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Why We Moved To Cleveland During Christmas Break

December 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

This is a true story as far as you can tell. It began eight years ago. My son, Ryan, was home from college on Christmas break. We lived in Joliet, Illinois at the time. He was a freshman attending Cleveland State University which is five hours and 17 minutes (356.9 miles) to the east. It […]

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Santa Claus has said on numerous occasions, “the best way to Santa’s heart is through a Rascal House chimney!” Rudolph, with his nose so bright, agrees. “Listen, I’m not saying that Santa doesn’t appreciate all the cookies that children leave out for him, he does! But what really gets the old man’s belly shaking is […]

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A Thanksgiving Toast (Somewhere in Cleveland)

November 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

Thank you, extended family, for being with us this Thanksgiving. I know many of you traveled great distances to get here. But before we eat I have a special announcement. Do you remember how we toyed with the idea of skipping turkey this year for something different? You didn’t! Now hear me out. Let’s not […]

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It’s National Blog Posting Month. Really!

November 1st, 2018 by Rascal M

Hey everyone, Rascal M here! November is National Blog Posting Month. I’ve written about a lot of things so far. Like our menu options that run deeper than the middle of Lake Erie. Month-long holidays that make your heart go pitter-patter like National Burger Month. And that interview I had with the Box Lunches was […]

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With 5 stores in greater Cleveland, finding a Rascal House is easy as pie. But what if a Rascal House opened at the top of Mount Everest? Keep in mind it would take you 40 days to reach us. We could only imagine what your journal entries might look like… Day 1 We arrived at […]

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The Photographic Goodness of Being an Original

October 1st, 2018 by Rascal M

Being original means standing out in a crowd. Like in this picture, taken one morning around 6:30 from the corner of Euclid and East 6th. I was minding my own business when, suddenly, I walked smack dab into one of those glory moments. One where heavenly music plays and everything in the world stops while […]

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The Tasty Convenience of Rascal House Box Lunches

September 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

Every day Rascal House makes 5 different kinds of Box Lunches and sells them to the great people of northeast Ohio. I sat down with the Box Lunches recently to learn more about them. They were suspicious of me at first. I don’t blame them. Most reporters bring a tape recorder, maybe something to write […]

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Rascal House wakes up everyday with one goal in mind: to honor made-up holidays no matter how made-up they sound. It’s National Chicken Month, a great time to remind you that we serve chicken. Like our award-winning pizza, pasta and burgers they’re stacked with mouthwatering goodness. Grab a couple of napkins before reading this.   […]

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How Well Do You Know Our Toppings?

August 15th, 2018 by Rascal M

It’s no secret we throw all sorts of toppings on our pizzas. Fresh meats, fresh veggies, three different kinds of cheese. But have you ever wondered what our toppings are really like? Sure, they make you the happiest people on the face of the earth. But you probably don’t know anything about their life experiences […]

Are You A Rascal House Fanatic? Take Our Test.

August 1st, 2018 by Rascal M

You’re stranded on a desert island with an endless supply of Baked Meatball Subs from Rascal House when a plane suddenly appears. Keep in mind these are meatball subs with thick, hearty marinara sauce and melted provolone cheese. Do you: -Hide, clutching all of your Baked Meatball Subs, under a giant tarp so the pilot […]

It’s hard to believe that just a few months ago our beaches were covered in snow. Now it’s summer. Here are some thoughts to make your summer beach outing a memorable one. Go with a friend or a group of friends. Pizza, we mean going to the beach, is more fun with friends. Have a […]

In honor of July 4th, we decided to go out of our way to not talk about food by writing a story about the history of fireworks. Well, here goes nothing. The first Independence Day fireworks took place in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1777. The Pennsylvania Evening Post wrote, “The evening was closed with the […]

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Maple Heights: One of Cleveland’s first inner-ring suburbs, Maple Heights was incorporated as a village in 1915 and officially became a city on New Year’s Day, 1932. Then along came Ric Ocasek of The Cars who graduated from Maple Heights High School in 1963. Less than 50 years later, Rascal House sold its first RASCAL […]

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This article was originally posted by PMQ Magazine. View the original article by Liz Barrett Foster here. From “3 Pizzerias to Watch: Grandmas, Sour Beer and Expansion” “Rascal House, Cleveland, OH Rascal House has been around for more than 40 years, but with a new family member at the helm since 2016, talks of expansion are in the […]

Is It The Destination Or The Journey?

June 1st, 2018 by Rascal M

We bring you this conversation taking place on a school bus heading to Cleveland… “Are we almost there, Mrs. Robinson?” “Halfway there, Billy. Are you excited about seeing Hamilton at Playhouse Square?” “Uh, sure. I’m really glad you decided to go with Rascal House for lunch!” “Well, they did have the best menu options and […]

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Ask Rascal House

May 21st, 2018 by Rascal M

Dear Rascal House, I read your description about the Rascal House Deluxe last month. Then I ordered it. Now I think about the Rascal House Deluxe 24 hours a day. Is there something wrong with me? Worried in Westlake Dear Worried in Westlake, There’s absolutely nothing wrong with you. Some of our best friends think […]