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July Cleveland Magazine 2019

Featured Articles

Cleveland's Beach Town Getaways

The best of Ashtabula, Sandusky, Conneaut, Port Clinton, Vermilion, Fairport Harbor and more. Plus, how to make the most of your beach staycation. 

Food + Drink

A Guide To Pickling Anything

No need to stress when it comes to pickling. Our quick and easy guide is here to help. 

Cooking Class We Love: Stir Studio Kitchen

The new Ohio City-based classes make cooking low-key, fun and comfortable. 

Dan's Dogs Gets A New Leash On Life

The historic Medina gourmet hot dog shop expands to Brook Park.

Fry-Yay: Five French Fry Spots We Love

From Bar Cento's pomme frites to Smokin Thyme Kitchen's Cajun beer-battered sticks, here's a round-up of the fries we love. 

Move Over, Chipotle: Brassica Is Our New Fast-Casual Fave

The Mediterranean restaurant offers up pita sandwiches and salads with tasty falafel, tender brisket and plenty of toppings. 

Three Summer Patios We Love

From Red Downtown's rooftop spot to Flying Cranes Cafe's luscious garden, here's where we'll be parked this summer. 

Uptown Funk: Is the University Circle Neighborhood Attracting The Right Restaurants?

After a slew of restaurant closing, two new restaurants recently opened. But will those spots attract customers?

Wild Mango Brings Multicultural Cuisine To Legacy Village

Chef and owner Jia Wei draws inspiration from China, France, Spain, Italy and beyond. 

In the CLE

1930: Bored Clevelanders Set World Records

They chased endurance records on bikes, in boats and in trees.

2019 All-Star Game Guide

The Midsummer Classic comes to Cleveland on July 9. From where to watch the game to Cleveland's storied All-Star past, we give you everything you need to have the ultimate fan experience.

All-Star Game 2019: Cleveland's Twinkling All-Star History

Highlights from the five times Cleveland has hosted the Midsummer Classic.

All-Star Game 2019: Field Notes

We guide you through the stadium and some of the game's history.

All-Star Game 2019: Five Can't-Miss Events

Before the Midsummer Classic, get your fill of all things Major League with these fun activities.

All-Star Game 2019: Inside Play Ball Park

The brand-new fan experience concept gets its debut in Cleveland. Here's how to navigate it like a pro. 

All-Star Game 2019: Last Call Gets Later

The State of Ohio allows bars and restaurants to extend their hours of service for major events. But does that mean more people will be out at night? Plus, read the full list of open-late bars. 

All-Star Game 2019: Sandy Alomar Jr. Breaks Down His Iconic Home Run

In his first at-bat of the 1997 All-Star Game, the Indians catcher clinched the game with a two-run homer.

All-Star Game 2019: Sport The Right Gear

Don't let your style strike out during All-Star Week. We've rounded up the gear that will have you yelling "Play ball!"

All-Star Game 2019: Where to Watch

Don't have tickets to the game? Here are five spots to catch all the action.

Case Western Saves The Planet With New Environmental Law Center

We talk to the center's new director about creating the first curriculum.

Don't Sweat The Fat Stuff This Summer

A writer's quest for summer body acceptance.

Editor's Note: Explore Northeast Ohio's Beach Towns

Our Great Lake is home to many laid-back, easy-going beach towns that are worth a visit.

How Hospital Consolidation Could Cost You Money

Cleveland's hospital systems are following a national trend of consolidation. One writer shows how it may affect your bottom line.

How To Stay Productive On Your Side Hustle

Side Project Sessions gives us three productivity tips for working on your side passion.

Joe Burdick Reps The Flag

Navy veteran Joe Burdick builds and paints wooden flags by hand for fellow patriots and service members.

Playhouse Square President and CEO Art Falco Retires

The quiet maestro shares the lessons he's learned about theater, egos and helping to revitalize a city. 

Prosecutor Mike O'Malley Has A Plan

After a year of scandal, O'Malley thinks he knows how to fix Cuyahoga County.

Touring The Mentor Marsh

We hopped in an eight-wheel all-terrain vehicle to take a first-hand look at on-going renovations in the East Side wetland.

Entertainment

BalletX Blends Old And New For National Dance Day

At the American Dance Festival in Cleveland, headliner BalletX take classical ballet in new directions.

Graffiti HeArt Colors Superior Avenue

With the opening of a new gallery, Graffiti HeArt gives its namesake a more permanent home. 

Patton Oswalt Blends Tragedy With Comedy On New Stand-Up Tour

Following the death of his wife, the actor-comedian hits Playhouse Square July 13.

We Put Peter Sagal To The Test

Before Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me hits Blossom Music Center July 18, we quiz its host.

At Home

4 Tips For Organizing Your Drop Zone

We help you give your coming-and-going space a boost.

Creating A Lakeside Paradise In Avon Lake

Barrie Spang, owner of Sapphire Pear in Rocky River, gives us a tour of the recent renovation.

Peek Inside Susie Brown's Home

The local style influencer is renovating her home and sharing her hacks on social media.

Style

3 Treatments For Summer Skin

Flower Power Skin Studio in Lakewood helps keep our sun-kissed skin healthy.

Vintage Fashion CLE Is A Stylish Throwback

The shop is packed full of trendy jeans, belts, shoes and more from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

Travel & Outdoors

A Baseball Lover's Dream Road Trip To Cincinnati

Take advantage of the long Fourth of July weekend with a grand-slam road trip to Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. Follow our itinerary to feel like a local — just don't get caught wearing a Reds hat. 

Beach Towns: Brush Up On History With A Trip To Conneaut

The bluffs at Conneaut Township Park make for a splendid overlook of the half-mile-long beach.

Beach Towns: Cast A Line At Port Clinton

Walleye is a focal point for several community festivals throughout the year.

Beach Towns: Fairport Harbor Is A Tiny Town With Mighty Appeal

End your hot summer day at Sunset Harbor Bar and Grille.

Beach Towns: Feast Your Eyes On Ashtabula

This culinary destination is just an hour drive east of Cleveland.

Beach Towns: Geneva-On-The-Lake Is A Wistful, All-Encompassing Getaway

From boisterous to beach-bum, this beach town covers all vibes.

Beach Towns: How To Make The Most Of The Lake Erie Islands

From Put-In-Bay to Kelleys Island, each island has its own distinct destination personality.

Beach Towns: How To Pack The Perfect Picnic

Time to put those seasonal veggies to use.

Beach Towns: How To Score A Summer Rental

Your summer home away from home is just over the horizon.

Beach Towns: Huron Is A Boat-Lover's Paradise

Don't miss out on the annual River Fest, July 12-14.

Beach Towns: Sandusky Thrills Beyond Cedar Point

The revitalized downtown offers numerous sun-seeking activities.

Beach Towns: Vermilion Is A Walkable, New England-Style Community

Boutiques, gift shops and restaurants exist alongside public docks.

Cleveland Museum of Art Explores Medieval Monster Lore

Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens and Wonders runs from July 7-Oct. 6.

Cleveland Public Library Street Fest Celebrates 150th Anniversary

On July 27, the Cleveland Public Library throws a citywide street festival celebrating its 150th year. 

Cleveland's Beach Town Getaways

The best of Ashtabula, Sandusky, Conneaut, Port Clinton, Vermilion, Fairport Harbor and more. Plus, how to make the most of your beach staycation. 

Find Your Sea Legs On These Three Tall Ships

The Cleveland Tall Ships Festival sails into town July 11-14.

Five Ways To Celebrate The Moon Landing's 50th Anniversary

From Wapakoneta to Columbus, Logan and Cleveland, we've got you covered with this month's anniversary.

Heat Wave: Don't Miss These Three July Street Fests

Summer hits its stride this month with a jam-packed list of summer parties across Northeast Ohio. 

Health

Is Herbalife Actually Nutritious?

Herbalife shake shacks and salespeople have conquered Cleveland, but is the product worth your attention?