We are planning a day trip to the Cleveland Zoo. We'd be traveling the Ohio Turnpike to I-480. We may come out on a Friday and I know the zoo closes at 5, right during rush hour. We were thinking about stopping somewhere for a nice dinner afterward (and also to avoid rush hour traffic). Can anyone tell me: 1. Haven't been to the Cleve Zoo for years and wanted to know how it is these days. I hear good things about the rainforest. 2. Any good places to eat in that area? Someone suggested the Winking Lizard in Independence because we could get there without using the interstate? Thanks to all!