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November 2009

Food + Drink

Cheap Eats

We tightened our purse strings and loosened our belts on the hunt for hearty meals at a nice price. From $5 steals to $15 meals, we found great values at neighborhood spots and downtown destinations alike. Just because the economy may be in the dumps does

Cheap Eats: $1 to $5.00

You don't have to eat on the go to snag a great price.

Cheap Eats: $10.01 to $15.00

Fine dining fare meets casual costs at these upscale spots.

Cheap Eats: $5.01 to $10.00

A few more bucks can fill your plate and your stomach.

Cheap Eats: A Week of Specials

A good deal for every day — for more dining specials visit

Cheap Eats: Chef's Choice

We asked some of our favorite chefs for some of their favorite cheap eats.

Cheap Eats: Deals in Reverse

It happens to the best of us — that after-work happy hour drink stretches into a happy evening far surpassing the $1 draft and $5 cocktail deals. But just like everything in life, happy hour now also comes full circle in the form of late-night speci

Cheap Eats: High-End Happy Hours

Happy hours are for more than just drinking. We ended our workday at three upscale restaurants to prove you can try
some of the best places in the city for $6 or less.

Cheap Eats: Monster Burgers

Beef between two slices of bread — on every menu, the hamburger has the potential to be boring and bland or exciting and tasty. No two are created equal, and these three are in a category all their own. And all are less than $10 (side included ̵

Cheap Eats: Sip 4 Less

You long ago graduated from buck-a-bottle happy hour deals, but that doesn’t mean you don’t like a great drink at a good value. Here are a few of our favorites.

Cheap Eats: The Fixe Up

A few multicourse prix fixe deals are really steals under the guise of a double-digit dinner. We did the math (regular prices are in parentheses). Just order, taste and enjoy.

Creative Comforts

Meals and Reels

News Bites

Nuts About Bacon

Taste: Savor the Flavor

Umami Equals Yummy

In the CLE

And Another Thing

Carr Talk

Charlie Carr, city councilman for 30 years, got his start by promising to protect the numbers racket. The skillful, wily leader also helped make Cleveland the birthplace of the black political rights movement.

Chain Reaction

Dan Polito wants to further your love for two-wheeled transportation. The award-winning builder turns lightweight steel into lifelong rides.

Floating Weightless in Zero Gravity

Writer Andy Netzel flew on the Zero-G airplane in September. The commercial flight is similar to the one NASA uses to train astronauts. The flight takes off from major cities throughout the country and costs $4,950 per seat.


Lost Art For Sale

Music Nut

Natural Leader

As he looks to retirement in 2010, Cleveland Metroparks executive director Vern Hartenburg talks about his 21 years of watching over the Emerald Necklace.

Six Things We Endorse

Target Market

The Waters Way

We watched last March as Cleveland State made its first trip to the NCAA basketball tournament since Kevin Mackey and ‘Mouse’ McFadden in 1986. We cheered as the Vikings completed an impossible first-round upset of Wake Forest. But unless you


And the Winner Is ...

Abby Bays Rea, the sister of How I Met Your Mother co-creator and Shaker Heights native Carter Bays, attended the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards with her brother in September. She reports back on her unforgettable evening (even if 30 Rock did spoil the fairy-

Christmas with a Kick

Dinosaur Zone


Familiar Sounds From Your TV

Flame & Ash

The Sculpture Center features 16 elemental ceramic pieces created by Japanese artist Yasuhisa Kohyama during his time here in Cleveland.


Ask Frenchye

Something to Talk About

Longtime friends fill Gab Street Boutique with a mix of affordable and trendy options.