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Savor how a really great cup of coffee should taste at Fig Leaf Coffee Company

David Letterman admitted that without coffee he’d have “no identifiable personality.” Hasn’t every coffee lover felt the same? Tom Nemeth, founder of Fig Leaf Coffee Company in Chesterland, a specialty coffee roaster, knows the feeling. He also knows the quality of the coffee is directly related to the quality of the personality...

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Brown Barn Tavern sets the stage for inspired menu creations, amazing views & great service

Brown Barn Tavern is rolling out the welcome mat for summertime, with a host of tantalizing new dishes and plans to double the size of their already-fabulous patio. (Perfectly perched 30 feet off the ground, the patio’s breathtaking panoramic views provide the best seats in the restaurant.) Enjoy the ambiance and views from the spacious back...

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Mead is making a comeback

Many of us are looking forward to weddings again this spring. And plans are also being made for honeymoons. The role that wine plays in weddings has quite a history. “The term ‘honeymoon’ actually comes from the tradition of drinking honey wine for a full moon cycle after a new marriage,” says Jim Sperk, of the Northern Ohio Wine...

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The Starving Chef Recipe: Crab & Corn Gazpacho

Sweet, sweet summertime is just around the corner. With the heat comes some chill—from this refreshing twist on a chilled chowder. Crab & Corn Gazpacho Prep time: 40 minutesCook time: 30 minutesChill time: 2+ hoursMakes: 6 servings Ingredients 2-3 C cooked and chilled lump crab meat2-3 C sweet corn + more for...

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What does cassis wine taste like?

Have you heard the word “cassis” used to describe a wine? Were you not quite sure what that meant? Wine experts use many descriptors to characterize the flavor of red wine. “Words like smoky, jammy, raspberry, cherry, and tobacco convey a sensory impression that we can understand,” says Jim Sperk, of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild...

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