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The Best Things We Ate in Cleveland in 2019 | Flavor | Cleveland

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Spring Pea Toast at Michael’s Genuine There was no better expression of the season than the spring pea toast dished up at Michael’s Genuine. Atop a shingle of hearty toast sat light-as-air layers of minty mashed peas and fluffy burrata. Strategically placed slivers of radish bring crunch to every bite,...
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The 2019 Year in Review for Cleveland Dining | Flavor | Cleveland

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As 2019 winds to a close, it’s time for our annual year-end accounting of gains, losses and futures in the local restaurant scene. In the win column are high-profile spots from notable chefs Doug Katz, Jonathon Sawyer and Michael Schwartz, who have opened Zhug, Sawyer’s and Michael’s Genuine, respectively. Those...
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Cleveland Native Emily Hackett, One of CMT’s ‘Next Women in Country,’ Comes to the Beachland Next Weekend

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click to enlarge A Cleveland native who grew up listening to classic rock, country singer-guitarist Emily Hackett originally thought she’d play the flute. Inspired by Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson, she even took lessons. Then, she came to her senses. After all, Tull’s eccentric Anderson isn’t easy to emulate. “Flute was...
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Newburgh Heights to Implement 32-Hour Work Week for All City Employees

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Tuesday, at Newburgh Heights’ village council meeting, Mayor Trevor Elkins introduced his latest piece of progressive legislation: a bill to reduce the standard work week from 40 hours to 32 hours for all full-time city employees. The bill was unanimously passed and is now official policy in the small, blue-collar suburb...
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Downtown Residents Association Knew the City Would Approve Dan Gilbert’s Bad Pedestrian Bridge, They Just Wish the City Had Listened to Their Concerns First

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Mayor Frank Jackson put the final stamp of approval on JACK Casino’s proposed pedestrian bridge today, the second time the company will directly connect parking lots to buildings it owns as to minimize the inconvenience of folks having to face other people, some of whom may not be white, while...
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Inaugural Taste of Black Cleveland Restaurant Week Kicks Off on Monday

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click to enlarge Cleveland will next Monday join other cities that feature and focus on black-owned restaurants during a designated week — much like independent restaurants are celebrated as a whole during restaurant week. Following a mission to “create an opportunity to bring awareness to local black owned restaurants throughout...
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Saucisson and Terrestrial Brewing to Host 6th Annual Carnivore Christmas at the Nash

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Billed as a “meatacular six-course beer dinner,” Carnivore Christmas is an annual feast hosted by the Lady Butchers, aka Penny Barend and Melissa Khoury of Saucisson (5324 Fleet Ave., 216-303-9067). These festive dinners feature plenty of meat, plenty of beer, and equal parts good cheer. This year’s bash will be...
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Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. to Acquire Middletown’s AK Steel in Billion Dollar Merger

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click to enlarge AK Steel, one of Southwest Ohio’s largest employers, will likely be acquired by a Cleveland company known for ore production, officials with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. announced today. Cleveland Cliffs, the nation’s largest producer of iron ore pellets, is seeking to acquire the local company in a deal believed...
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Indie Rockers Common Holly, Who Play the Beachland on Tuesday, Take a Look Outward on Their New Album

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click to enlarge Courtesy of Riot Act Media Given that singer-songwriter Brigitte Naggar, who records under the Common Holly moniker, was born in New York but grew up in Montreal, it makes sense that she initially gravitated toward Canadian artists. “I listened to a fair amount of singer-songwriter stuff,” she...
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Maroon 5 to Perform at Blossom in June

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Maroon 5 to Perform at Blossom in June Posted By Jeff Niesel on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 9:22 AM Earlier today, the Grammy-winning multiplatinum rock/pop band Maroon 5 announced dates for an upcoming 2020 U.S. tour. The announcement follows the debut of the band’s most...
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Singer-Guitarist Bob Mould Plays the Kent Stage for the First Time Ever in March

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Singer-Guitarist Bob Mould Plays the Kent Stage for the First Time Ever in March Posted By Jeff Niesel on Wed, Dec 4, 2019 at 7:59 AM click to enlarge Courtesy of the Kent Stage During the course of his decades long career, veteran singer-guitarist Bob Mould...
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Great Lakes Theater’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Glistens With Holiday Cheer | Theater | Cleveland

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As holiday traditions grow scarcer and scarcer, it’s nice to know that one has stayed constant. For 31 years, Great Lakes Theater has been proud to present A Christmas Carol to folks looking for that nostalgic Christmas feel from the beloved Charles Dickens novel, adapted for the stage by Gerald...
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Akron’s Steve Arrington on 30 Years of Advocacy for Men With HIV | Features | Cleveland

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click to enlarge Photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti The year is 1977. Steve Arrington is 25 years old when he walks into his first gay club, Hide & Seek, in Colorado Springs. The music is crisp and everything is chrome: the tables, the bar, the chairs. Red, purple and green strobe...
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‘Dark Waters’ is One of the Year’s Best Films | Film Features | Cleveland

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Perhaps it’s the familiar tones: the serious subject matter, the wintry color palette, the central conflict adapted from an astounding piece of journalism. Or perhaps it’s Mark Ruffalo, himself. But whatever the reason, Dark Waters, the new drama from director Todd Haynes about a corporate defense attorney who takes on...
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It’s Hard to Look Away From the Unblinking Honesty of ‘Honey Boy’ | Film Features | Cleveland

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The mercurial former child star Shia LaBeouf (Even Steven, Transformers), who wrote what became the script for Honey Boy while in rehab, has dealt with no shortage of negative publicity. Prone to vile outbursts and drunken misbehavior, LaBeouf was for many years a cautionary tale about peaking in Hollywood too...
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The Crispy Chick Turns Out Dynamite Tenders and Positive Role Models in Central | Dining Lead | Cleveland

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In the acclaimed 2012 documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, sushi chef Jiro Ono reflected on how he became one of the best in the world: Over time, he pared away appetizers and other distractions from his true love — sushi. His philosophy and methods embody the tenets of Japanese cooking:...
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Band of the Week: Public Squares | Band of the Week | Cleveland

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MEET THE BAND: Thuck Apton (via human vessel Brandon M. Abate, drums, vocals), Regulus Nine (via human vessel Steven Manko, bass), Dr. Rex Reezin (via human vessel Bill Kowalcic, guitar, additional vocals) NO REAL PLAN IN MIND: From Up There, the latest album from this local act, serves as the...
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Savage Love: Some Quickies

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My ex-girlfriend, who I dated for nine months, called me two months after we broke up and accused me of giving her HPV. She was going on, telling me how I needed to tell any future person I had sex with that I have HPV.… Source link: Click here for...
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Everclear’s Art Alexakis Plays the Grog Shop on Thursday in Support of His First Solo Album

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Courtesy of Big Picture Media When he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2016, Everclear singer Art Alexakis had a rather unusual reaction to the news. “I know this sounds weird but finding out that you have a debilitating disease for me was something that made me very grateful for...
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The Cleveland Orchestra Rules Them All, Bringing ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ to Blossom Next Summer

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click to enlarge Magical Blossom announcements just keep coming. Not only is the Cleveland Orchestra playing the score along with a viewing of the second Harry Potter film, the organization has announced it’s doing the same for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring come summer 2020...

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