Tip one back for Nighttown. Better yet, tip one back at Nighttown. The Cleveland Heights jazz club and restaurant was recently included on Downbeat magazine's list of the Top 100 jazz venues in the world. It was the only Ohio club on the list and proudly rubs elbows with the likes of such legendary joints as New York City's Birdland and Washington, D.C.'s Blues Alley. The magazine praised Nighttown as a "comfortable, traditional Neopolitan restaurant" that has become "Cleveland's best year-round bet for touring artists." Nighttown's open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, but if you're the sort more interested in wrapping your ears around some cool jazz, visit www.nighttowncleveland.com for a roster of upcoming performances.
If you hate your job, you're not alone. A recent CNN/Money national survey of 5,000 adult full-time workers uncovered that 14.5 percent of Clevelanders are "unhappy" or "miserable" in their current job. Meanwhile, 40.5 percent of Clevelanders reported they don't "feel appreciated" by their employer. The happiest worker bees — people who are "thrilled" or "happy" with their jobs — live in Los Angeles (71 percent), San Francisco (69.3 percent) and Boston (67.5 percent). Slightly more than 73 percent of San Francisco workers responded that they "feel appreciateded by their employer, followed closely by Boston (73 percent) and Miami (70.9 percent). Don't be glum. It could be worse. More than one in every three of our neighbors to the northwest in Detroit describe themselves as "highly stressed" by their job. Even "thrilled" San Franciscans weren't far behind in that category, with 32.2 percent copping to frayed nerves in the workplace.