Photos From the 2022 Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off

The weather was a little tricky but thousands of rib lovers still made their way out to the first day of the…

By Emanuel Wallace

Photos From the 2022 Downtown Willoughby Rib Burn Off
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20 Fast Food Chains Not in Cleveland That Should Be

Cleveland finally got a Raising Cane's a few years back and there's actually now nine locations in Northeast Ohio. And now, with…

By Scene Staff

In-N-Out Burger - In 1948, the first In-N-Out Burger was founded by Harry and Esther Snyder in Baldwin Park, California. There are currently 358.
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20 Holiday Things Everyone Should Do at Least Once in Cleveland

Your Facebook page is probably inundated with event reminders and invitations, and your family has probably already booked you for a Christmas…

By Scene Staff

 Wild Winter Lights at the Zoo
     From now until December 23rd, the Zoo is transformed into an awesome holiday light display where you can walk or drive through and see over one million individual lights. There’s also a 50-foot tall tree, carousel rides, costume characters, model train displays, ice carvers, live music and much more. 
    
    Photo via Cleveland Metroparks/Facebook
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38 Essential Cleveland Pizza Joints for All Your Takeout and Delivery Needs

We all love a good slice of pie. And lucky for us, there a ton of options in Cleveland. Whether it's traditional…

By Scene Staff

 Spuddy Rich Pizza at Corner Spot 
    2592 West 14th St., Cleveland
    
     If there’s a bright side to 2020, it was the rise of quirky, nonconventional startups that aim to disrupt the status quo if only to survive these atypical times. One such arrival is Corner Spot, a ghost pizzeria that operates in a church and accepts new customers through Instagram. These thick, rectangular pies are designed from the dough up for the delivery (here, pick-up) age. They are fully baked, but not hot, requiring a few minutes in a hot oven to achieve their intended outcome, namely sharp edges, singed-cheese corners and crusty bottoms. The subtly flavored Spuddy Rich is layered with thin-sliced potatoes, sweet melted onions, garlic confit and rosemary cream.
    
    Photo by Doug Trattner
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25 Cleveland-Area Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches to Get You in the Fall Mood

Here's our list of corn mazes, hay rides and even some pumpkin picking opportunities for you to tackle over the next few…

By Scene Staff

 Sirna’s Farm Fall Festival
    19009 Ravenna Rd., Chagrin Falls, (440) 834-0696
     Fall harvest activities include hayrides, corn maze, face painting, farm animals, oxen team demonstrations, antique tractors display, and more. Open Oct. 3-4, 10-11 from noon-5 p.m.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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28 Under the Radar Restaurants You Should Try in Cleveland

Sick of going to that same old neighborhood restaurant or your favorite spot to drive to? Same here. These spots are a…

By Scene Staff

 ‘Stino da Napoli
    19070 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River
    
     "Delicate," "precise," and "beautifully balanced" are just a few of the terms that spring to mind when we recall the preparations at this little gem of an Italian restaurant. While nearly every dish is as close to perfection as any kitchen is likely to come, the ephemeral gnocchi, the fork-tender veal, and the homemade desserts are so exactly right, they nearly make us weep.
    
    Photo via Stino Da Napoli/Facebook
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The Best Food and Drink Festivals Coming to Cleveland This Spring

Mother nature may not know it, but spring has arrived. So we've put together a list of upcoming food and drink festivals…

By Scene Staff

Main Street Kent Art and Wine Festival
    June 1, noon to 9 p.m.
    Main Street, Kent
    
     This festival has some of the best art for sale around Northeast Ohio. There’ll be wine from featured local wineries like CLE Urban Winery, Western Reserve Meadery, Gervasi Vineyard and more. There’s also live music and local food. Admission is free.
    
    Photo via Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival/Facebook
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24 Hard-to-Get Cleveland Restaurant Tables That Are Totally Worth It

Cleveland’s restaurant scene may not be as jam-packed with competitive favorites as New York or Los Angeles, but we do have plenty…

By Scene Staff

Zaytoon Lebanese Kitchen
    1150 Huron Rd., 216-795-5000
    
    Zaytoon is located downtown near Playhouse Square, so it's a great spot to show up early at on the night you’re also going to a performance (as they don't take reservations). This Lebanese eatery has great cuisine that’s hard to find elsewhere; be sure to check out their spinach pie.   
    
    Photo from Scene archives
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19 Cleveland Food Influencers You Should Be Following on Instagram

If you're anything like us, the majority of your time is devoted to one of two activities: scrolling through social media and…

By Scene Staff

Shawna @Shawnab_fromcle
    
    This Cleveland native posts about all things food, but also includes stunning photos of her travels and what she gets up to on a regular day. 
    
    Photo via shawnab_fromcle/Instagram
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19 Indian Restaurants in Cleveland You Should Have Tried By Now

Cleveland has a rich history of diverse restaurants, so sometimes its excellent Indian food options get lost in the current. Many of…

By Scene Staff

Tandul 
    2505 Professor Ave., 216-860-4530
    
    Tremont’s first Indian restaurant and bar, this hip establishment caters to a wide demographic. They have extensive lunch and dinner menus, but be sure to check out their drinks list, which includes some killer mango-based cocktails.   
    
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace
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27 Cleveland Restaurants That Have Been Featured on the Food Network

When the Food Network puts your restaurant or dish on a show, you know it's a big deal. And if your restaurant…

By Scene Staff

 Parkview Nite Club
    1261 West 58th St., Cleveland
    
     Recent changes in the kitchen at Parkview Nite Club are just the latest chapter in the quest to offer guests quality fare at neighborly prices. Their smoked salmon BLT was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
    
    Photo via @JMPIsAwesome/Instagram
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Hot New Cleveland Restaurants You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet

There are dozens of worthwhile Cleveland restaurants that have debuted this year, and now, since it's August, we're here to let you…

By Scene Staff

 Shake Shack
    311 Park Ave., Suite 121, Orange Village | (440) 600-8689
    
     Shake Shack finally made its way to Ohio with its first location in Pinecrest -- let’s hope for many more.
    
    Photo courtesy of Shake Shack
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Cleveland's Most Over-the-Top Restaurants You Should Visit at Least Once

It's now possible to spend more than $150 at the movies or for a night out bowling in Cleveland, which got us…

By Scene Staff

Mike’s Place
    4447, 1700 S Water St., Kent
    
     Mike’s Place is a family restaurant that has been around since the summer of 1987. What makes it over the top? Being able to eat inside of a bus, and not to mention the airplane stationed right outside the restaurant. The whole road trip decor with ubiquitous license plates makes this family restaurant stand out from the rest. 
    
    Photo via Rickeubanks1212/Instagram
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20 Cleveland Spots with Better Pizza Than Papa John's

In case you're looking to steer away from Papa John's in light of recent news, the Cleveland area has so many other…

By Scene Staff

 Noce
    125 Main St., Chardon, 440-279-0303
    
     What started off as a mom-and-pop pizza shop out in Chardon has expanded into two locations, with the original full-service restaurant, plus to-go spots in Beachwood. The New York style slices boast some of the best ingredients and quality of any pizza around.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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20 Cheap Places to Score Late Night Bites in Cleveland

If you’re craving some of your favorite foods well after midnight on a Tuesday, don’t worry, a surprisingly large number of Cleveland…

By Scene Staff

 TownHall
    1909 W. 25th St., (216) 344-9400
    
     This Kardashian-approved spot is open until 2:30 a.m. and offers some rather interesting choices on its late night menu. Have fun with the prosciutto wrapped dates.
    
    Photo via rachelfoods/Instagram
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9 Places in Cleveland to Watch the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers haven't always had the easiest time taking on the Golden State Warriors in the past four years, but here are…

By Scene Staff

Cavaliers vs. New York Knicks
    
    Mon, Jan. 20
    Photo by Emanuel Wallace
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Here's Where to Find the Best French Fries in Cleveland

Who doesn't love a good french fry? Well, these 20 Northeast Ohio places go above and beyond when it comes to making…

By Scene Staff

 Melt
    Multiple Locations
    
     Known for their grilled cheese sandwiches as big as your head, the fries shouldn’t be forgotten. While the regular fries are great on their own, if you want to take it to the next level check out the Hangover Fries — fresh hand-cut fries served with seared pork belly, mozzarella cheese curd, rich gravy, fried sunny up egg and scallions.
    
    Photo via @MeltBarGrilled/Instagram
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24 Things Clevelanders are Irrationally Obsessed With

Clevelanders tend to double down on stuff we like and get rid of things we don't. We especially take pride in our…

By Scene Staff

 Barrio
     Barrio arrived in Tremont in 2009 and since then, has totally taken over the taco scene in Cleveland, and Clevelanders can't get enough. 
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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The 10 Sandwiches that Define Cleveland

Meaty? Check. Hearty? Definitely. Delicious? Duh. That's what we're searching for when looking for a delicious sandwich, and one that tastes like…

By Scene Staff

 Corned Beef From Slyman’s
    3106 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
    
     16 tons and what do you get? The best corned beef sandwich without going into debt. They still slice every sandwich to order, and every sandwich still towers above much of the competition. 
    
    Photo via @P.M.Anthony/Instagram
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20 Places to Get the Most Authentic Italian Food in Cleveland

You already know Cleveland has a Little Italy, but there's more than just one area of Northeast Ohio to get your authentic…

By Scene Staff

Mama Santa's 
    12305 Mayfield Rd., 216-421-2159
    Every college campus needs a nearby spot like Mama Santa's, with its retro vibe, cheap wine, and stunningly inexpensive Italian eats. Thin, greaseless, crisp-crusted pizza is the specialty of the casa; when you and the gang can score a 15-incher for less than 10 bucks, who cares if there's a wait for a table?
    
    Photo via thescottobrien3/Instagram
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11 Perfect Cleveland Picnic Spots To Check Out This Summer

Summer picnics under the sunshine make for a great afternoon. But since the warm days are limited in Cleveland, popular picnic spots…

By Scene Staff

Blossom Music Center
    1145 W. Steels Corners Rd., 330-920-8040
     If you enjoy classical music (or even if you don't), take your picnic to hear the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center for a perfect evening under the stars. The vast lawn offers plenty of places to sit down, eat, drink wine and relax. Even better? Concertgoers attending the Sat, Aug. 5, performance can enter the Perfect Blossom Picnic Contest for a chance to win free orchestra tickets and show off those amazing picnicking skills. Find out more about the free contest here.
    
    Photo via Cleveland Orchestra/Facebook
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10 Vegetarian Restaurants in Cleveland Perfect for Meatless Monday

Whether or not you're a dedicated vegetarian, going meatless for a day (like Meatless Monday, or otherwise) is a healthy practice. Fortunately, Cleveland…

By Scene Staff

Felice Urban Cafe
    216-791-0918, 12502 Larchmere Blvd.
     Find Felice Urban, in Cleveland’s art district on Larchmere Blvd., using fresh and local ingredients to create a satisfying dining experience. Their veggie kofta tacos are sure to excite any meat-free eaters. Unfortunately, the spot is closed on Sunday and Monday, but you can pick any day of the week to go meatless.
    Photo via rkayza/Instagram
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15 Cleveland Restaurants and Bars Opening In Early 2017

While restaurants and bars are notorious for opening behind schedule, this crop looks to be rounding the corner and prepping to open…

By Scene Staff

HECK’S CAFE
    515 Euclid Ave.
    Good news for hungry downtown workers, Heck’s Cafe is once again expanding its 40-year-old brand to a new location in the city. 
    
    Photo Provided
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35 Photos of Secret Soul Club at The Grog Shop

The Grog Shop's annual holiday celebration. Photos courtesy of Emanuel Wallace

By Scene Staff

35 Photos of Secret Soul Club at The Grog Shop
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18 Places to Celebrate New Year's Eve in Cleveland

Cleveland might not have made WalletHub's list of 2016's Best Places for New Year's Eve Celebrations but then the determining data, which…

By Scene Staff

New Year's Eve Big '80s Dance Party -
    
    The '80s are known for New Wave music and arcade video games like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong. Quality musical acts such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, Prince, the Police, Guns N' Roses, R.E.M. and U2 emerged during the period as well. Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park aims to celebrate all things '80s with its Big '80s party slated to take place on New Year's Eve. The tribute act the Spazmatics will throw a "nerdy" New Wave Dance Party, and there will be screenings of '80s music videos. Patrons can also play classic arcade games and participate in a Rubik's Cube contest. The party will kick into gear at 9 p.m. Tickets cost $35 in advance, $50 at the door. -
    
    10777 Northfield Rd., Northfield, 330-908-7771, hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com. (Photo courtesy Hard Rock Rocksino)
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13 Local Winter Beers to Soothe Your Cold Body

Whether it's a traditional Christmas ale brewed with honey, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg, like Great Lakes Brewing Company's well-known original — bottled…

By Scene Staff

 Try a Seasonal Ale
     We all know by know Cleveland is home to the craft beer and plenty of local breweries have cooked up holiday drafts by the barrelful for beer-loving partners to sample. For starters, there's Great Lakes' classic Christmas Ale, as well as Fat Head's Holly Jolly and the Butcher and the Brewer's Spice Spice Baby. Don’t forget Market Garden’s Festivus, Platform’s Winter Wit, Brick and Barrel’s Autumn Ale and Masthead’s Sleigh All Day.
    
    Photo via Scene Archives
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26 Photos of Paint & Pour Up at Dead Logic Creative

Your canvas, trap music vibes, food and supplies to paint. The perfect mix for a good time at Dead Logic Creative. Photos courtesy of…

By Scene Staff

26 Photos of Paint & Pour Up at Dead Logic Creative
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Photos: SCENE's Flavor 2016 at Aloft Cleveland Downtown

Flavor celebrates the local culinary scene by bringing together leading Cleveland restaurants. Select beer, wine and cocktails add to the VIP-style soiree that…

By Scene Staff

Photos: SCENE's Flavor 2016 at Aloft Cleveland Downtown
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The 14 Best Things We Ate in Cleveland in 2016

As I look back over my soup-stained notes from the past 12 months of eating my way through Cleveland, these are the…

By Scene Staff

Fettucini Carbonara at Nora: The garnish of crispy, delicate matchstick spuds in Nora's carbonara is more than chef's conceit: The addition makes the dish. Arranged like a crown of thorns around the soft noodles, the potatoes add welcome texture to this creamy, oozy dish of pasta, egg and pancetta. A grating of salt-cured egg yolk offers a kick of umami. (Photo courtesy of Emanuel Wallace)
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8 of Our Favorite Diners in Northeast Ohio

Restaurants can be so demanding, what with all the showering, teeth brushing, hair combing and outfit selecting required to look halfway presentable.…

By Scene Staff

Mike & Dee's Diner
    
    629 Euclid Ave., 216-621-1505, mikeanddeesdiner.com
    
    Except for the setting, a small interior space off the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express on Euclid, this is a classic breakfast and lunch diner. There's room for 50 on swivel stools at a lengthy counter or at low-slung tables. In the morning, the flattop fills up with French toast, pancakes and three-egg omelets. Lunchtime is all about matzo ball soup, triple-decker Clubs and crispy fries, and griddled Reubens with corned beef, Swiss and kraut on rye.
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