This is a lovely park that hosts events June-August. There are a ton of concerts here in the nice weather in their outdoor amphitheater. Some are dance, modern theater, or traditional musical productions. They have one of the biggest art festivals of the year. There are usually over 150 vendors. They also have $2/Tuesdays which allow you to get in...more
Looking for your favorite toy from back in the day? Don't want to spend hours on Ebay? You have to stop by this little toy store. They have a great collection of action figures, old video games, and traditional toys from the 50s. The place just moved down the street to double its size and it is still jam packed with toys from floor to ceiling....more
The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is AWESOME. My household had a membership, and I must have gone tens of times during the two years I lived in Cleveland. This zoo is spacious, with constant revisions, revamping, additions, improvements--it's just a great place. The wolf exhibit is a highlight, as is the Australia exhibit. You can buy little cups of...more
This breakfast has won many food competitions over the past few years. Most people pass it by at its simple decor. Don't follow suit! This place has an amazing weekend brunch. The prices are cheap, the portions are huge, and the selection is large. We haven't found any breakfast that is better. Everytime we have guests from out of town we take them...more
Tommy's is a vegan's dream. They have all sorts of sandwiches with....well....fake meat in them! The layout is simple, wooden tables and booths, and they have a large party seating area upstairs. The menu has falafels, salads, soups, homos/hummus, and pizzas. And don't worry for those meat lovers, they still have a variety of burgers, sandwiches,...more
Tommy's is always loud and crowded and sometimes you have to wait. It's worth it! Tommy's opens onto a bookstore, too, so you can browse at Mac's Backs while you're waiting for a table. While you can get a burger/meat dish here, the amazingness of Tommy's is found in its pita pocket sandwiches, anything with falafel and hummus and baba ganoush and...more
This underground bar attracts all types of people because of its wide variety of drinks. There are over 70 types of drinks you can order by glass. Then on the other side of the bar are four large coolers full of imported beers. There are so many different choices I wouldn't know where to start. The interior is dark and romantic with white christmas...more
Just ask someone how to get to The Flats. Pick up a Scene Magazine found in restaurants, bars, etc. everywhere in Northeast Ohio. Rock, Jazz, Blues, Classical concerts listed in Scene Mag. The Thursday & Friday section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper lists all of upcoming events.more
Barking Spider Tavern in University Circle The Barking Spider is housed in an old carriage house and draws a diverse and eclectic crowd who enjoy sitting outside at picnic tables in summer, or huddling about the fireplace in winter. Live music is played nightly and bands must book several months in advance. Feel free to bring your dog. Martin keeps...more
Loganberry has just recently moved from a slightly cramped and musty space to a doozy of a new location. It's a showplace. It also has great books (mostly used) at very reasonable prices, and it's run by excellent people. Specialties include children's books and women's studies. The space houses a gallery and a bookbinding shop as well, and maybe soon there will be a feminist theater (okay, theatre!) as well? Who knows. The co-owner has four cats. Check out the book stumper pages! Very cool. I worked for almost two years in this store and miss it--and its people and cats--quite a bit.
What to pay: It's a used bookstore, primarily. Prices depend, but you can take in a $10 and walk out pretty happy and stocked for the weekend.