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May 2014

Food + Drink

A Frank Conversation

Eat This Now: Asparagus

Hatch Track

The Cleveland Culinary Launch and Kitchen lets sprouting food companies grow into success stories.

Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchen Makeovers: Best of the Best

We pick our favorite items from this year's Silver Spoon winners.

Kitchen Makeovers: Chef Talk

Local chefs and restauranteurs tell us what they think about this city's dining scene.

Kitchen Makeovers: Cooking Might

We whipped up the ultimate kitchen commander using the best traits from local chefs. Hover over the dots to read more about the chef characteristics we admire most.

Kitchen Makeovers: First Course

Meet the pair behind our best new restaurant and three other stellar chefs.

Kitchen Makeovers: Ingredient List

Kitchen Makeovers: Kitchen Aid

Chefs offer tips on dining out.

Kitchen Makeovers: Neighborhood Watch

Here's a refresher on how these dining destinations came to be.

Kitchen Makeovers: Trends We Love

Quick Bite: Pub Frato Gastropub

Raising the Bar

Table We Love: Touch Supper Club

The Ingredients: Grill Seekers

Heat up your backyard barbecue with these flame-worthy tips.

View Points

By adding great food to the outstanding ambience, Luca Italian Cuisine makes the Superior Viaduct a dining destination once again.

In the CLE


Arthur Chu

Chef's Salad

Cook Club

Downtown Kent

Here are a dozen spots to get you started.

Game Changer

Joe Namath brings his gridiron memories to this month's Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest.

It's a Sin

The stadium tax on the May 6 ballot will push the public cost of Cleveland sports to more than $1 billion. We're paying for past leaders' mistakes — and today's leaders may be even worse.

Movie Mania

Side Effects

The Anointed One

Former Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish seems destined to crush his opponents and become the next Cuyahoga County executive. He's chased the job for more than a year. He won the money primary and insider's game long before your chance to vote. How do you feel about that?

Village Peddler

Vacant homes will be turned into art for a daylong neighborhood block party.

What Remains

One year after we learned of the horrors on Seymour Avenue, we're still searching for seeds of hope.

Wood Works


Block Parties

Be a kid again with two awesome Lego exhibits that open this month.

Encore Performance

After the Cleveland Orchestra hit a high note with last year's Gordon Square residency, the group heads to Lakewood this month.

Guitar Pick

Permanent Mark

Stepping Up

Tap icon Maurice Hines salutes family and dance with a new show.

Summer Breeze

Table Turn


Best Duds

Passport to Paris

Mademoiselle offers trendsetting fashions and accessories in a foreign-inspired, chic space.


Kitchen Makeovers: Winner's Circle

Check out this year's Silver Spoon Award winners.