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December 2011

Food + Drink

Bark Place

John Najeway's Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. is growing into a pack leader on the regional beer scene.

Den to Diner

Season's Sippings

Spread some real cheer at holiday parties with these local drink options.

Spot of Tea

Square Meals

Pura Vida serves sophisticated lunch and dinner in a sleek Public Square space.

Tradition Builder

Trending Topic

In the CLE


Francis E. Drury House /1910/

I Remember When: Chagrin Hardware and Supply

I Remember When: Nighttown

I Remember When: Sachsenheim Hall

I Remember When: The Whip

Life According to the Rev. E. Theophilus Caviness

For 50 years, he has been the pastor of the historic Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church, turning heads, eschewing convention and living an impressive life of civic, political and ministerial heft. As he readies to be enshrined at the International Civil Rig

Living History: 18 more journeys inside classic Cleveland

Made in America

Filmmakers and Northeast Ohio natives Jack Storey and Rick Stockburger are working to create an honest portrait of our nation's Rust Belt cities.

Mapped Out: The Group Plan

Palace Theatre /1922/

Past Lives

Past Perfect

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel /1918/

Service Calling

Sewing Machine

Michael Hudecek merges the buy-local and sustainability movements with his line of handmade messenger bags and backpacks.

St. Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral /1911/

Tree Reign

He got his start collecting driftwood to build a fort as a kid and moved on to crafting guitars for friends in high school. These days Dean Heidelberg acts as the guardian of fallen timber, transforming it into lumber for custom furniture and high-end flo

Weather Report

We'll Drink to This

Write or Wrong

A friend and former editor tells the inside story of Connie Schultz's resignation from The Plain Dealer.


Heavy Weights

New Art, Lost Songs

Underground Sound

Mr. Gnome expands its experimental-rock sound with Madness in Miniature.

Voice Recognition

Young at Art

78th Street Studios' Survival Kit Gallery celebrates its first year with an expansion.

At Home

Mapped Out: Rockefeller Homes


C.L.E. For All

Fourth Stars

Danielle DeBoe and Sean Bilovecky's The Dredgers Union is settling into its space and its role of bringing retail back to downtown.

Gift Course

Head to Cleveland's neighborhoods for stores and boutiques filled with great presents.

Retro Cool

Social Values


Handled With Care

Five patients and their families share their personal stories of recovery. We also talk to the physicians and other medical professionals who helped them through those difficult days.