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September 2020

Featured Articles

Shop Local: 30 Cleveland Stores We Love

There's treasure to be found among the racks of Cleveland's local shops and boutiques. Whether you're searching for an easy-care plant or a gift to brighten a loved one's day, these 30 spots are open and ready to help you find whatever you need, want or desire. 

Food + Drink

3 Ways To Bring Oktoberfest Home

Follow these tips from Hansa Brewery owner Boris Music.

A Clevelander's Guide To Cooking Ribs

Whether you smoke 'em, grill 'em or oven-bake 'em, the experts from Sauce the City, Saucisson and more help you turn your rib game up a notch.

Circle Food Tours Lets You Cook With The East Side's Best

University Circle Inc. launched the educational digital semimonthly cooking lesson series in July.

Five Cleveland Spots Where Guac Is Extra (Delicious)

Momocho, Bomba Taco & Bar, Barrio, Crave Cantina and other spots put interesting spins on mashed avocado.

Go Buddha's Build-Your-Own Bowls Are Healthy And Delicious

These colorful creations from the Rocky River spot combine 28 healthy ingredients and 13 sauces.

Mojo World Eats & Drink Revives A Small Plate Culture

The reinvigorated restaurant in Cleveland Heights has more than 20 small plates to choose from.

Yours Truly Shakes Up Its Structure

The local chain is transitioning to a kitchen and bar concept, similar to its downtown location.

In the CLE

121 Larchmere Represents New Investment In The East Side

The four-story apartment building will bring new residents to the eclectic neighborhood.

1947: Behind The NFL's Lou Groza Rule

This kicking technique used by Lou "The Toe" Groza and Otto Graham was so affective it was outlawed — but that's not the only way the Cleveland Browns legends shaped football history.

3 Studios To Hit Up For National Yoga Month

Celebrate National Yoga Month this month by stretching out the stress at one of these three studios. 

A Cleveland Poll Worker Shares Why Voting Is So Important

Lisa Cech, the president of the League of Women Voters, gives us her take on the democratic process.

Down Ballot: Filling You In On Three Local Races

With all eyes on the presidential election, don't forget about these local contests that could shape Northeast Ohio.

Editor's Note: Why It's More Important Than Ever To Shop Local

Editor Kim Schneider is thinking twice about where she's spending her money this month.

Get Inspired By This Browns-Themed Football Palace

Since he might not be using his season tickets this year, Cleveland Browns fan Luke Rowan outfitted his basement in brown and orange.

How To Make Sure You're Registered To Vote In Cleveland

From making sure you're registering before Oct. 5 to local races to watch, here's how Clevelanders can handle the 2020 election like a pro.

How To Practice Pandemic Safety In The 2020 Election

Shantiel Soeder, deputy director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, explains the safety precautions that will be in place for the 2020 election.

Is The Consent Decree Enough?

The Cleveland Police Department is entering its sixth year of federal oversight. The cracks are starting to show.

My Wedding Hoax

The rings might have been fake, but this couple's love is as enduring as gold.

Rocco Whalen's Go-To Sunday Spices

From chicken wings to cocktails, the Fahrenheit chef's taste buds don't get a day of rest when football Sunday rolls around.

Three Big Browns Questions

From Baker Mayfield to the offensive line, we dissect the biggest storylines surrounding Cleveland's brown and orange team this season.

Umbrella Alley Brightens The Sky Over Louisville

The colorful art installation designed by local architect David Yeagley draws visitors to an underutilized area near Canton.


Celebrate National One-Hit Wonder Day With These Jams

Nwaka Onwusa, vice president and chief curator at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, shares some of her favorite one-hit wonders.

Holden Arboretum's "Stickwork" Is A Natural Beauty

Patrick Dougherty, whose new exhibit opens Aug. 29, creates intricate sculptures inspired by nature and primitive building techniques.

Rachel Cargle Opens An Online Bookstore For Marginalized Voices

With plans to open a brick-and-mortar bookstore, Cargle is getting a headstart with a curated online collection for sale.

At Home

3 Things To Know Before Buying New Windows

Integrity Windows & Doors' Tim Folger shares a few tips on what to know before the big investment.

Follow This Insta Account To Bring Some Life To Your Home

Shawn Outley's use of house plants, fun colors and patterns show how you can inject some personality into your space.

Stoke Your Backyard Fire Pit With These Hot Tips

Heat up your late summer and fall nights with advice from Bob Scott, owner Heat Exchange Hearth & Patio Shoppe.

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel's Updates Keep It Homey And Safe

The $1 million facelift includes new paint, refinished furniture and pandemic safety measures such as removing touchpoints in rooms.

Window Pros Break Down Six Styles

Window Nation's Harley Magden and Tim Folger from Integrity Windows & Doors fill us in on what works where.


Shop Local: 30 Cleveland Stores We Love

There's treasure to be found among the racks of Cleveland's local shops and boutiques. Whether you're searching for an easy-care plant or a gift to brighten a loved one's day, these 30 spots are open and ready to help you find whatever you need, want or desire. 

Shop Local: Abby & Jay's Boutique Customizes A Collection Of Breezy, Easygoing Pieces

The Parma boutique is filled with items inspired by owner Abigail Kennedy's travels.

Shop Local: Achilles Running Shop Helps You Step Up Your Game

The Cleveland Heights store knows the first step to starting a jogging routine is finding the right sneaker for you.

Shop Local: All Brides Beautiful Stocks Hard-To-Find Brands

The Hudson shop gives brides freedom to browse through their inventory and offers on-site alterations.

Shop Local: Amy's Shoes & Apparel Puts Its Trendiest Foot Forward

The Rocky River location expertly walks the line of comfy-yet-fashionable shoes for all ages.

Shop Local: Antiquation's Reclaimed Wood Pieces Complete Your Home

Come to the Medina shop for unique, handcrafted items such as bookends and knickknacks.

Shop Local: Around The Table Yarns Build Community Through Knitting

The Shaker Heights store encourages customers gather around its table to work on projects together.

Shop Local: Babycakes Children's Boutique Makes It Easy To Spoil Your Little Ones

The Rocky River boutique is stocked with comfy and safe gifts, clothes and accessories for children and infants.

Shop Local: Blanc Boutique Is Full Of Stylish, Functional Finds

Owner Anaija Scott's love for fashion (with some help from her trendsetting mother) comes through in her Cleveland Heights shop.

Shop Local: Brittany's Record Shop Spins Diverse Music

The Slavic Village spot celebrates Black culture by focusing on reggae, hip-hop, jazz and more.

Shop Local: Chestnut Hill Home Can Help Refresh Your Home

Update your WFH space with this Chagrin Falls store's on-point accessories or design services.

Shop Local: Chilly Kicks Is Paradise For Sneaker Lovers

Owner Mo Darowich talks about his kick game, running a small business and knowing what sells (pro tip: Air Jordans) in his Lakewood shop.

Shop Local: CLE Clothing Co. Champions Our City

The T-shirt company’s East Fourth Street location goes beyond sports gear to amp up the home of rock and roll.

Shop Local: Emily Roggenburk Shop Captures Our Mood

Find the shop at Crocker Park where her "Cleveland AF" and "The Land" apparel shines.

Shop Local: Fetch & Co. Flatters All Shapes And Sizes

The Lakewood boutique's body-positive message can be seen in its clothing, which range from XS to 3X.

Shop Local: Find Kitchen Gadgets At The Cookery

After you take a cooking class at The Western Reserve School Of Cooking, the Hudson store has everything you need to recreate your recipes at home.

Shop Local: Five Shopping Destinations We Love

From downtown Medina to Rocky River, these shopping districts have the local boutiques and shops that keep us coming back for more.

Shop Local: Haven Offers Its Customers Timeless Options

The Chagrin Falls store provides personal styling from brands owner Cori Imbrigiotta knows and loves.

Shop Local: Hope Soap's All-Natural Line Gives Back

Owner Nathan Walden talks about starting a skin care line, finding the right location and interacting with customers.

Shop Local: J3 Clothing Co. Makes Men's Clothing Shopping Fun

For the guy who wants to just hang out, this Moreland Hills store has it all — plus classic brands such as Corneliani and Canali.

Shop Local: Laura Of Pembroke Has The Home And Wardrobe Pieces You Love

The Pinecrest store is a one-stop shop full of trendy clothes, accessories, home decor and furniture.

Shop Local: Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry Knows What You Want To Read

The Coventry bookshop is a haven for touring authors, local book clubs, poets and artists.

Shop Local: Nature's Oasis Fills Your Pantry With Healthy Foods

The Van Aken District location also focuses on carrying locally made items from places like Hartzler's Family Dairy.

Shop Local: Oceanne Jewelry Crafts Delicate French-Inspired Jewelry

Owner Anne Harrill discusses learning the art of jewelry making, writing a business plan and opening a brick-and-mortar space in Gordon Square.

Shop Local: Oh Pink! Party Shop Brings The Festive Vibes

Owner Catherine Blubaugh shares why she loves throwing parties, how she pivoted during COVID-19 and the challenges of owning her Ohio City small business.

Shop Local: Our Favorite Things Boutique Focuses On Fair Trade

Owner Lisa McGuthry stocks her Larchmere boutique with items she tried and loved.

Shop Local: Rook Modern Curates Vintage Finds For The Discerning

Find a trove of vintage modern furniture and decor tucked inside this Tremont storefront.

Shop Local: Small Screen Designs Pays Tribute To Little Italy With Fun Gifts

The Little Italy shops boasts sleek, modern takes on glasses, notecards and more.

Shop Local: Urban Planting Cleveland Is Rooted In Easy Care

Owner Elio Calabrese fills his Cleveland shop with plants such as succulents, cactuses and dracaenas that will add life to any home.

Shop Local: Yellowcake Shop Takes An Artisan Approach To Stylish Women's Clothing

Former Project Runway alum Valerie Mayen handcrafts functional pieces at her Gordon Square workshop and showroom.

Stephanie Lee Paynter's Wearable Art Celebrates Individuality

The artist behind Cleveland's Silver and Brass Jewelry discusses her inspiration, process and some notable pieces.

Travel & Outdoors

A Clevelander's Guide To Pumpkin Picking

First stop: Mapleside Farms, Pickering Hills Farms and Sirna's Farms. Plus, Anna in the Raw chef Anna Harouvis gives us a recipe to take our pumpkin seeds up a notch.

Fall Fun Guide 2020: What To Eat, Do And See This Autumn In Cleveland

These recipe tips, leaf-peeping locations and other reads will have you fully embracing fall in Northeast Ohio this season.


Discover The Top Dentists In Northeast Ohio

Brighten your smile with our guide to more than 330 best dentists and specialists in Northeast Ohio.