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November 2010

Food + Drink

Breakfast Under $5

Start your day with a morning diner special.

Campaign Promise

Mary Rose Oakar tells how a diner helped launch her political career.

Digging Truffles

Diner Deals

Pull up a stool, and dine on the super cheap.


Admit it. You have a soft spot for corner booths and counter stools, endless cups of coffee and $1.99 breakfasts as much as we do. It's time to celebrate these greasy slices of Americana with our two favorite words: Order up!

Direct Heat

As the host of three popular Food Network series and an NBC game show, Guy Fieri's career is on fire. This month, he'll also spice up the I-X Center's Fabulous Food Show.

Frozen In Time

Old-fashioned shakes and malts

Going Greek

Like many owners, Gus Kanis and his family came to American and found their place in diners.

Good N' Corny

It's not fancy, but this staple diner breakfast dish always hits the spot.

Grape Gifts

Hot Spot

Market Watch

Meet the Regulars

Let us introduce you to familiar faces from some of our favorite places.

Old Reliable: John's Diner

Our Own Cup of Joe

How Van Roy Coffee Co. became the city's roast.

Prefabulous: Diner on 55th

Rail Ways: Michael's Diner

Rant: Diners Are America

Review: Little Italy's Mia Bella Focuses on Flavor, Not Flash

Chef-owner Gerti Mehmeti brings Albanian influence to the restaurant along Mayfield Road. 

Service With Sass

Tina Lallo's neighborly ribbing is part of the experience at JT's Diner.

Side Order

Small plates and a sweet ending worth ordering.

Spoon Full

The Food: Meatwiches

Burgers are a faint memory with these fun meat-and-bun combos.

The Food: Monster Meals

Walking away hungry is not an option with these oversized dishes.

The Food: Rise & Shine

Set the alarm. These breakfasts are worth waking up early.

The Food: We Love ...

Here are more tastes we can't stop thinking about.

In the CLE


Landmark moments from our past.

After the Burglary

While Cleveland recoils from the Dimora-Russo charges, a deeper scandal emerges: skulking county employees blotting out home values with correction fluid.

Bridge Basics

Bicycling enthusiasts didnt get their wish, but plans for the new Innerbelt Bridge are impressive. Walsh Construction of Chicago was chosen to build the $287.4 million structure by fall 2013. Although a rival firm filed suit claiming the design doesnt mee

Change Agent

You may have never heard of C. Ellen Connally, but the former judge just might become the most powerful force on the county council we elect this month.

Good Nature

Life According to Dan Coughlin

He went toe-to-toe with Muhammad Ali and waded into the madness of 10 Cent Beer Night. Dan Coughlin's four-decade career as a Cleveland sports reporter has spawned Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It, a new book of behind-the-scenes tales that off

Press Confidence

Quick Pitch

It's like a PowerPoint presentation for the Twitter generation — with beer.

Rant: Refill 'er Up!

Rant: Where Are All the Diners?

Regular Service

Renaissance Man

David Franklin, the Cleveland Museum of Art's new director, is a Renaissance scholar who's lived in Venice and Florence, written two books and organized successful, groundbreaking exhibitions. Now the multitalented art historian takes on the job of waking

Willed To Win

No LeBron, no problem: Why new Cavs coach Byron Scott is the guy to fix our deflated basketball ego.


A Temple to the Stage

Beer Night: Punched in the Jaw

From Dan Coughlin's new book, Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It

House Call

Are museums built around a famous writer's home really worth the investment?

Life Goes On

The Cleveland Play House trades one holiday staple for another with a one-man stage version of the classic 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

Listener Supported

Chris Allen teams with producer Don Dixon for his new homemade and fan-financed solo release.

Muhammad Ali: Boxing's Prettiest Face

From Dan Coughlin's new book, Crazy, With the Papers to Prove It

True Grit


Color Wonder

Charming Charlie celebrates all the hues of the rainbow with its well-edited and well-priced accessories store.

Present Day

No need to make a list and check it twice. We've found great gifts for those special people in your life.