Dinner and a Movie: Unbroken and Brown Sugar

I don’t think I have been to the AMC Westwood Movie Theater in years.  It got horribly dumpy but they got their shit together somewhat and threw in a bar, and comfy reclining seats in the theater.  The lobby and concessions still need help but the theater and seating were cool enough.  The movie this…

Cleveland Foundation Keeps on Giving in 2015

I think the last time I went to see the Cleveland Orchestra play at Severance Hall was for a very young Evgeny Kissin as the featured soloist.  I am beyond excited to be their guest this weekend. This concert juxtaposes works from two very different musical perspectives — the classical weight and proportions of Mozart’s…

Brent Kirby Music Box Cleveland

Awesome show for Brent and his new band last night.  It was great to see a packed house for this local show at the Music Box.  Brent reached into previous solo offerings plus a couple Jack Fords tunes and tried out some of the new songs from his forthcoming release.  Brent continues on reinventing the…

The McRib is back, and will haunt me for life

So after a day of running around the city doing a little record shopping we ended up stopping at our favorite coffee shop, Coffee Proper, on the way home through Lakewood.  First off, best coffee shop in the area, hands down.  Anyhow we always have some great conversations there with the staff and owner.  This…

Epic bars prove to live up to their name

I heard about EPIC Bars from my favorite coffee joint in the Cleveland area, Coffee Proper over at the Beck Center.  I was looking for a Paleo friendly snack that wasn’t some piece of dehydrated MSG loaded cardboard.  Epic takes the protein bar concept to a whole new level.  I tried one and I was…

Cleveland Vegan set for Mid-November Opening

Cleveland Vegan, a locally owned catering service, will open a storefront and cafe in the west end of Lakewood by the end of this month. The new location at 17112 Detroit Avenue near the Beck Center for Performing Arts, will be Lakewood’s first all vegan cafe.  It will offer daily takeaway selections such as salads,…