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Food + Drink

70 Dishes That Remind You of Home

The comfort of home cooking isn't just found in your mother's kitchen anymore. Family favorites such as meatloaf and mac and cheese have made their way into Cleveland restaurants making it easy for us to indulge in class meals anytime we want.

All You Can Eat: More Crafty Concoctions

Bean Sprout Egg Rolls

Courtesy of  Margaret Gu

Beer Me, Boys!

Power hours and hours at the Rock Bottom Brewery

Best Restaurants 2008

Chicken Veloute

Classic Pumpkin Pie

Courtesy of Marilou Suszko

Cleveland in the News

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

Fennel with Parmesan Cheese

From the Editor's Desk

From the Editor's Desk

Grilled Salmon with Caraway Orange Glaze

Life According to 'Big Chuck'

Charles “Big Chuck” Schodowski made us laugh as Ernie “Ghoulardi” Anderson’s sidekick. He later picked up laughs with Bob “Hoolihan” Wells and “Li’l” John Rinaldi. As his memoir, Big Chuck!, arri

Making the Perfect Pie Crust

A great pie needs a perfect crust. What’s the secret to making one? Practice, practice, practice! And there’s no time to get started like the present. Use this online baking tutorial to

Marlin Kaplan

Since 1993, chef Marlin Kaplan has opened five Cleveland restaurants and closed three. Ten years after launching the elegant One Walnut downtown, the native New Yorker is celebrating the first anniversary of Luxe, a quirky and relaxed Detroit Shoreway spo

Miller's Dining Room

Admit it, those sticky buns on those silver trays are what you miss most about this Lakewood restaurant.

More Chef Talk

And you thought

More Marcona Recipes

Mushroom Gravy

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

Mushroom Pie Filling

Courtesy of Marilou Suszko

News Bites

Olde English Trifle

From the book Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaini

Ossobuco alla Milanese

Pan-seared cornmeal-crusted brook trout with braised Swiss chard and garden beans in peppered bacon and sweet corn vinaigrette

Courtesy of Grant Genzlinger, chef and innkeeper The Settler’s Inn

Poached Chicken Breast with Tarragon Sauce

Pomegranate Ratafia

From the book Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaini

Quail Stuffed With Grapes

Courtesy of Marilou Suszko

Raising the Barn

Urban Farmer may be playful, but it's on a serious mission to keep everything it serves as close to the source as possible.

Raising the Glass

Review: Wine Bar Rocky River

Review: Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria

Review: Brothers Lounge

Review: Dante

Review: Felice Urban Cafe

Review: Muse

Inspired Dining

Review: Tartine Bistro

Review: VegiTerranean

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Basil

Roast Chicken My Way

Courtesy of  Margaret Gu

Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Sauteed Strip Loin with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Scoop Dreams

Shrimp and Fennel Bisque

From the book Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaini

Silver Spoons: Some carbs are worth a tiny roll.

Best Place to Buy Bread

Soy Milk Mashed Potatoes

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

Thanksgiving Stuffed Pumpkin

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

The Fries That Bind

The cooks at St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral consider it an average night when 500 people show up for Friday dinner (the record is 920). Their Lenten fish fry — one of the oldest in the area — is as much family tradition as it is annua

Very Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

Walnut Sauce

Courtesy of Ann Esselstyn

Web-only: How to Grill Whatever's in Your Fridge

Wild Mushroom Pate

Courtesy of Carla Snyder

from The Big

Xmas Tale: The True Story Behind 12 Dogs Of Christmas

We talked to the brewmaster at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. about the real story behind Akron's 12 Dogs of Christmas and the rumor that the recipe was stolen from Great Lakes Brewing Co.

In the CLE

•Tube' Stop

Prepare to be sucked in. 
Don’t blame us when the 
dog goes hungry while 
you waste the day 
watching YouTube. And while you’re there, check out these homegrown videos.

… And I'm Abby Ham

Wake up. Flip on the TV and that’s what the striking blonde with eyes like you’re never seen before will say. Soon enough, you’ll find out she’s funny, she’s fresh and she’s new in town. But what’s the scoop be

1979 Was Our Feagler Year

Legendary journalist Dick Feagler has a long history with Cleveland Magazine. Here is a year's worth of his writing.

30 People Who Defined Cleveland 1972-2002: Stephanie Tubbs Jones

5 Takeaways From 'Serial' Live

Behind The Scenes Of Serial Season 3 gave listeners and locals insight into the hosts' thoughts, opinions and processes. 

Bar Gazing

After fantasizing about making it in Hollywood, you’d think working parties with guests Steve Martin, Jim Carrey, Jennifer Connelly and Kenny G would be a windfall. Instead, it proved just how far away dreams can be.

Call of Duty

High school quarterback, college student-body president, Marine with two tours in Iraq under his camo belt, freshman state rep who knocked on almost 20,000 doors to get elected — yeah, that’s Josh Mandel, and he’s only 30.

Carole's Comeback

Dead Serious

Mary Ann Winkowski is the basis for Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character on the CBS drama “Ghost Whisperer.” We talked to her about where her televised supernatural world ends and her real one begins.

Denny the Kid

ESPN Chronicles Cleveland’s Catch-22

Jeff Ausiello examines Cleveland’s unluckiest of numbers.

Groundhog Day Predictions Tested

Kucinich on the Couch

Kucinich's Final Days

Love Reigns: Zoë Renee Lapin and Megan Piatak

Most Interesting People 2015: Elizabeth Emery

Most Interesting People 2015: Koji Hashimoto

Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman Offers Advice to Teens and Parents

The gold medalists spoke to over 900 students, parents and NCJW members.

Score With Our Favorite Cleveland Indians Playoff Gear

As the Major League Baseball playoffs begin, we get you baseball-ready with five great T-shirts, hoodies and more. 

Seen And Heard

Shaq vs. Cleveland

Shaquille O’Neal has a knack for turning big challenges into reality TV. Well, roll the cameras because the NBA’s original Superman could help with some of our civic issues.

Singles File

We’d like to introduce you to two of this year’s Cleveland Magazine sexy singles. But you’ll have to come back Feb. 1 for a full conversation (and to meet the other 18).

Stephanie's Great Adventure

Stephanie Tubbs Jones is either self-actualizing or driven by raw ambition. Either way, the county prosecutor is on a roll.

TBS’ Dennis Eckersley Expects Pitching To Dominate ALDS

The former Indians pitcher and Hall of Famer talks about breaking in, World Series drama and the Tribe’s chances versus the Astros.

The City List

Previews of favorites from Andrea Vecchio, Michael Ruhlman, Austin “Walkin’ Cane,” Robert P. Madison and Lillian Kuri

The Girl Next Door

Monica Potter is one of us. So much so that even after relocating to Los Angeles and starring in movies opposite Robin Williams and Nicolas Cage, she moved back to the Cleveland neighborhood where she grew up. But walking away from Hollywood was nowher

The Govertment Springboard

Pity not the altruistic souls who toil for peanuts (compared to top jobs in the private sector) working in local government. The best of the punch are able to jump from these posts to top-paying positions elsewhere.

The New PD

The Opioid Crisis: What to Know Now

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson talks about the fight against opioids, the benefits of Narcan and what might be next.

The Prince and The Power

Three Questions With Basheer Jones

As the longtime-activist-turned-city-councilman marks his first 100 days, he's seen a different side of Cleveland government.


29 Events You Shouldn't Miss

3 Things That Rocked From Day One Of InCuya Festival

It’s more than music — the inaugural festival lights up downtown and makes our city shine.

Bilgere Here

Book Exerpt

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.

Breaking the Bee Examines What It Takes to W-I-N

The documentary follows four Indian-American students, including former Clevelander Akash Vukoti, as they compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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 t

d.a.levy & the Velvet Underground

from The Buddhist Third Class Junkmail Oracle
August-September 1967

Fact and Fiction

Shaker Heights native James Frey rises above the controversy surrounding A Million Little Pieces in a truly Cleveland way.

Fall Arts Preview

Family Ties

Playwright and Lakewood native Michael Tisdale connects with families of fallen Marines through their stories

Holy History

Living Dinosaurs

Marking Time

The writing of Mark Twain continues to fuel actor Hal Holbrook’s long-running one-man show.

Maroon 5

Oct. 5 Quicken Loans Arena |

Masumi Memories

Mood Music

Jim Brickman has sold millions of CDs, sang a duet with Kermit the Frog and toured with Donny Osmond. This month, the Shaker Heights native comes home for a Dec. 26 holiday concert at Severance Hall.

Preview: Fall Arts Preview

We Chart Who Should Be The 2019 Rock Hall Inductees

With the Rock Hall due to announce its honorees, we weight the chances for the 15 nominees based on their popularity and influence.

World Travel

At Home

Escape Plans

Here's how three homeowners turned their backyards into elaborate outdoor spaces to entertain friends and family.

Home Restoration Guide

Ready for Rehab?Tips for buying and restoring your own piece of history.

Rating the Suburbs '08

Rating the Suburbs '09

Rating the Suburbs: Bryan Holt

Rating the Suburbs: Easy Street

Cleveland Heights sets out to improve the functionality of one of its most popular thoroughfares.

Rating the Suburbs: Shannon Keibler

Real (Amazing) Estates

The lowliest of our Top 250 homes is worth just more than $1.5 million. From there, the value soars to $8.5 million. In between you’ll find elevators, infinity pools and houses 10 times the size of the one you live in.


3 Things To See In Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Display

The Beachwood Place luxury retailer is dressed from head to toe in the most chic, seasonal way.

Beauty Guide 2002

Shopping with Kim Crow

If you read her style column in The Plain Dealer, you already know how fabulous she is. She’s pretty — not perfect. She splurges — within reason. She realizes that a good outfit makes you feel great, but won’t change the world. She

Travel & Outdoors

5 Things To Do In Cleveland This Weekend: Sept. 21-23

A craft beer festival, a Tarantino-inspired art exhibit, a spooky play and more are ready to complete your weekend plans.

Big Country, Small World

Turns out, our neighbors to the north know how to throw a party — and everyone’s invited.

Cheap Trips

Geroux Herb Gardens


Ask the Plastic Surgeon

Best Doctors 2009

Best Doctors 2010: Predicting fatal heart rhythms

Dr. Otto Constantini

Guide to Women's Health

Healthy Living - Beauty & Spas

Healthy Living - Beauty Trends

Top Docs PTSD


Private Schools Survival Guide