Once upon a time, Cleveland’s food scene was focused on its rich ethnic past, but while a deep and authentic heritage continues, the scene has evolved to a higher plane in the last couple of decades.

A new generation of Northeast Ohio culinary stars are leading the way, earning national awards and garnering face time on television and the internet.

The've been joined by a growing army of sustainability advocates, local farmers, farmers markets, and food-product entrepreneurs fueling the area’s increasing awareness of — and demand for — all things fresh, seasonal, local, and sustainably produced and raised.

In our Sustenance section, you'll find listings to help you find places to EAT (restaurants), DRINK (coffee, tea & alcohol) and STAY (when you're having so much fun you have to sleep over).

And when you hang out with CoolCleveland, we'll hook you up with fun categories like Hip Hangouts, Veg/Vegan, Food Trucks, Wineries, and Microbreweries/Distilleries. To your health!