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March 2008

Food + Drink

Arabian Bites

Guinness Nook

Bocce inside a bar? Stone Mad, Pete Leneghan’s twist on an Emerald Isle pub, has been years in the making, and promises to give the Detroit Shoreway Neighborhood a taste of its Old World roots.


St. Patrick's Day, Olé

Spanish wines meet Irish cuisine.

Sun Luck Garden

In the CLE

A Car Free Life

Cleveland Magazine writer Andy Netzel drives an average of 2,000 miles a month despite living only a mile and a half from work. He's addicted to his car, but agreed to part with his keys for a month to see if he could make it without his Toyota Yaris. By Andy Netzel

A Good Prognosis

Advising the pope on death

Dr. Robert Daroff is a professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and former head of the neurology department at University Hospitals. Pope Benedict XVI invited him to be one of a small group of speakers to discuss dea

And Another Thing

Bunny Business

Front Page News

New Plain Dealer editor Susan Goldberg has quickly transformed the look and feel of Page One with more local coverage, less national news and splashy center graphics — causing many loyal readers to complain about the USA Today sizzle. But there̵

Green Way

Hot Blogs

In Memory


Lives in Past Tense

Pasted on index cards, kept in old folders and now digitized in cyberspace, obituaries have become our writer’s file of mixed souls, reminders of people missing from the city’s familiar corners.

Seen and Heard

Virtual Tailgating


All Access

Basement Tapes

Behind the Music

Music Reviews

Pieces of Americana

Pieces of Americana

From small towns to Key West, Anthony Kleem breaks into the art puzzle market with his folk creations.

At Home

A Strong Foundation

Peter Rubin built The Coral Company by investing in the community.

Are You Facing Foreclosure?

Heart of the City

The Coral Company builds commercial developments that serve as gathering places for the community to shop, dine and mingle.

Mortage 101

Learn how to get the best mortgage.

Negotiate Your Way to a New Home

Follow these steps to get the best deal on a house.

Outside Options

Four homeowners show off their backyard conversions, and the landscape designers behind them share how you too can convert outdoor spaces into a peaceful getaway, entertainment hotspot or barbecue central.

Places to live

The Next Big Thing


Cleveland Style

Step Into Spring A new season requires a new look. Get a fresh take on fashion with bold colors, edgy coats and flirty makeup.Top it off with a sleek piece of jewelry and step out in style.

European Elegance

Juicy Lucy brings fashion from across the pond to Cleveland.

Style Watch


Best Doctor - Dr. Kyriakedes

Dr. Christ G. Kyriakedes
Emergency medicine
Akron General Medical Center

Best Doctor - Dr. Saxton

Dr. Jerrold P. Saxton
Radiation oncology, head and neck
Cleveland Clinic

Best Doctors - Dr. Hennein

Dr. Hani A. Hennein 
Pediatric cardiothoracic surgery
Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Best Doctors - Dr. Murphy

Dr. Dale P. Murphy
Internal medicine
Summa Health System

Best Doctors - Dr. Rothner

Dr. A. David Rothner
Pediatric neurology
Cleveland Clinic

Best Doctors - Dr. Sadler

Dr. Laurie S. Sadler
Internal medicine
St. Vincent Charity Hospital

Best Doctors - Dr. Tandra

Dr. Usharani V. Tandra
Physical medicine and rehabilitation
MetroHealth Medical Center

Best Doctors - Dr. Victoroff

Dr. Brian N. Victoroff
Orthopaedic surgery
University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Best Doctors - The Celebrity

Medicine is the heart of this city. It should come as no surprise that more than 750 of the region’s physicians were chosen to be included on this year’s Best Doctors Inc. list. And one of the most recognizable,

Best Doctors - The Ethicist

Dr. Anne Lyren, of Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, brings a philospher’s mind to the most complex children’s cases.

Best Doctors - The Healer

When St. Ignatius freshman football player Mark Tupa was paralized during a game, he saw his injury as his new competition. With lots of therapy and the help of MetroHealth’s Dr. Greg Nemunaitis, Tupa is walking once again.

Best Doctors - The Activist

Dr. Sarah Friebert provides comfort — and a voice — for seriously ill children and their families.

Best Doctors - The Researcher

University Hospitals’ Dr. James Liu is finding answers to important women’s health questions — everything from how to lessen menstrual cramps to how to get better results with in vitro fertilization.

Best Doctors Part 1

Best Doctors Part 2

Best Doctors Part 3

Best Doctors Part 4

Best Doctors Part 5

Cleveland Magazine Best Docs Online Resource Guide

Faking the Day Off

How does your doctor ask you all those personal questions without a hint of embarrassment? Our staff’s resident actor pitches in to help medical students at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of


A Taste Test - Join Us for Lunch

Lunchroom Revolution

Gone are the days of plastic trays and fried mystery meat. More schools at every level are offering more healthful menu choices and welcoming environments.