Euclid Tavern combines an extensive menu of American fare with neighborhood bar charm, enhanced by live entertainment throughout the week. The chef grills up an impressive array of burgers, including the third-pound Tavern burger ($8) and the Pizza burger ($7.50), which, like Disney's remake of Dawn of the Dead, melds together the best of two disparate worlds. While the Italian press's ($8) salami and pepperoni dance the tarantella with onions and provolone on a garlic-bread stage, various sauces ranging from Cajun rub to garlic parmesan slather a dozen wings ($8). Euclid Tavern entices patrons with daily specials, such as $0.75 tacos on Tuesdays, and enlivens the casual atmosphere with assorted events, including live bands, comedy nights, and interpretive dances about the U.S. Constitution.
Chefs at Cedar Lee Pub and Grill sizzle burgers and chop salads to satiate enthusiastic appetites while projection and flat-screen televisions quell desires for sports action. Infuse mouths with a menu of more than 30 burgers, including the South of the Border ($7.99), which rouses lazy taste buds with a kick of pepper-jack cheese and salsa before dressing them in grilled onions and green peppers. The Hawaiian burger ($7.99) mixes mellow teriyaki sauce with sweet slices of grilled pineapple and ham and a crunch of bacon. Like a rollicking game of Mad Libs, building your own burger or salad results in a hilarious medley of chopped vegetables and words such as "tzatziki" and "crouton." Meanwhile, 15 wing sauces wait to sprint out at a bugling cue, leap onto a springboard, and reverse somersault into a basket of wings ($4.50 for six).
With this deal, movie buffs can scarf down popcorn while watching action-packed celluloid at one of seven different locales, including Cleveland Heights' Cedar Lee Theatre, which won a Scene magazine readers' poll for Best Movie Theater. Catch a flick at the historic Capitol Theatre, nestled in the Gordon Square Arts District, a renovated three-screen spot featuring Hollywood, specialty, and 3D films. Arty cinephiles can catch an independent or foreign film at the Cedar Lee Theatre, where the concession stand slings out tasty baked goods, sandwiches, specialty coffees, and more. Many of Cleveland Cinemas' other theaters boast multiple screens, digital sound, a Groucho Marx robot that quips one-liners from the balcony, and stadium seating for ideal movie gawking.
Tower230 is a modern, upscale sports bar filled with charbroiled meats, frosty beers, and utter contempt for low-definition television. Intercept a menu as you settle into a sleek, chic booth and start with mesquite-chicken roll-ups (with monterey jack, red jalapeños, and bell peppers rolled into a flour tortilla and fried, with sour cream and salsa, $7.25). Split a 16-inch Meat Junky pizza ($17) with your forced dining companions, communally savoring the pepperoni, sausage, bacon, ham, seasoned ground beef, and salami, or perform curls with a Tower burger—a half-pound, hand-formed patty stuffed between two grilled-cheese sandwiches, four bacon strips, and two fried eggs ($10.25). Tower's draft-beer list and massive bottle-beer collection feature a Michigan-made pint of Dark Horse Reserve special black ale ($5) and an imported bottle of Stella Artois ($4.50).
Did you know that, on average, 88% of the seats in a movie theater remain empty during a showing? According to the New York Times, this phenomenon really surprised Sean Wycliffe a few years back when he went to see the Oscar-winning film The King's Speech and shared the theater with only two other audience members. With all the focus on online video services, Sean realized movie theaters were being overlooked, and came up with a concept that could help movie houses fill their empty seats.
His brainchild became Dealflicks, a website that offers customers discounted tickets (sometimes with popcorn or soda) for same-day showings. Customers shop a selection of deals, each of which is specific to a particular film, theater, and showtime, and upon purchase, receive an email voucher they present at the theater's ticket counter. Dealflicks is partnered with theaters around the country, particularly independent and neighborhood venues, such as the treehouse of the enterprising kid down the street.