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June 2012

Food + Drink

A New Favorite

SB Eighty One takes up where the popular Saucy Bistro left off, with a fresh look and great food.

Mixing It Up

Next time you need a drink, pass on the gin and tonic and order up one of these creative cocktails.

Roar Score

Sweet Dreams

Timeless Taste

In the CLE


Almost Famous

If you only know Chuck Booms as the loudmouth on Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan's morning talk show, don't tell him. The Euclid native was a rising comic in the '90s who counts Jerry Seinfeld and Brad Garrett among his early mentors. He was a frontrunner for D

Clocking In

Crime Fighters

Foe Fighters

Hello, Northfield?

Home Values

Little Big Leagues

The Tribe's new Kids Clubhouse lets the little ones play while you keep an eye on the game.

Peace and Quiet

Peter Walker's serene landscape designs are part of the National September 11 Memorial and the Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. He'll speak at the Cleveland Botanical Garden this month.

Playing Ball

The Billy Beane of local government is changing the game. All he needs is someone to trade with.

Striking a Chord

Classical pianist Shuai Wang brings Bach, Beethoven and Brahms to a bar near you.

The Collector

With an affection for history and an eye for film, Kirtland resident Morris Everett Jr. owns one of the most extensive holdings of entertainment photos and posters in the world.


Beach Joys

Behind the Curtain

Coming Home

In Harvey Pekar's Cleveland, the late comic book author gives us his final thoughts on a city he had long identified with.

Drawing Us In

A new Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit goes inside the life and works of renowned architectural etcher John Taylor Arms.

Fine Print

Heart Help

Heaven Sent

The third memoir from author Loung Ung examines the process of healing a life torn by war and trauma.

Man About Town

Summer Fun Guide 2012

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Band On the Run

The Band Perry talks about hitting the road, writing lyrics and how they'd classify their music.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Block Parties

Want to check out some cool street fairs? These Cleveland neighborhood events are a good start.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Endless Summer

The Beach Boys reunite for a tour and new album that marks the 50th anniversary of the band's rise from the Southern California coast.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Fest Forward

From duct tape to double vision, here are 10 festivals you should check out this summer.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Go Wild

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Creature Comforts event shows off enrichment exercises that help to stimulate the animals who call the place home.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Open All Summer

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Party On

From a night at the museum to live bands at the zoo, here are five not-to-miss summer soirées.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Street Smarts

Russ Borski and Terry Pieritz had to get creative to bring this summer's Cain Park production of Avenue Q to life.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Three to See: Blossom Music Center

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Three to See: Cleveland Metroparks events

Forget the air-conditioning. The Cleveland Metroparks has some cool summer events.

Summer Fun Guide 2012: Three to See: Rock Concerts

At Home

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the Bike authority

This inner-ring suburb has plans to become one of the most bike friendly communities in America.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the Business Savvy

Focusing on economic development bodes well for the city and its residents.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the design focused

The city's revamped Old River Shopping District adds new luster to an old favorite.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the Eco-Minded

A community garden brings residents together for more than just vegetables.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the Nature Lover

Filled with affordable homes and a thriving downtown area, the city adds nature to its list of amenities.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the School Belle

When its schools faced tough cuts, residents responded by passing a new levy.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the Value Conscious

In a city focused on ways to save money, skimping on great city services is not one of them.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: For the View Finder

Traditional meets modern with the addition of a riverfront townhome project in the East Side village.

Rating the Suburbs 2012: The No. 1 Suburb

With strong schools, low crime and steady home-sale values this West Side suburb takes the top spot.


House Party

Men at Work

Moreland Hills' J3 Clothing Co. brings a fresh take to Northeast Ohio.