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August 2014

Food + Drink

Cobbled Up

Grilled, boiled, popped, flaked or creamed, corn is the official flavor of summer. Elevate the humble vegetable by trying one of these favorite local dishes.

Dish Deconstructed: Slovenian Sausage

In Cleveland, sausages are an Old World treat, offering a savory, meaty glimpse back into the city’s strong Eastern European roots. The Standard’s executive chef Patrick Fisher pays homage to it with the restaurant’s Slovenian sausage ($

Down Home

Matthew Mathlage brings a comfortable sentimentality to Peachtree Southern Kitchen & Cocktails.

Paradise City

Quick Bite: Rothschild Farms

Sugar Rush

Using natural ingredients, two cousins put a spin on cotton candy.

The List: Wineries

Wedding Toast

In the CLE


Bouncing Back

Conventional Thinking

What does hosting the 2016 Republican National Convention mean? We ask five Clevelanders.

Equal Opportunity

These 10 workplaces are setting the bar for inclusion and equal opportunity for LGBT employees in Northeast Ohio.

Game Changer

Game Face

As the Gay Games heads into the home stretch of preparations, executive director Tom Nobbe discusses the challenges and opportunities of winning the bid.

Gender Expression

Good Neighbors

The city needs visitors from the suburbs to help revitalize its neighborhoods. Will we defy the segregation of urban avoidance?

Growing Pains

When my friends found out I was pregnant, I heard two responses. The first was congratulations. The second was a demand: Have you thought about infant care?

How Gay Are We?

As Gay Games 9 shines a spotlight on our city this month, we examine Cleveland as an inclusive place to live, work and love. Plus, we introduce you to the people making a difference in the LGBT community and offer a guide to the best places to eat, drink and shop.

Keeping Faith

Modern Family

Out in the Town

Check out these 40 spots known for being LGBT-friendly. Click on the flags on the map or scroll through the list and select destinations to learn more about each one.
*Note that the shops and restaurants listed here

Out Loud

Party City

There's more than just sports at the Gay Games. Here are three not-to-miss soirees.

Present Days

Pride Players: Christen DuVernay

Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio Director of Programs

Pride Players: Henry Ng

Pride Clinic Clinical Director

Pride Players: Joe Cimperman

Cleveland Ward 3 Councilman

Pride Players: Michelle Tomallo

Fit Technologies Co-Founder and Plexus Board President

Pride Players: Ted Wammes

G2H2 Co-organizer

Progress Book

We dig behind the data to see how gay we are as a city, state and nation.

Rights Track

We take a look at the important events that have shaped the LGBT community over the last 40 years.

Score Keeper

Director Tim Tyler pens a play about the roller coaster journey of being a Browns fan.

Spare Change

Speed Demons

Cleveland has accelerated its traffic camera program this year, deploying 15 mobile units and a dozen more fixed-location cameras. We help you navigate the most frequent traveling ticket traps and advise what to do if you get nabbed. 

Sports Center: Running Mate

Sports Center: Smooth Sailing

Sports Center: Wheel Power

Story Teller

Support System

Case Western Reserve University's Safe Zone Program teaches us how to become more accepting and open.

Take Art

Enjoy one of these diverse cultural events happening this month.

Time Tested

Word Up

Don't get lost in alphabet soup — here's a glossary of terms the LGBT community uses each day.


Dinner Show

The Music Box Supper Club cranks up the concert experience with seated sets and meal service.

Doctor's Orders

Emotional Rescue

Acclaimed writer Thrity Umrigar pens a new novel that tackles the use of power.

Fine Print

Fly Guy

Open Air

Catch rays and a show at these alfresco venues.

Torch Bearer

After 41 years, founder and chair of the Cleveland Institute of Art glass department, Brent Kee Young, passes the flame to former student Marc Petrovic.

Tune Up

At Home

Glass Castle

With a minimalist approach, this penthouse condo highlights the art of design.

Spin Class

An Ohio City loft gets a touch of elegance thanks to reclaimed pieces and modern finishes.

Urban Outfitters

Window Dressing

An open floor plan and lake views give this Detroit Shoreway single-family home plenty of character.