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March 2018

Featured Articles

Design Guide 2018

Inspiration for modern, transitional, contemporary, midcentury modern, traditional and eclectic homes.  

Food + Drink

18 Great Restaurants In AsiaTown

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

4 Items To Grab Off The Dim Sum Cart

You'll fall in love with these little dishes — if you can grab them as the cart zooms by. 

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.

8 Great Non-Asian Eateries In AsiaTown

Don't overlook these other dining spots that call AsiaTown home.

A Guide To AsiaTown's Grocery Stores

These five specialty food stores can help you take a taste of AsiaTown back to your kitchen.

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.

How To Eat Soup Dumplings

LJ Shanghai owner Edmond Tsui shows us how to eat the broth-and-pork-filled dumplings without burning our faces off.

Koko Bakery's Sweet And Savory Buns Are To Die For

Co-owner Jianj Xu walks us through four great options. 

Otani Noodle Has Us Slurping Until The Last Drop

The ramen shop opened in place of downtown's Noodlecat and we think it's pretty close to perfect.

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 Places To Get Authentic Bubble Tea

Treat yourself to the bubble tea craze with these three tasty takes on the Taiwanese classic.

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.

An Akron Company Is Farming Sustainable Produce Inside Former BFGoodrich Factory

The trio harvests lettuce, basil, microgreens and more in the former tire facility.

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.

Clevelanders Come Together To Restore A Vandalized Mural

John Rivera-Resto's 1,944 square-foot piece that took over two years to paint was tagged with silver graffiti in November.

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.

Junk Mail Junkie

A new suburbanite falls into a seemingly never ending trap – her mailbox. 

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.

Meet Cleveland's Queen of Diamonds

The story of Alta Weiss, a semi-pro baseball player in the early 1900s, comes to life at the Baseball Heritage Museum.

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. 

Three Places To Check Out At Akron's Northside Marketplace

From ice cream to regional pride t-shirts, this new Akron shopping experience has it all.

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.

Entertainment

Dan Auerbach Brings All-Star Session Musicians To Town

The Easy Eye Sound Revue tour will have six artists who've performed with legends like Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley.

Inside AsiaTown's Art Scene

Loftworks, Negative Space and Zygote Press galleries put you in the center of the creative action.

Ohio Poet Laureate Dave Lucas Helps Others Find The Poetry In Everyday Life

The Mentor native teaches a class called Poetry for People Who Hate Poetry and co-founded Brews and Prose.

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 2018

Inspiration for modern, transitional, contemporary, midcentury modern, traditional and eclectic homes.  

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.

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.

Style

Babycakes Children's Boutique Makes Spoiling Your Little Ones Even Easier

Kate Fortney Horne stocks her shop with high-quality, overly cute items.

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.

Education

Ask The Experts: Amy Erich

Director of literacy development at Lawrence School

Ask The Experts: Bill O'Neil

Assistant headmaster and academic dean of k-12 at University School

Ask the Experts: Elizabeth Edmondson

Dean of faculty and director of curriculum development at Gilmour Academy

Ask The Experts: Erin Frew

Network support leader of STEAM at Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Ask The Experts: Jodie Ricci

Chair of the performing arts at Hawken School

Ask The Experts: Karen Miller

Provost of Cuyahoga Community College

Ask The Experts: Lynn Eckert

Science instructor at Montessori High School

Ask the Experts: Mark Mistur

Dean of the college of architecture and environmental design at Kent State University

Ask The Experts: Nick Beyer

Principal of Beaumont School

Ask The Experts: Shannon Lynch

Special programming and curriculum coordinator at Magnificat High School

Ask The Experts: Sheri Homany

Associate head of school for Hathaway Brown

Ask The Experts: Tina Schneider

Executive Director Of Cleveland Montessori

Ask The Experts: Todd Morrison

Middle and upper school engineering teacher at Lake Ridge Academy

Ask the Experts: Trey Wilson

Director of strategic partnerships at Laurel School.

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.