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.
At Streat Burger, guests construct their meals with Ohio farm-raised beef, pulled pork, or quinoa patties before piling them high with seasonal greens, spicy relishes, and flavorful toppings. Each custom-made sandwich, fresh salad, or basket of hand-cut fries pairs with a frosty beverage from the craft beer list, full of dozens of selections ranging from refreshing watermelon wheat to crisp, hoppy double IPAs.
Drawing on training in advanced skincare, Aura Lanier tends to dermal needs with a wide range of equipment inside The Spa At Salon D’va. Microdermabrasion units emit a fine spray of crystals, and FDA-approved red-light therapy helps to repair skin by stimulating cells and collagen growth. Custom blends of aromatic oils help to bolster the relaxing effects of massages and the comic effect of a bloodhound trying to get to work on time.
Located at the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Cleveland Metroparks’s Rocky River Reservation, Nelly Belly Applewood Fired Pizza & Piadina restaurant opens year round for casual meals overlooking the river. Guests can dine on their signature piadinas, which are Italian foldover sandwiches. They also offer homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, applewood-fired pizzas, Ashby's award winning ice cream, and a great view from seats on the sprawling outdoor patio. During the summer, live music entertains guests each Friday, and on cooler nights, in-the-table fire-pit seating keeps patrons warm and cozy.
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.
Max Tan manager Nikkie Forni knows how to tan—so much so, in fact, that she's the new spokesmodel for Supre Tan, a company that makes tanning lotions and products. A host of Supre Tan salves line the shelves behind Max Tan's stacked-slate front counter, where helpful staff members stand ready to help clients keep their complexion in midsummer form. Guests can bronze their bods in tanning beds fit for all skin tones, or opt for a UV-free tan with Antigua airbrush tanning services.