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April 2021

Featured Articles

The 2021 Cleveland Home Issue

This past year, we've spent more time in our homes. That's led to painting, tiling, hanging art and buying pillows like never before. Make your space reflect your personality with simple DIY projects and advice on the latest top trends.

Food + Drink

Avo Modern Mexican's Arepas Are The Star Of The Menu

Gabriel Zeller's Ohio City restaurant specializes in avocado-forward appetizers and entrees.

Best Things We Ate This Month: Bar Italia, Mizu Sushi And More

The editors of Cleveland Magazine share the best local dishes they ate this month.

Celebrate Spring With These Four Asparagus Recipes

Victor Searcy Jr. from Sauce the City, Ricardo Sandoval from Fat Cats, Natasha Pogrebinsky from The South Side and Hi and Dry and Jamie Simpson from The Chef's Garden share their takes on the versatile vegetable.

Easter Made Easy: 16 Cleveland Restaurants and Bakeries Offering Takeout

From East Side to West Side, here's a roundup of local spots serving up Easter brunch, dinner and treats.

Five French Toasts Perfect For Your Next Brunch Outing

Hecks Cafe, Yonder Brunch & Vibes, Wally Waffle and more deliver on good, solid French toast.

The Sleepy Rooster Gives Us Reason To Love Brunch Again

The Chagrin Falls diner serves up a classic brunch with a homemade twist.

Traveling Wine Merchant's Charcuterie Board Delivery Service Elevates Your Next Meal

Abbey Hammer-Lane devised a way to deliver charcuterie and wine pairings right to your door.

We Tried It: Go Buddha's 24-Hour Food ATM

This 24-hour option from chef and owner Joshua Ingraham provides health foods around the clock.

In the CLE

1937: A Republic Steel Strike Turns Violent

Fights broke out 10 days after the National Guard withdrew from keeping the peace.

2021 NFL Draft: 3 First-Round Options The Cleveland Browns Should Consider

While the Cleveland Browns are looking stacked this season, there are still some improvements to be made. Here are a few moves we'd like to see the team make. 

A1 Glove Repair Gives Old Baseball Mitts A Helping Hand

Gordon King specializes in refurbishing old baseball gloves out of his home in Parma.

Cuyahoga County Is Using Alternative Methods For Housing The Homeless

Homeless services are using emergency shelters at nontraditional locations to help those in need during the pandemic.

Editor's Note: Editor Kim Schneider Finds Inspiration In DIY Home Projects

Our home issue compiles tricks, tips and trends for making the most out of your next DIY projects and home design.

Essay: Cleveland Youth Poets Carry The Future Of Our City

Inspired by Amanda Gorman, one writer shares how Cleveland's youth poets have been activated.

Joe Marinucci Reflects On His Legacy As Downtown Cleveland Alliance's President And CEO

After years of boosting interest in Cleveland's downtown amenities, the founding president and CEO retires this month.

Melissa Renner Invents New Ways To Practice Dance

The founder of Active For Life Fitness shares how a shoe cover she's created can make tap dancing more accessible.

MetroHealth's The Moms House Helps Young Mothers In Recovery

This unique sober living home from the hospital's Mother and Child Dependency Program offers a safe environment for recovering mothers and their children.

Recess Cleveland Reimagines The Way Kids Play

Alexander Robertson turns playtime into community building events in Cleveland.


Behind-The-Scenes: The Cleveland International Film Festival Goes Virtual For 2021

Executive director Marcie Goodman discusses how this year's virtual event came together.

Doug Henderson's Debut Novel Explores Friendship, Fantasy And Self-Discovery

The Cleveland Heights LGBTQ Sci-Fi and Fantasy Role Playing Club comes out April 15.

John Dayo-Aliya Shines As Cleveland Public Theatre's Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow

The playwright is working to develop Our Lady of Common Sorrows, a play about a Black family whose faith is tested.

Mallory Martin On Creating The 2021 Cleveland International Film Festival

The artistic director speaks on CIFF preparation, common themes and takeaways from this year's event.

Ron Hill's New Comic Collection Resonates After A Terrible Year

BB BluesBird and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year is a poignant, political cartoon collection.

Vivien Chien's New Novel "Fatal Fried Rice" Is A Delicious Addition

The seventh installation of the local author's Cleveland-based series is a killer.

At Home

Before Redoing A Space, Consider Hiring Help

Designer Laura Yeager Smith gives advice on hiring a contractor. Plus, questions that help determine the best one for you.

DittoHouse's New Collection Burst With Color

Designer Molly Fitzpatricks shares her inspiration behind her new textile line and the meaningful collaboration behind it.

Five Easy DIY Projects For Your Home

From adding a pop of wallpaper to installing shelving, home decor consultant Leah Nowak offers simple additions are perfect for a weekend home project.

Five Home Trends To Try In 2021

Brass finishes, jewel tones and other unique touches to add to your home.

Four Easy, Cheap Ways To Reinvent Your Space

Grace & Polish designer Kim Ripley lays out four spots in your home that can benefit from simple, detailed refreshes.

How To Safely Clean Your Everyday Electronics

David Brill from Brilliant Cleaning shares tips on how common devices can be safely sanitized from germs and gunk.

Our Favorite Nooks: At-Home Inspiration From The Editors

The Cleveland Magazine editors share what makes the spaces where they work and play more comfortable.

The 2021 Cleveland Home Issue

This past year, we've spent more time in our homes. That's led to painting, tiling, hanging art and buying pillows like never before. Make your space reflect your personality with simple DIY projects and advice on the latest top trends.

This Bratenhal Home Is A Lakeside Paradise

With nautical whites, rattan furniture and coastal blues, this vacation home designed by Colleen DiFonzo-Lewis matches its location perfectly.

This Chesterland Home Is California Cool

With tons of natural light, an elegant patio and neutral finishes, this home designed by Dawn Cook feels like summer every day.

This Soothing Rocky River Home Blends Old With New

Designer Barrie Spang refined this home by working in detailed updates and blue tones.

This West Side Rustic Home Brings The Outside In

Designed by Project Turnkey and House of L, the secluded ranch along the Black River is a perfect weekend escape.


House Of Tame Reinvents The Way We Wear Denim

Shelby Anderson’s clothing company creates new, exciting pieces out of forgotten fabrics and clothes.

Travel & Outdoors

Easter Guide 2021: What To Eat, Cook And Do In Cleveland

Hop in to Easter weekend with our guide to takeout meals, decorating your eggs, visiting an annual display and more.

Insider's Guide: Find Something New At These Cleveland Boutiques

From Antiquation to Mac's Backs Books on Coventry, these four spots have your wishlist covered.

Insider's Guide: Five Football Landmarks To Visit in Cleveland

Don't miss out on a chance to see the Pro Football Hall of Fame, The Jim Brown Statue and more.

Insider's Guide: Four Cleveland Restaurants To Get Takeout From

Angelo's Pizza, Barroco and others serve up a variety of options for takeout and carry-out.

Insider's Guide: Four Northeast Ohio Parks To Pitch Your Tent At This Camping Season

From Hocking Hills, to Mohican State Park, spend a night under the stars at these campsites.

Insider's Guide: Four Selfie-Worthy Murals To Check Out In Cleveland

These feel-good public art pieces can be everywhere from South Euclid to Hopkins International Airport.

Insider's Guide: Four Unique Cleveland Attractions To Check Out

From Greater Cleveland Aquarium to Stan Hywet Halls & Gardens, there's plenty to explore and learn Cleveland.

Insider's Guide: Get Your Game On At These Cleveland Spots

From go-karting to an endless selection of board games, these spots have game night planned.

Insider's Guide: How Lou Groza Made Football History

The placekicker for the Cleveland Browns was known for his kicking skills in the '40s and '50s.

Insider's Guide: Take A Swing At These Three Ohio Golf Courses

Whether you'll looking for a casual game or going pro, these local spots have got you covered.

Insider's Guide: Three Cleveland Ice Cream Shops To Try

Choose from frozen yogurt, sherbet and more at these spots around Cleveland.

Insider's Guide: Three Places To Try Unique Cocktails In Cleveland

Say cheers to something different at these Cleveland bars and taverns.

Insider's Guide: Try Dishes From Around The World At These Northeast Ohio Spots

Five diverse dining spots in Cleveland that will take your tastebuds on a trip.

The Geodomes At The Inn At Cedar Falls Offer An Exotic Getaway

Owner Zac Loomis shares details on the design of the brand new plush domes tucked away in the forests of Logan.