As Gay Games Approach, Cleveland Rocks

Published Date Author: , November 20th, 2013

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Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, will be ready for Gay Games 9 next August.
That was the message delivered during a recent media trip to Cleveland that highlighted spots where Gay Games activities will take place–and that featured venues that show the cultural aspects of the city.

Seeing the sites

One of Cleveland’s cultural highlights is PlayhouseSquare ( 1501 Euclid Ave.; www.playhousesquare.org ). Annually, more than 1 million guests visit the opulent theaters at PlayhouseSquare for more than 1,000 annual events including Broadway’s best shows, international and national performing acts and musicians.

The eight theaters–five of which have been beautifully restored to their splendor of the 1920s–make PlayhouseSquare the largest performing arts center in the nation outside of New York City.

Next, the writers had lunch at The Greenhouse Tavern ( 2038 E. Fourth St.; www.thegreenhousetavern.com ). Chef Jonathon Sawyer, a Cleveland native, evokes the farm-to-plate movement in the eatery’s extensive menu. ( By the way, as the first LEED-certified restaurant in Ohio, nearly everything inside is made of recycled or repurposed materials. ) The decor is captivating in a quirky kind of way–with bicycles adorning the venue, and with a bookcase with, yes, VHS tapes. As for the food, I’m still dreaming about the corn and creste pasta dish.

Authored By Andrew Davis – See the Full Story at Windy City

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