Best Restaurants 2011: One-dish Wonders Call it the Melt phenomenon. Customers go to single-dish-themed spots for the novelty, says Matt Fish of Melt, but that's not enough. "It goes beyond the whole nichey thing," he says. "The food quality has to be dead-on, creative enough to keep people coming back." Let us introduce you to the local specialists.
Best Restaurants 2011: State of the Plate Edited by Beth Stallings; stories by Jennifer Keirn, Amber Matheson, Andy Netzel, Kim Schneider, Jamie Shearer, Beth Stallings, Laura Taxel, Erick Trickey and Carly Toyzan; photo illustration by Michael Cavotta Food trucks, gastropubs, burger joints and pop-up dinners, simplified menus and complicated cocktails — the past 12 months have brought big changes in the way we're eating and drinking now.
Wild Plans Story by Rebecca Meiser, photo by Danny Vega After overseeing federal parks out West, Stan Austin brought his record of collaboration here for a new task: forging a fresh identity for the complicated 33,000 acres known as Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Lame Plan Michael D. Roberts Designing a downtown that works isn't as easy as it looks on CityVille. As Cleveland embarks on its $1 billion building boom, are we about to repeat our century of mistakes?