Giveaway: A Night of Wine, Food and Chocolate at Locavore

I think it’s safe to say most (if not all) of us love eating local. There’s something about a meal prepared with fresh, local, high-quality ingredients that just tastes better. For all of you local culinary lovers who missed last week’s Taste of the Browns giveaway, today’s giveaway features another great…

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PlayhouseSquare Partners / Dine Around at Crop Bistro

I’m often looking for ways to get involved in an event beyond the basic experience. For me,  I find that doing instead of attending has always led to a more enriching and enjoyable experience. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy the Cleveland Sketch Crawl. It allows me to get…

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The Happy Dog and DJ Kishka's Polka Happy Hour — finally!

I’ve wanted to write a blog post about The Happy Dog ever since I started blogging about Cleveland in March. Located at 5801 Detroit Ave. In the revived Gordon Square Arts District, this corner bar is quintessential Cleveland and one of my top three places to take people new to the city. With an excellent…

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Labor Day in Cleveland – 3 Days of Festivals, Food and Fun

With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of summer. Even though the Fall Equinox is weeks away and there seems to be no end in sight to the stifling heat, Clevelanders who want to grasp that last bit of summer have a huge variety of festivals, parties, and other events to choose from this…

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Open Air in Market Square Summer Series Ends This Saturday

This month’s Cleveland Sketch Crawl gathered in Ohio City for the Open Air in Market Square summer series.  As usual, it was another great opportunity to sketch the city’s limitless assortment of interesting architecture and people.  Regardless of whether you come armed with a sketchbook or just want to do some shopping…

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Downtown tomorrow? Get Dim and Den Sum.

  If you’re hungry and downtown tomorrow, keep your eyes peeled for a truck with a crazy-looking octopus on the side. Dim and Den Sum will be stopping by WCPN 90.3 IdeaStream to serve up lunch.    Dim and Den Sum is Cleveland’s first gourmet food truck and offers a delicious walk-up meal for under $10.  Chefs…

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If a LeBron Plays in the Q, and No One is There to Watch It …

    … Does it Make a Sound?             What boggled my mind the most about last Thursday’s ‘LeBron Show’ was how many people tuned in.   Nearly 10 million U.S. viewers watched what has been considered a low point for journalism and pro sports.  Although the majority of those who watched it were annoyed, we still contributed…

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Cedar Point: Summer on the Roller Coast

Although summer officially begins in late June, the season seems to start weeks and even months before the solstice. For some, summer starts the first time they dine on the patio of their favorite restaurant; for others, it’s when the neighborhood pool opens or they break out the grill for a barbeque.…

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A Weekend Trifecta of CLE Arts, Eats and Roller Derby

  … A look back at last weekend’s Parade the Circle, BRRG and Chef Jam 2010 …     One of my goals when I started this blog was to highlight a variety of the places and events that can be found in Cleveland.  And I hope that I’ve made some progress in…

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Rare Birds, Polka Happy Hour and Hot Dogs This Friday

  Although I’m looking forward to going on vacation, I’m disappointed that I’ll not only miss Saturday’s Sketch Crawl, but also the DJ Kishka Polka Happy Hour AND Rare Birds shows this Friday at The Happy Dog.     The Happy Dog is worth a future blog post all its own for…

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