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November 2019

Featured Articles

Andrew Rayburn's Higher Calling

As the founder of Buckeye Relief, Andrew Rayburn is responsible for establishing Ohio's first large-scale medical marijuana cultivation facility. Inspired by those looking to alleviate serious health issues, Rayburn is ready to help the up-and-coming industry take root.

Food + Drink

5 Doughnut Dealers We Love

Don't feel guilty for enjoying this pleasure on National Doughnut Day Nov. 5.

Akronites Port At Caston & Main Brew Yard For Bourbon

After a $1 million renovation, the local bar became a haven for high-brow drinking. 

Cleveland Pierogi Guide

The prized (pasta) possessions from Poland have found their way onto Cleveland plates and into Cleveland hearts. We celebrate the Eastern European delicacy with 25 spots that honor the traditional half-circles of happiness, from the sauteed grandma-approved classics at Sokolowski's University Inn to Lola's upscale beef cheek version, that'll make you swoon.

Dish Deconstructed: Hi & Dry's Fried Chicken Waffle Cone

The Tremont restaurant designed the dish for bowlers to multitask. 

How To Pinch A Pierogie With Rudy's Strudel

Lidia Trempe, the owner of Parma's pierogi paradise, shares 40 years of secrets in this step-by-step guide to at-home pierogi making.

Is Platform Beer Co. Buying In Or Selling Out?

The local craft brewery was acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev in August, setting it on a leveled-up path toward a questionable future.

Literary Tavern Finally Debuts With A Decked Out Menu

This Tremont hot spot has been three years in the making.

Local Chefs Share 4 Casserole Recipes That'll Warm You Up

Winter is coming, so dive into these four casserole recipes from Crumb & Spigot, Cleveland Vegan, Distill Table and Soho Chicken & Whiskey. 

Ohio City Pizzeria Goes Non-Profit

The Lorain Avenue spot is finding success in its second iteration by doubling down on Italian classics like cavatelli and meatball.

Pierogi Guide: 100th Bomb Group

This short rib-stuffed 'rogi on Brookpark Road is like an Eastern European empanada. 

Pierogi Guide: A. Smith's Restaurant

The Burton spot puts a little twist on the familiar classic with a rotating list of seasonal toppings.

Pierogi Guide: Bold Food & Drink

This Cleveland eatery puts a Latin seafood spin on the Eastern European classic.

Pierogi Guide: Buckeye Beer Engine

This deep-fried masterpiece, served with pumpkin pie, peaches 'n' cream or apple, is our kind of dessert. 

Pierogi Guide: Chow Chow At The Parkview

A drop in the fryer takes the Polish puff to a deep-fried next level of perfection.

Pierogi Guide: Der Braumeister Restaurant

The Lorain Avenue German spot mixes two Eastern European classics in its Sauerkraut pierogies.

Pierogi Guide: Jukebox

The Hingetown bar delivers a delicious vegan kick with its buffalo chickpea pierogi.

Pierogi Guide: Lola

The East Fourth Street bistro still delivers one of the best and meatiest 'rogi in town.

Pierogi Guide: Market Garden Brewery

Eastern European fare goes south of the border with the West 25th brewery's smoked chorizo and pierogi.

Pierogi Guide: Olesia's Place

From portobello mushrooms to bacon, you get to try all best toppings with this sampler. 

Pierogi Guide: P. Jay's Pizza

If you're going to serve pizza in Parma, you better have a pierogi option.

Pierogi Guide: Parker’s Downtown

The appetizer menu at this downtown steakhouse features a pierogi dish that packs a wallop with in-house toppings and a cheddar, green-onion and potato filling.

Pierogi Guide: Perla Pierogies

Parma's the place for traditional Polish, and to those in the know, the sweet cottage cheese, not potato, is the OG filling. 

Pierogi Guide: Pierogi Joe's

Two Cleveland legends — the Browns and the pierogi — meet up in a beer-infused chili delight in this food truck.

Pierogi Guide: Pierogi Palace

The West 25th spot gives the pasta purse a Southern cuisine twist.

Pierogi Guide: Pierogies of Cleveland

With more than 30 varieties, it's hard to pick a favorite, but the chicken paprikash pierogi keeps us coming back to the Middleburg Heights and Richfield spots. 

Pierogi Guide: Pub Frato

A mutiny might start in Concord if Pub Frato ever took these short rib-topped pierogies off the menu. 

Pierogi Guide: Rudy's Strudel And Bakery

The pierogi takes a sweeter turn at this classic Parma pierogi stop. 

Pierogi Guide: Seven Roses

The Fleet Avenue restaurant gives you a taste of old Slavic Village with its cheddar-and-potato-stuffed pierogies.

Pierogi Guide: Sokolowski’s University Inn

You're grandma probably still makes them best. But this Tremont is about as close as you can get to a Polish grandma's kitchen. 

Pierogi Guide: The Little Polish Diner

Simply named "a plate," this variety dish of pillowy puffs feature cottage cheese, cabbage and more.

Pierogi Guide: The Pierogi Lady

The roaming Pierogi Lady delivers family-inspired dishes at pop-ups around town.

Pierogi Guide: The South Side

The stoner version of the pierogi, full of fried mac 'n' cheese, can be found in Tremont.

Pierogi Guide: Urban Farmer

The local-focused downtown steakhouse takes the pierogi up a notch by adding duck and rabbit.

Rood Food & Pie Perfectly Pairs Sliders And Pies

One year out, Lakewood's eclectic, retro-glam dining experience is still going strong.

Tired Of Takeout? Here Are 3 Local Meal Delivery Plans

Ditch the fast food. Gourmet Guy Fresh, Partake Kitchen and Sprinly has you covered.

In the CLE

1956: Viktor Schreckengost Sculpts a Mammoth

Behind the construction of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History's famous sculptures.

A Day In The Life: Snowball The Dog

This celebrity pup from Old Brooklyn let us peek into his schedule on the day of a commercial shoot.

Andrew Rayburn's Higher Calling

As the founder of Buckeye Relief, Andrew Rayburn is responsible for establishing Ohio's first large-scale medical marijuana cultivation facility. Inspired by those looking to alleviate serious health issues, Rayburn is ready to help the up-and-coming industry take root.

Cleveland To Chicago In 28 Minutes: Hyperloop Moves Forward

The futuristic transit system took a major step forward with a partnership between NOACA and Hyperloop TT.

Editor's Note: What Pierogies Mean To Clevelanders

The art of making pierogies is a time-honored tradition in Northeast Ohio.

Insights From Engage Cleveland's Young Professionals Survey

We take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly behind the numbers collected by Engage Cleveland's second State of the Young Professional Community survey.

On Reading Behind Bars

A former prison librarian, who recently published a memoir of her time, reckons with her role as a censor. 

On This Day: B.F. Keith Palace Theater Opens In 1922

The event space has since been renamed Connor Palace.

Why Tensions Are Brewing At Perry Nuclear Power Plant

HB6 kept the Perry Nuclear Power Plant operating. But the fight around it does little to alleviate Ohio's steaming tensions. 


John Kasich Aims To Reconcile America's Political Divisions In New Book

In "It's Up To Us: Ten Little Ways We Can Bring About Big Change," the former Ohio governor outlines principles to make a difference.

New Greater Cleveland Film Commission President Talks Motion Picture Tax Credit

Evan Miller is ready to lead the Commission's ambitious plan to make filmmaking a permanent Ohio industry.

Sherrod Brown Dives Into Senatorial History In New Book

In his "Desk 88," the senator learns lessons from the eight others who sat at his Senate desk before him.

Tabitha Soren's Photos Examine Mindless Scrolling

In her Transformer Station exhibit, the former MTV News reporter takes a hard look at our technology dependence.

Y-Haven Theatre Project Gives Marginalized Men Second Acts

In collaboration with the Cleveland Public Theatre, the life-changing arts program dives into stories of those dealing with homelessness, drug abuse and life after prison.

At Home

A Clevelander's Guide To Hygge

This Danish design trend is perfect for keeping you cozy through a Northeast Ohio winter. 

Get Ready For Holiday Hosting With These 4 Expert Tips

You might be prepared, but your house might need a little TLC before you host. Homework handyman service owner Jim Engler shows us how. By Jason Brill

Inside 5,100 Square Feet Of Industrial Design In Chagrin Falls

The modern fortress, which features metal slabs and walls and huge windows that overlook the valley, was designed by Alexandra Fine Homes.


Chilly Kicks: 3 Sneakers We Love

The shoe shop buys and sells the hottest aftermarket kicks out there.

Handcrafted Cleveland Shopping Guide

Start shopping season off the right way with 23 of our favorite handcrafted things. No matter who you're shopping for, makers Erin Guido, Emily Roggenburk, Oceanne Jewelry and more have the gift you need. 

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Boundary & Thorn

Don't spit out your coffee when reading Boundary & Thorn's Coffee Punnie Print.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Chris Deighan Art

Artist Chris Deighan details Cleveland's rock history in this intricate head banging poster.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Cleveland Surf Co.

Cleveland Surf Co.'s Paradise City T-shirt shows off our Lake Erie pride.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Cuyahoga Collective

Parents will get a kick out of the message on the shop's Homegrown Ohioan Toddler Tee — and love how easy it is to style. 

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Emily Roggenburk

The Notorious GRL Cropped Hoodie has the '90s vibes we can't get enough of right now.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Erin Guido

The artist's Everyday Cards are a fun way to send some love this season.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Free Period Press

Let Free Period Press' Metroparks Mini-Guide be your to-do list and guide for all 18 reservations.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Furbish & Fire

Set the mood with these hand-poured, soy wax Wine Bottle Candles that are all-natural and come in recycled wine bottles.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Glam & Grace

Glam it up with this '70s-inspired eye shadow set, which features gold, orange and brown, and are totally fab.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Hand Lettered Old Shit

Get into the holiday mood with Hand Lettered Old Shit's Joy to the World ornament.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Legend Headwear

Legend Headwear's Durango Camper keeps your head warm and stylish all fall and winter.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Little Birdie Design Studio

If you need us this fall and winter, we'll be wrapped up in this Little Birdie Design creation. 

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Oceanne Jewelry

Oceanne Jewelry's Custom Brass Bookmark adds a touch of elegance to your reading rituals.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Ohio Workshop

The Geometric Wall Planters from Ohio Workshop add some green and freshen up your walls.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Pierce Jewelry

We're building our holiday outfits around the jewelry maker's sterling silver leaf necklace. 

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Pint-Sized Pegs

Use these out-of-this-world, space-themed peg dolls as toys, game pieces or decor.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Revival Body Care

With only three ingredients, you can feel good about putting Revival Body Care's clay mask on your face.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Sankora Studios

Light up your decor with these simple-yet-functional Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired lamps.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Sarah Krisher Studio

Mixing contemporary designs with Old World techniques, this museum-worthy bracelet will charm anyone on your gift list.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Seville Lettering Co.

Seville Lettering Co.'s Heart Wax Seal Kit adds a special touch to your correspondence.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Sick Sad Soap

Sick Sad Soap's Familiar Planchette soaps smell frighteningly good.

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Tiny Cloud Ceramics

Tiny Cloud Ceramics' Phrase Mugs lets us sip tea as they say the snarky things we can't. 

Handcrafted Shopping Guide: Tori Simonds Art

Add some custom flare to your walls with the Cara Custom wall hanging.

Jean & Lou Blends Aesthetics Of Two Stylish Owners

The Cuyahoga Falls collective offers men's and women's clothes, gifts and more.

Three CLE Holiday Shopping Destinations We Love

Don't be a Grinch. Support local businesses in Chagrin Falls, Medina and Rocky River.

Travel & Outdoors

Dia De Muertos Celebrates The Dead

Cleveland's 15th anniversary celebration of life takes place Nov. 2.

Staycation Go-Tos: Four Local B&Bs

Historic homes-turned cozy inns such as J. Palen House, Homestead House B&B, Riverside Gables B&B and Spitzer House are great for getting away without going too far.


Cleveland Lets You Live Your Best Retired Life

Spend your golden years doing all the things you never had time to do as a working stiff.

How To Find The Right Home To Retire To

Do it right by making your next home a place that suits your lifestyle and needs.

How To Keep Investing Even In Retirement

Local financial advisers share strategies to live your best financial life during retirement.