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Magazine Archive

April 2009

Food + Drink

Eight Greats - Food & Drink

Michael Ruhlman

Felice Urban Cafe; House Party

Lighten Up

Spring blossoms with brighter flavors and lighter fare.


In the CLE

And Another Thing

April Letters

Arcane Game

Our antiquated government sets us up to fail. Serious reform can strengthen Cleveland and make our leaders accountable again.

Conserve your life

Gordon Square

It’s not easy growing up in Ohio City’s shadow. But head northwest from Market Square and you’ll run into the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood’s Gordon Square, an up-and-coming district that is quickly evolving into an arts haven.

Jumping | off CSU's Rhodes Tower

BASE jumping — parachuting off a building, antenna, span or earth — is among the world’s riskiest sports. It is five to eight times more likely to result in injury or death than skydiving. Chris has jumped off several downtown Cleveland buildings. (Chris’ last name is omitted because BASE jumping is illegal.)

Kamm's Corners

Lakewood’s bar scene boasts the big reputation. But head south down Rocky River Drive, across the Cleveland border, and you’ll find another bar-crawl-worthy nightlife destination at Kamm’s Corners.


It’s just a block north of Shaker Square, but it’s easy to overlook the Larchmere district. You really shouldn’t. Antiques and art are the draw here, from lovingly cared-for furniture to intricate, handwoven rugs to century-old paintings

Local Flavor

Seen and Heard

The Cleanse

Frustrated by her wastefulness and determined to change, the author begins aone-month spending moratorium.


There’s a reason Tremont’s most famous establishments are just that. But the next time you visit, take some time to explore the side of the neighborhood its natives know best

Unclutter your life


A cool music venue, unpretentious restaurants, a quirky shop, even a record store —Collinwood’s Waterloo Road embodies a hipster vibe we haven’t seen since Coventry.


Boss Fan

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presents the first major exhibit examining Bruce Springsteen’s four-decade music career and his ascent from the Jersey shore to worldwide fame.

Catching a Buzz

Critical Sinking

Plain Dealer music writer Donald Rosenberg covered the Cleveland Orchestra for 28 years. That is, until his critiques of Franz Welser-Möst apparently unseated him from the prestigious role. What happened along the way gives a rare look at two

Eight Greats - Architecture

Robert P. Madison

Eight Greats - Live Music

Austin “Walkin’ Cane”

Eight Greats - Public Art

Lillian Kuri

Framing History

King Me

Mac is Back

Nights at the Museum

Living at the epicenter of the city’s cultural hub in one of its landmark homes is a history buff’s dream. For Chad Malkamaki, it’s also a way of life.

Novel Idea

Inspired by one woman’s story, Thrity Umrigar’s new book tackles the different ways people deal with grief

At Home

Appreciate your life

How one family learned to value what they have by nearly losing everything.

Dear New Homebuyer:

Natural Excapes

See how three homeowners built comfort, luxury and privacy by adopting the great outdoors as an al fresco living space.

Natural Selection

Sure, a straw-bale house is energy efficient and eco-friendly, but Gus and Jan Kious' decision to build one in Cleveland Heights had as much to do with how the home's unusual design fit the flow of their lives.

Negotiating the Extras

When building a new home, consider planning for upgrades that can enhance value and appeal.

Organize your life


Eight Greats - Shopping

Andrea Vecchio

Locks From a Box?

Ring Masters

Tap Studios’ workshop gives couples an opportunity to create their own wedding bands.

Screen Team


It's a Mother's Day

See the transformations of three always-on-the-go moms, winners of Cleveland Magazine’s reader-makeover contest, as they receive a day of pampering that includes everything from cut and color to makeup.