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March 2005

Food + Drink

A Bit O Blarney: Claddagh Irish Pub

A Bridge to Italy: Ponte Vecchio

Bite Me!

From Cleveland's lunch pails to Slyman's corned beef to a Puerto Rican jibarito, we eat up our town's fascination with a lunch that's better than sliced bread.


Zingy Spring Rieslings

In the CLE

"The Single Life" Survey Results

We figured our readers might have some hilariously awkward dating stories at least as entertaining as Melinda Urick and friends' tales in our February issue. We were right. Here are our three favorite stories from readers about singlehood, from clevelandm

Fashion By Fudd

Fastlane: Cleveland Film Society

Cleveland Film Society: Patrick Shepherd, development director; Marcie Goodman, executive director; and Bill Guentzler, director of programming

Fat Chance

Gray Skies Ahead

Nate Gray's indictment on public corruption charges raises questions about our political leadership and makes an already dreary civic climate even more desperate.

Gutsy Move

Linda Abraham-Silver was recruited to re-energize the Great Lakes Science Center. She'll learn whether her vision pays dividends when Body Worlds II, the famous exhibit of artfully preserved human bodies, goes on display next month.

Italian Seasoning


Name Dropping

Off Target


After five years together, Bad Epitaph Theatre Co. has written its own obituary. Following a busy 2004 that found the company staging four shows that ranged from parody performed in local hair salons ("Gwen Hairy, Gwen Gloss") to an outdoor Fourth of J

Seen and Heard

St. Patrick Daze

Ditching work and heading downtown March 17? After the parade, check out these intoxicating Irish spots sure to be awash in emerald-clad revelers.

Target Market

The Agenda

Web Sighting

What About Bob?

Former Browns nose tackle Bob Golic left Cleveland in 1988, a move that led to Los Angeles and a post-NFL career in television and radio. Now, he's back in Northeast Ohio with a new afternoon drive-time radio show that goes beyond sports talk.


Farewell to Neverland

Cathy Rigby succeeded two Broadway greats and turned "Peter Pan" into a childhood rite of passage. Who will wear the green tights next?

Grrrls Rock

Giving women their due

The Japanese Beat Goes On

Unraveling a Thread of Grace

What's Up Docs?

At Home

The Most For Your Money

In the previous pages, we've shown you what goes into a multimillion-dollar home. Here, we take it down a notch, examining what you get for a mere million, half-million or quarter-million.

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Beach

Along with beautiful beaches, St. Martin offers super shopping and delicious dining.

Gambling on Fun

Everybody's a winner (at least in spirit) at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa on the banks of the Ohio River.

Go Wild

Meet manatees, explore mangroves and otherwise get in touch with Florida's wild side.

Into the Mystic

Discover living history in Connecticut's 19th-century seaport.

Lake Erie Confidential

Johnson's Island, Lakeside and Marblehead are Erie's quieter, less-trod treasures.

Michigan's Beachland

Finding your own adventure on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Pot 'o Gold in Painseville

A local B&B brings Ireland to its guests and its guests to Ireland.

Wet and Sort of Wild

Choose your own adventure on the Colorado River.


Home, Huge Home

One has an indoor basketball court; another has a video arcade for the grandkids. Some bear the mystery of history; others the fresh smell of brand-new construction. What do they have in common? They all make our list of the 250 most expensive properties