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October, Cleveland Magazine, Best Of Cleveland

Featured Articles

Best Of Cleveland 2019

We've got the scoop on all the coolest ways to show love for your hometown. From a teenage cover band that rocks to a cozy creperie and a fresh-picked bouquet made out of cupcakes, we've got 50 of the best foods, drinks, shops and entertainers to help you stay chill in the CLE.

Food + Drink

5 Chocolate Cupcakes We Love

Cleveland Vegan, Colossal Cupcake and more deliver all sorts of mini cakes for chocolate lovers.

Blu, The Restaurant Hooks Us

The new Beachwood restaurant keeps it fresh with its daily crudo appetizer, created based on whatever fresh fish or seafood is delivered that day.

Ghost Boxes Surprise Taste Buds And Spook Hunger

Square Scullery's new ghost restaurant offers a haunting good experience with mysterious surprise entrees.

Good Company Upgrades All-American Fare

The Battery Park restaurant from the owners of Ohio City's the Plum delivers tasty upgrades on classics.

How To Make Fresh Pasta

Prime your kitchen with this guide to making fresh pasta.

Longo's Celebrates 50 Years In Mentor

The family pizza place has grown into a mini-empire.

Pick Up These 5 Local Products From Nature's Oasis

The new location in the Van Aken District carries more than 100 Ohio-based products.

Tacologist Concocts Solid Street Tacos

The taco joint from the owners of Beachwood's Tres Portrillos is in the former Corner Alley space Uptown.

In the CLE

1935: A Shirley Temple Lookalike Contest

Held at the Cleveland Food Show, it drew hundreds of contestants

A Clevelander's Guide To World Mental Health Day With Kevin Love

Find a therapist, hear how others cope or just plan the best CLE-style self-care day.

A Local Poet Remembers Toni Morrison

The legendary novelist, born in Lorain, influenced a generation of writers.

AirBNB We Love: Above The Plum

Midcentury modern flourishes make it the perfect spot to sleep off a big dinner.

Cleveland's Airport Is An Entrepreneurial Launching Point

Aircuts & Day Spa is the first new small business to open as part of the Launch Pad project.

Lindsay Gottlieb's Love Of The Game

New Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb knows basketball inside and out. With prior successes as a college head coach, she brings a rare skill set to the NBA team as it rebuilds around young, promising talent.

Mahoning Matters Fills Gap Left By The Vindicator

The Compass Experiment, a new digital news solution powering the newspaper, launches this fall in Youngstown.

Terminal Tower Is The Icon Of The Downtown Living Movement

Cleveland's most famous building now features downtown's ritziest rooms with a view. Plus, an update on other downtown living developments.

The Crisis at the Cuyahoga County Jail, Explained

Nine inmates have died at the jail since last June. How did it happen? And where do we go from here?

Why Aren't Clevelanders Designing Cleveland?

Local architects say they aren't getting a fair shake on Cleveland's biggest projects. What's going wrong?


10 Years Later, The Battle of C.O.P. Keating Hits The Big Screen

Army Specialist and Clevelander Zachary Koppes talks about preparing to see his harrowing story told.

Cleveland In 50 Maps Captures Cleveland In Cartography

The new Belt Publishing book takes a unique look at Cleveland's geography.

Creep Around With This New Monstrous Podcast

Cryptic has a 10-episode first season jam-packed with terrifying drama.

FP Creative Gives Classical Music A New Face

Devin Hinzo's fresh approach to classical music aims to make the genre more approachable.

Take This Playlist On Your Fall Road Trip creator Michael McFarland lined up tunes from local bands to set the autumn mood.

Three Things To Know About Nico Walker's Cherry Before Russo Bros. Start Shooting In Cleveland

Catch up on the story behind the Cleveland author's debut novel before it hits production this fall.

Video Games And Art Collide At The Akron Museum Of Art

Open World: Video Games & Contemporary Art explores video games' influence on the art world.

At Home

5 Tips To A Cozier Guest Room

Interior designer Laura Yeager Smith takes that spare bedroom from boring to HGTV-worthy perfect for holiday company.

Closet Envy: Dressing Up A 600-Square-Foot Solon Wardrobe Room

Closet Factory Cleveland takes us inside the design of a Solon home's elaborate dressing room.

How To: Tasteful DIY Fall Centerpieces

Two Cleveland designers help you live your best fall life with these two pumpkin-inspired centerpieces.


Three Lakewood Haunts That'll Freak You Out

Plus, a local expert tells us why a little terror can be dreadfully good for your health.

William Frederick Clothing Readies New Line

The Cleveland-based clothing brand will unveil its fourth collection — featuring unisex pieces — next month.

Travel & Outdoors

Spook Scale: Cleveland Haunted Houses, Ranked

Tailor your scare with these five haunted houses.

Three Freaky Facts: Boo At The Zoo

These three creepy crawlers and spooky haunters shock and thrill at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo event.


Ask The Experts: Advice For High School Girls Interested In Business Degrees Or Entrepreneurship?

Doan Winkel, senior char in entrepreneurship at John Carroll University, says it's important to understand the why.

Ask The Experts: How Can Community College Limit Student Debt?

Karen Miller, provost at Cuyahoga Community College, says it goes deeper than just affordability.

Ask The Experts: How Can Hands-On Learning Enrich A Child's Education?

Darci Sanders, nature-based learning coordinator at Gilmour Academy, says hands-on learning is a more comprehensive and fulfilling approach.

Ask The Experts: How Can Middle-Income Parents Make It Easier To Afford Private Schools?

Christina Townsend Hartz, director of admissions and financial aid at University School, parents often qualify for financial aid even when they don't think they will.

Ask The Experts: How Can Parents Help Students See College As Attainable?

Eric Gordon, CEO of Cleveland Metropolitan School District, helps parents and students reach the goal of higher education with the school's Say Yes To Education program.

Ask The Experts: How Does A Mastery School Prepare Students?

Julia Griffin, director of the Mastery School of Hawken, says that its about collaboration instead of individual competition.

Ask The Experts: What Are Unique Characteristics of a Montessori Classroom?

Tina Schneider, executive director at Cleveland Montessori, explains how the educational model differs.

Ask the Experts: What Sets IB Apart From AP Programs?

Ann Hoelzel, International Baccalaureate coordinator at Beaumont School, says it creates an immersive, real-world experience.

Ask The Experts: Why Are Middle School Students At The Ideal Age For Mentorship?

Arianne Thomas, director of the Aspire mentorship program at Hathaway Brown, says this is the age that often needs the most attention.

Ask The Experts: Why Is STEM/STEAM in school so important for girls?

Jessie Sun, director of STEAM engagement, explains why it's important to focus on empowerment and confidence.

Ask The Experts: Why Would All-Day Gifted Curriculums Be Better For Some Children?

Tara Schmitt, head of school at Menlo Park Academy, discusses how all-day programs allow students to go deeper than pull-out programs.

Flexible Classrooms Are All The Rage, Here's Why

From flexible seating choices to classrooms that can change shape, the trend helps students learn how to collaborate and more.

How Schools Are Helping Students Fight Anxiety

With mental health awareness on the rise, educators are turning their attention to methods to help students cope.