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August 2012

Food + Drink

Brew Bites

Market Garden Brewery pours creativity into its lineup of fun, upscale bar food.

Check In, Please

Club Eats

Draft Day

Fry Guy

New Kid on the Guac

We road-tested a trio of our favorites.

In the CLE


All In!

All In! : 3 For All

These games may seem intimidating but are actually quite simple.

All In! : Best Bets, Long Odds / Casino Karma

All In! : Design of the Times

All In! : Fast Food (That's Great)

All In! : Feast Forward

All In! : Inside Advice

All In! : Members Only

All In! : Night Shift

What's our 24-hour casino like long after dark? We visited at 3 a.m. on a Wednesday to find out.

All In! : Social Study

All In! : Spin City

Slot machines are mesmerizing, fun and, yes, sometimes confusing.

Amazing Spaces

Deal Breaker

Digging Deep

What do ancient bones in a long-hidden cave mean to modern dentistry? A group from Case is looking for the answer.

Home Stand

An innovative program could end chronic homelessness in Cleveland by 2020 — with the community's help.

In the Neighborhood: Downtown Lakewood

Here are a dozen spots to get you started in Downtown Lakewood.

Mad Man

Alan Glazen, the son of a carpenter, built a successful ad agency pitching political campaigns and creativity. But in his second career, he's redirecting his manic energy into workingman bars, coffee shops and restaurants in the city's emerging neighborho

Major Comeback

After plenty of struggle, PGA pro, Kent State grad and 2003 British Open champ Ben Curtis has recaptured that winning feeling in 2012.

Pot Luck

Remote Control

Sounds of the City

Thank You Note



Blonde Ambition

Cover Me Pink

Finding Pearl

Writer and director Randy Johnson's One Night with Janis Joplin delves into the life and soul of one of rock's most distinctive female voices.

Memories in Focus

Photographer Chuck Mintz's new exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage examines the value we attach to everyday items.

Natural Beauty

On the Prowl

Attack Cat, the duo of Rachel Hoskins and Dave Douglas, plans to unleash new songs at Cain Park show.

Seat of Honor

Iconic rock writer Jane Scott takes her rightful place in the shrine celebrating the music she loved.

At Home

Amazing Spaces: Backyard Discovery

The Cooks were ready to downsize until they came across this space ready for entertaining.

Amazing Spaces: Park Place

The Farrells' cozy family room encompasses their desire to bring the outdoors inside.

Amazing Spaces: Pint Class

With well-placed nods to his heritage, Pat Mullin's Irish pub serves up a dose of fun and whimsy.

Amazing Spaces: Scene Stealer

A red-hot, ultra-sleek kitchen is the center of attention inside Michael Kelly's penthouse condominium.

Amazing Spaces: Screen Time

Inspired by a love of movies, Joel Testa transformed his basement into the ultimate theater experience.

Amazing Spaces: Splash Zone

With views of Lake Erie and a steam shower, Brett Scully's modern master bathroom is worth waking up for.


Gathering Place

Ben Carson uses his shop, The Nest in Tremont, as a spot for local artists to show off their photography, jewelry and prints.


Kids A-to-Z 2012

As the first day nears, we offer a back-to-school guide for grown-ups with strategies for getting organized, keeping your kids mentally sharp and easing the transition back to class.