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October 2018

Featured Articles

Best of Cleveland: 2018 Editor Picks

Discover the ultimate food, shops, entertainment, artisans and things packed into our city, all curated and handpicked by Cleveland Magazine.

Food + Drink

3 Haunted Restaurants In Cleveland

Johnny Mango, Lockkeepers and Serenite have a history of paranormal activity.

4 Chefs Share Pumpkin Secrets

The chefs behind Anna in the Raw, Herb'n Twine Sandwich Co., Hook & Hoof and Spotted Owl show how to elevate the gourd beyond lattes.

5 Local Candy Stores We Love

Sweets from All City, B.A. Sweetie, Rocket Fizz and more make you the best house on the block this Halloween.

Bell & Flower Has The Perfect Fall Comfort Food

The Chagrin Falls restaurant's New England Clam Chowder gives your stomach a warm hug on a chilly day.

Craft Cans: 5 Cleveland Brewers Embracing Aluminum

Collision Bend, Masthead and more have tapped into our hearts by canning these beloved beers.

Review: Is Rose Italian Kitchen Ready to Expand?

The modern Italian farmhouse on SOM Center Road in Solon is high on concept but service leaves a bit to be desired.

Southern Grub Comforts Downtown

Hatfield's Goode Grub Express trucks from the West Side to offer Downtowners quick and hefty lunch options.

Your Favorite Fall Beer Tastes Like S'mores

R. Shea Brewing Co.'s One S'more Time fulfills our autumnal beer dreams.

In the CLE

1939: East 9th-Euclid Avenue Traffic Tower Retires

George Spaller, who may have once operated it, stands in the toppled giant.

3 Reasons We Need Channing Frye Now

The Cleveland Cavs big man with a sense of humor brings us back to our glory days.

4 Chefs Share Pumpkin Secrets

The chefs behind Anna in the Raw, Herb'n Twine Sandwich Co., Hook & Hoof and Spotted Owl show how to elevate the gourd beyond lattes.

A Man Struggles With The Loss of A Friend

A former college roommate's tragic death raises tough questions with few answers.

Cleveland History Center Honors George Forbes

The first African-American city council president served alongside five mayoral administrations.

Collin Sexton On Making Cleveland Home

The Cavs' point guard and first-round pick talks about his role on the team, his favorite player and more.

Editor's Note: Understanding Blockchain

If Blockchain is like pickup basketball, we're probably the short kid with decent handles. But eventually we need to take a shot.

Erika Lauren's Real World

After being diagnosed with obscure condition known as POTS, the WMMS radio personality is searching for answers and working to put her life back in order.

Key Numbers: Cleveland Cavs 2018-19

We break down Kevin Love's salary, our title odds and more.

RedHead Wine CEO Embraces Tradition

As CEO and winemaker, Marisa Sergi is taking RedHead Wine — and L'uva Bella, her family's Youngstown winery — to the next level. 

Ryan Puente Leads Dems Into November

The Cuyahoga County Democratic Party's executive director talks agenda, election and more.

U of Akron Levels Up Esports Program

Emily Matusz, head coach of University of Akron's Overwatch varsity team, offers a lesson in esports.

What Have We Learned from the William Preucil Story?

Rebecca Meiser reported on the Cleveland Orchestra concertmaster's alleged abuses 11 years ago. Now he's suspended. What took so long?


3 Albums We Love Right Now

Our fall playlists are bumping with new music from Cleveland-area musicians Mimi Arden, Ouster and Trippie Redd.

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra Remembers 1968

From assassinations to protests, the pivotal year in history is also defined by its timeless music.

Inside Crime Thriller's Cleveland Roots

In both cast and crew, Galveston is a Southern story with distinctly Cleveland roots.

At Home

5 Tips To Take Your Home From Tired To Inspired

Need a quick room makeover? New window treatments, lighting or plants can make a big difference.

Historic Homes: 5 Renovation Tips

The Cleveland Restoration Society shows you how to breathe new life into your historic home. 

Oh, Gourd: Fall In Love With Fall Decor

One Stylish Party's Tara Berger helps us walk the line between classy and cheesy. 


Boundary & Thorn's Prints Are Punny and Adorable

Owner and maker Lucy Williams is a Pennsylvania transplant whose embrace of her new Cleveland home makes her cards and illustrations shine.

Embrace Witchcraft At Lakewood's Salem-Inspired Boutique

Coven offers spell kits and tarot cards along with essential oils and crystals.

We Explore Oddity Store Cleveland Curiosities

Full of strange and rare objects such as human Asmat skulls, the Lakewood shop is unlike any place we've seen.

Travel & Outdoors

Date Of The Month: Cook Up Romance at Loretta Paganini School of Cooking

September's night of romance can help you create a five-star pumpkin dish.

This Quiz Is Your Guide To Fall Fun

Whether you're more corn maze or bloody craze, this quiz can tell you exactly what events to circle on your calendar this month. 


Find The Top Dentists In Northeast Ohio

Your guide to more than 350 of the best dentists and specialists in Cleveland.


A Safety Net At School

School advisory programs and mentorships give students the comfort and courage to tackle tough teen years.

Ask the Experts: Access To Research on Girls

Sarah Wilson, director of Laurel School's Center for Research on Girls, says new studies put schools on the cutting edge. 

Ask the Experts: Becoming Your Own Advocates

Middle school director at Hathaway Brown School, Sharon Baker shares how middle school students can advocate for themselves.

Ask the Experts: Benefits Of Two-Year College First

Cuyahoga Community College's Angela Johnson says it's a great first step for students who don't feel prepared for a four-year school. 

Ask the Experts: Importance of Community Service

St. Angela Merici Parish School lower school principal Elizabeth Andrachik says community outreach builds empathy.

Ask the Experts: Internships, Co-ops And Experiential Learning

Kent State University's J.R. Campbell says it helps students navigate various communities and situations.

Ask the Experts: Learning From The Outdoors

Hawken School's Mary Beth Hilborn shares the importance of engaging all the senses.

Ask the Experts: Montessori Education Outside The Classroom

Cleveland Montessori's Kate Wright discusses how "going-out trips" build curiousity and intellect.

Ask the Experts: Role Of Spirituality In Academics

Beaumont School's Nick Beyer says spirituality helps find purpose.

Ask the Experts: Self-Assessments

Gilmour Academy's Bryan Horgan stresses the importance of hearing from the student. 

Ask the Experts: Why Parental Engagement Is Vital

Tracy Hill is the executive director of the office of family and community engagement at Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Service Learning Teaches Vital Lessons

Schools such as Gilmour Academy and Academy of St. Bartholomew are teaching beyond the classroom.