Reddstone Cleveland – Another Highlight of the Detroit Shoreway

Whenever I walk into Reddstone, I always feel like I’m stopping by a party at a neighbor’s house.  Of course, that neighbor lives 30 minutes from my house and Reddstone is actually a snazzy restaurant-bar located in the Gordon Square Arts District.  But, it’s that feeling of being able to comfortably hang out with…

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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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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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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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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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