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-See the Pros and Cons of life in CLE here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=21675.msg332327#msg332327
-See the Pros and Cons of Beachwood vs University Heights here: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1343.msg1718049#msg1718049
-See information about school vouchers here: https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1343.msg1949250#msg1949250
-CLE Eruv Map
-CLE Eruv Map (With new addition added by Dan, location approximate)

Airports:
-CLE is about 15 minutes from downtown and 25-30 minutes from the Jewish community.  It's a focus city for Frontier, Spirit, and United.
-The RTA (Rapid transit train) at Brookpark station has free parking and is just 1 train stop (3 minutes) to the stop inside the airport. The train costs $2.50 and the schedule is here: http://www.riderta.com/routes/redline/schedules/current#WestboundWeekday
An uber from Brookpark station to CLE is about $10.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CLE is about $30.
-CLE off-site parking is about $9/day, on-site parking is $13-$18/day, and curbside valet parking is $25/day.

-CAK is 40-45 minutes from the Jewish community and located nearby the NFL Hall of Fame.
-Uber between the Jewish community and CAK is about $45.
-CAK parking is $7/day for long-term and $15-$18/day for short-term.

-PIT is 90-105 minutes from the Jewish community. It offers nonstop service to Iceland on WOW, seasonal nonstop service to Paris on Delta, and seasonal nonstop service to Frankfurt on Condor.

Hotels:
-There is a new Hyatt Place in Legacy Village within walking distance of the Jewish community, though it's located just outside of the Eruv. It costs only 8K points/night.
-There is an SPG (Aloft) in Beachwood, but it's 3.5 miles to the jewish community.
-There is a Sheraton on the west side by the airport (30 minutes drive), a Westin downtown, and an Aloft in the flats.
-There is a highly regarded Sheraton Suites by Cuyahoga Falls/Akron.
-There is a nice Hyatt Regency downtown (25 minutes drive) in a unique vintage arcade building and an excellent spa that gives hotel guests 25% off and accepts SpaFinder certs from Costco that can be purchased for an additional 20% off.
-There is a Hyatt Place in Independence located between the airport and Jewish community with a free airport shuttle.

Transportation:
-There is a subway/light rail connecting the airport with downtown, University Circle (where the Case campus and many museums are) and the Jewish community area, but renting a car is pretty much required.

Minyan times and locations:
https://www.localjewishnews.com/minyanim/

CLE Metro Activities:
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Museums:
-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Downtown)
-Great Lakes Science Center (Downtown)
-NFL Hall of Fame (Canton)
-National Inventors Hall of Fame. (Akron)
-Cleveland Museum of Art, one of the best in the nation and it's free (University Circle)
-Children's Museum  (University Circle)
-Museum of Natural History and Planetarium (University Circle)
-Auto-Aviation museum has lots of vintage cars and more (University Circle)
-Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (Beachwood)
-Polka Hall of Fame (Downtown)

Amusement parks/Thrill rides/Game Rooms:
-Cedar Point has been voted "Best Amusement Park in the World" for 16 consecutive years. It has the best and several of the top 10 coasters in the world. (Sandusky, open May-October)
-IX Indoor Amusement Park (Open March/April)
-Chalet Tobogganing (November-March) on the west side.
-Fun-n-stuff (Arcades, later tag, mini golf, rock climbing, roller skating, mini go karts for the little ones, regular go karts, bumper boats, batting cages, etc.)
-Whirly ball is a spin-off of Basketball played on bumper cars.
-Dave & Busters is on the west side near Crocker Park.
-African Safari Wildlife Park Sandusky
-Kalahari Indoor Waterpark and Soak City outdoor waterpark in Sandusky.
-Memphis Kiddie Park (Amusement park for kids)
-Jumpyard for kids
-Playground World for kids
-Swings & Things
-Make Believe (Parma)
-Adrenaline Monkey
-Play Cle

Beaches/Water Activities:
-North Coast Harbor Marina has Jet skis for 100/hr and 60/half hr. Paddle boats, kayaks, and paddle boards are $25/hour or $15/half hr (Downtown).
-Edgewater beach park
-Mentor Headlands beach park
-Geneva on the lake.
-Jet Pack Water Adventures in Sandusky

Sports:
-The Indians, Cavs, and Browns provide major league sports entertainment in downtown Cleveland along with the minor league hockey Lake Erie Monsters.  Browns games are great with some of the best/craziest fans in the NFL and the Indians have a glatt kosher hot dog stand.
-There are minor league Indians teams in Akron and in Eastlake on the east side of Cleveland.

Other activities:
-Shaker Lakes, duck feeding, nature center and paths
-Holden Arboretum
-Cleveland Botanical Garden
-Segway tour of Downtown CLE
-Zoo and Rainforest (Free for CLE residents on Mondays)
-Aquarium (Downtown)
-Horseshoe Casino, Smoke-free! (Downtown)
-Cleveland Orchestra, one of the "Big Five" American orchestras (University Circle)
-Playhouse Square, second largest theater complex in the United States with Broadway shows at a fraction of the cost on Broadway.
-East 4th downtown pedestrian street district (bars/comedy shows/bowling/casino).
-Lake Erie Islands/Put-in-Bay.
-Big Fun novelty toy store (Cleveland Heights)
-Chagrin Falls is a quaint village on the east side to walk around and you to can be chagrined by the falls.
-Outdoor Ice Skating. (University Circle)
-Amish country.
-Horseback Riding

Shopping:
-Legacy Village is an outdoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Pinecrest is a new outdoor mall and is a great place to walk around. Big Fun has lots of kosher candy and popcorn. Graeter's has Star-K parve sorbet and Star-D ice cream. Pinstripes has bocce and bowling and games are just $1 for the last hour of each day.
-Beachwood Place is an indoor mall in the Jewish community.
-Eton is a high-end strip-mall near the Jewish community.
-Crocker Park is an excellent outdoor mall on the west-side of town.
-West Side Market is a world-renown indoor food and produce market in Ohio City west of downtown (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Hiking/Nature:
-Cuyahoga Valley National Park and Train rides.
-The "Emerald Necklace" is a chain of green Metroparks with great hiking that surrounds Cleveland.  October should be perfect to view the fall foliage.
-Acacia reservation is in the jewish community.
-Squire's Castle in the North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.
-Squaw Rock in South Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks.

Nearby Cities:
-Erie/Presque Isle Beach (1.5 hours)
-Pittsburgh (2 hours)
-Columbus (2 hours)
-Detroit (2.5 hours)
-Niagara Falls (3 hours)
-Toronto (4.5 hours)
-Chicago (6 hours)
-Baltimore (6 hours)
-NYC (7 hours)
-Lakewood (8 hours)

Microbreweries:

-Bottlehouse microbrewery (You can bring your own food!)  (Cleveland Heights, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Great Lakes Brewpub and Brewery in Ohio City (Don't miss the mob-era bullet holes, tours available, 4.5/5 DD stars)

-Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City

Kosher Eateries:
http://www.clevelandkosher.org/establishments


Delivery is available on:
UberEats: Arova, Isis, Jade
Doordash: Arova, Bubby's, FishStix, Grand Coffee, Isis, Jade, Kantina, Tibors
Grubhub : Arova, Jade, Kantina, Milky Way

Arova (South Euclid)
Good shnitzel, decent Shwarma, mediocre Falafel in homemade Laffas.

Bubby's BBQ(South Euclid)
New dinner takeout only out of Tibors with very good burgers, onion rings, and more.
https://tiborskoshermeats.com/bubbys-bbq/

Fishstix (Beachwood) has excellent sushi, fish and chips, soft shell tacos, make your own salad, soups. Shabbos takeout (dips/kugels) is available here.
https://www.fishstixonline.com/

Jade/Bar Sushi(South Euclid)
Good chinese food and decent sushi: Steamed dumplings, fried won-tons, hot and sour+wonton combo soup, spicy mala chicken, crispy mala beef, sesame chicken are all very good.

Kantina (Cleveland uptown/University Circle): Burger, Kantina Burger, Shnitzel, Shnitzel fried steak , Cookie Dough Shake, Buffalo chicken, Felafel, and Fries are all very inexpensive.
https://www.kantinakatering.com/new-page
https://www.doordash.com/store/kantina-cleveland-202802/

Kinneret Pizza (Cleveland Heights)
Very good plain pizza, order with extra sauce and well done. Avoid the toppings. 
Excellent garlic knots. Very good homemade onion rings and cauliflower.  Sushi is very good when fresh. Good spicy fries and decent Eggplant Parmesan.  Delicious soft serve Ice Cream with 8 flavor choices.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kinneret-Kosher-Pizza-Restaurant/100882353290369

Issi's Pizza (South Euclid)
The pizza is made in a conveyor belt oven. You'll either like it or hate it.  Try the felafel pizza with extra sauce and request it made well done.
http://issisplace.com/
https://www.doordash.com/store/issi-s-place-south-euclid-304154/

Milky Way/Bagel Shoppe (South Euclid)
Brand new pizza store, merged with Bagel Shoppe.
https://milkywaycle.com/

Sababa (South Euclid)
Decent Sushi, Japanese, and Israeli food.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sababa-Cuisine-655818931222332/about

-PKC Catering (Beachwood) has occasional restaurant nights and has shabbos takeout available with advance ordering.
https://pkccle.com/

-Grove Market (South Euclid)
Opening soon, Cleveland's first full scale kosher grocery and takeout complete with pizza, sushi, and more.

-Ungers Bakery & Kosher Market (Cleveland Heights, Donuts: 5/5 DD stars, other bakery goods: 2/5 DD stars) closes at 8pm, but often may let you in later as they have bakers there all night long.
My favorites are the custard and cinnamon donuts. Others love the Miami and glazed donuts. Apple fritters are excellent.
Full kosher grocery store.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ungers-Kosher-Bakery-Food-Shop/115920261762129

-Chocolate Emporium (South Euclid) has chocolates made on-site as well as other gifts.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChocolateEmporiumCLE/about

-Grand Coffee (Cleveland Heights) sells excellent C"Y coffee, ice cream, and milkshakes in a Judaica store.

-Tibor's (Beachwood) has a deli with lots of prepared food and good spicy homemade salami and beef jerky.  They also carry bakery goods from Ungers. Shabbos takeout is available here as is a small grocery section.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tibors-Kosher-Meats/126208197434026

-Boris' (University Heights) is another butcher/deli with small kosher grocery that also carries Pride of the Farm Ice Cream.
http://www.boriskosher.com/

-Heinen's (University Heights) has a great kosher grocery section with packaged prepared meals. Shabbos takeout is available here.

-Costco (Mayfield Heights) has a large kosher section.

-Mitchell's Ice Cream (Beachwood and Ohio City, Considered some of the finest ice cream in the world. Cholov Stam under Quality Kosher, which is not a universally accepted hashgocha, so AYLOR).

-Graeter's Ice Cream (Pinecrest, Parve and Cholov Stam. Ice creams are under the Star-K, but the actual store is not.).
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3360 on: July 19, 2020, 01:50:50 PM »
Yup, pretty much what I said in the Tweet :)
Have you had the soft shell tacos?

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« Reply #3361 on: July 19, 2020, 01:52:41 PM »
Have you had the soft shell tacos?
I did when they first came out a year ago at a 9 days DO with @Moishebatchy. Seemed more like a pita than a soft shell. Has it changed?
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« Reply #3362 on: July 19, 2020, 01:57:24 PM »
I did when they first came out a year ago at a 9 days DO with @Moishebatchy. Seemed more like a pita than a soft shell. Has it changed?
No, but they are excellent IMO

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« Reply #3363 on: July 19, 2020, 01:58:28 PM »
No, but they are excellent IMO
Let me know when he uses a real soft shell taco. No idea why he doesn't.
For the fish and chips, I have to ask him to make it without any skin and to make them well done. That's how it should be by default, but for whetever reason it's not.
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« Reply #3364 on: July 19, 2020, 02:19:22 PM »
What did I miss?

Frappuccino at Grand Coffee IMHO

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« Reply #3365 on: July 19, 2020, 02:22:15 PM »
Frappuccino at Grand Coffee IMHO
They need to open earlier on Sundays. If they were open at HAC dropoff time I'd get more of their coffee stuff.
Too much of a shlep otherwise.
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« Reply #3366 on: July 19, 2020, 02:27:36 PM »
They need to open earlier on Sundays. If they were open at HAC dropoff time I'd get more of their coffee stuff.
Too much of a shlep otherwise.
Can always order via Doordash/Grubhub. Either way, may work for other people

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« Reply #3367 on: July 19, 2020, 02:28:50 PM »
Can always order via Doordash/Grubhub. Either way, may work for other people
Have you tried that? Can't imagine that still being good via delivery.
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« Reply #3368 on: July 19, 2020, 02:30:31 PM »
Crispy Mala Beef. Will let you know soon :)
Fantastic!
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« Reply #3369 on: July 19, 2020, 02:30:52 PM »
Have you tried that?
Yes. With cheesecake or other pastries, was still great

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« Reply #3371 on: July 19, 2020, 02:53:38 PM »
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« Reply #3372 on: July 20, 2020, 12:15:38 AM »
Any recommendations for breakfast?

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« Reply #3373 on: July 20, 2020, 12:27:37 AM »
Any recommendations for breakfast?
Yup, pretty much what I said in the Tweet :)
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« Reply #3374 on: July 20, 2020, 11:53:55 AM »
Cedar Point is open but definitely different. Not all rides are open, there are waits for extra cleaning between riders, and every other row or seat is left empty on each ride for social distancing. Visitors are required to wear masks at all times outdoors (despite high temps), except in designated closed off seating areas called “RelaxZones.” OTOH, there are much fewer visitors, so overall the lines are shorter. If you go expecting this, it’s a great experience. Single admission has been lowered to $47 (you can add a second  Funday- Bundle ticket for $57, which includes parking plus a meal and drink (you can grab some kosher potato chips from Subway.)) Must make reservations in advance, (Thanks to @Dan you can reserve with an existing ticket as well) seems to me that they are releasing 2k tickets per slot, for a total of 10k ( today it was essentially empty.)
For Steel Vengeance, Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, and Maverick, visitors need an Access Pass which is given out at the entrance to the ride with a 1 hour slot (FWIU they give out 350 AP per hour.)
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3375 on: July 23, 2020, 01:59:00 PM »
Video shows what got American Airlines official fired at Cleveland airport
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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3376 on: July 23, 2020, 05:35:34 PM »
Is East Coast Custard in Lyndhurst a reliable hechsher ?

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« Reply #3377 on: July 23, 2020, 10:10:27 PM »
Is East Coast Custard in Lyndhurst a reliable hechsher ?
Many people do not hold by it, https://eastcoastcustard.com/kosher-certificate/
Seems like it is out of date given new restictions on food sourcing ask your lor

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« Reply #3378 on: July 23, 2020, 10:38:41 PM »
Thanks. Seems like the same hechsher as Mitchell’s.

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Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« Reply #3379 on: July 26, 2020, 08:51:50 AM »
After years of hemming and hawing we finally made the move to cle (beachwood).

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