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May 2013

Food + Drink

Best Restaurants 2013: Celebrity Dream Meals

Best Restaurants 2013: Dining Debuts

Keep your fork and knife ready for these new restaurants coming to a neighborhood near you.

Best Restaurants 2013: Open Kitchens

Put these four new restaurants on your dining-out menu.

Best Restaurants 2013: Tasting Menu

Best Restaurants 2013: Tongue Twisters

Best Restaurants 2013: Trends We Love and Hate

News Bites

Culinary updates from around the city.

Petal Pusher

Taco Trip

Tapas Touch

Four new local spots look to hit it big with small plates.

Uptown Grill

Scott Kim's restaurant, Accent, heats up the University Circle neighborhood with inventive dishes.

In the CLE


Color Wonder

He escaped the Soviet gulag and created mesmerizing abstract paintings that fueled a starburst of fame in the 1960s. Now Julian Stanczak is enjoying renewed interest and acclaim.

Fest Facts

This month brings two cultural festivals that offer a taste of the world without leaving town. Here's what to see, eat and experience.

Flea for All

Garden State

Going Green

Meal Breaker

News Focus

One year ago, Channel 3 hired Kris Pickel to help reboot its nightly newscasts. The award-winning former reporter worked her way up to the anchor desk with a mix of positivity, relatability and toughness. She has a passion for telling people's stories and

Reporter's Requiem

When Edward P. Whelan died in March, he left a legacy of reporting that captures Cleveland in the '70s and '80s.

Smile Markers

The Mosaic

Track Stars


Blues Brothers

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates 50 years of the Rolling Stones.

Bottoms Up

Culture Shock

A new book by Nina Blackwood and the other original MTV VJs takes you behind the scenes of the network that changed a generation.

Current Exposure

The Cleveland Print Room is reviving a lost art.

Novel Investigation

Signs of Life

Cleveland Public Theatre's Rusted Heart Broadcast examines the idea of embracing selflessness in
the face of impending doom.

Taking Flight


Charmed Art

Allie M. Designs offers handcrafted, keepsake jewelry that exudes character and tells stories.

Style Conscious

As Fashion Week Cleveland arrives this month, we check in with local designer Lotty Lewis.

Travel & Outdoors

Best Restaurants 2013

Get a taste of what Cleveland's dining scene is serving with our annual look at Northeast Ohio's best restaurants. Sit down for a full-course meal of our favorite dishes, the trends we love and love to hate (sorry bacon), the chefs to keep your eye on and

Best Restaurants 2013: Chefs to Watch

Best Restaurants 2013: Defined Dining

We asked local chefs to decode some of their most puzzling menu jargon.

Best Restaurants 2013: In the Hot Seat

Get more face time with your favorite local chef (and some gourmet grub) by snagging a spot at one of these chef's tables.

Best Restaurants 2013: Mystery Ingredients

We've asked a trio of local chefs to help us crack the case on these obscure menu items.

Best Restaurants 2013: Silver Spoon Award Winners

Best Restaurants 2013: Small-batch Sips

Prohibition is long gone, but a handful of distilleries are bringing back the mystique of that era with a fresh round of spirits. Bartenders are getting into the action too, mixing up cocktails featuring locally made liquors.