almost 100-year-old West Side Market, a market complex that includes brightly lit indoor food stalls as well as an outdoor annex of vegetable stalls. Decorative ceramic corbels depicting vegetables and animals sit atop columns that support a herringbone-brick vaulted ceiling and a distinctive clock tower. An anchor to a thriving downtown neighborhood, the West Side Market serves household shoppers, diners, as well as the kitchens of the surrounding ethnic restaurants.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.