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March 2018

Featured Articles

Could This Man Be Our Next Mayor?

The community organizer spent years behind the scenes in Cleveland politics, but after being elected to his first full term on city council, Blaine Griffin is already being talked about for higher office.

Food + Drink

18 Great Restaurants In AsiaTown

A beloved collection of favorites and some notable newbies can be found within AsiaTown's restaurant scene.

5 Corned Beef Sandwiches That Will Bring Out The Irish In All Of Us

Get them plain or customized, but no matter how you cut it these savory slices are the best.

After 80 Years, The Iconic Sausage Shoppe Closes Its Doors This Month

Owner Norm Heinle shares the joys and struggles of running the business and Michael Symon pays tribute to the iconic spot.

Pho Sure: 3 Bowls Of Pho You Must Slurp

A primer to bowls of noodle and broth to AsiaTown.

Sip These Herbal Teas From Asia Plaza Pharmacy

Get a taste of some eastern medicine at this Asia Plaza shop with more than 600 options. 

Smokin' Q's BBQ and Beer House Salutes Chef Zachary Ladner's Texas Upbringing

A Tex-Mex take on barbecue helps set the Mayfield Village spot apart from its competition.

Three Easy Dinners You Can Make With One Simple Shopping List

Everything you need from cooking to preparation to storage.

Three Spots You Have To Check Out During Restaurant Week

From Greek to Asian, these places will give you a bang for your buck.

Turn Bar & Kitchen Pays Homage To Cleveland Neighborhoods

Chef Richard Arnoldi's ode to the city can be seen in everything from the salt to the menu.

In the CLE

1932: The Cleveland Auto Show Revs Up

Thousands mobbed Public Hall to see the newest models.

Are Gimmicky Entertainment Venues Pushing Out Quality Restaurants?

Dining editor Kim Schneider is worried creativity and elevation in Cleveland's dining scene is being lost to gimmicky entertainment venues.

Breaking the Code

As the nature of work in the Rust Belt changes, acquiring new skills comes with an emotional cost.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Has Some New Additions To Its Furry Family

Say hello to three baby Asian small-clawed otters and two red panda cubs.

Could This Man Be Our Next Mayor?

The community organizer spent years behind the scenes in Cleveland politics, but after being elected to his first full term on city council, Blaine Griffin is already being talked about for higher office.

Kyle Snyder Is The GOAT

The World Champ, Olympic gold medalist and Ohio State wrestling senior captain is ready to give Cleveland a show as the NCAA D-I Wrestling Championship rolls into Cleveland.

Learn How To Collect And Create Maple Syrup At Hale Farm & Village

The process has been updated, but traces all the way back to Native Americans.

Lisa Quine's Lettering Art Draws Acclaim

Her hand-drawn letters make even pedestrian words crackle with energy.

Neighborhood Watch

Built on the strength of immigrants, AsiaTown's emergence is years in the making. 

St. Patrick's Day Doesn't Have To Start At The Bar

St. Colman Church has been celebrating the holiday with morning mass since it was built in 1918.

These Six Shops In Asia Plaza Are Hidden Treasures

Come to Asia Plaza for the food. Stay for these six shops. 

Three Events That Will Get You Acquainted With AsiaTown

AsiaTown is home to so many different cultures, it can be easy to get lost before you begin. Here are three easy ways to get introduced to the neighborhood. 

Your Local Girl Gang Is Building A Network of Women-Owned Businesses

The organization connects people with more than 150 area businesses owned by women and hosts networking mixers.


Three Reasons You Have To Go See Aquaman At Wizard World Comic Con

Actor Jason Momoa swims through Cleveland this month.

At Home

Design Guide: Bold Statement

The drama heats up in this eclectic sunroom with fun, funky and whimsical details.

Design Guide: Dream Revival

All this beachy bedroom needed was five simple steps.

Design Guide: Halftime Show

With traditional and modern influences, a Shaker Heights dining room puts on a stunning performance.

Design Guide: How To Mix Different Styles In One Home

Here are three rules to designing from your own personal inspirations.

Design Guide: Material Thrill

Filled with industrial elements and modern materials, this kitchen is a recipe for contemporary style.

Design Guide: No Fuss

The open floor plan, pitched ceilings and multitude of windows made the space perfect for a mid-century modern makeover.

Design Guide: Three Crown Moldings To Consider

Rebecca Pantuso, architect and partner at Clemens Pantuso Archtects in Chagrin Falls, says these crown moldings will show off your artistic side.

Design Guide: Three Elements That Will Modernize Your Bathroom

Sean Carter, president of the Ohio North Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, tells us what to look for.

Design Guide: Three Local Stores To Find Mid-Century Modern Pieces

Here's where you should start your search for mid-century modern furniture.

Design Guide: Three Tips For Contemporary Style

It's all about mixing warmth and minimalism.

Design Guide: Tiny Force

It may be small, but bold hues and whimsical details make this room stand out.


Three Trendy Looks We Saw At New York Fashion Week Spring 2018

Cori Imbrigiotta gives her take on the fashion staples.

Travel & Outdoors

Three Sips You Have To Try At The Ice Wine Festival

The sweet wine is created from frozen grapes, which makes Northeast Ohio the perfect place for it.


Design Guide: 5 Tips For Injecting Personal Style Into Your Interior

Kathy Alexander of Alexander Interiors in Westlake helps us spruce up our indoor spaces.

How To Find The Right College For Your High Schooler

Finding the right college can seem daunting, but starting early, doing your homework and following a plan can produce rewarding results.

You Won't Believe What School Lunches Look Like These Days

It's not the peas-and-carrots of yesteryear. School menus are complex, health-conscious and driven by demands for local, fresh and food-forward options.