Previews of favorites from Andrea Vecchio, Michael Ruhlman, Austin “Walkin’ Cane,” Robert P. Madison and Lillian Kuri
Knuth Shoes: “They actually provide me with clothes for the show. I go into the store, and they help me pick out outfits based on what’s hot or my style. I want to buy everything!” 25141 Detroit Road Westlake, (440) 871-7800 — Andrea Vecchio, host of Channel 3’s Good Company Today.
North Union Farmer’s Market: “This is where I go for humanely raised and delicious four-legged animals. From a selfish point of view, I buy it because it tastes better. But it’s also the right thing to do. If we eat meat, we’re morally obligated to treat the creatures well. If it costs a little more, then eat a little less.” Shaker Square (Saturdays only), (216) 751-7565, northunionfarmersmarket.org — Michael Ruhlman, author
The Brothers Lounge: “I have an old Down Beat magazine from 1964, and it talked about how Art Blakey was playing at the Brothers Lounge 40-some-odd years ago. They have a nice setup and made a nice music club, which isn’t happening so much these days.” 11609 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, (216) 226-2767, brotherslounge.com — Austin “Walkin’ Cane,” blues musician
Cleveland Public Library Eastman Reading Garden: “It is probably one of the best public spaces with integrated public art within the city. You can grab lunch, and sit and enjoy it. It’s a great example of how landscape, architecture and public art can come together — it’s seamless.” 235 Superior Ave., Cleveland — Lillian Kuri, former director of Cleveland Public Art current program director for architecture, urban design and sustainable development for the Cleveland Foundation
The Federal Reserve Bank Building: “It’s an elegant, ornate, Renaissance-type building with all that beautiful stone on it. It represents the power of money. It feels like a fort, but looks like it’s inviting.” 1455 E. Sixth St., Cleveland, clevelandfed.org — Robert P. Madison, architect