Owner and chef Matt founded the The Souper Market to brew up original soup and salad concoctions from preservative- and additive-free ingredients. Chicken andoullie sausage mingles with shrimp and its poultry namesake within hearty scoops of jambalaya ($3.75–$7, or $13.75 for 32 oz.), and the roasted ratatouille’s vegetable medley sets tongues to merrily dancing ($3.25–$5.50, or $10.50 for 32 oz.). Guests can gussy up the blue greens salad ($5.25) with a less tasty Bedazzling gun or a more delicious blue cheese dressing made by hand in-house, which, along with other dressings and vinaigrettes, is available for purchase by the pint ($5).
At Cleveland Murder Mystery, everyone's a suspect. During the comedic whodunits, audience members are free to interrogate cast members in order to pinpoint the guilty party; however, they should be warned that in this theater, the audience is not granted immunity, and anyone can fall under suspicion. During the show, guests enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and compete with each other for prizes, while 8 lucky visitors get to play suspects. And, because the hilarious shows are designed for all ages, parents can relax knowing they'll never have to identify a suspect from a line-up of tooth fairies.
The father and son team that owns Eddie 'N Eddie specializes in three things: burgers, bourbon, and apple pie. Through the eatery’s almost floor-to-ceiling front windows, guests can be seen feasting on heaping burgers, which are covered in nontraditional toppings such as roasted poblano peppers, falafel, and grilled pineapple. Chic hanging lightbulbs illuminate patrons sipping smooth bourbons, eating forkfuls of apple pie, or taking bites of pure Americana by gnawing on the restaurant’s walls.
Located at the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Cleveland Metroparks? Rocky River Reservation, Nelly Belly Applewood Fired Pizza & Piadina opens year round for casual meals overlooking the river. Guests can dine on their signature piadinas, which are Italian foldover sandwiches. The menu also includes homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, applewood-fired pizzas, and Ashby's award winning ice cream. All winter long, patrons can enjoy a view of the river even if snow is falling.
In a whirlwind of cosmetic products by the likes of Aveda, Redken, and OPI, a diverse cast of beauty boosters pool their talents to create a tranquil spa getaway where passersby can gussy up their hair, skin, and nails. At Revelations Salon & Spa, hairstylists well versed in coiffure modifications add va-va-voom to freshly shorn locks with halo highlights or all-over color. Skin technicians perform various facials to clarify complexions muddled by acne, dryness, and calculus equations scrawled with a sharpie. Their relaxing massages unwind knotted muscles scattered throughout the body, and their comprehensive pedicures melt tension between toes tired of making strained conversation with each other.
Chefs at Barroco Grill craft Colombian street fare from scratch, nabbing glowing reviews from Cleveland Scene and a nod from Cleveland Magazine’s Best of 2011 list. The signature arepas—which Cleveland Scene lauds as “hot, corny, and crisp”—hug melted mozzarella and succulent meats inside a pocket of all-white corn batter. Chefs also drizzle plates with creative flourishes such as wasabi coleslaw and peanut cream sauce. Beneath the dining room’s exposed wooden beams, snippets of brick walls peek out from behind artwork by local artists and high-functioning house pets.