The Cleveland Browns offensive lineman and six-time pro bowler is as comfortable in one of the city's fine-dining establishments as he is in the woods hunting for his dinner or in his backyard grilling his favorite wild-game entree: bacon-wrapped venison backstrap with a black cherry demi-glace. His ideal restaurant meal is a classic beef-and-cake feast with an Asian twist.
CROP BISTRO & BAR'S CHERRY BOMB, $10
"I love tomatoes, and the tomatoes they always use are wonderfully ripe and delicious," Thomas says of the plum tomatoes stuffed with chorizo sausage and Monterey Jack cheese, wrapped in wonton and deep-fried. "The chorizo sausage adds a little bit of a bite."
FAHRENHEIT'S KOBE BEEF SHORT RIBS, $31
"I love the soy-apple glaze that they use," he says. "Usually, you don't get something that's that tender with a beef rib."
FAHRENHEIT'S CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE, $8
"[It's] just the moistness, the fluffiness of the cake, just the way that everything's perfectly portioned. It's a great balance between the ice cream and the chocolate," he says. "Even though I'm not a dessert person, it makes you walk out of the restaurant feeling very happy."