The excellent, scratch-made Clever Crow "cornbread style pizzas" are far, far better than what you'd ever expect to get in a music club (the month-old CC is located in the Circus Bar in the Short North). But CC's unique pies are among the best in town. Their sturdy, shortbread-like crust is made with cornmeal, sourdough and (I suppose) magic, and their toppings include house-cured pancetta, tasso and Canadian bacon as well as house-made (wine-spiked) sausage and house-pickled veggies. Eat here before this place becomes famous...which might well happen later this month!

Clever Crow also makes great desserts like this wonderful chocolate pumpkin tart. Read more about Clever Crow in the next Alive