Jack Louiso, Children’s Theatre’s artistic director, is retiring this spring. And though he’s never put himself in the spotlight, his gleeful, graceful ability to bring out the best in young performers has made him a star for the better part of 40 years.
In which the former U.S. Congressman for the First District of Ohio recalls phone calls from Rahm, the M&Ms on Air Force One, and constituents screaming in his face at Elder football games.
Coffeehouses are the fast-food burger joints of our time. But where to find great grandes? Ambitious baristas? Pour-over perfection? Join us on our local odyssey to the caffeine-fueled world of roaster aromas, direct-sourced beans, and strange new brews.
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- Taking a kid to his or her first baseball game is one of those watershed moments that taps feelings of hope and loathing all at once. Hope: that your child might buy-in to the experience the way you did at a young age. Loathing: that you may leave with an order of nachos and a tall soft drink spilled on your person. By the time I was 6, the walls of my bedroom were festooned with Reds pennants, I had sent my first fan note (to Reds pitcher Don Gullet, which began “Dear Gullet” b
There was a day when beatniks strolled by this place. Then the hippies. Then wearers of mullets. But inside the Proud Rooster in Clifton, things don’t change. Longtime locals still seek refuge (and a deep-fried thigh) here from the ever-morphing college menagerie out on Ludlow.
VanZandt Restaurant & Tavern in North College Hill is surrounded by mom and pop establishments. Within eight blocks there are several diners (Junior’s, Skally’s), a gun shop, a butcher shop, and no less than six hair salons. Most mornings around 7:30, VanZandt owner and head chef Chris Hoeweler and his dad, a retired chemical worker, meet at the Tavern to make bread from scratch.