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September 2011

Food + Drink

Dining Out

Food Flight

Under Marlin Kaplan's wing, Dragonfly soars with an imaginative Asian-influenced menu.

Slow Food

Life is fast, your meal shouldn't be. Tapas let you tap the brakes and enjoy.

Slurp Squad

Superior Standoff

Veggie Sales

In the CLE


A Repair to Remember

Brew Love: Sam McNulty On The Launch Of Market Garden Brewery

Sam McNulty believes in beer. The world-traveling 37-year-old entrepreneur behind Bier Markt, Bar Cento and Speakeasy has a new place in Ohio City and a vision of a neighborhood built on barley and hops.

Buck Shot

As deer fill up backyards and roadsides, Northeast Ohio once again wrestles with a dilemma: to shoot or not to shoot.

Card Shark

Life According To Lainie Hadden, Philanthropist

The bubbly philanthropist who helped save Playhouse Square died Sept. 20 at age 88. 

Out of Bounds

Road Rules

Texas Holdup

It was just a regular Monday night no-limit poker game: a bunch of guys, a Lake Avenue apartment, pizza, beer and $200 buy-ins. But there was a wild card in the deck, someone willing to bet it all on a stickup.

Tire Calling

Don Plusquellic faces one of his toughest tests to win a seventh term as the Rubber City's mayor.


Fall Arts & Entertainment Preview 2011

Fall Arts Preview Picks

Folk Tales

Singer Ashley Brooke Toussant hits the right notes with the release of her first full-length album.

Game On

Jason Walters uses computer code to produce an interactive digital video installation.

Garage Band

The Foo Fighters return Sept. 20 in support of Wasting Light, an album the band recorded on analog tape at Dave Grohl's home.

Lesson Plans

On the Community campus, Yvette Nicole Brown has become the heart behind the snark.

Scare Tactics

Theater Ninjas artistic director Jeremy Paul talks about making his creepy show, Monster Play.

Sweet Jane

The city's most famous rock writer, Jane Scott was as thoughtful as she was pioneering.

Wood Works


Cool Supplies

Students of all ages will be ready to head back to school with these fun items.

Tokens of Affection

It's not hard to find personalized jewelry these days, but few parallel the craftsmanship of Heather Moore.

Travel & Outdoors

Down in History

A trip south to Richmond, Va., helps us remember the Civil War and Emancipation 150 years later.

Long Weekends & Quick Trips

Quick Trips

Show the Way

The idyllic town of Stratford, Ontario, sets the stage for performances the whole family can applaud.

Stop, Look & Listen

Nashville plays more than one note, with music, dining and attractions to fill lazy days and lively nights.

Time Tripping

St. Louis' revitalized neighborhoods and sites hang on to their historic charm.