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May 2012

Food + Drink

Bottoms Up

Flavor Fiesta

Hip Spot

Kitchen Makeover

Everyman chef Mike Downing hosts a low-budget cooking show from the comfort of his Walton Hills garage.

Mother Approved

Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings: 10 Best New Restaurants

Here are 10 restaurants we love that enriched the Northeast Ohio dining scene last year.

Perfect Pairings: Best Thing I Ever Ate...

Perfect Pairings: Double Vision

Perfect Pairings: Drink Specials

Perfect Pairings: Friendly Rivalries

Perfect Pairings: Great Plates

Perfect Pairings: Odd Couplings

Silver Spoon Award Winners 2012

Southern Comfort

SoHo Kitchen & Bar showcases the flavors of the South with some surprising reinventions.

The Biking Guide: Quick Fix

In the CLE


All In

Ash Wednesdays

Rocky River pastor Eric Van Scyoc uses a love of cigars to help deliver the word of God at his Bible study sessions.

Behind the Eyes of Dexter Davis

During the day, the security guard watches over the masterpieces at the Cleveland Museum of Art. But in his studio, Davis uses art as a therapy to deal with his violent childhood in Hough, the deaths of his loved ones and his struggles with poverty and de

Bracket Buster

Dirty Girl

Flight Paths

The recently opened Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve provides a respite for a bevy of birds and nature-lovers alike.


In the Neighborhood: Downtown Hudson

Here are a dozen spots to get you started.

Lucky Charms

Role Reversal

When The Avengers hits movie screens May 4, keep an eye out for Channel 3's Andrea Vecchio.

Sounding Off

The Enemy is Us

The Jimmy Dimora verdict indicted us all for our indifference and irresponsibility.


Country Hits

Dance Lessons

Head Games

A Cleveland Public Theatre play delves into our dreams and our obsession with technology to better understand modern America.

Hop Stop

Great Lakes Science Center's newest exhibit dissects the importance of frogs.

Pop Talk

Beachwood native Marc Cohn discusses the first record he ever bought, paying tribute and why he's a fan of the hiatus.

Rock the Vote

Stranger Than Fiction

Tipping the Scales


A Fine Mess

The hobo-chic jewelry line The Lovely Wrecks helps women accessorize easily.

Travel & Outdoors

The Biking Guide: Biker Gang

Get involved in the riding community with one of these events.

The Biking Guide: Chain Reaction

The Biking Guide: Check Mate

Before hopping on your bike, here's our guide to what to bring along on your ride.

The Biking Guide: Gearing Up

These bike shops offer the expertise and equipment for whatever ride you're looking to get.

The Biking Guide: Great Routes

Spin your wheels with one of these expert-endorsed rides.

The Biking Guide: Maintenance Plan

Now that you've got a bike, these three tips will help keep you ready for the road.