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June 2014

Food + Drink

A Dish We Love: Chicken Katsu

Blue Door Cafe & Bakery

Chef Driven

The Willeyville's Chris DiLisi works wonders in his made-from-scratch kitchen.

Guide to Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets

Meal on Wheels

As the local food truck scene revs up this summer, use our road map to get up to speed on curbside cuisine.

New Patios

Raw Talent

The Ingredients: Veggie Tales

Our local farmers markets are ripe with unexpected produce.

In the CLE


Bitcoin Operated

Need a place to spend your digital currency? Take your bitcoins to Cleveland Heights.

Comic Crusader

Fare Games

Two new ride-sharing services make getting around a lot easier.

Green Light

After taking over 455 acres of neglected lakefront last year, Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman has moved quickly to clean the beaches, make them safer and add amenities. Now he's looking to connect them with the rest of the Emerald Necklace.

Home Team

Shore Plan

Dick Pace, the developer behind the 5th Street Arcades and Midtown's Baker Electric Building, is ready to dive into our lakefront.

Social Bytes

Letters? Who needs pen and paper anymore? Social media is where we connect. Here's how you showed your favorites (likes, retweets, tags and shares) from our May issue. 

Work Ethics

Existing programs for ex-offenders aren't enough. We need to give them a more equitable chance to find a job.


Eclectic Avenue

Now Showing

Speak Now

Bold colors and social messages surge through the work of nun-turned-pop-artist Corita Kent in a new exhibit.

Summer Fun Guide 2014

Summer Fun Guide 2014: 42 Ways to Savor Summer

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Action Shot

Sci-fi thriller The Signal gets the blockbuster treatment with the help of local producer Tyler Davidson.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Battle of the Bands

Who hosts the best free summer concert series in Northeast Ohio? University Circle, Akron and the Rock Hall face off.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Beach Reads

Whether you're at the beach, relaxing by the pool or in a hammock, curl up with one of these local books.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Classic Park

Cleveland Shakespeare Festival takes the bard's most popular love story to high school.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Foot Steps

GroundWorks DanceTheater returns to Cain Park with a diverse program featuring a new work.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Good Vibrations

Carlos Jones and The P.L.U.S. Band has become a summer staple on the Cleveland music scene.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Kick Off

FootGolf is billed as a game for all ages. We bring three generations to see for ourselves.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: My Summer Hangouts

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Open All Summer

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Party Planner

Can't decide which festival to attend? We've got just the ticket for you.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Play Day

Climb, swing and ride the summer days away with these three activity-packed spots.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Soul Tunes

More than 40 years since its monumental debut, Crosby, Stills and Nash play Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Stub Hub

Lo, the winter is past. National musicians swing north on their tours, and across Cleveland, music lovers herd into giant outdoor concert barns. It should be a heavenly experience — bask in the evening sun, sip a frothy beer and cheer on your guitar heroe

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Super Soakers

Beat the heat this summer with a little water therapy.

Summer Fun Guide 2014: Wing Nuts

The Lake Erie Bluffs is a birder's dream — it's the migration rest stop for many of Ohio's rare and common birds.

Thirst Quencher

Victory Lap

Amherst off-road motorcycle racer John Penton gets a movie this month.

Wild Ride

Carousel Works preserves the art of making wooden carousels with a new creation at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

At Home

Housing Trends

Rating the Suburbs 2014

Rating the Suburbs 2014: A Luring Design

Euclid's new fishing pier is the first step in getting visitors hooked on enjoying life by the lake.

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Bridge Builders

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Build a 'Burb

With so many great places to live, it may be tough to choose. So we pieced together a dream suburb, where you'll find it all.

Rating the Suburbs 2014: City Flow

East, west or south, our decision tree takes all the guesswork out of finding the ideal suburb for your home. 

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Cool Cribs

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Dig It

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Fit Bits

We hit the ground to see how residents are staying active.

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Fly Buys

These four suburbs have seen their housing markets soar over the last year. We zoom in on some hot spots in each. 

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Market Watch

We look behind the numbers at how a handful of Top 20 suburbs have fared over the past five years. 

Rating the Suburbs 2014: My Home

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Senior Moments

Rating the Suburbs 2014: Stellar Schools


Carried Away

Solid Foundation

Save face this summer by picking the best shade for your skin with these tips.

Something Blue

Whether it's uniquely vintage or perfectly modern, Ann King's Borrow Rentals can help make your event special.