Cleveland’s Year; 2014

The year of 2014 is an exciting time to be a Clevelander!  We showcased Cleveland and were chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Conference.  There’s been several new restaurants, bars and store openings this year!  As many of you may already know, Cleveland sports are not known for being in the spotlight, but this past year we have been all over ESPN!  This summer we welcomed back LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Our Cleveland Indians were super close to making another playoff run this past October.  Our Cleveland Browns crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers in October and against all odds, the Browns are currently in sole 1st place of the AFC North.  I put together some news articles from this past year that have been major headlines for Cleveland! Enjoy these articles because I know I sure did!

1.) Cleveland hasn’t hosted the Republican National Convention since 1936. This summer the Republican National Committee chose Cleveland to host the 2016 RNC!

2.) There’s been numerous restaurant and bar openings this past year around Cleveland. Here’s a look at four that opened within 2014!  You know you want to try Mason’s Creamery, Urban Farmer, Crumb and Spigot and Butcher and the Brewer!

3.) How excited were you when LeBron James released his “I’m Coming Home” article in July of 2014? I almost fell out of my chair of shock and happiness when I heard the news!

4.) Brian Hoyer is a hometown kid from Cleveland. He played football at St. Ignatius High School and went on to play at Michigan State University.  Who would have thought a local Clevelander would have a record of 6-3(this season) and 9-3(his entire time with the Browns).  He’s a huge reason the Browns are successful this season and why we are currently in 1st place in the AFC North!

 

These are just a few of the wonderful things that are happened within the City of Cleveland this year.  With our sports teams winning and our city thriving, there’s no stopping us now!

What’s been your favorite event that’s happened this year? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Cleveland Restaurant Week

People of Cleveland, let’s get excited because Cleveland Restaurant Week has officially begun!  Starting Monday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 15th you can enjoy a full course meal at many of Cleveland’s finest independent restaurants!  Thanks to Cleveland Independents, we are able to enjoy these restaurants at a great price!  Here’s a sneak peek of five restaurants we recommend you try out within the next two weeks!

 

1.) The first on our list is Fahrenheit, located at 2417 Professor Ave in Tremont, Ohio.  Make sure to make reservations to secure yourself a table because this spot is always happening!   Click here for their Restaurant Week menu!

2.) The second restaurant we recommend you check out is  Melt Bar and Grilled with locations in Cleveland Heights, Lakewood, Independence and Mentor.  We promise you’ll have the most gourmet grilled cheese you’ve ever tasted!

3.) If you’re looking for a delicious filet mignon, we recommend you try out Red, The Steakhouse.  They have two locations located in Downtown Cleveland and Beachwood.  Click here to view their Restaurant Week menu!

4.) Are you looking to indulge in some American Comfort Food?  If so, we recommend you give Willeyville a spin!  Willeyville is located at  1051 West 10th Avenue in the East Bank of the Flats. Here’s their special menu for Restaurant Week!

5.) Last but not least, we are featuring Flour located at 34105 Chagrin Boulevard in Moreland Hills, Ohio.  They offer lunch, dinner and brunch on Sundays! Click here to see Flour’s Restaurant Week menu!

 

These are just a few of the amazing restaurants you should try during the next two weeks.  You can find a full list of all participating restaurants and their menus here!

 

What Cleveland restaurant will you be dining at this week?!

 

RWC

 

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5 Things to do In Cleveland for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Cleveland!

via dawgsbynature.com

1) Go to Chipotle! After 5pm this Halloween evening, dress up in your costume and swing by your local Chipotle for burritos, bowls and salads for only 3$. Click here for more info.

2) Head to Thistledown Racino for your chance to win up to $5,000 cash prize for the best Halloween Costume! Click here more info.

3) Cheer on the Lake Erie Monsters at The Q tonight! Click here to purchase tickets.

4)  Dress up in your absolute best costume and head over to Barley House Cleveland tonight (Halloween) for a chance to win a trip to VEGAS! Click here for more info.

5) Go Trick-or-treating! Click here to view dates and times in the Northeast Ohio area.

 

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It’s Cavs Season in CLE

This Thursday is the home opener for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs The Knicks at 8pm at The Q Arena. There has been a lot of hype for this game considering the great players we’ve gained this year …oh yeah and LeBron James of course! Alaina McConnell of Cleveland Scene Magazine, helps encourage the excitement for Thursday’s game and LeBron’s homecoming:

Sprite’s latest LeBron James ad arrives just days before the Cavs’ home opener, which, of course, takes place at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans arena on Thursday evening.

But the man’s already gotten another home game out of the way, at Akron’s Patterson Park, where he grew up playing ball.

To view the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FGKofNiRzo

To read the full article: CLICK HERE

Welcome Home LeBron!

 

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10 Things to do in Cleveland this Weekend

The weekend has finally arrived! Luckily for Clevelanders, they have a variety of events and happenings to explore this lovely weekend.

1) Tonight at Pickwick & Frolics/Hilarities on 4th Street Theatre, catch comedian John Leguizamo live at 7:30pm and 10pm. Click here for more info!

2) On Saturday October 25th, enjoy delicious oysters, drinks and live entertainment at Cleveland Scene‘s Shuck Yeah, Cleveland event! Click here for more info.

3)  HoneyBucket, a new blue grass band from Cleveland will be celebrating their third birthday at the Music Box Supper Club on Saturday Night! Enjoy food, brews, costumes and a great night of live music. Click here for more info.

4)   On Saturday October 25th, head to the Cleveland House of Blues for Al Figer’s 13th Annual Halloween Costume Bash. Get ready to dance, drink and party! Click here for more info.

5)  Tonight, Friday October 24th enter for a chance to win Cleveland Cavaliers tickets at The Horseshoe Casino‘s Cleveland Cavalier Ticket Giveaway! Click here for more info.

6) Friday and Saturday, swing by Eleanor Squire Library at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens for the Fall Book Sale! Click here for more info.

7) See the live performance of How We Got it On Friday, Saturday or Sunday at Outcalt Theatre at Cleveland playhouse. Click here for more info.

8) Head to 1 of 12 awesome haunted houses in Northeast Ohio this weekend! Click here for more info.

9) Get spooked on Sunday October 26th, at the Farnam Estate. Walk through 3,200 acres of gardens and mazes and witness explainable activity! Click here for more info.

10) Help fans cheer for the Cleveland Browns on Sunday October 26th as they take on the Oakland Raiders! Click here for more info.

So which event will you be attending in Cleveland this weekend?

 

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Reinventing Cleveland

Positively Cleveland is recruiting the help of young professionals to initiate more positive feedback about where Cleveland is today and where it is going in the future. In an article written by Susan Glaser of the Plain Dealer, she describes how the initiative came about and what actions are going to be taken to improve Cleveland’s tourism and local feedback.

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The Goodtime III cruises along the Cuyahoga River, offering great views of the Cleveland skyline. (Lonnie Timmons III ) via cleveland.com

The two will get their chance, starting Thursday, at what Positively Cleveland is calling its YP CLE Ambassador Summit (YP, as in young professionals).

The goal is to pump these 20- and 30-somethings, members of the so-called Millennial Generation, for ideas on how best to shape the conversation about Cleveland, both here and elsewhere.

The motivation, said David Gilbert, president and CEO of Positively Cleveland, is a 2012 survey commissioned by the agency that found only 34 percent of Greater Clevelanders would recommend their hometown as a tourist destination.

“That’s an exceedingly low percentage,” said Gilbert, noting that comparable cities – including Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati and Milwaukee – all have a much larger percentage of residents who say they would recommend their communities to would-be visitors.

That same 2012 survey also found that recommendations from locals are an important factor when travelers are making destination decisions. So it’s crucial that more Clevelanders improve their attitudes about their hometown, said Gilbert.

Anecdotally, Gilbert believes that younger Clevelanders are more likely to have a positive attitude about Cleveland – which is why that group is the first to be enlisted to help the cause.

“Having been the butt of jokes for so many decades has given many Clevelanders this woe-is-us attitude,” said Gilbert. “In many ways, it’s a generational thing. From the late ’60s through the early ’80s, there was a real stigma to Cleveland.”

Clevelanders who weren’t alive then – people like Mack and Bibb – don’t have those same hang-ups, said Gilbert.

Combine those generational shifts with recent positive news events – including LeBron James’ decision to return to Northeast Ohio and the selection of Cleveland as host of the 2016 Republican National Convention – and Gilbert believes old-line impressions are already giving way to new perceptions.

“There’s no doubt it’s changing,” he added. “And if we can encourage a greater and faster change, then I think we’ll have really done a good thing.”

In addition, the younger generation’s use of social media has tremendous potential to promote change quickly.

Last spring, Positively Cleveland launched a #ThisisCLE campaign, encouraging Clevelanders to post photos – to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites – showcasing what they love about their city. In six months, more than 40,000 pictures were uploaded (you can find many of them here: thisiscle.com).

Among those who have posted photos (of Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Whiskey Island and other sights, in recent weeks): Carol Ferkovic, a physical therapist for the Cleveland Clinic.

“There’s a big group of young professionals in this city who have a lot of enthusiasm for Cleveland,” said Ferkovic, who grew up in Highland Heights, went to college in Pittsburgh, and now lives in University Heights. “It’s cool that people are so proud of the city.”

To read the full article: Click Here

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Hoyer the Destroyer Brings Cleveland a Victory

Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10. According to Amanda Harnocz, Northeast Ohio Media Group, “Hoyer threw for 217 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a 113.0 rating. He improved to 6-2 as a starter for the Browns and 4-1 at home.” Hoyer has easily become a favorite of Cleveland Browns Fans and today they are helping him celebrate his victory and his 29th Birthday! 

Want to send Brian Hoyer a Happy Birthday message? Visit: Cleveland Browns’ Brian Hoyer Celebrates 29th Birthday After Win Against Steelers.

Miss the amazing Cleveland Browns game yesterday? Dennis Manoloff,  of the Plain Dealer gives us a recap and points out the important plays that helped bring home a victory for the team.

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Quarterback Brian Hoyer made all of the dropbacks for the Browns in a 31-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. Hoyer went 8-of-17 for 217 yards and one touchdown. He was sacked once.

Here is a capsule look at Hoyer’s performance:

Three words: Hoyer The Destroyer.

The business of winning: The Browns won their second straight to improve to 3-2, all with Hoyer as the starting quarterback. Hoyer is 6-2 in his career as a starter for the Browns.

Phone numbers: Hoyer’s offense, sans Josh Gordon, has amassed 15 touchdowns and seven field goals this season. Let that marinate.

The offense has scored 20-plus points in every game.

Protecting the ball: Hoyer has thrown one interception in 149 attempts this season. His offense has committed two turnovers.

Hard to believe, but true: Hoyer and the Browns routed Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers despite:

*Eight completions.

*Zero completions to their leader in receptions and yards, Andrew Hawkins.

*The loss of center Alex Mack to injury in the second quarter.

Teamwork: Hoyer played well, again — but he received plenty of help.

*The Browns rushed 38 times for 158 yards and three touchdowns. Running backs Ben Tate (25 carries, 78 yards, two TDs) and Isaiah Crowell (11 carries, 77 yards, one TD) showed the way.

*The offensive line performed superbly. John Greco replaced Mack without a hitch and Paul McQuistan came off the bench to fill Greco’s spot at right guard.

Left guard Joel Bitonio was a monster all afternoon.

*Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan called another terrific game. Shanahan vs. Steelers legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau turned into a mismatch.

Antithesis of dink and dunk: Hoyer’s completions went for 17, 42, 51 (TD), 24, 12, 31, 31 and 9 yards.

In Hoyer’s last seven quarters, 22 of his 27 completions have gained 9+ yards. Two of the five that haven’t were touchdowns (1, 6).

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