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Whether shopping at CW’s Purple Iris or dining next door at The Dolphin Restaurant, you’re certain to leave satisfied—and inspired

A customer told Sandy Mihalek, “If you go into CW’s Purple Iris and nothing speaks to you, you’re not listening.” Not looking, either. The tranquil gift store, which Sandy describes as “more inspirational than spiritual or religious,” carries an eclectic and affordable mix of comforting gifts. Items from the Natural Life...

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Skyway’s burgers have been made the same way since 1952

Walking up the steps from Steve Large’s basement office, it hits me like the summer heat. The hypnotic smell of frying onion rings instantly makes my mouth water and stomach start to growl. I ask Steve if the culinary perfume affects him the same way it does me and he just smiles and shakes his head, no. “I don’t even really notice...

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At the freshly anointed Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Chef Marion Smith flexes his creative culinary muscle

If you ask Marion Smith what he does for a living, he’ll probably tell you he’s a dishwasher. And that would be fine, if it were true. This humble guy is, in fact, head chef of Marion’s Mediterranean Restaurant and Tapas Bar located at the Holiday Inn Cleveland Northeast in Mentor. “It’s been quite a journey to this point,” says...

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Salmon Dave’s is featuring the best sustainably caught seafood from the frigid waters of the Pacific Northwest

Cracking into colossal king crab legs, tasting the first wild salmon from Copper River or enjoying delicate halibut that was swimming days before in the Bering Sea are all signs that summer is here—and the best of Alaska’s seas is on its way to Salmon Dave’s Pacific Grille in Rocky River. The talented culinary team has...

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The Starving Chef Recipe: Pineapple Salsa

If you are looking for an impressively easy salsa for your next cookout, look no further than this pineapple salsa. I had a hankering for salsa but didn’t have any tomatoes or hot peppers. I raided my fridge to see what I had on hand and ended up with possibly the best salsa I have ever made. It’s made almost entirely from...

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