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April 2017

Featured Articles

50 Things Every Clevelander Must Do

The city has stepped up its game. Go from newbie to classic Clevelander with our five-step guide. 

Food + Drink

Hop to It: Plan Your Easter Dinner Now

Ohio City Provisions' Adam Lambert gives us three meaty options.

Ohio City Provisions Puts An Alternative Spin on Butcher Shops

By using the whole animal, this local shops offers customers rare cuts of meat. 

Pizza and Doughnuts? OK

Sugar and Slice in Akron brings us build-your-own versions of our two favorite foods.

Spring Fling: Fall in Love with These Rhubarb Recipes

Local chefs share their favorite dishes using the bright red stalks.

Square 22 Restaurant and Bar Tries to Find the Right Fit

The popular Strongsville spot struggles with execution.

Stop, Shop and Dine: Two New Markets Have It All

Astoria Cafe & Market and Vita Urbana Bistro and Artisan Market make it easy to grab groceries or dinner.

Sweet Life: 5 Meads to Drink Up

Give these local honey wines a sip.

Why Bacteria, Mold and Yeast Are Some of Jeremy Umansky's Favorite Things

The chef and owner of Larder talks to us about rooster heads, ancient techniques and more.

In the CLE

1968: Poet's Parents Wrestle With a Life Lost

Joseph and Carolyn Levy, the parents of poet d.a. levy, sort through a box of his things.

Akron's Bit Factory Is A Smart Fit For The City

The startup accelerator's founders are departing from the traditional model.

Celebrate Eliot Ness This Month

The lawman's birthday would be April 19, so have a cold one, watch him on TV or solve a puzzle in his name. 

Challenge Accepted

Break out of your routine and discover something new about Cleveland.

Chris McNeil's @Reflog_18 Scores Big On Twitter

We can't get enough of his sports humor, dad takes and MVP memes.

Here's How The Browns Become Draft Kings

Tony Grossi's take: draft defense and trade for a QB.

Life According to Denise Dufala

The former Cleveland 19 News anchor shares what she's learned after more than 30 years on TV.

NFL Draft, Here Comes Anthony Kukwa (He Hopes)

The Lake Erie College grad and former football player thinks he can beat the odds.

Sherrod Brown's Job Isn't To Resist, But He Will If He Has To

We got the senator on the horn for a quick Q&A about President Trump, bipartisanship and his dog.

That's A Yuge Tree

North Canton’s prized cucumber magnolia throws a lot of shade on other greenery this Arbor Day.

The Diversity Dilemma

Diversity and integration in our schools might not always be easy, but they are essential to repairing our continued racial divide.

The Must-Do List: Attempt the Melt Challenge

Only a few have conquered this cheesy task.

The Must-Do List: Bark in the Dawg Pound

Cheer on the Cleveland Browns from FirstEnergy Stadium's east end zone.

The Must-Do List: Board the USS Cod Submarine Memorial

Navigate the inside of the World War II vessel.

The Must-Do List: Buy a Scoop at Mason's Creamery

Taste the creative flavors at this Ohio City ice cream shop.

The Must-Do List: Catch 30 Perch from the East 55th Street Pier

You'll be hooked to this spot all summerlong. 

The Must-Do List: Cheer on the Tribe from the District

Snag this $13 ticket to Progressive Field. 

The Must-Do List: Climb Holden Arboretum's Emergent Tower

This is the treehouse you wish you had growing up.

The Must-Do List: Collect Works by These Local Artists

Your art collection just got some street cred. 

The Must-Do List: Complete the Tour de Bruell

Eat at six of Zack Bruell's restaurants for some cool prizes.

The Must-Do List: Cruise Along Lake Erie

Hop on a Jet Ski and explore the Flats.

The Must-Do List: Do a Cleveland Hustles Crawl

LeBron James' TV show helped them open, now shop here.

The Must-Do List: Eat with the Stars at Otto Moser’s

Dine surrounded by autographed photos of stage stars.

The Must-Do List: Enjoy Brunch on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Board this train for a twist on your weekend morning routine.

The Must-Do List: Experience AsiaTown's Night Market Cleveland

Discover Asian-fusion bands, culture, cuisine and more.

The Must-Do List: Explore Ritchie Ledges

Hike along this Cuyahoga Valley National Park's trail.

The Must-Do List: Feed the Giraffes at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

These hungry herbivores love to nibble on lettuce. 

The Must-Do List: Find Your Center in Public Square

Meditate with a free yoga session.

The Must-Do List: Get a Piece of the Cavs Championship

And it will only cost you $20.

The Must-Do List: Hit the Festival Circuit

Celebrate arts, culture and food during at these three city festivals. 

The Must-Do List: Honor Cleveland's Mayors

These three local spots pay tribute to our city leaders.

The Must-Do List: Hunt for Ghosts at the Ohio State Reformatory

Think you can handle a night in the haunted prison?

The Must-Do List: Indulge in Trentina's Tasting Menu

Splurge on Jonathon Sawyer's adventurous meal.

The Must-Do List: Learn How to Throw Strikes

These three bowling alleys keep things old-school.

The Must-Do List: Look into Our Movie Past

Binge on these three local spots where movie magic was made.

The Must-Do List: Lose Yourself in the Eastman Reading Garden

Sneak away to this secret downtown nook. 

The Must-Do List: Master Stand-up Paddleboarding on Lake Erie

Charter your course through the surf.

The Must-Do List: Mingle at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Mix Event

Brush up on culture during this monthly event.

The Must-Do List: Order the Giant Beef Rib at Mabel's BBQ

Sink your teeth into this Fred Flintstone-worthy meal.

The Must-Do List: Pay Homage to Our Human Ancestors

Meet an extinct 3.2 million-year-old hominid at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

The Must-Do List: Play the Ponies at Thistledown Racino

We bet you'll have a good time at this thoroughbred track.

The Must-Do List: Read Up on the Local Bookstore Scene

We've got you covered with these three bookstores.

The Must-Do List: Ride the UH Bikes

Hop on and take a spin around downtown.

The Must-Do List: Run the Cleveland Marathon

Road warriors, you deserve a medal for all your hard work.

The Must-Do List: See a Movie at the Cinematheque

Catch a flick at this Cleveland Institute of Art movie house.

The Must-Do List: Serve Up a Meal at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

Feed stingrays, sharks and more.

The Must-Do List: Shop at the Shaker Square Farmers Market

Fill your basket with plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.

The Must-Do List: Show Off Your #CLE Pride

Sport these three Cleveland-inspired T-shirts.

The Must-Do List: Sign Up for Fresh Fork Market

Forget the grocery store, this subscription service takes the guesswork out of shopping local.

The Must-Do List: Sing Karaoke at Tina's Nite Club

Unleash your inner rock star here.

The Must-Do List: Snag a VIP Membership to House of Blues’ Foundation Room

This secret hideaway is an escape from real life.

The Must-Do List: Snap a CLE-inspired Selfie

Say cheese in front of these three photo-worthy spots.

The Must-Do List: Soak Up the Sun at the Solstice Steps

Escape the hustle and bustle of life at this Lakewood spot.

The Must-Do List: Splurge on the SS Botany Bay at Porco Lounge & Tiki Room

You'll need a small crew to tackle this hidden treasure.

The Must-Do List: Stay in the Hilton Cleveland Downtown’s Rock and Roll Suite

You don't have to be a rock star to book a night here.

The Must-Do List: Subscribe to the Cleveland Orchestra’s Centennial Season

Listen to world-class group inside of Severance Hall.

The Must-Do List: Take on the Slopes at Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort

Winter warriors love to tackle the hills here.

The Must-Do List: Tap into Your Inner Brewmaster

Try these three ways to craft your own beer.

The Must-Do List: Throw a Party on the Azure Rooftop Lounge

And watch the RSVPs roll in. 

The Must-Do List: Visit Erie Street Cemetery

Take a walk in one of Cleveland's most underrated resting places.

The Must-Do List: Watch a Play at Cleveland Public Theatre

The Gordon Square Arts District theater company stages thought-provoking productions.

There Goes the Neighborhood

Originally conceived by John D. Rockefeller Jr., Forest Hill was designed as a vision of suburban unity. But vacant homes and nasty squabbles about how to save the historic community may be tearing it apart. 

This Must-Have Bobblehead Honors An Akron RubberDucks Usher

Jack Kilway worked at Canal Park for 20 years before retiring last season. 

Voice of the People

To shape this populist moment, we must show up and be heard.

We've Got 1990s Feels For The Cleveland Indians

Things are looking up in Tribe town.


A Documentary Takes on Racial Injustice Post-Tamir Rice

Dispatches From Cleveland shows how disparate people can unite for solutions.

A Midsummer Night's Dream Dances Into Our Lives

The Cleveland Ballet rendition features new choreography and more.

DJ Kishka Brings His Polka World to Life Online

The longtime spinner of Old World tunes debuts his web series on Dyngus Day this month.

Get Your April Foolin' On

Find one of these three comedy show to cheer yourself up this month. 

How Cleveland Fashion Has Evolved Over 150 Years

A Cleveland History Center exhibit looks at the jewels of its collection to highlight our most stylish moments.

Mind Travel: Get Lost in Justin Michael Will’s Art

See his work and more at a Heights Arts exhibit on Public Conscience through April 16.

More Side Projects Amp Up the Local Music Scene

Players from the Lighthouse and the Whaler and more are branching out into new sounds.

This Hip-Hop Vinyl Haven Is A Record Store Day Must

Brittany “DJ Red-I” Benton and Samantha “Playne Jayne” Flowers opened Young Kings in November. 


Odyssey & Oddities Glams It Up with Gemstone Necklaces

Nikki Lundberg creates vintage-inspired jewelry using agate, moonstone and quartz.


Joint Accounts

Advances in treating knee, hip or shoulder pain are helping many sufferers reclaim their active, happy lifestyles.