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February 2010

Food + Drink

Best Bars

The boss is getting you down. The big game’s on. You’ve got a date. It’s time to celebrate, socialize or chill. Whatever the motivator, you will be going out tonight. All you have to decide is where. Good thing we’ve got an after-d

Best Bars: Bars With Game

Best Bars: Be Seen

Where the cool kids go to play

Best Bars: Brew Masters

Best Bars: Cheer On

Champions of the sports-bar scene

Best Bars: Cuddle Up

Spark romance at these spots

Best Bars: Hang Out

Dive bars and local joints you will love

Best Bars: Pub Crawl

Best Bars: Tune In

Great rooms for live music

Best Bars: Two-Drink Philosopher

Comfort with a Twist

News Bites

Sweet News

The River Brasserie & Bar: Room With a View

In the CLE

And Another Thing: January 2010

We check back in on the accomplishments of 2009 Most Interesting Person Rick Baron and the Cuyahoga County Public Library's big year in lending.

Born and Bread

Ethnic bakeries make memories by the dozen and write Cleveland's history in poppy seeds — so a grandfather discovered as he left a trail from the mill to the bakery to home.

Brain Power

We greeted mentalist Brent Webb’s claims of being able to get inside our heads with a healthy dose of skepticism. Then, he blew our minds.

Flirting for Fun

On the road to love, Scott Gralnick is the guy driving the crappy car. But that hasn’t slowed his crusade to get us back to finding that someone special the old-fashioned way — you know, without using the Internet.

Football Fetish

Greener Acres

King of All Media

Will he stay or will he go? The fate of LeBron James may be the most dramatic cliffhanger in the history of professional sports. And while he may not have said all that much about his intentions during the past six months, there have been plenty of clues,


Retail Oriented

Saving an Endangered 150-pound Turtle

Tim McCormack, 32, is a conservationist with the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Asian Turtle Program. In 2008, a Swinhoe’s soft-shell turtle — one of four known to be left in the world — turned up in a Vietnamese fisherman’s net followin

Singles Out

You never know where you’ll meet someone. The grocery store, the coffee shop — yeah, even the bar. We asked 20 sexy, single Clevelanders their take on everything from the city’s single scene to dating deal-breaker

Singles Out: Aaron Goldhammer

Singles Out: Amy Mould

Singles Out: Carolyn Rebish

Singles Out: Charles John "CJ" Latsa

Singles Out: Christy Siebert

Singles Out: Danielle Cherry

Singles Out: Dawn Kendrick

Singles Out: Debra Darnall

Singles Out: Gina Nicastro

Singles Out: Jackson Rohm

Singles Out: Jason Nicholas

Singles Out: Junius Sanford

Singles Out: Marcus Sims

Singles Out: Nikki Mann

Singles Out: Philippe Dupuis

Singles Out: Rick Argoso

Singles Out: Shannon King

Singles Out: Steve Kozak

Singles Out: Therese Amato

Singles Out: Tim Walker

Wandering Mind

Well, Well, Well •


America, the Artificial

Are we really living the dream? Akron photographer Andrew Borowiec takes a look with his exhibit at the Akron Art Museum.

Funny People

Plane Truth

Queen of Arts

Screen Time

At Home

25 Things to See and Do at the Great Big Home & Garden Expo: 1-13

(Hint: You can use these tips and trends indoors and outside your home as well.)

25 Things to See and Do at the Great Big Home & Garden Expo: 14-25

(Hint: You can use these tips and trends indoors and outside your home as well.)

Talking to Ty

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host and design guru Ty Pennington shares his secrets of design inspiration, this year’s hot trends and tips you can use in your own home.


Hip to be Square

With structure in mind, Jacqueline Adamany’s handbags keep things fun and flirty.