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July Cleveland Magazine

Food + Drink

4 Summer-Worthy Blueberry Recipes

Local chefs share their refreshing takes on the seasonal superfood.

5 Hot Dog Spots To Relish

Celebrate National Hot Dog Month with these franks.

A Patio We Love: Punch Bowl Social

Get your game on at this new rooftop spot.

Alternative Eats: Three Vegan And Gluten-Free Dessert Spots

We searched high and low for these dessert gems.

Fill Up At These Three Divine Summer Dish Festivals

Our prayers have been answered.

Greedy Girl Makes Us Go Gaga for Greek and Indian Food

Check out the impressive all-day breakfast menu or the paratha bread-wrapped Frankie.

Hook & Hoof Stirs Up Familiar Flavors

Executive chef and co-owner Hunter Toth riffs on classic dishes such as stuffed shells.

Kingfish Hooks Us With An East Coast-Inspired Menu

Executive chef Mark Standen creates an ocean's worth of surf and turf gems.

In the CLE

1948: Kids Spend A Summer Night In The Park

They gave their parents a shock.

All In

As the Americans with Disabilities Act turns 27, Clevelanders must embrace cultural change and make proactive accommodations for people with disabilities.

Build The Sandcastle Of Your Dreams

Dig into these three tips for building the ultimate sand sculpture.

Change Up

As the minor league owners of the Lake Erie Crushers, Tom and Jacqueline Kramig are stepping to the plate with new branding, wacky promotions and fun events to attract fans. Will they hit a home run?

CLE Dog Magazine Has Us Barking For Joy

From doggy owner profiles to places to take your pup, the new pub has given us a new leash on canine life.

Dream Home

Turning your dream house into a home is all about the journey.

Identity Shift

It's a fitting time to re-examine who we are as a city.

Oh, The Memories

In honor of our 45th anniversary issue Cleveland Magazine staffers look back to our favorite moments.

Reconnect With Nature As The Cleveland Metroparks Turns 100

One of the most tenured employees reflects on the growing park system. 

Survival Gear

Before Cleveland became a hotbed for T-shirt culture, Nightsweats and T-Cells raised awareness and created hope for those with HIV and AIDS. Now after 27 years, its brand of screen-printed activism continues the fight and inspires a new generation. 

Three Classes To Let Loose Your Curiosity

School is out for the summer, but these classes hit a sweet spot.

Who Are We Now?

In one whirlwind year, our city claimed an NBA championship, hosted a national political convention and continued development downtown and in the neighborhoods. But as Cleveland sheds its Mistake on the Lake identity, we confront our shifting identity, ask what it might take to continue the momentum and set an agenda for the future.

Who Are We Now? Inside The #CLE Psyche

We recruit comedian Mike Polk Jr. to probe the depths of our insecurities, neurosis and newfound pride.

Who Are We Now? Our Obsessions

From Ralph Perk's wardrobe to Frank Jackson's Twitter account, we evaluate how our infatuations from 1972 line up with today's trends.

Who Are We Now? Project Check-In

Here are three areas that need a renewed focus.

Who Are We Now? What We Learned From Downtown Development

Downtown Cleveland Alliance CEO Joe Marinucci shares three lessons to follow.

Who Are We Now? What We Learned From Public Square

Land Studio executive director Greg Peckham on what the renovation of Public Square has taught us.

Who Are We Now? What We Learned From The RNC

Destination Cleveland CEO David Gilbert shares lessons we can use for the next big event downtown

Who Are We Now?: Voices Of The Land

Five locals speak up about entrepreneurship, neighborhood development, food culture, activism and empowering our future.

Why We Love Edgewater's New Beach House

Catch some cocktails and a killer sunset at this new hot spot.


Alissa Nutting Drops In For Brews & Prose

The author's new book examines the importance of self-awareness in the heat of relational turmoil.

Cheers! Brews & Prose Taps Lydia Munnell

We chat with its new director about her writing style, Cleveland authors and more.

Cleveland Is Rockin’ the Stadium Concerts Again

Big-time tours this month recall our city’s golden era of superstar shows.

Play Delves Into Black Identity Using Blackface

Neighbors uses a mixed-race family and minstrels to magnify stereotypes and question racial identity.

The Theater Ninjas Launch An Interactive Sci-fi Show

Explore gaming mechanics, sci-fi elements and wizardry in the outer space play.

Three Showstopping Concerts To See This Month

Can't get to U2 or Billy Joel? No problem.


Find Rare Gems Inside This Strongsville Store

You'll discover antiques and more at Relic Home Furnishings + Art Collective.

Summer Hair How-To: Get This Look In Minutes

Manifest co-owner and stylist Jamie Spaid puts a twist on the ponytail.

Travel & Outdoors

Tame Lake Erie's Waters With Our Boating Guide

From what type of boat is best for you to the best places to dock, we've got you set to sail.


Get A Better, Brighter Smile

Digital dentistry and advances in cosmetic dental procedures are worth smiling about.

Want To Look Younger?

Advances in cosmetic surgery and procedures make it easier than ever to counter the effects of aging.