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Food + Drink

3 Techniques to Keep Your Loaves Awesome

Blackbird Baking Co.'s Sarah Alessi shares her insight into bread baking.

Arcadian Food & Drink's Surf and Turf Tartare is an Umami Bomb

Blast off with this amalgam of beef, confit egg yolks, olive oil and mustard seed topped with caviar.

Bold Food and Drink is a Greatest Hits We Can Roll With

Chef Demetrios Atheneos shows off his imaginative collection of inspired dishes at his Flats East Bank restaurant.

Get These Tools to Bake Bread Like a Pro

From gadgets to bakewear, these three must-haves will help you rise to the occasion.

Hold Your Lederhosen: 5 German Restaurants to Hit This Month

From Hofbrauhaus Cleveland to Der Braumeister, Oktoberfest fun doesn't have to be an ocean away.

Kantina Takes the Guesswork out of Kosher

The Case Western Reserve University campus restaurant offers up sandwiches, burgers and more.

Melt Bar & Grilled Celebrates a Decade of Foodie Fame

After 10 years, Matt Fish's grilled cheese sandwiches still melts our hearts. 

Mitchell's Fine Chocolates' New Owner Honors the Shop's History

We talk chocolate, history and recipes with Jason Hallaman who takes over the 77-year-old business.

This Hotel Restaurant Throwdown Just Got Yummy

We pit the Hilton Cleveland Downtown's The Burnham against the Kimpton Schofield Hotel's Parker's Downtown and the results are delicious.

We Love Bread, Too

You don't need to be Oprah to rise to the occasion and step up your bread baking.

In the CLE

1976: City Hall Gets a Bath

As City Hall celebrates a centennial this year, we look back on its construction.

A CWRU Researcher Creates the Sense of Touch

Dustin Tyler’s prosthesis project gives amputees something they lost. 

A Library Project is Archiving Memories from Northeast Ohio Residents

The Cuyahoga County Public Library is tapping into people over 50 to form an oral history of the area’s neighborhoods.

Here's How Some Ohio Politicians Fared Post-RNC and DNC

From Marcia Fudge, to John Kasich and more, we hand out some gold stars (with a little insider help).

King of the Cage

He’s the homegrown world champion who doesn’t play hoops. With a steely work ethic and powerful right hand, Stipe Miocic delivered a heavyweight title in May. And while he may not be the kind of star the UFC needs, he’s exactly the kind Cleveland breeds. 

Pin Up Your Hillary Clinton Hopes with Ohio Boy Design's Buttons

Andy Taray's three button designs are part of the Clinton campaign's Forty-Five Pin Project.

Rita Dove Waxes Poetic About Her New Poem Collection

The former U.S. poet laureate talks family, Cleveland and more. 

We Won, You Guys! But Did the Cavs Change our Psyche?

Take a look inward at what's really changed now that we are all winners.

What's Next in Downtown Development?

The population of downtown Cleveland is taking off, but steps must be taken to keep the momentum going.

Your Guide to Deciding on the $15 Minimum Wage

Rev. Jawanza Colvin and City Councilman Brian Cummins offer opposing takes on the proposal, which will likely be on the ballot soon.


4 Rock Acts To Catch Live This Fall

Big names comes to Cleveland for a jam-packed concert schedule.

8 Theatrical Events To Check Out This Season

Our list of musicals and plays to keep you entertained this fall. 

A Dream Come True: Make Roller Coasters, Video Games at New Exhibit

Great Lakes Science Center’s Design Zone lets you be a creator.

A Wish Come True: The Cleveland Museum of Art Exhibits a Rare Fountain

The Gothic piece is the only functional fountain of its kind in existence.

Airshow to Loud for You? Hit Up These Labor Day Weekend Events

From bird watching to Monty Python and The Holy Grail or the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, we’ve got you covered.

Anger Management: Your Rage is Not As Bad As You Think

Gallery 1299 shows Anger is a Gift with therapeutic art.

Behind the Curtain: The Life of a Ballerina

Sonia Rodriguez pointes out what it takes to dance on the national stage.

Black vs. White: A Play Pits Two Co-workers Against Each Other to Explore Injustices

Rasheeda Speaking explores racial inequality at Karamu House.

BodyTraffic Transcends Dance

The LA company works blends showmanship and technical skills into its versatile, invigorating package.

Expand Your Horizons At Local Museum's Upcoming Exhibits

14th-century artifact displays and interactive fun make up these showcases. 

Franz Welser-Most Celebrates 15 Years of Leading the Cleveland Orchestra

Beethoven meets Respighi at an Oct. 6 Severance Hall show.

Get Moving To Any Of These Dance Showcases

Celebrating the city's independent artists, ballerinas and more.

Get One Last Splash Of Summer At The Blacklight Slide

You’ll rave about these water slides slick with neon-glowing fun and EDM tunes.

Go Baroque at this Barn Party

Apollo’s fire celebrates 25 years of period music with a barn bash.

GroundWorks DanceTheater Moves with Ease Between Genres

Two world premieres and an old favorite highlight fall shows.

Hello 2000s. The Used Brings Old-school Emo to the House of Blues

The band plays their first two albums in a two-day throwback concert.

Here’s What It Looks Like to Have a Female President

A Cleveland Public Theatre play mixes gender and portrays our 44 presidents as females.

Images From The Civil Rights Movement Depict Adversity, Hope

A new Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage exhibit presents the work of nine activist photographers.

Indulge Into The Past and Unknown Future With These 5 Gallery Exhibits

Paintings, photographs, negatives and more make up these showcases.

Loren Naji Goes Homeless with New Sculpture

The artist plans to live in artwork to raise awareness about homelessness on a multi-city tour.

Movie Monsters Come to Warn You to Save the Planet

A quirky BayArts exhibit uses the creepy aurora of movie monsters to promote eco-consciousness.

No Quiet Here: Silence Offers dark Comic Laughs Based on Famed Thriller

The Blank Canvas Theatre musical stages from Oct. 21-Nov. 5.

Please Unsilence Your Cellphone

An Akron Symphony Orchestra concert flips the switch and asks guests to turn on sounds on their cellphones.

She’s Baaaack. For Now. Jessica Jones Returns In A New Comic Book.

Cleveland native co-creator Brian Michael Bendis reveals secrets of the new series.

She’s Got Pipes: It’s All About the Voice for Manhattan Transfer’s Cheryl Bentyne

The four-part harmony group joins Take 6 at Playhouse Square.

So Meta: The Audience Works with Actors to Solve a Depression-era Mystery

The Knife is the Money, the Fork is Love by a local playwright premieres at Convergence-Continuum.

Tenor Jonathan Cilia-Faro Makes a Case for Why You Need to Listen to Opera

The Tuscan native, who performs at La Dolce Vita, shares why opera is making a comeback.

The Cleveland Play House Goes All the Way to Tell the Story of LBJ

A Tony winner tells the story of the president’s fight to the end for the Civil Rights Acts of 1964.

The Drought is Over: Yeezy Returns After 10 Years

Kanye West brings his grand-scale Saint Pablo Tour to Cleveland.

The Gay Revolution Tells The Journey And The Struggle For Gay Civil Rights

Author Lillian Faderman discusses her book on setbacks and work yet to be done for LGBT equality.

Troye Sivan Makes Us Feel Young Again

The “Youth” singer sways over to Lakewood Civic Auditorium.

Tune Into To These Classical And Jazz Themed Concerts

Plan a visit or two to Severance and E.J. Thomas Hall this fall. 

We Spy Bond … James Bond

007 Gets a Thrilling Musical Tribute by the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.

What’s that Smell? Local Skunk of Puppy Bowl Fame to Appear at SkunkFest

North Ridgeville's annual fest dedicated to the stinky rodents features a celebrity appearance.

Wild Theatrics of Elections Take the Stage in a New Play

The new Eric Coble play, Margin of Error, premieres at Ensemble Theatre Sept. 30.

Wonder Woman Symposium Brings Together Comic Creators and Laura Siegel Larson

Larson talks of her father’s inspiration behind Lois Lane and the changing climate on women’s roles in comics.

Yada, Yada, Yada: E11even 2 Gallery Riffs on Kramer, Festivus and More Seinfeld Moments

The 78th Street Studios exhibit showcases art based on the iconic comedy.


Looking for Jewelry and LeBron Sculptures? We Found One Spot with Both

Artist and jewelry maker Sandy Buffie gives new life to old pieces inside her 5th Street Arcade shop.

Make Room in Your Closet for This Coat

Free People's Lady Lane Fur Collar Jacket is a fresh, modern way to stay warm this season.

Time to Update Your Wrist Bling

These three watches complement any man's look.

Trendy Handbags Just In Time for Fall Fashion

From faux fur to denim and chain-link straps, these bags will carry you through the season.

Travel & Outdoors

Caeser Creek State Park Lets Us Explore the Great Outdoors

The 3,741-acre state park has hiking trails, a like for kayaking and more.

Fall for Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece home that blends architecture and nature.

Find Time at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Slow down and relax at this historic Harrodsburg, Kentucky, destination.

French Lick Spring Hotel Will Take Your Breath Away

From a lobby with hand-painted tapestry ceilings a stained-glass dome, there's a lot to discover.

The Foodie Scene in Three Oaks, Michigan, Mixes History and Fun

Drier's Meat Market and Journeyman Distillery are just the starting point to yummy fun.


3 Reason's Hawken School's New Building Makes School Cool

The $25.5 million Strin Hall offers a media center, community hubs & more.

Alexandra Albanese, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

The diplomat and rocket designer finds she is most relaxed while performing onstage.

Andrew McCaffrey, Western Reserve Academy

Cancer took his leg, but not his will to compete.

Bella Caruso, Gilmour Academy

The junior kick started a student-funded scholarship as a way to give back.

Graham Lane, University School

The researcher spends his summers in CWRU labs trying to cure cancer.

Isha Lele, Hathaway Brown School

The 2-time national debate qualifier can talk the talk, but really enjoys the journey.

Kevon Freeman, Lake Catholic High School

Look out: The school's first sophomore to win a state wrestling title spent the summer training.

Lessons Learned: Amy Myers, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School

The school’s media specialist wants the Learning Commons to be a collaboration space.

Lessons Learned: Eric Ling, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy

The economics and business teacher is also part of the indie-pop band By Light We Loom. Cool, right? You'd be surprised.

Lessons Learned: Lisa Damour, Laurel School

The Center for Research on Girls director enjoys the challenge of understanding teenagers.

Lessons Learned: Micah Kraus, Archbishop Hoban High School

The artist pushes students to discover how art impacts the community and their lives.

Lessons Learned: Teresa Lee Jenkins, Lake Ridge Academy

After 36 years of teaching, the lover of literature lives out her Shakespearean dream.

Melanie Ellingson, Elyria Catholic High School

The aspiring singer-songwriter found her voice at Nashville's Grammy Camp.

Montessori High School Makes University Circle its Classroom

Three reasons the Cleveland Botanical Garden makes a great learning environment.

Reagan Hardy, Magnificat High School

The lacrosse standout earned the Girl Scouts' highest honor for her sports bottle initiative.

Roberto Santiago, Holy Name High School

The Eagle Scout helps to create traditional Central American sawdust rugs for La Sagrada Familia Church during Holy Week.

Ryan Mullin, St. Ignatius High School

The senior class president helped spearhead the school’s effort to become fair trade certified.

Snehi Shah, Padua Franciscan High School

The aspiring doctor visited Peru to test the locals’ vision, hearing and overall health.

Te'John Chapman, Andrews Osborne Academy

The hoops standout is pure poetry on the court — and off.

What It Feels Like ... To Win CLETeenHack

How Beaumont's team learned a new language, overcame obstacles and won $2,500.

What It Fees Like ... To Fight Human Trafficking

St. Joseph Academy junior Kiera Reilly used hotel soap as a way to help women at risk.

What It Fees Like ...To Produce a Documentary

A dozen St. Ed's students tell the inspiring story of the Beck Center's Razzle Dazzle program.