Twilight at the Zoo: Why It's a Cleveland Summer Must-Do

The mayflies have come and gone and the July 4th holiday is here. In the Hicken house, this means it’s time to start making plans for the rest of summer. I don’t care what else I do between now and September — Twilight at the Zoo is my big must-do for…

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Intoxicating Pairings: Cleveland Beer Events for Those Who Like to Learn, Laugh or Draw

I’ve been on the road the past week, so this bit of blogkeeping is belated. Congratulations to Elizabeth P for winning 2 tickets to the Tri-C JazzFest! When I hear the phrase “beer pairings,” my thoughts – as yours probably do – immediately go to beer and food. From cheese…

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Giveaway: Win 2 Tickets to Cleveland's Tri-C JazzFest

In its heyday, PlayhouseSquare played host to crooners, jazz and big bands musicians like Bing Crosby and ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Now, as PlayhouseSquare’s revitalization hits a dazzling high, Cleveland’s own jazz festival, the Tri-C JazzFest has unveiled a new format celebrating the district. It’s the 35th anniversary of…

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Giveway: BBQ, Brews and Blues at Our Lady of the Wayside's Grapes and Ale

Nothing – not even an 8-days-and-counting sinus infection – could have stopped me from BBQing with Scott’s family this weekend. The weather was perfect (unbelievably so, after our winter), the grill was blazing with cheese brats and Dad Hicken’s BBQ-sauce-laced burgers, and Scott’s mom put together one of the best…

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Giveaway: Celebrate Twenty Years of Silver Spoon Awards

UPDATE: After removing one pingback and three retracted entries, and placing the remaining total in Random.org: Congratulations, entry 26 – Franklin Mayse, for winning this giveaway! Please reply to my email by the morning of 5/13 to confirm you can attend Silver Spoon. When it comes to Cleveland food events,…

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