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Best Doctors, November 2021

Featured Articles

Siena Bella: Cleveland's Artist Of The Moment

The 19-year-old pop singer has amassed quite a following as she continues to deliver new and powerful music.

Special Report: An Update On COVID-19 In Cleveland

It’s been one year since Cleveland Magazine explored the ins and outs of COVID-19. Since then, our regional hospital systems have worked to combat the ever-evolving coronavirus and its many variants. Given the implementation of vaccines, the creation of home monitoring systems and a renewed focus on treating the sickest of the sick, this year’s guide aims to answer the question: What’s next?

Food + Drink

5 Cleveland Seafood Boils You Need To Try

From Seafood Shake to Lobster & Pho, there are plenty of options to choose from in and around Northeast Ohio.

Antica Italian Kitchen's Chicken Parmesan Pizza Is A Feast For The Eyes And The Stomach

The Avon restaurant has found a way to turn your favorite Italian dish into an enormous pizza pie.

Best Things We Ate This Month: Bourbon Street Barrel Room, The Oak Barrel And More

The editors of Cleveland Magazine share the best local dishes they ate this month.

Don't Be Shy: Jill Vedaa's Guide To Salt

The chef and co-owner of Salt in Lakewood shares her expertise with the seasoning. Plus, how coarse sea salt, pink Himalayan and flake salt all provide their own unique advantages in the kitchen.

Four Cleveland Turkey Farms to Check Out This Thanksgiving

Are your feathers in a ruffle because you can't find the perfect turkey? Fear not, as these four Cleveland-area turkey farms have just what you need. 

On The Rise Is Expanding Operations

The bread bakery is leaning into pastries and other options thanks to the hire of Britt-Marie Horrocks.

Salt Shines In Sweet Costo's Salted Chocolate Pecan Pound Cake

Impress your guests with this West Side pastry chef Shelby Costo's recipe for this decadent dessert. 

The Roaming Biscuit Offers A Great Downtown Drop For Lunch

The popular biscuit lunch spot expands its menu along with a new permanent location in the Tyler Village complex.

We Tried It: Conquering 3 Cleveland Food Challenges

Senior editor Dillon Stewart set out to take down the food challenges at Greek Village Grille, Pho Lee's and Wild Eagle Saloon.

In the CLE

1977: Ralph J. Perk Takes Third In Cleveland's Mayoral Election

Perk, who won the 1971 mayoral election despite only winning 38.7% of the vote, was reelected in 1974, two years after his hair famously caught on fire.

3 Things To Know About The Canton Charge's Move To Cleveland

The move, which includes a partnership with Cleveland State University, helps both players, staff and fans.

Buckeye-Woodhill Is Getting New Green Space After Years Of Waiting

Ubuntu Park is a half-acre of community space built out of recommendations from residents of the neighborhood.

Essay: Succumbing To The Creatures In Your House

Writer Sharon Holbrook wrestles with sharing her personal space with critters adamant about making her home their own.

In Love Again

New Cleveland Magazine editor Colleen Smitek shares a bit of her past — and her vision for the path forward. 

Refugee Response Is Helping Afghan Refugees Feel Comfortable In Cleveland

At the start of the year, Refugee Response was planning on resettling anywhere from 100 to 200 refugees from Afghanistan. After the Taliban took control, that number jumped to upwards of 300.

Siena Bella: Cleveland's Artist Of The Moment

The 19-year-old pop singer has amassed quite a following as she continues to deliver new and powerful music.

Watch Modern Warrior Live This Weekend for Veteran’s Day

This introspective film, which is available to stream through Nov. 14 only, combines music and stories of those who served.

Entertainment

Award-Winning Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Performing In Cleveland Nov. 4-7

Here's what you need to know ahead of Kanneh-Mason's performance with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Braxton Taylor Has A Brand New Vision With Smith Taylor Project

The former SamFox singer and guitarist, who released his self-titled debut record in July, is reexamining himself and the world around him.

Cleveland Kid: 3 Qs With Siena Bella

The budding pop star shares how her hometown influences her sound.

Cleveland Theater Staple Joseph Garry Wins Cleveland Arts Prize

The 50-year theater veteran is back hosting his preshow lecture series this month with Playhouse Square's running of The Prom.

The Akron Civic Theatre Partners With Goodyear Theater

The partnership, which allows the theaters to combine for 200 to 350 acts per year, is going to help usher in a new era of theater in Akron.

The Cleveland Dance Festival Taps Into Tremont Nov. 5-6

The festival will feature classes and performances from some of the best dancers in the nation at Pilgrim Church.

The Cleveland Museum Of Natural History Celebrates 100 Years

Embrace the museum's past and celebrate its future with the new exhibit featuring more than 300 artifacts.

The Karamu House Honors Langston Hughes With Short-Term Housing Space

In July, the Cleveland theater staple received a $75,000 grant from the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund that will be used for short-term housing for emerging artists.

Watch Modern Warrior Live This Weekend for Veteran’s Day

This introspective film, which is available to stream through Nov. 14 only, combines music and stories of those who served.

At Home

How To Get The Right Lighting For Your Cleveland Home

Kichler Lighting's creative director Greg Martin explains how layered lighting can elevate a space. Plus, tips on what kind of lighting works best for different rooms from interior designer Ingrid Porter.

How To Run A 5-Star Airbnb From A Cleveland Host

Ann Moses, who runs a five-star Airbnb in Geneva, gives us the scoop on how Clevelanders can go the extra mile as a host.

This Art-Inspired Hudson Home Is Bursting With Personality

Jen Lopez, head designer of Jen Lopez Design breaks down how this home bursts with character.

Style

Dresscode Boutique in Beachwood Lets Your Personal Style Shine

Owner Tanya Manning gives us a taste of what you can find at her boutique. Plus, two cold weather styling tips you need to know.

Rolling Rays Mobile Spray Tan On The Do's And Don't Of A Winter Tan

From planning to post-tan care, you can't go wrong with using these tips.

Travel & Outdoors

3 Cleveland Races You Need To Try This November

Whether you're running to show off your fandom or to prepare for Thanksgiving, there's plenty of good races to take part in this month.

6 Summit And Stark County Stores Worth A Shopping Trip

Gift-giving got you stumped this year? Forget the fruitcake and visit Laura of Pembroke, the Social Dept. Clothing Co. and more.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's North Pole Adventure Captures The Christmas Spirit

This year's train ride is totally revamped to include even more Christmas spirit.

Winterfest: Everything You Need To Know About Downtown Cleveland's Holiday Kickoff

Come for the gigantic tree-lighting ceremony on opening night, stay for the celebration of downtown Cleveland on Nov. 27 and beyond.

Health

3 COVID-19 Vaccine Myths Debunked

University Hospital Health System's Dr. Amy Edwards helps us peel back the layers on 3 common vaccine misconceptions.

3 Things To Know About COVID-19 Boosters

Dr. Amy Ray of MetroHealth Systems shares how boosters work, who should get them and what's on the horizon for the future of boosters.

A 5-Month-old's COVID-19 Survival Story

Madelyn Grant contracted COVID-19 at 5 months and survived, but experienced a harrowing journey of post-COVID effects and a frightening new diagnosis.

Cleveland Retirement Facilities Are Rethinking How Their Residents Use Technology

From customized iPads to special YouTube stations, older adults in Northeast Ohio's retirement communities are embracing the benefits of technology.

Here's Why You Should Still Wear Your Masks in Public

Dr. Shanu Agarwal of Summa Health System advises that vaccinated and unvaccinated parties should still prioritize wearing masks in public spaces.

How an Akron Soccer Player Overcame Long-term Symptoms of COVID-19

Paul Jones is what doctors consider a long-hauler, an individual who experiences persistent symptoms and new diagnoses after contracting COVID-19.

How At-Home Monitoring Systems Impact The Medical Community During The Pandemic

Dr. Riley Grosso was a contributing partner behind University Hospitals' at-home monitoring system.

How Cleveland Clinic Manages Its Medical Intensive Care Unit Amid COVID-19

Dr. Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila shares how his staff supports one another when their unit is at capacity.

How To Navigate That Difficult COVID-19 Conversation With Family and Friends

Dr. Leslie Walker provides tips for approaching conversations about vaccinations, boundaries and safety measures related to COVID-19.

Keeping up With the Many Coronavirus Variants

University Hospital Health System's Dr. Keith Armitage helps us understand what makes each coronavirus variant different.

Now What? 3 Cleveland Doctors Share What's Next in the Fight Against COVID-19

University Hospitals, MetroHealth and Cleveland Clinic are all gearing up for the future defense against COVID-19.

Should I Get a Booster? University Hospitals Weighs In

Dr. Robert Salata delivers his take on the effectiveness of COVID-19 booster vaccines after leading a trial over the summer.

Special Report: An Update On COVID-19 In Cleveland

It’s been one year since Cleveland Magazine explored the ins and outs of COVID-19. Since then, our regional hospital systems have worked to combat the ever-evolving coronavirus and its many variants. Given the implementation of vaccines, the creation of home monitoring systems and a renewed focus on treating the sickest of the sick, this year’s guide aims to answer the question: What’s next?