Life-changing books and free ice cream at Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

What: “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die” Party, with James Mustich, author of “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die.” Where: Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 Why you should go: The event includes discussion of life-changing books, a scavenger hunt, 3-D printing demonstrations, T-shirt making, book signing with Mustich and free … Continue reading Life-changing books and free ice cream at Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Mitch Albom speaking at Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

What: Meet author Mitch Albom Where: Parma-Snow Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Road, Parma When: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 Why you should go: You’ve probably heard of Mitch Albom, an author, screenwriter, playwright and nationally syndicated columnist, who has written six consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers. His latest book is “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven,” … Continue reading Mitch Albom speaking at Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

Barabicu Smokehouse in Parma serves up terrific takes on the barbecue staples

What: Barabicu Smokehouse, a to-go delicatessen style smokehouse with some seating where diners are welcome to chow down. Where it’s located: 5767 Ridge Road, a short drive from Interstate 480 on the south side of Ridge, just north of Snow Road in Parma. When it’s open: 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until the meat is gone; starting to do a second smoke on weekends for dinner crowd. Why you should … Continue reading Barabicu Smokehouse in Parma serves up terrific takes on the barbecue staples

Two Bucks surprises with creative food

What: Two Bucks, a sports bar and grill that originated in Avon in 2010. Where it’s located: Avon, Eastlake, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted and Parma. When it’s open: 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. every day Why you should go: Two Bucks offers creative, gourmet food, as well as a full-service bar. Prices, as its name suggests, are quite reasonable, making it a good fit for families and sports fans. … Continue reading Two Bucks surprises with creative food

Pupuseria Katarina for your Salvadoran fix

Ever get in the mood for some Salvadoran food? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. What? You don’t? Well, to be fair, it’s not as common as Mexican or Chinese cuisine but there are a couple of options in Northeast Ohio and those include Pupuseria Katarina at 1409 Brookpark Road on the Cleveland/Parma border. Now, to put it in Northeast Ohio-speak, pupusas are corn … Continue reading Pupuseria Katarina for your Salvadoran fix