Best Restaurants 2013 Stories by Kathy Ames Carr, Lindsay Boyle, Elaine T. Cicora, Roxanna Coldiron, Steve Gleydura, Jennifer Keirn, Amber Matheson, Kim Schneider, Lynne Thompson and Jim Vickers and Edited by Kim Schneider Get a taste of what Cleveland's dining scene is serving with our annual look at Northeast Ohio's best restaurants. Sit down for a full-course meal of our favorite dishes, the trends we love and love to hate (sorry bacon), the chefs to keep your eye on and more. Plus, save room for this year's list of Silver Spoon Award winners.
Best Restaurants 2013: Small-batch Sips Prohibition is long gone, but a handful of distilleries are bringing back the mystique of that era with a fresh round of spirits. Bartenders are getting into the action too, mixing up cocktails featuring locally made liquors.
Color Wonder Erick Trickey He escaped the Soviet gulag and created mesmerizing abstract paintings that fueled a starburst of fame in the 1960s. Now Julian Stanczak is enjoying renewed interest and acclaim.
News Focus Story By Rebecca Meiser Photography by Eric Mull One year ago, Channel 3 hired Kris Pickel to help reboot its nightly newscasts. The award-winning former reporter worked her way up to the anchor desk with a mix of positivity, relatability and toughness. She has a passion for telling people's stories and her own may surprise you.