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In Cleveland, we’ve got world-class experiences without the world-class ego. And for that, you’re welcome.
World-class experiences without the world-class ego.
Here in Cleveland, we’ve got beef cheek in our pierogi, truffles on our hot dogs and beer in our donuts. Balance.
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In no particular order, here are Eric's top things to see and do in Cleveland...
Sweet Moses Soda Fountain – If the incredible sundaes, ice cream, soda fountain, and chocolates aren’t enough to get you to Sweet Moses, then how about a six inch tall, chocolate Terminal Tower!? In three types of chocolate nonetheless! The old-time soda fountain décor is fantastic here, too, especially the ornate, antique cash register. And, they’re open (and busy) until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays! P.S. Don’t miss the chocolate chip cookie.
Cleveland Public Library – The library is beautiful to explore. Beyond just books, they have collections of artwork, unique and beautiful views of the city, beautiful design elements, and more. The collection is first-rate and current. I’m always happy to make my yearly “donation” for all my overdue books.
Lobby Court Bar at Renaissance Cleveland – One night this winter, all the bars on E.4thand Euclid were packed or had long waits. Our group made our way to the Lobby Court Bar at the Renaissance where we were able to be comfortably seated in a quiet, elegant space adjacent to the classic, gorgeous Renaissance lobby. With views of a Public Square soon to change forever, we had great drinks and great times without all the noise and crowds down the street.
Western Reserve Historical Society – The name might leave you wondering what’s here, so let me tell you. WRHS is primarily a museum telling the story of Cleveland. Through a variety of different permanent and changing exhibits, the history and culture of our region are preserved in its collections. Among its newest editions is the entire, working, Euclid Beach Carousel. Another current exhibit traces the championship days of the Cleveland Browns. In addition to these great exhibits is the extensive Crawford Auto Museum and the opportunity to tour early 19th century mansions attached to the WRHS building.
Hanna Theater – This could easily be my favorite theater in PlayhouseSquare. They can do so much with the space. It has all the modern upgrades in a beautiful, classic theater design. There’s even a bar named for Tom Hanks – a former member of the Great Lakes Theater Group. However, what puts it over the top is that there are select seats that are actually like love seats – a great alternative to your traditional theater seat.
Lakewood – My list could have been five things in Lakewood. I’m cheating here a little bit, but let me encourage everyone to visit the restaurant Georgetown with its charming outdoor courtyard and beautiful interior space, Cotton and Plantation Home – two luxury stores for home furnishings and appointments somewhat akin to Anthropologie, and the Museum of Divine Statues, an incredible collection of inspired artwork salvaged and restored from local, closed churches.
Soda jerks create classic ice cream favorites from behind a marble-clad soda fountain. Enjoy homemade ice cream and treats with an extra scoop of historical charm.
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