Exploring Hidden Cleveland

UPDATE: This post is from the 2010 Hidden Cleveland Tours.  For more information about the Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s current series, check their site out here. Although living in Cleveland the last couple of years has helped me get a decent grasp on what the city has to offer, my awareness of just…

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Cleveland Sketch Crawl: Discovering and Drawing the Carnegie West Library

   When I was in high school, I spent a sizable chunk of my time buried in a sketch book. I fashioned a makeshift studio out of a corner of my bedroom with an easel and supply cabinet. And instead of posters of musicians or actors, I decorated most of my spaces with prints by my favorite…

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The British Have Arrived at The Pub

   If you consider yourself a fan of Epicurean pursuits, Cleveland is home to an almost endless array of restaurants and bars that could whet any appetite.      With some restaurants, though, it’s not just the culinary fare, but also the environment that makes a dining experience memorable.  The Pub in Rocky River is the perfect example…

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Cleveland Fish Frys: They're De-Lent-cious!

During Lent, Cleveland seems to transform into ‘The Land of a Thousand Fish Frys.’ Everywhere I turn there’s either a church or a restaurant offering some sort of Fish Fry or Lenten menu. From pierogies and potato pancakes to coleslaw and macaroni and cheese, my mouth is usually left watering from the options. And then of course, there are the fish. Fresh perch and walleye lightly breaded or battered are the most common options. And no matter how you like it – plain or seasoned with a bit of lemon, tartar sauce or malt vinegar, you can’t really go wrong.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  It was beautiful, sunny and warmish outside today so I walked down to Superior Ave. on my lunchbreak to check out Cleveland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  It started at 1pm and went to 4pm, so I only got to catch a few glimpses of it. But for the short time I was down there, it…

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Maple Sugaring at the Cleveland Metroparks

       The Cleveland Metroparks – nicknamed the ‘Emerald Necklace’ of Cleveland – are a system of beautiful nature preserves throughout the region.  In addition to giving Clevelanders access to scenic walking, bicycle and horse trails, golf courses, picnic areas and fishing holes, the parks also host numerous events throughout the year for nature education.      …

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