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December 2013

Food + Drink

A Dish We Love

Beer Baubles

We know you love Great Lakes Brewing Co.'s Christmas Ale, but spice up your options with these hoppy trails.

Deck the Haul

Fantastic Journey

Brian Okin and Adam Bostwick team up to open the inventive Cork and Cleaver Social Kitchen.

Name Changer

News Bites

Culinary updates from around the city

Sugar High

Suite Life: Eat Here

Whether you're looking for a late-night snack or something for the morning rush, these downtown spots will fill you up.

In the CLE


Elegy for Heavy, Clunky Stuff

Home Makeover

Young people are taking their talents to Cleveland, but do local leaders want their ideas or just their pocketbooks?

Neighborhood Watch

Not Listed

Ring Masters

Rock Odds

Cleveland's newest casino doubles down with a bevy of entertainment, eateries and amenities.

School Belle

The best public high school in Northeast Ohio is a Cleveland school. Surprised? You won't be once you meet principal Carol Lockhart, whose demanding leadership and nurturing ways have made Early College High School at John Hay a model for transformatio

Skywalker's Dilemma

Thinking Buddies

Paul McAvinchey's TechPint, a series of mini conferences, serves an entrepreneurial community thirsty for inspiration.

Wild Ride


Historic Eats

Landmark Love

A new book pays tribute to downtown's iconic Higbee Building.

Merry Makings

For 30 years A Christmas Story's leg lamp, Red Rider BB gun and a kid names Ralphie have made our holidays more fun. To celebrate, we look under the tree at the iconic film's pop culture legacy.

Merry Makings: A Christmas Story Timeline

What started out as a short story has grown into a pop culture sensation.

Merry Makings: A Season for Giving In

A Christmas Story 2 is a complete steaming ... lump of coal in movie watchers' stockings. But if you love sequels or are being held at your in-laws' house against your will, here are three reasons to surrender to the straight-to-DVD festive fi

Merry Makings: Festive Figures

Merry Makings: Holiday Twist

Commemorate the film, however you choose, with these five A Christmas Story-inspired events.

Merry Makings: Home Study

The West 11th Street house holds more than just tours. It's filled with plenty of A Christmas Story movie memories for more than 50,000 visitors each year

Merry Makings: Jolly Journey

Merry Makings: Movie Matrimony

Merry Makings: Story Time

A Christmas Story's Scott Schwartz, Zack Ward and Ian Petrella reflect on the movie 30 years later.

Poster Child

String Theory

Seafair adds cello and violin to create an exhilarating sound.

Time Frame

Bonfoey Gallery celebrates more than a century of showcasing local artists' work.

At Home

Suite Life

Suite Life: Above and Beyond

These downtown apartments offer more than a place to rest your head

Suite Life: Ask Us

Suite Life: Boom Town

Suite Life: Financial Districts

Living downtown isn't as pricey as you might think, especially when you factor in how much you will save on items such as gas and taxes.

Suite Life: House Trends

Ten years ago, when we first put downtown living on our cover, apartments in the city center were clustered in the Warehouse District and on East Fourth and East 12th streets. Since then, apartments h

Suite Life: Live It Up: Cleveland Apartments

The expanding choices for downtown apartments and condos mean it's easier to find a place that suites your lifestyle. Our guide will help you get started. 

Suite Life: My Downtown

The 19 Action News entertainment reporter and Cleveland's New 102 disc jockey spends most of his day on the job. But the Warehouse District resident finds plenty of ways to utilize his free time with working out, running errands and catching a game.

Suite Life: Park It

Get outside Clevelanders. Don't let the rain and snow stop you from exploring downtown Cleveland. There are plenty of green spaces for year-round enjoyment. Megan Jones of LAND Studio shares some of her favorites.

Suite Life: Place Match

Whether you focus on fitness, are all business or stay close to home, a downtown address can work for you. Take our quiz to find out what kind of urban dweller you are and use our weekend itinerary to get a glimpse of what city living looks like.

Suite Life: Welcome Wagon


Style Reins

Rebecca Ray Designs blazes a trail with its equestrian-inspired accessories


Healthy Living

Five patients share their stories of surviving a life-threatening medical condition thanks to innovative doctors and treatments, their own determination and the help of loved ones.