Tony Maloney's Pub & Pizza bills itself as an Irish pub with an Italian kick, and it's easy to see why. Guinness and Smithwick's on draft match with spaghetti and meatballs, linguini alfredo, and ranch potato-skin pizza. There are plenty of American dining options as well, including chicken wings doused in 1 of 19 sauces. The bar itself is a lively place, with sports airing regularly on overhead TVs and special events taking place on Saint Patrick's Day, New Year's Eve, and Sean Connery's birthday.
Espresso Pit Stop Girls' baristas brew a menu of hot and iced beverages using South American coffee beans and Italian espresso inside a colorful, 1950s-themed café and drive-thru. Caffeinate with 10 12-ounce or 16-ounce hot Checkered Flag coffees (up to an $18.50 value), iced javas (up to a $24 value), or, like blocks of ice wrapped in blankets, a combination of hot and cold. Infuse percolated sippables with a shot of vanilla or peppermint flavor ($0.50 extra) to make them match the vibrancy emanating from the store’s bright-pink walls, checkered tile floor, and shiny metallic counter. In addition to brewed thirst quenchers, Espresso Pit Stop Girls blends espresso-based drinks, such as lattes and mochas, and crafts fresh, homemade pastries and sandwiches.
The first Cleats Club Seat Grille was founded in 1996 in North Royalton—but since then, the colorful sports pub has expanded to seven franchise locations around Northeast Ohio. Perhaps this spread was due in part to their signature chicken wings, which are served traditional or boneless and drenched in one of 18 zesty sauces. Diners can even forego the typical chicken wing altogether for Cleats' Water Wings, which use crispy fantail shrimp. An expansive sports-themed menu also highlights rich pub grub such as half-pound burgers, melts, mac 'n' cheese bowls, and slow-cooked ribs.
In a culinary genre as ubiquitous as pizza, it's difficult to be an innovator—but My Pizzetta certainly gives it a run for its money. Their ambitious business is predicated on dishing out drive-through, personal pizzas that are tailored to each specific customer. To expedite the process, they have codified their menu to a series of numbers, letting guests easily select their preferred crust, sauce, cheese, meat, veggies, and additional toppings. The streamlined process takes little more than five minutes before guests zip out with their own fresh-baked pie.