Photos From Big Freedia, Da Land Brass Band and NameJai at Grog Shop

New Orleans bounce performer and Independent Week ambassador Big Freedia took to the stage at Grog Shop to close out the inaugural…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From Big Freedia, Da Land Brass Band and  NameJai at Grog Shop
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Everything We Saw at Rooms to Let 2022 in Slavic Village

Rooms to Let, the annual event that transforms abandoned buildings in the Slavic Village into art canvases has returned. Here's what we…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at Rooms to Let 2022 in Slavic Village
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27 Specialty Food Shops and Markets in Cleveland You Should Have Visited By Now

Real ones know the restaurant scene in Cleveland for its multitude of diverse culinary options. You can get great Ethiopian and Guatemalan,…

By Scene Staff

 Ferrara's Imported Foods 
5750 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Heights

 With a sizable population of Italian-Americans, it makes sense that Mayfield Heights would be home to one of the best Italian specialty markets in town. Their deli sandwiches are out of this world and their Italian import section highlights pastas, sauces, oils and much more straight from the old country.
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Photos From the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival's Parade of Sail

Every three years the Tall Ships Festival pulls into North Coast Harbor. The festivities kick off with a Parade of Sail during…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the Cleveland Tall Ships Festival's Parade of Sail
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The 24 Worst Places to Park Your Car in Cleveland

Honestly, just take RTA, ride a bike, walk or grab an Uber to all of these places because parking is just too…

By Scene Staff

Little Italy, day or night, remains one of the most stressful places to park in the city.
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All the Restaurants Participating in Cleveland Burger Week (July 11-17) and What They're Serving for $6

$6 BURGERS FROM CLEVELAND'S MOST DELICIOUS RESTAURANTS FROM JULY 11-17, 2022 Presenting Cleveland Burger Week. From gourmet blends to off-menu specialties and…

By Scene Staff

 All Saints Public House 
1261 West 76th St., Cleveland 

 All Saints Public House will be offering a 1/3 lb. steak burger, topped with fontina cheese, tomato balsamic bacon jam and chipotle aioli. Served on a fresh toasted brioche bun and a bed of wild arugula. $10 Brew Kettle Special available.
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Photos From FELOH's Crown Day Beauty Experience at Garden of Eden

For Everyone's Love of Hair & Beauty or FELOH, held a celebration in honor of the CROWN Act — the law that…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From FELOH's Crown Day Beauty Experience at Garden of Eden
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All the Cleveland Restaurants That Have Closed Since the Pandemic Began

Unfortunately, the last two-plus years has been a rough period for the restaurant industry. From social distancing and people not eating out…

By Brett Zelman

 Lola
2058 East Fourth St., Cleveland

Lola was the restaurant that started East Fourth as a dining destination. Michael Symon’s flagship restaurant shut down in November of 2020 after 24 years in business. Symon famously relocated Lola from Tremont to E. Fourth Street in 2006, doing for that neighborhood what he and his wife Liz did for Tremont, which is to say transform it into the epicenter of Cleveland dining and entertainment.
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20 Essential Cleveland Hot Dog Joints

Hot dogs!  We've got your hot dogs here! There are plenty of great spots to get a dog around Northeast Ohio summer…

By Brett Zelman

 Scooter’s Dawg House

 9600 Blackbrook Rd., Mentor 

 Scooter’s World Famous Dawg House has fed hungry Lake County beachgoers for over two decades. The seasonal shop is only open from the middle of March to the middle of September, but they manage to squeeze a full year of business into half a year's time. The top-selling Chicago Dawg is dragged through the garden and topped with mustard, tomato, dill pickle, relish, onion and celery salt.
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Everything We Saw at Wade Oval Wednesday in University Circle

The popular Wade Oval Wednesday series recently kicked off for the summer season. We stopped by to check out Carlos Jones &…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at Wade Oval Wednesday in University Circle
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Odell Beckham Jr. Sells His Cleveland Mansion, Originally Listed for $3.3 Million

Odell Beckham Jr., who forced his way out of Cleveland last year and won a Super Bowl with the Rams, didn't have…

By Scene Staff

Odell Beckham Jr. Sells His Cleveland Mansion, Originally Listed for $3.3 Million
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Photos From UMI and Dianna Lopez at House of Blues

UMI's Forest in the City tour made its way to the Forest City in House of Blues Cleveland's Cambridge Room. The show…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From UMI and Dianna Lopez at House of Blues
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Everything We Saw at Solstice 2022 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

After a few years away due to the pandemic, the Cleveland Museum of Art's Solstice party returned to its splendor with a…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at Solstice 2022 at the Cleveland Museum of Art
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Everything We Saw at Larchmere Porchfest 2022

After a couple years off, the  music festival that turns front yards and porches into stages — Larchmere Porchfest has returned. Here's…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at Larchmere Porchfest 2022
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Everything We Saw at the 2022 Tri-C JazzFest

The Tri-C JazzFest is a three-day celebration of music. Following opening night, the festivities moved to the Playhouse Square district for a…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at the 2022 Tri-C JazzFest
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25 Specialty Shops In Cleveland You Should Have Visited By Now

Cleveland boasts a plethora of awesome shops for whatever you're into. Witchcraft? Got you covered. Vintage toys? Of course. Rocks? Sure thing.…

By Brett Zelman

Stump 
    3398 Tuttle Rd., Shaker Heights
    
     Looking for a unique houseplant that comes in a planter that is as fancy as the plant itself? Stump at the Van Aken District is what you’re looking for. This curated plant shop is one of the best around.
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The 25 Most Popular Restaurants in Cleveland Right Now, According To Yelp Rankings

According to Yelp, these are the 25 most popular restaurants in Cleveland right now. From Thai and fried chicken to sandwich shops…

By Brett Zelman

Bangkok Thai
5359 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst 

 “This is my favorite Thai place out of all the cities I've been to in the US. I have had some great Thai in California and other places on the West Coast, but this place could definitely throw its hat into the ring to compare to the competition. The traditional pad thai and pad paradise are amazing. Also recommend the tofu triangles. I wish they had a west side location as I have made the drive to mayfield from the west side just to get take out from here, which sometimes is about an hour for the full trip. It is definitely worth it though. Their food is amazing,” Charlotte G. on Yelp
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Photos From 2022 Tri-C JazzFest's Opening Night Concert Featuring Anthony Hamilton

The 2022 Tri-C JazzFest kicked off with a concert from R&B singer and producer Anthony Hamilton at Public Hall. The festivities continue…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From 2022 Tri-C JazzFest's Opening Night Concert Featuring Anthony Hamilton
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On The Market For $6.9 Million, This Hunting Valley Home Is The Second Most Expensive Ohio Home For Sale Right Now

Hunting Valley is known for being one of the most expensive communities not only in the state but in the country. This…

By Brett Zelman

On The Market For $6.9 Million, This Hunting Valley Home Is The Second Most Expensive Ohio Home For Sale Right Now
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Kings Island's Top 25 Rides, Ranked

We at Scene love Kings Island in Cincinnati, but we also know that some of the amusement park's rides and attractions are…

By Scene Staff

 3. Orion 
 Although fans were disappointed that the ride wasn’t a Fury 325 or Millennium Force killer, Orion has speed, height and airtime worthy of the giga coaster name.
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Everything We Saw at the 2022 Coventry Village Juneteenth Celebration

The Coventry Village Juneteenth Celebration in Cleveland Heights returned for its third year and featured a plethora of art, activities, music and…

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at the 2022 Coventry Village Juneteenth Celebration
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Everything We Saw at the 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Fest in Downtown Cleveland

Now in its second year, the Metrohealth Freedom Fest celebrates Juneteenth with performances, activities, vendors and more. Here's what we saw. 

By Emanuel Wallace

Everything We Saw at the 2022 Freedom Fest on Mall B
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21 Lies Every Clevelander Has Told Themselves

We all tell ourselves some lies from time to time, especially about the city that we live in. There are the lies…

By Scene Staff

"Giant Eagle is a quality grocery store"
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32 Cleveland Restaurants With Ridiculously Scenic Views

A room, or patio, with a view? Nothing beats it. Whether it's riverfront, lakefront, or boasting choice views of the downtown skyline,…

By Scene Staff

Lindey's Lake House (Flats East Bank location)
    1146 Old River Rd., Cleveland
    
     It’s only natural that a restaurant meant to replicate a cozy beachside escape should showcase its breezy riverside views. Feel free to take it all in with some tacos and a margarita.
    
    Photo via mandy.steve/Instagram
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31 Cool Things to Do Around Cleveland When It's Hot AF

Now that it's finally hot in Cleveland, there's bound to be a few days when you just have to cool down. Go…

By Scene Staff

Swim at a Public Pool



 For those of us not lucky enough to have a friend with a pool, the region’s public swimming offerings are the next best thing. There are, of course, Cleveland’s public pools, but with erratic openings based on temperatures and staffing, they are hardly worth counting on. Luckily, you can snag a guest day pass in many suburbs where the water is warm and the beach chairs bountiful: Dragga Pool in Mayfield Heights will run you $10 as a non-resident, Walter’s Grove in Parma will cost you just $6, Parma Heights’ primo pool awaits for $8, Foster and Becks Pools in Lakewood will let you in for $5.50, and Beachwood’s absolutely stunning outdoor aquatic center will refresh and entertain you for $10.
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Photos From the 2022 Taste of Lakewood Festival

The annual festival that showcases the restaurants in Lakewood once again took over Madison Park. Here's what we saw. 

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the 2022 Taste of Lakewood Festival
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Photos From the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland's "Game On" Benefit

For its annual benefit, The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland transformed its galleries and classrooms into game spaces for artist-designed or influenced…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland's "Game On" Benefit
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41 Essential Suburban Cleveland Restaurants to Add to Your Dining Calendar

The city proper may have some the best restaurants overall but the suburbs aren't far behind. In fact, in the suburbs of…

By Brett Zelman

 Thyme X Table
 583 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village

 In Bay Village, Thyme Table, which opened in 2019, has quickly established itself as one of the best restaurants in the near Western suburbs. Chef-owner Michael Smith  captured the curiosity and support of the community with his spiffed-up tavern concept, where the menu is approachable at nearly every turn. Thyme Table is the opposite of a special-occasion restaurant, but that doesn't mean there is nothing special about the place.
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22 Cleveland Drag Kings and Queens To Follow On Instagram

Cleveland has a rich and vibrant drag community, with events all over town. We put together a list of the best drag…

By Scene Staff

Anhedonia Delight, @Anhedonia Delight
Femme Fatale of Filth
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30 Commandments of Living in Cleveland

The basic tenets of life in Cleveland can be boiled down to some agreed-upon rules that govern those who are from or…

By Brett Zelman

You will learn to love living in the Butthole of America
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