CLEVELAND, Ohio – Goodnight John Boy, Hoppin’ Frog Brewery awards, and a reminder about the Berea’s National Rib Cook-off & Beer Fest make our 5-minute food and drinks chat with WTAM’s Bill Wills.

Goodnight John Boy coming to Cleveland’s Flats

Goodnight John Boy, a ’70s-themed disco bar and eatery, has taken over the space formerly occupied by Magnolia in Cleveland’s Flats neighborhood. Local DJs spin tunes from the 1970s and ’80s, as well as music from modern artists influenced by the era, like Bruno Mars and Dua Lipa. The space will focus on its bar, but it will have two items on its food menu: Pizza and chicken fingers: About Goodnight John Boy

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery wins 4 medals in international competition

Hoppin’ Frog Brewery of Akron has won four medals in the Australian International Beer Awards. The Akron brewery was the lone Ohio winner in the competition, which features dozens of beer-style categories. The competition is blind-judged. Brewery founder Fred Karm has racked up a lot of international awards over the years: About Hoppin’ Frog’s medals

Reminder: Berea’s Rib Cook-off is this weekend

We reported on this a few weeks ago, but it’s worth a reminder: Berea’s Rib Cook-off & Beer Fest is set to take place over four days at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Ribs, beer, music and more sounds like fun over Memorial Day weekend, but it takes on a bit more meaning this year, since it was put on hold a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic: About the rib cook-off

Bon appetit and cheers!

I am on cleveland.com’s life and culture team and cover food, beer, wine and sports-related topics. If you want to see my stories, here’s a directory on cleveland.com. On the air: Bill Wills of WTAM-1100 and I talk food and drink usually at 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning. And tune in at 7:05 a.m. Wednesdays for “Beer with Bona and Much, Much More” with Munch Bishop on 1350-AM The Gambler. Twitter: @mbona30.

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