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November 2011

Food + Drink

20 Great Bar Eats

All Jazzed Up

Chef Fabio Mota changes the tune of Club Isabella to put the focus on experimental fare.

Beyond the Bowl

Drunken Desserts

They're sweet endings you love, but with a little something added in.

Dusting off Crop

Get Your Fixe

Grilling Bobby Flay

Late-night Cravings

You're hungry and maybe a few drinks deep. Here's where to head (in a cab) for a snack.

Master of the Menu

Raising the Bar

Standby Standoffs

The Finer Things

The Full Lineup

The Great Grilled Cheese Takeover

There's Beer in Here!

These soups let you put back some favorite local brews with a spoon and a slurp.

Ways with Wings

They're on nearly every bar menu, but not all wings are created equal.

Wine Bar Wonders

If vino is the specialty, count on classed-up versions of the bar food you love most.

In the CLE


Banding Together

Corvette for a Cause

Dawg Tags

We are all brown and orange. But when we don our game-day jerseys, the names and numbers reveal an odd collection of heroes and zeroes.

Dawg Tags

In the Neighborhood: Downtown Medina

Here are a dozen spots to get you started.

Last Call

For 40 years, The Table held court downtown, bustling with celebrity, city lore and camaraderie.

Names and Numbers

Path Not Taken

Single Guy

Tour Rides


Building Blocks

Land Minds

Legendary Talent

Mission Possible

Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine talks about why his makeover of the Mad Cactus was one of the toughest challenges he's faced yet.

Notes of Support

Sheryl Crow visits Nov. 5 to lend her voice to the Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative benefit.

Polka Spot

As the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame readies for its Nov. 26 awards ceremony, organizer Tony Petkovsek talks about our city's second most famous musical export.

Q&A: Frank Oriti

Required Reading

Water Works

World Tour

At Home

Urban Active

Ari Maron masterminded East Fourth Street's atmosphere and assembled its dream team of shop owners and top chefs. Now he's bringing his ideas about making cities exciting to Ohio City and University Circle. His goal is nothing less than to change Cleveland's destiny.


Family Ties

Stay-at-home moms and sisters join forces for the jewelry-based Love Designs.


Life Styled

While the decision to move isn't easy, many seniors find an improved lifestyle in today's independent living communities.