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November 2020 Cleveland Magazine

Featured Articles

How To Do Good In Cleveland

Clevelanders have a history of giving and caring. Here's a collection of do-gooders offering inspiring stories, tales of giving back and volunteering.

Food + Drink

17 River Grille's Popcorn Shop Cocktail Is A Sweet And Salty Treat

Spiked with Jameson Irish Whiskey, the cocktail features popcorn soaked in heavy cream and is inspired by Chagrin Falls' longstanding Popcorn Shop.

Gusto's Seafood & Chicken Offers Affordable Lobster, Boil Baskets And More

William Johnson, also known as East Cleveland rapper Pooh Guttah, has turned a lifelong dream into a familial reality.

Home Bistro Invites Visitors To Enjoy A Cozy Meal

The new Little Italy restaurant from Emily Gilbert and Victor Morenz offers comfort food such as the clambake choucrote.

How Hola Tacos And Dave's Cosmic Subs Continue To Grow

Both family-owned businesses are finding ways to expand in the midst of a pandemic.

Imbibe These Four Holiday-Inspired Cocktails

Joseph Fredrickson of Sixth City Sailors Club, Salt's Jill Vedaa, Cloak & Dagger's Mitch Didion and the Spotted Owl's Kathleen Sullivan share their favorite festive cocktails.

Northeast Ohio Cake Shops We Love This Season

From Colozza's Bakery cassata cake to a strawberry and pink champagne cake from Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes, these five desserts will make you the hit of the party — even if it's a party of one.

Three Local Chefs Take Your Thanksgiving Turkey Up A Notch

Ohio City Provisions' Adam Lambert, the South Side's Natasha Pogrebinsky and Spice Hospitality Group's Ben Bebenroth offer tips and tricks for cooking the best turkey.

In the CLE

1934: Higbee Co.'s Elevator Girls Were All The Rage

The elevator operators hustled thousands of shoppers between the stores many floors and departments.

Do Good Cleveland: 3 Ways To Do Good For Animals

Think about our furry friends by fostering one, volunteering or paying attention to animal-specific legislation.

Do Good Cleveland: 3 Ways To Do Good For Health Care

The pandemic has shown us the importance of our health care system. The Center for Health Affairs shares three ways to make an impact on your health and others'.

Do Good Cleveland: 3 Ways To Do Good For Social Change

The president of Urban League Cleveland says to vote every time, speak up and support civil rights organizations.

Do Good Cleveland: 3 Ways To Do Good For The Environment

The executive director of Canalway Partners shows us how to go green in small ways around your house and community.

Do Good Cleveland: 3 Ways To Do Good For Your Community

The president of United Way Of Greater Cleveland says to start small by donating clothes or money, volunteering and being informed.

Do Good Cleveland: 70 Organizations Doing Good For Cleveland

From the American Heart Association to Global Cleveland and VeloSano, find out how these Northeast Ohio charities and non-profits are striving to improve life in the Land.

Do Good Cleveland: Cait Kennedy Hopes To Ease The Court System

The co-founder and executive director of mobile unBail wants people to be more informed.

Do Good Cleveland: Chrishawndra Matthews Promotes Reading In Low-Income Neighborhoods

Giving away more than 60,000 books in the last 18 months, the founder of Literacy in the H.O.O.D. is helping underserved kids learn how to read.

Do Good Cleveland: Diane Mastnardo Supports Kids With Anxiety

The BAAM technique she created eases stress through breathing, acupressure, aromatherapy and movement.

Do Good Cleveland: Doing Good Is What We Do

We have a history of doing good, but this year so many across Northeast Ohio stepped up in big and small ways. 

Do Good Cleveland: John Litten Is Leading The Philanthropic Charge

The West Side Catholic Center executive director's team is making sure they can still deliver on food, shelter and more for those in need.

Do Good Cleveland: Karson Baldwin Helps New Students Find Friends

The University School senior started One Respe to connect students who recently moved to the U.S. with local high schoolers.

Do Good Cleveland: Linda Lelito Supports Military Veterans' Caregivers

The military mom volunteers with Hearts of Patriots, which helps caregivers of vets with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

Do Good Cleveland: Logan Dior Williams Warms Our Hearts

Starting Blanket Blessings, which delivers blankets to the homeless, inspired the 12-year-old to look for other ways to give back.

Do Good Cleveland: Mike Schnellinger Helps Cuyahoga River Paddlers

The retired math teacher and paddler talks about what it's like to help people safely find their way along the waters at Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Do Good Cleveland: Zach Lapuh Climbs Stairs To Fight Lung Disease

The Cleveland firefighter climbed nearly 60 flights of Key Tower to raise funds for the American Lung Association.

Editor's Note: Self-Improvement Is A Never-Ending Project

Editor Kim Schneider is constantly working on being a better person. But this year has made her question if she's doing enough.

Global Cleveland Is Pairing International Newcomers With Local Mentors

The new program Global Rising is making connections and creating a more welcoming city for immigrants such as Kwame Botchway.  

How To Do Good In Cleveland

Clevelanders have a history of giving and caring. Here's a collection of do-gooders offering inspiring stories, tales of giving back and volunteering.

India Birdsong Takes The Wheel At RTA

Will Clevelanders get on board with the general manager and CEO's vision to make public transit accessible for all?

Mentor Native Runs Across Vermont, New Hampshire And Maine

In three separate runs, Katie Spotz became the first woman to achieve the long-distance feat this summer.

Planning For When We Can Plan Parties Again

Poet Dave Lucas reflects on his desire to host his friends for a party again.

These Downtown Apartments Make Us Want To Move

Church & State, The Lumen and The May offers residents loads of amenities, views and more.

Why To Buy Local This Holiday Season

As Small Business Saturday approaches on Nov. 28, buying from your favorite local store has never been more important


Before It's Gone: Cleveland Museum Of Art's A Graphic Revolution

Before A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings In Latin America closes Nov. 29, we highlight one must-see piece from the recent exhibit.

Jul Big Green Talks Growth and His New Sophomore Album

After having one of his singles chosen as the theme for the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Bedford songwriter has gone on to work on his skills and his next album.

Literary Buffs Will Love These Roadside Destinations

The Ohio Literary Trail compiles 61 destinations for you to visit around the state.

See Cleveland At Night In Transformer Station Photo Series

The Hingetown museum's new exhibit by photographer Dave Jordano captures a forgotten Cleveland.

The Baker's Basement Sheds Light On Protest Movement

Mapping A Moment is a multimedia project that takes a close look at 1,600 protests around the country.

Tizziana Baldenebro Brings New Perspective To Spaces Art Gallery

The new executive director aims to strengthen relationships with local and regional artists.

At Home

Architectural Justice Makes A Bold Statement In This Spacious Kitchen

The company's interior designer Merrie Guinther was inspired by the homeowner's collection of artwork and used one piece to infuse color into the space.

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree This Year

Lifestyle blogger Samantha Curtis has all the tips, trends, decorations for your ultimate showstopper this season. Plus, Sugar Pines Farms co-owner Jane Neubauer shares some tips for picking the best tree.

How To Keep Your Gutters Clean

Rick Winrod from Rolling Thunder Window Cleaning and Power Washing gives us some tips on how to make sure we're on top of this household chore.


A Clevelander's Guide To Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Threefold Gifts Laura Drapac makes the case for shopping small. Plus, three cities are supporting their shops with special events.

Made Cleveland Makes Buying Local Easier

The founder talks with us about creating a digital platform for local artisans during COVID-19.

Travel & Outdoors

12 Must-Go Places In Larchmere

From Big Al's Diner to Felice Urban Cafe and eclectic antiquing, these spots in the Cleveland neighborhood impress.

Four Holiday Road Trips We Love Right Now

From a taste of Geneva-on-the-Lake's grape harvest, to a couple Christmas-inspired spectaculars, these nearby trips are worth the jaunt. By Ruth Corradi Beach 

Halloween Guide 2020: Everything To Do, See And Eat In Cleveland

Whether you're going out for a fright, looking for local food or celebrating at home, there's plenty of spooky fun to be had in Northeast Ohio.

Thanksgiving Guide 2020: What To Eat, Do And Read In Cleveland

The fall holiday, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday might look a little different this year. But this guide proves there's plenty of fun, great bites and local buys to be had in Cleveland. 

Winterfest Offers Socially Distanced And Livestream Experiences

The Nov. 28 ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree in Public Square can be experienced by all this year.


How To Find The Right Retirement Community For You

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