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Whether students are aiming for a private pilot's license or simply want to experience what it's like to fly a plane, the instructors at Premier Flight Academy offer informed, experienced guidance. In fact, the academy earned a spot on the 2013 Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Honor Roll for its high standards of accomplishment in flight training. From its fleet of Diamond, Cessna, and Piper aircraft, the instructors help students learn everything they'll need to become private, commercial, or military pilots.

1501 N Marginal Dr.
Cleveland,
OH
US

At David's Grill & Bar, hand-cut rye, rosemary-ciabatta sub slices, and folded tortillas ensconce cheeses, deli and grill-fresh meats, and colorful veggies. The chefs paint sandwiches and wraps with innovative elixirs such as garlic-basil aioli, spicy thai-peanut sauce, and orange-chipotle mayo, yet still take the time to build classics such as the reuben and the chicken-caesar wrap. Their breakfast options include croissants, omelets, muffins, pastries, and more. For catered events, the crew members at David's prepare lunch trays, salad bowls, and entrees, packing them up and delivering them to your office or spreading them out at their own facility, which offers views of Lake Erie and the Canadians who occasionally crawl out of it.

1001 Lakeside Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US

The friendly servers and modern atmosphere at David’s make it a great place to enjoy tasty lunchtime favorites. In the business of slinging great deli fare for 15 years, David’s uses the freshest ingredients and makes everything, including its famous sandwiches, fresh to order. These layers of thin-sliced satisfaction cost $3.95 to $9.75. The hometown favorite Clevelander ($6.25) piles fresh-cut roast turkey breast, Swiss cheese, creamy coleslaw, and Thousand Island dressing on David’s beloved hand-cut rye bread. Bring an animal-loving friend, and your Groupon will still cover the vegetarian ($4.95), a pita sandwich packed with mixed vegetables marinated in a light vinaigrette dressing, your choice of cheese, and alfalfa sprouts for safety. You’ll also find some excellent specimen of the sandwiches' skinnier sister, the wrap. Try the all-American ($5.95) with ham, roast turkey breast, and American cheese, along with garnishes and a honey-mustard spread. That still leaves ample room on your Groupon meter for a few of David’s tasty cookies ($0.95), brownies ($1.75), or other desserts.

1111 Superior Avenue
Cleveland,
OH
US

Steep your brain with flavorful promises of a menu to plot out an early-morning caffeine infusion, mid-day lunch treat, or late night drive-by brainwiring. Phoenix's coffees are brewed fresh from their very own beans, so have a cup of old-school joe to return to the café's roots (up to $1.70), or punch your taste buds with the devil's brew (coffee with a shot of espresso, up to $2.50). Chug their namesake with a cup of Café Phoenix, a mocha made with their signature locally produced chocolate syrup and an extra shot of espresso ($3.60), or hammer your endocrine system with the indulgent excesses of their Stuporball—two kinds of custom-blended coffee, two different chocolate syrup infusions, and an extra shot of espresso (up to $4). Tea lovers get some love at Phoenix, too—premium oolong, white, and select black or green tea varieties are available iced or hot (up to $2.40), while the house-made artisan Chai latte arrives steamed and creamy (up to $3.20). You can also upgrade to larger drinks and pay the difference.

1700 E 9th St
Cleveland,
OH
US

The nonprofit Cleveland Reads has been spreading literacy to children, youth, and families of Northeast Ohio through engaging projects and a dedicated network of tutors since 1987. Its ninth-annual fundraiser promises an elegant evening of all-you-can-drink wine sipping and beer swilling and catered fare of both the savory and sweet varieties for the business-casually adorned do-gooder. Network with your local mail carrier at the see-and-be-seen event or peruse the silent-auction offerings in hopes of stumbling on a porcelain Alf statue. A spirits table raffle offers you the opportunity to bring the party (in a bottle) back to your apartment while simultaneously supporting Cleveland Reads.

850 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland,
OH
US

The chefs at Acappella at Playhouse Square craft a menu of pastas, veal, and seafood dishes in an eatery conveniently located near Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square. Dinnertime diners can savor the tender medallions inhabiting the veal parmesan ($21.95) or admire the youthful exuberance of the pasta primavera, which is crowned like an Italian beauty queen in fresh seasonal vegetables, alfredo sauce, and a dollop of marinara ($15.95). Alternatively, Groupon holders can quell midday cravings with a lunch portion of seafood pasta ($10.95) or sink their forks into baked chicken parmesan ($6.95). The restaurant's close proximity to Playhouse Square also makes it an ideal spot for couples to commence a night on the town or for hecklers to pick up fresh tomatoes before a show.

1621 Euclid Ave
Cleveland,
OH
US