All posts tagged: Edgewater

Cleveland Summer 2012 Events Guide

What is there to do in Cleveland? I hear this question all the time, and the answer is you don’t have to look too far. Growing up in Cleveland, my parents whisked us to every festival, performance, historic site, powwow, and breathtaking view around – I owe them for my love of exploration. Summer is an especially vibrant time in Northeastern Ohio, and some would argue it begins the first shorts-wearing day when the lake-effect temps climb above 40°. To kick off an excellent C-town summer, I teamed up with my friend Tracy, an incredible Cleveland-based photographer, to highlight your must-dos in the coming months. Check out our suggestions, featuring photography by Tracy, and have a fantastic summer Cleveland! Cleveland Indians Ranked first place in the American League Central Division, it’s time to pay a visit to the Jake and see your Indians in action.  We recommend taking in the Tribe on a Dollar Dog Night for the quintessential ballpark experience. After all, What If?     Hessler Street Fair: May 19-20 With drum circles, poetry readings, and all of the “eclectic” art and …

Cafe Bong Ho

“Korean dive bar,” “karaoke,” “porn” – these are the descriptors that prompt my visit to Edgewater’s Cafe Bong Ho. I’m not sure what I expect, but after very little coaxing, if any, the party of a friend of a brother of a friend’s roommate has catapulted to the zenith the evening’s social dance card. There are indeed Korans, an older mother and daughter it would appear, amicably tending the bar and gently nudging the karaoke songbook in your direction. They get wind of the birthday occasion, and before I have even stomped the lingering snow from my boots shots are being poured on the house. I down a few servings of Soju, essentially a Korean rice vodka with lime, toasting to the birthday boy whom I have not even met yet and soaking in the divey delight. The single, narrow room is packed with what appear to be Loyola or post-Loyola kids railing defiantly against the typical Hamilton’s scene, the dog-eared beige walls their backdrop. Examining their thrifted fedoras, their carefully assembled vests, “effortless” vintage …