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The Cleveland Jewish News Winter 2017

Fashion. Food. Décor.


Singles Issue


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CONTENTS Winter 2017


The Singles Issue

Michael C. Butz, Casey Rearick and Stephen Valentine

10 Editor’s Note

44 Dapper Man

56 Pastry perfection

Editor Michael C. Butz writes about his first trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Crisp, casual evenings

Davis Bakery’s Joel Davis shares insight – and a recipe – regarding rugelach, a Chanukah favorite

12 Chai Life 18 interesting things to do this winter in Greater Cleveland

46 Ask Elana Sending the right signals

60 Close to home

48 Nosh News

Living in Crocker Park puts it all together

18 The Singles Issue

The latest on Jewish chefs and restaurateurs

64 Get the Look

Ten fashionable Jewish singles at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland

50 Proper Pairings

Shades of gray

42 Beauty First-date fresh

Alexander Carlin of EDWINS shares his knowledge of wine to help you entertain for Chanukah but also to prepare those in need of a fresh start

66 Room Service Kitchen organization

70 Pursuits Cleveland: The birthplace of rock ’n’ roll



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men, all of whom were selected from community nominations – are featured in this year’s issue, and based on my interactions with them during our photo shoot, they’re all catches. If you aren’t currently in the market, don’t worry, this issue of Jstyle has plenty of interesting features for you, too. From a story about rugelach featuring Joel Davis from Davis Bakery and a wine pairing story with insight from Alexander Carlin, wine director at EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute to a story about what it’s like to live at Stark Enterprises-developed Crocker Park in Westlake, we offer much for you to read and enjoy. You’ll likely also notice a Chanukah theme throughout this issue, and we at Jstyle wish you a chag sameach.

Controller Tracy DiDomenico

traveling exhibition at the time, which not so coincidentally was “Lennon: His Life and Work.” Given my past Rock Hall enjoyment (I’ve made several more trips since that first visit), I was ecstatic when we were able to hold this year’s Jstyle Singles Issue photo shoot there. And let me tell you, from the social media-friendly “LONG LIVE ROCK” sign outside to the Power of Rock Experience inside, all of the renovations the museum underwent in recent years have made it feel brand new. Not only would I suggest to anyone who hasn’t been in a while pay a visit, if you’re single – like our Jstyle singles – it might be the sort of first date that leads to a second. This year marks the fourth installment of the Jstyle Singles Issue, and for the fourth year, we were able to feature a fantastic group of people. Ten of Greater Cleveland’s most eligible Jewish singles – five women and five

On the cover

Cover photo by Casey Rearick of Casey Rearick Photo

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Fashion. Food. Décor.

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From left: Jordan Diamond, Sara Muschkin, Rachel Newman and Adam Friedman stand in front of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Wardrobe details on pages 32, 24, 22 and 20, respectively.


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he first time I visited the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000. I know because I still have the ticket stub at home; it hangs alongside the hundreds of other museum, game and concert tickets I’ve accumulated over the years. That my first trip to the Rock Hall was some five years after the museum opened in September 1995 isn’t representative of how excited I was to go. As an Ohio State University student, I lived in Columbus starting in 1996, so I hope I my fashionably late arrival can be forgiven. My inaugural trip to the Rock Hall came as I was just two quarters away from earning my degree at Ohio State, which was fitting. After all, I’d been learning about rock ‘n’ roll from my dad my entire life, and my trip to the museum felt like a culmination – or graduation – of sorts. The Rock Hall surpassed expectations. I was particularly interested in any and all Beatles artifacts – anything that might reveal something new or bring to life the things I’d heard or read about my favorite band – but there was so much more. That went for both the Rock Hall’s collection and the


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Compiled by Alyssa Schmitt Ice carving demonstrations take place throughout the weekend at Holiday CircleFest in University Circle. Downie Photography / University Circle Inc.

24th Annual Holiday Circlefest

University Circle’s favorite holiday festival, Holiday Circlefest, added a second day of activities this year. On Dec. 2-3, shop at the Holiday Market, skate the day away at The Rink on Wade Oval, or visit one of the museums or cultural institutions in the neighborhood, many of which will offer free admission from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3.

Cleveland Comedy Festival

Laugh your socks off at the Cleveland Comedy Fesitival’s 10th Anniversary Show on Dec. 2 at the Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square. Among those scheduled to perform is Marc Jaffe, a former “Seinfeld” writer and the co-creator of Shaking With Laughter, a nonprofit foundation aimed at raising awareness and funds to support Parkinson’s disease research. Katie Kukwa / Cleveland History Center

Cleveland History Center

Visit the Western Reserve Historical Society’s Cleveland History Center in University Circle to view its new permanent exhibition, “Cleveland Starts Here.” Sponsored by the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, the exhibition opened Nov. 29 and tells the story of Northeast Ohio through items, documents and artifacts from a variety of collections.

Mandel JCC Book Festival

“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd is a fixture in the White House Press Room, but on Dec. 5, he’ll be at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights as part of a rescheduled event from the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Book Festival. Todd will take part in a Q&A with Kevin S. Adelstein, publisher and CEO of the Cleveland Jewish News.

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Rhinoplasty Facts, Questions and Answers By: Valerie Clark


r. Guyuron has performed thousands of rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and revision rhinoplasty procedures. A revision rhinoplasty is performed when a correction is needed after the initial procedure. In this article, Dr. Guyuron answers the most common questions about revision rhinoplasty.

occur with each rhinoplasty maneuver. Not only does the intended change take place, but several other changes happen, all which must be considered in the rhinoplasty plans. This takes time to learn and understand, which is why rhinoplasty requires the utmost experience to produce consistent pleasing results.

Why is rhinoplasty the most difficult procedure in plastic surgery?

Why do some operated noses look unnatural and often alike?

Those of us who specialize in rhinoplasty are uniformly in agreement that it is the most difficult procedure in plastic surgery. This was an enigma for a long time, but we put together the pieces of the puzzle. What makes this operation so challenging is the additional changes that

When I studied rhinoplasty as a resident at the Cleveland Clinic, I discovered that this surgery was more about art than science. As you can imagine, artistic creations are largely controlled by the personal taste. Soon after I finished my residency, I became aware of three famous plastic surgeons who enjoyed recognition for

nose surgery in Cleveland, and they had a prototype nose that went on every face, no matter if the face was small or large or male or female. Each surgeon’s opinion dictated what the ideal nose should look like rather than using the facial proportions. By viewing the nose, I could tell who did the surgery. I made a mission for myself to put science behind the rhinoplasty. In 1988, I published two articles that set the foundation for a scientific approach for rhinoplasty. I started analyzing the facial proportions and angles to design changes in the nose that would create harmony between the nose and other facial features, producing a natural-looking nose that matches the face. If you view the photos of rhinoplasty patients on my website, drbahmanguyuron. com, you will see that every nose is different because every face is different. There are no “prototype noses.” This is the approach I share with my colleagues globally through my presentations and publications, including my rhinoplasty textbook

Why do noses sometimes have to be operated on more than once?

A combination of the abovementioned complexity of the operation and the surgeon’s inability to control the healing sometimes results in a need for a second nose operation. When the initial surgery is done by an experienced surgeon, the need for a revision will be rare and the required modification is minor. However, when the surgery is done by someone inexperienced, not only is the revision not minor, but it makes the intricate operation even more complicated and requires even more expertise and skill. Therefore, especially when it comes to rhinoplasty, it is crucial to choose a surgeon who has mastered the technique with sufficient years of experience focusing on this operation to minimize the chance for a revision surgery. If it becomes necessary to do a touch up, under this scenario, the revision will be very minor.

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the chai life Chanukah

Spend time in the glow of a menorah as the Festival of Lights begins the evening of Dec. 12. For comprehensive listings of Chanukah events and public candle lightings, visit the Cleveland Jewish News’ website. Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Bootstrap Bash

Celebrate a night of entrepreneurship at the 8th annual Bootstrap Bash, presented by LauchHouse and the Cleveland Jewish News, on Jan. 20, 2018, at RED Space in Cleveland. The event will honor Steve Potash, founder, president and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., while showcasing some of the region’s rising startups.

Tu b’Shevat

Celebrate with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland as it announces the 2018 Campaign For Jewish Needs total.

Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Join the Jewish Federation of Cleveland Dec. 13 at the Mandel JCC’s Stonehill Auditorium as it reveals how much was raised during the 2018 Campaign for Jewish Needs. A Chanukah celebration, with food and music, are also planned.

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Bootstrap Bash

Celebrate a night of entrepreneurship at the 8th annual Bootstrap Bash, presented by LauchHouse and the Cleveland Jewish News, on Jan. 20, 2018, at RED Space in Cleveland. The event will honor Steve Potash, founder, president and CEO of OverDrive, Inc., while showcasing some of the region’s rising startups.

Celebrate the new year for trees and enjoy one of your favorite seven fruits on Tu b’Shevat, starting at sundown Jan. 30, 2018. Northeast Ohio may be a smidge too cold to plant a tree, but take a visit to the Cleveland Botanical Garden or Holden Arboretum to observe the holiday or make a donation to the Jewish National Fund to plant a tree in Israel.

The Great Big Home + Garden Show

Get your hands dirty at The Great Big Home + Garden Show Feb. 2-11, 2018, at the I-X Center, where 600 exhibitors will be ready to inspire you for spring and summer home improvements.

Cleveland Restaurant Week

More than 50 restaurants participate in Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week, so you can nosh to your heart’s content Feb. 16-25, 2018. The Downtown Cleveland Alliance organizes the event, which features $15, $30 and $40 lunch and dinner specials that allow customers to get a taste of downtown Cleveland’s thriving culinary scene.

Cleveland Auto Show Last year’s “Give what you can, pay what you can” food drive gave members of the community an opportunity to give back during the holiday season.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Take time to give back at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s “Give what you can, pay what you can” food drive Dec. 25. All canned goods will be donated to the Cleveland Kosher Food Pantry and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Start your engines and get ready for the Cleveland Auto Show, which rolls into town Feb. 23 to March 4, 2018 at the I-X Center. Get an inside look at high-end cars and even take one for a spin at the show’s featured indoor and outdoor Ride N’ Drives.

Jump Back Ball

The 27th annual Jump Back Ball is lifting off into space with “A Space Odyssey” theme Feb. 24, 2018 at Playhouse Square. All proceeds from the event benefit Playhouse Square, a not-for-profit performing arts center to continue presenting quality performing arts.

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The free celebration of art and music returns to the West Bank of the Flats on Feb. 24, 2018. Get ready for a night of music, art and outdoor activities – and stay warm by standing next to one of the outdoor fires.


Retell the Passover story while spending time with family over a seder dinner on March 30, 2018. Take a look at the CJN Archives for a new take on kosher-for-Passover recipes.


Dust off your costumes and enjoy the ballyhoo of being Jewish as you head to synagogue Feb. 28, 2018, to hear the reading of the Megillah. Keep an eye on the Cleveland Jewish News’ website for coverage. Akron Civic Theatre

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Cleveland International Film Festival

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Jerry Seinfeld just can’t seem to stay away from Northeast Ohio. Returning after his sold-out show in 2016 in Cleveland, Seinfeld brings his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life to the Akron Civic Theatre on March 14, 2018.

Get your popcorn and enjoy an array of films with Jewish or Israeli themes at the 42nd annual Cleveland International Film Festival. Opening Night will take place at Playhouse Square, while screenings for the rest of the festival – April 4-15, 2018 – will take place at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland and at various partner locations throughout Greater Cleveland.

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he crown jewel of Northeast Ohio’s Lake Erie shoreline is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which was granted to Cleveland in 1986 following a nationwide site selection process in part because the city is widely considered the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Since it opened in 1995, the Rock Hall has presented dozens of compelling exhibitions and hosted countless concerts, featuring local bands and rock ‘n’ roll royalty alike.

In other words, it’s a great place to take a date – and could even provide the setting for the birthplace of a new relationship. In late October, the museum hosted 10 new rock stars: the five women and five men featured in this year’s Jstyle Singles Issue. Selected from community nominations, these eligible Jewish singles are accomplished, interesting and well-rounded. Turn the page and meet them! Winter 2017





“Born and raised in Chicago, I moved to Cleveland in 2006. I work hard and love everything about being a chiropractor. I stay as active as possible, always trying new places to eat or grab a drink. Hanging out with friends, family and traveling as much as possible. Cleveland has really exploded these past few years, so I just try to utilize my free time to explore all the new places that are popping up. I really enjoy hanging out in the Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods.” Full profile at

Age: 39 City: Cleveland Heights Work: Chiropractor at Advanced Orthopedics & Physical Therapy in Warrensville Heights

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“I was born and raised in Cleveland, but most recently lived in Houston and Pittsburgh, working in oil and gas. I came back a year ago and it’s been great. In my free time, I love crafting, seeing Broadway shows, traveling and spending time with family and friends. I’m also taking tennis lessons. So far, so good. What time should I book the court? Let’s shoot for around 10-ish. Go Bucks!” Full profile at

Age: 26 City: Downtown Cleveland Synagogues: Park Synagogue and Chabad of Downtown Cleveland Work: Demand Planner at Nestlé USA in Solon

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Age: 30 City: Beachwood Synagogue: Chabad of Beachwood Work: Consultant at Insight2Profit in Cleveland “I’m a hard-working guy who enjoys tennis, yoga and going to Cavs games. I’m fairly terrible at sports, but at least I try.” Full profile at

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“I’m a family guy with three other siblings, all of whom remain very close. They’re scattered between London, California and Florida, giving me a good reason to travel. I have a love for the arts and a need for speed – frequently riding my motorcycle along Chagrin River Road, watching the Mid-Ohio SuperBike races or jet skiing on Lake Erie into the Flats for lunch. I’ve spent some time in California working in the gaming industry, but my love for the Midwest always brings me home to Cleveland.”

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Age: 28 City: Chagrin Falls Synagogue: Park Synagogue Work: Freelance illustrator/artist for various gaming studios in Cleveland and California. I’m presently studying to get my insurance licenses with a focus on operating my own insurance agency.

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Full profile at “I just moved to Cleveland less than a year ago. I’m energetic, outgoing and talkative. Love to be doing stuff, whether it’s going to a new restaurant, play, sports game, concert or festival. I am very close with my family and my dog Mia. I love to dance and be active, working out at the JCC, ice skating – and I love to snowboard. I work with children with Autism and have lots of patience when it comes to children. I live for spicy food and anything with jalapeños.”

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Age: 25 City: Downtown Cleveland Synagogue: Park Synagogue Work: Senior business risk consultant at Crowe Horwath LLP in Cleveland “I’m humble.” Full profile at

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THE SINGLES ISSUE Elyse wears a black jacket and stretch A-line tank, both by Lola and Sophie; “Twisted Tuxedo” crop jean by Parker Smith; “Frisem” bracelets by Ann Marie Chignon, all from Audrey’s Sweet Threads in Woodmere; shoes by Caslon are her own

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame T he Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is alive with the energy, passion and spirit of the music it celebrates. The museum features seven floors, four theaters for films and ever-changing exhibits. Get a front row feeling for more than 30 years of induction performance highlights through the all-new Power of Rock Experience. You can spend as little as an hour or up to an entire day exploring all the Rock Hall’s exhibits, including “Rolling Stone/50 Years.”This featured exhibit – on view through April 2018 – offers a backstage pass into Rolling Stone magazine’s archives with rarely heard stories, original manuscripts and photographs, audio and video interviews, and iconic covers. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions return to Cleveland on April 14, 2018, at Cleveland’s Public Auditorium. There are 19 nominees, and those who will be inducted are scheduled to be announced by the Rock Hall in mid-December.

From left: Jordan wears a “peace sign” Jacquard shirt and black jeans by William Rast. (Shoes on Page 32.) Elyse wears a red leather Moto jacket by Schyia from Kilgore Trout; and “For Those About to Rock” T-shirt by Chaser, Moto leggings by Elan and earrings by Dana Kellin, both from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (Shoes on Page 38.) Andrew wears an exclusive Rock Hall military shirt; pants by AG are his own. (Shoes on Page 36.) Rachel wears a ruffle knit top by Chaser, necklace by Serefina, and holds a wallet by FRYE, all from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame; shoes are her own. (Pants on Page 22.)



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Sending the right signals Dear Elana,

I’m falling in love with my online guy friend. We met through Instagram and have become good friends but we’ve never met in person. I want to have a future with him, but I don’t know how to approach things as I have no idea about his feelings and I don’t want to ruin the friendship between us. – I Never Stop Thinking About Crush

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It sounds like you’re falling for this guy’s emoji game, but you want some face time. I’m wondering where you are in the trajectory of your Instagram relationship. It seems like you have progressed through the early stages of “Instaflirting” – following each other, liking and commenting on each other’s photographs – and moving from public communication to private messaging. The next step is to move the conversation off of Instagram and into more personal modes of communication: email, phone or video chat. Once you establish mutual trust and interest, you can plan a date IRL (in real life) – so that one day you can post photos of the two of you together, sipping hot chocolate in front of a blazing fire. You can figure out if he likes you as more than a friend by watching his reactions to your posts. Reciprocity is key. If you like one of his workout pics at the JCC, he should like one of your fitness selfies. You can also scope out your competition. Has he recently followed or liked other girls’ pictures? Did he like all of their #instagood posts only to ignore your birthday post? If so, sorry, but he’s just not that into you. If it seems like all signals are pointing to InstaLove, try to communicate with him honestly and directly. Remember, it’s easy to hide behind a computer screen, but if you want your connection to grow, you need to show him your real feelings (#nofilter).

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I’ve known this friend for 13 years. He’s two years older than me, and I know him because he’s a family friend. We were always close, but I think (pretty sure) that I’m falling for him. How do I get him to see me as a potential partner? – Wanting And Needing To Make Our Romance Engage


Before you make a move, you need to decide whether it’s worth risking your friendship – and creating awkwardness for your families. If you think there’s potential for lasting love, then it’s worth exploring. But just like dating a coworker or a neighbor, if you break up, you have to be prepared to keep seeing each other. Next, you need to clarify your feelings. You say that you are “pretty sure” that you are falling for him. Do you find yourself smiling when you think about him or hear his name? When you see him, do you feel like you have butterflies in your stomach, or like your heart is bursting out of your chest? If you answered yes, then mazel tov, you are officially smitten. If you decide to move forward after weighing the pros and cons, you need a plan to help him see you as a potential match. Show him that you’re not a goofy kid, but instead an alluring young woman. If he’s used to seeing you in ratty T-shirts, try wearing something that shows your sense of style. Engage him in topics that matter to him and demonstrate your shared interests. Adjust your posture when you’re talking to him and see if he mirrors your body language. Invite him to spend time with you outside of family holidays. If you’re playing dreidel with your younger cousins at a Chanukah party, ask him if he would like to join you outside for fresh air. If you find yourself laughing with him at inside jokes, tell him that you feel comfortable with him and that you enjoy hanging out with him. As your connection grows stronger, you can mention that you are interested in various activities like seeing an independent film at the Cedar Lee Theatre or checking out the Canopy Walk at the Holden Arboretum. If he jumps at the chance to join you, there’s a good chance that he sees you as more than a friend. But if he politely ignores your hints, take the cue to safeguard the friendship and set your sights elsewhere.

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Nosh News Appetizing bites about Jewish chefs

and restaurateurs in Northeast Ohio Compiled by Michael C. Butz

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Sandwich sit-down

During the 43 years it’s been in business, Mister Brisket has seen countless people walk through its doors to order a sandwich or pick up an order of meat only to turn right back around to carry on with their day. Soon, however, those same devoted customers will have an opportunity to stay a little longer, if they’d like. The venerable deli and butcher shop is scheduled to add about 1,000 square feet of space to its Taylor Road location in Cleveland Heights, and if all goes according to plan, that will result in space to seat about 25 customers. The addition is the result of a neighboring space becoming available. Hank Kornblut, whose step-father Sanford Herskovitz founded Mister Brisket in 1974, says he hopes the space will be open to customers sometime soon after the holidays. Kornblut says adding seating will allow the shop to add more items to the menu and host events, and depending on the response from customers, it may also result in a change of store hours or an adjustment in the days it’s open for business.



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“The Duke” from Mister Brisket, comprised of corned beef, pastrami, turkey and brisket, and shown here on rye with mustard.

Contemporary catering

Chef Douglas Katz is adding another museum to his catering menu: the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. MOCA Cleveland recently announced Katz, whose flagship restaurant is fire food & drink in Cleveland’s Shaker Square neighborhood, would join its catering arm to accommodate large groups of up to 300. At the same time, MOCA Cleveland announced it was renewing its relationship with Marigold Catering, the boutique food service company that’s provided catering services to the museum since the opening of its iconic Farshid Moussavi building in 2012. Both Marigold and fire offer “from-scratch” cooking made with locally sourced artisanal ingredients. In addition to his new role at MOCA Cleveland, Katz is chef partner at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where he’s teamed up with Bon Appétit Management Company to lead CMA’s Provenance and Provenance Café. To read more about Jewish chefs connected to University Circle institutions, visit piece-de-resistance.

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East Siders will soon have a new option to consider each Taco Tuesday. BOMBA Tacos & Rum, restaurateur Andy Himmel’s “premium casual,” Latin-themed concept, is scheduled to open in spring 2018 at the La Place shopping center in Beachwood. The La Place space, which formerly was home to Sushi Rock, will represent the restaurant’s third location. The first BOMBA opened in Rocky River in 2015, and the second opened in Fairlawn in 2016. The space is special to Himmel, a Beachwood native who told the Cleveland Jewish News he frequented La Place when he was younger. Like the other BOMBA locations, the Beachwood menu will include several taco options as well as plantains, dips, salsas, guacamole, rice bowls, churros, mojitos, margaritas and sangrias. Himmel leads the Paladar Restaurant Group, which includes Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, which opened in 2007 in Woodmere. To read more about the very first BOMBA in Rocky River, visit

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lexander Carlin became acquainted with wine earlier than most. His father, a wine enthusiast, often played a game in which he challenged his son to identify tasting notes as they sampled a newly selected wine. Carlin would make guesses, and his father always responded “yes” so as to encourage his son. The experience shaped Carlin’s underlying knowledge of wine pairing, which he now uses on a daily basis as wine director at EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. Carlin, now 34, describes his father’s guidance – including, for example, when to select red wine instead of white – as getting him “first date ready.” But pairing food and wine turned into a passion for the Baltimore native, and coupled with his mother’s example of being a welcoming host, it laid the foundation for a starring role in hospitality. “I can’t remember a specific day 10 years ago, but I can remember Passover 10 years ago – who was there, what we did,” the Shaker Heights resident says. “That ties into my daily love of what we do (at EDWINS). Every day, I get to invite people and give them the same level of experience and service that I’ve had growing up.”

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At the end of the day, if you have a great wine and you have great food, it’s going to go together. (A) great rule of thumb is if it grows together, it goes together. Alexander Carlin EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

Carlin demonstrates to EDWINS employees how to properly serve wine using a dry red wine from the Galil Mountain Winery at Kibbutz Yiron.

Pairing advice To pass along some of that experience, Carlin offers a few tips for those who want to bring more flavor to the table but don’t have his level of insight. The first step, he says, is to start with good food. “At the end of the day, if you have a great wine and you have great food, it’s going to go together,” he says. “(A) great rule of thumb is if it grows together, it goes together. If you look at the region of the style of food where it comes from, find the grapes that are grown in the same area.” When thinking about Chanukah, foods like latkes and brisket come to mind but there’s no singular region to which those foods are tied, Carlin says. When that’s the case, he recommends looking at the taste, body and weight of the food and wine — breaking both down to a molecular level. “Talk about acids and fat,” he says. “Acids are coming from a wine, whether it’s higher or lower, and are going to work with fat content differently. ... Briskets are going to be pretty lean, you don’t want to kill it with something that is going to be overly acidic.”



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With brisket, he suggests medium-acidity, light-bodied reds like Barolo and Frappato, both from Italy, and red Burgundy, from France, that will cut the fat of the dish without overpowering the light texture. For latkes, which are fatty, rich, savory and – let’s face it – greasy delights, Carlin says to look for crisp whites like Chablis, a white Burgundy. For those who want a red, he recommends something lighter, like Sonoma Coast pinot noir, which has a hint of fruit with an acidity level that will work with the fat while keeping a light flavor. If noodle kugel finds itself on the plate, pour a dry Riesling from Alsace for its crisp acidity and floral tones, or for a classic pairing, try an unoaked chardonnay. Once dessert comes around, try a Tokaji wine from Hungary. Carlin notes its floral taste, sticky nature and high acidity pair with any creamy dessert. If the wine aisle feels a little overwhelming, at the end of the day you can never go wrong with a bottle of champagne for Chanukah, Carlin says, especially if the food is fried.

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first course “Champagne is the most food-worthy wine on the planet,” he says. “It has great acidity, great bubbles. It’s not just for celebrations, and there’s rarely a meal I do not have a bottle of champagne open.”

Unsung heroes EDWINS specializes in French cuisine and is located on the northwest corner of Shaker Square in Cleveland. Before it opens its doors to customers each day, it’s like a beehive of activity. Some workers polish glasses behind the bar, others set the tables in a neat fashion while being careful not to leave a single fingerprint behind. There’s communication between each worker saying, “behind you” or “excuse me” to avoid collisions. Their attention to detail is obvious, but what isn’t plain to see is that these workers are former inmates. Part of EDWINS’ mission is to give formerly incarcerated adults a professional foundation in the hospitality industry while establishing a support network for long-term success through culinary skill building. It’s the latter – which offered him an opportunity to teach and mentor others – that drew Carlin to EDWINS. “It was almost like a missing piece of the puzzle,” he says. “This is where I want to be in my career, in the sense of the style service, but the education element is what really solidified my desire to be here – the opportunity to inspire and work alongside a group of individuals fighting for a better tomorrow.” During Rosh Hashanah services in September at Park Synagogue East in Pepper Pike, Rabbi Joshua Skoff’s message about the “forgotten people who save the world in the end” resonated with Carlin, who likens the former inmates with whom he works to the rabbis involved in kosher wine production. Both groups are often overlooked. “You have a group of unsung heroes that are really in their own element,” he says. “The assistant rabbis are on their own for (wine) production and are often forgotten. They have so many customs, regulations and rules, they can’t really be associated with the mainstream culture of wine production.” The same can be said for the former inmates who serve such wine at EDWINS, and looking ahead, he wants to make sure those unsung heroes don’t disappear by including them in the overall improvement of food service in Greater Cleveland’s culinary community. “I fell in love with what Cleveland has to offer in the sense that it has been established with a few great chefs and a lot of great talent. But there’s this immense need to have wine professionals, great management and great service to follow with the food,” he says. “We have some great menu items coming from a lot of different chefs, EDWINS included in that, but now let’s have the conversation to elevate service.” js



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Picks for Passover

Despite his extensive knowledge of wine, and despite his extensive travels – from Europe to Napa, Calif., with fine dining jobs in New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C. – to accumulate that knowledge, Carlin confesses there’s still one food for which he hasn’t identified a good pairing: matzah. Thankfully, though, he has the rest of Passover covered. “When you talk about Passover, you’re talking a lot of bitter, salty flavors,” he says. “You want something with a little more fruit.” He recommends a red Burgundy with sour fruit and earth tones to go with that flavor or a Barolo from Borgo Reale, which is also mevushal. And for those who want a kosher wine, Carlin always brings a bottle of Dalton red blend or Barron Herzog cabernet sauvignon. “Those are great, rich, full-bodied wines that won’t dominate the food itself (and) work well with that saltiness that comes from the matzah, that comes from the lamb, that comes from the bitter herbs,” he says. Passover begins at sundown March 30, 2018, and ends the evening of April 7.

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Pastry perfection Davis Bakery’s Joel Davis shares insight – and a recipe – regarding rugelach, a Chanukah favorite

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avis Bakery has been in Joel Davis’ family for 79 years, and for him, baking – especially pastries such as rugelach – is a family affair that brings back memories of holidays past. “My dad would wake us up – my sisters and I – at 2, 3 in the morning, drag us into Cedar Center (and) our plant in East Cleveland (at the time), and we’d just be on the bench rolling up rugelach,” he says. “And we were kids, we just wanted to be sleeping, not working. But those were our memories. My dad would drag our butts out of bed and take us to the bake shop.”



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Davis is part of the second generation of Davis Bakery. He started helping when he was 8, and he’s now been with the company for 39 years. His two sons – Stuart and Jayson, the third generation – both work at the bakery, and there’s even a fourth generation working there: Davis’ great-nephew, Matt Martin, who works in the office. Davis Bakery, with locations in Warrensville Heights and Woodmere, offers rugelach in both raspberry and chocolate flavors, both with walnuts mixed into the filling. The chocolate rugelach also has mini-chocolate chips adorning

Opposite page: Among the ingredients in Davis Bakery’s raspherry rugelach are red raspberry jelly (with seeds), cinnamon sugar, granulated sugar, walnuts and raisins. Above: Joel Davis and his son, Stuart, present a recently cooled pan of rugelach in the storefront area of Davis Bakery’s Warrensville Heights location. Below: Stuart Davis rolls dough and fillings into the familiar shape of rugelach.

the top of the pastry. Davis says both sell well, particularly around Chanukah, though the raspberry version is slightly more popular than the chocolate. Inside Davis Bakery’s Warrensville Heights location, several bakers work on rugelach at one time, all handling different stages of the pastry-making process. Bakers pull the chilled rugelach dough out of their fridge and spread it out across a table covered in flour, to keep the dough from sticking to the stainless steel. They run the dough through a flattener, then cut it into long, thin strips before brushing off the excess flour. At another table, bakers add filling – in this case, raspberry – by spreading it across the dough. Next, walnuts are added, along with raisins, sugar and a couple of other Davis Bakery secret ingredients. Those long strips of dough and filling are then rolled up into the recognizable shape of rugelach and eventually cut into small, bite-size pieces. Those pieces are put on sheet trays and then inserted into the three large rack ovens to bake. At the Warrensville Heights location, they can typically fit 160 lbs. of rugelach in a single oven. That’s 40 sheet trays, each with about 4 lbs. of rugelach. The No. 1 item Davis Bakery ships is coconut bars, something Davis says is “unique to Cleveland,” but the bakery makes approximately 15,000 pounds of rugelach each year. On top of that, Davis says rugelach is one of the items he bakes that he never gets tired of eating. “Nothing better than warm cream cheese pastry,” he says. “Makes me think of my family and the tradition that’s behind it.” He says the bakery makes holiday trays for local corporate

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SECOND SERVING clients, including one loyal bakery customer who sends out more than 100 pastry trays each holiday season to those who have referred clients to him. “We’ve been doing his trays for over 40 years,” Davis says. The baking process is a bit of a balancing act at Davis Bakery. Some items, such as rugelach, can be made ahead of time and then placed in the freezer prior to baking, but with a lot of items, such as bread, Davis’ bakers don’t have that luxury. With the holidays approaching, Davis said in early November they’re doing their best to prepare for the impending crush of orders.

“We’re just trying to work ahead now,” he says. “ After Thanksgiving, the orders start coming in and we get really busy, or more busy than normal, and (rugelach is) one of the items we can work ahead on.” For as busy as Davis Bakery gets around Chanukah time, he says it’s not quite as crazy as during Rosh Hashanah. “For Rosh Hashanah, with all the challahs, you really can’t work ahead on challah,” Davis says. “You can make them a day ahead of time, put them in the cooler, but it’s not like you can cool them for a month ahead of time like (rugelach).” js

Rugelach recipe

Joel Davis, understandably, doesn’t easily part with the Davis Bakery recipe for rugelach. However, he mined a trusted Jewish cookbook to provide this recipe, which he says is similar to the one his family has been using for generations. Ingredients • 1 cup room-temperature cream cheese • 1 cup of unsalted butter or shortening • 1/2 teaspoon of table salt • 12/3 cups of bread flour, unsifted • Raspberry filling • Walnuts Instructions 1) In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, butter, salt (plus shortening, if desired) and use the flat (paddle) beater at medium low speed to blend until uniform, 2 to 3 minutes. 2) Reduce the mixer to low speed and gradually add the flour, mixing only until a soft, sticky dough is formed, 2 to 3 minutes. Form the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours to chill. 3) Place the chilled dough onto a lightly floured work surface and roll it out into a sheet about 16 x 10 inches.



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Carefully fold it in thirds, brushing away any excess flour. Scrape the work surface clean to remove any dough sticking to it and lightly re-flour. 4) Turn the dough upside down so that the bottom is now facing up and rotate it 90 degrees. Repeat the previous step, rolling it into a 16 x 10-inch sheet, dusting with flour as necessary to prevent sticking, and folding it into thirds. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate overnight. 5) Remove the dough from the refrigerator, cut it into desired length and add the raspberry filling and walnuts as desired (Davis says you should not be able to see the dough underneath the filling), roll it up, and wash it with either butter or eggs (Davis Bakery uses butter). 6) Place the unbaked pastry in the oven at either 350 or 360 degrees, depending on your oven and how thick you rolled your pastry, for between 12 to 17 minutes. (The time will depend on how you rolled the pastry up, thicker will take longer than thinner.) Let cool and enjoy.








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ou know how you sometimes forget something you really want for dinner, but going to the nearest supermarket is anything but convenient? That’s not a problem for residents of Crocker Park Living, 536 apartments at the heart of Crocker Park, the Westlake retail and office mecca developed by Stark Enterprises.



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The view from a second-floor apartment at Crocker Park shows there’s no shortage of retail of which residents can take advantage.

If you live in one of these units, grabbing that critical culinary ingredient is as easy as walking downstairs. These apartments – built in three phases between 2005 and 2015 – are one floor above Trader Joe’s, one of three grocery stores in the development. They’re also mere steps from all kinds of retail spanning clothing, restaurants and a movie theater, as well as Market Square, a space available for corporate events and civic gatherings. There’s soon to be more. Starting in spring 2018, Crocker Park Living dwellers will be able to join the LINC Social Club, a 10,000-square-foot “private amenity space for the residents,” according to Brian Weisberg, vice president of residential operations for Stark Enterprises. LINC, which stands for Living In Crocker Park, will be a “fully programmed social experience” open only to people who live on site. LINC membership costs will be covered in the rent.

Living in Crocker Park means you never have to leave. Bracketed by American Greetings and the Promenade, this lifestyle center and mixed-use development is a place to hang your hat, work, eat, shop, participate in kids’ days and farmer’s markets, be entertained – and socialize. It’s a virtual, selfcontained community designed to offer a city feel in a suburban setting. Crocker Park is the “only community of its kind in our marketplace, which offers upscale urban lifestyle living in the suburbs,” says Weisberg. “It becomes a workable lifestyle environment where you can work, live, shop and play, all in one place.” The “live” part is the apartments, which occupy two to four floors above the retail, says Weisberg, a Shaker Heights resident who grew up in Beachwood and is a former congregant of Park Synagogue. Separate parking, camera

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Above: One of the bedrooms in Crocker Park’s two-bedroom model apartment . Below: A shopper walks in front of Crocker Park Living’s clock tower, which fronts one of the apartment buildings.

surveillance, controlled-access key fob-activated entry to the residences, and special “engineering components” insulate residents from retail and office workers. One-bedroom units of 650 square feet to 1,220 square feet rent for $1,100 to $1,850. Two-bedroom units of 1,015 square feet to 1,500 square feet rent from $1,850 to $2,500. “We offer a wide variety of suite options to meet all lifestyle needs from short-term leases to corporate housing to long-term lifestyle needs,” Weisberg says. The renter demographic spans young professionals and empty nesters, says Weisberg, noting Crocker Park offers preferred discounts to American Greetings workers and retail employees who rent from Crocker Park Living. And if convenience is one appeal, so is the level of amenities. Some young professionals “are looking for or are accustomed to heavy amenities inside of apartments,” says Weisberg, noting “our buildout is different from any other local development.” Crocker Park Living units are designed along the lines of “condominium lifestyle living as opposed to the typical apartment community, where our renters would have a standard cabinet or standard appliance package,” he says. “We provide custom-built cabinetry with imported granite countertops and Berber carpeting, and hardwood flooring; our lighting packages are not typical standard apartment grade. Nothing we do is the average apartment grade.”

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ultra-contemporary, sleek and cool-feeling. The palette is muted – dove, off-white, silver, blond, charcoal-brown, beige – but the ambience doesn’t feel overly earth-toned. It’s more refreshing than that, particularly in light of the many floor-to-ceiling windows. Complementing the palette of the paint and the outfitting are stainless-steel, state-of-the-art appliances, that coveted granite counter top, and contemporary furnishings, often from Crocker Park retailers like Arhaus. Chrissie Aurich, the property manager, lived there for some time and enjoyed the self-contained nature of a Crocker Park Living apartment. She notes that Phase I, 158 units that opened in 2005, is more traditional, featuring cherry wood cabinets; 58-unit Phase II, which opened in 2009, blends that feel with its successor’s more contemporary look, but also features outdoor terraces. The idea is to offer different finishes and slightly different configurations, she says.

A package deal It’s the totality that makes Crocker Park a place to call home, Aurich suggests. “I would say it’s the convenience; you have all the retailers and all the restaurants right at your doorstep. The fitness centers, the movie theater – it’s just a really good balance. … You don’t ever have to leave the community, which is great for many different people.” Weisberg, meanwhile, stresses the multi-faceted uniqueness of the place. “There really isn’t competition, because Crocker Park is an environment that is self-contained, unlike anything else in the marketplace,” he says. “The reality is you can move into the city and live around restaurants and bars, but there’s a limited amount of shopping available. ... Fifteen percent of the firstfloor spaces downtown are retail. We have more retail, office and entertainment per square foot than any other environment in our marketplace at your fingertips that appeal to all lifestyles.” js

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Shades of gray By Becky Raspe As the days grow shorter and the weather cools, we find ourselves spending more time in our homes. No matter how spacious it may be – spending a lot of time inside can make your house feel cramped. An easy way to combat that is with shades of white and gray – accented with pops of color. Get yourself feeling fresh with a simple change of hue within your tables, textiles, wallpaper and accent pieces.

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he holidays can be one of the busiest times of the year for a home’s kitchen. Between cooking, eating family dinners and all of the holiday sweets that typically find their way into homes, a kitchen can quickly become disorganized. While experts from The Container Store in Beachwood and Somrak Kitchens in Bedford Heights can’t clean up kitchens after a big family gathering, they can help people get organized to maximize every inch of countertop space and store every last leftover in the fridge. Nikki Trivisonno, a certified kitchen designer at Somrak Kitchens, says she’s noticing that drawer dividers have become “a huge trend” among her customers. “They’re mostly adjustable, people are using them for Tupperware, people are using them for pots and pans (and) to separate lids from pots and pans,” she says. “Maybe they have flour and sugar in one section of the drawer, and then in the



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fewer items just laying around on tables and counters. “A trend that continues to be important in kitchen organizing is this idea of a clutter-free environment,” she says. “That’s very important to people. Back in my day, people used to keep stuff on their counter tops, and now it’s all about the clutter-free environment.” Three areas where customers are asking for drawers are in their pantries, the refrigerator and under the sink, says Kimbriel, adding that special drawers and compartments for keeping food fresh are popular. “People are definitely looking for under-the-sink solutions,” she says. “We do a lot of business in terms of refrigerator organization. People want to make sure the fresh produce they buy has its life extended.” Spice racks and places to keep and organize dry foods and other cooking essentials are a common request, Trivisonno says. Among the more unusual requests she receives come from customers seeking cabinetry to store items for their pets – such as leashes, dry



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food and treats – so that it’s all in one spot and can be put away when not in use. One feature she says she isn’t getting too many requests for anymore are pull-out trash bins – but not because people don’t like them anymore. “I think it used to be popular for people to say they wanted a pull-out trash, but now they just assume they’re going to have one,” Trivisonno says. Also, some people are requesting spaces to store items such as laptops, chargers and craft supplies. “They want to try to make it not only a kitchen, but an office,” Trivisonno says. Kimbriel says she’s noticing that, at least with millennials, there aren’t too many requests for places to store grandma’s old, expensive chinaware. She says storage for formal entertaining items seems to be out, and the focus for younger people is on more casual entertaining. As far as what else is popular, Kimbriel says she’s seeing a big trend toward turntables. No, not the kind your favorite disc jockey might spin, but turntables to allow easy access to items without having

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Michael C. Butz

Thanks to DJ Alan Freed and record store owner Leo Mintz, a member of Temple on the Heights (now B’nai Jeshurun Congregation) Cleveland is known as the


Winter 2017


birthplace of rock ‘n roll.

Are you “Wedding Ready”? Weddings are probably the single most photographed events for families, creating pictures that are cherished and viewed decades later. There is nothing more frustrating than spending months toning up, watching your diet and picking out THE perfect outfit, only to look in the mirror a few weeks before the event looking tired and (in your mind) old. The sagging neck, bags under the eyes or love handles, that you meant to do something about, are still there.

The Experience You Trust and The Skill You Deserve.

Now is the time to consider doing something about those problem areas before it’s too late. If you’re considering a face or neck lift, tummy tuck or breast lift, you will need to provide adequate time for recovery, at least a month. Other procedures, such as liposuction, laser treatment of fine lines, or eyelid surgery, won’t require as much recovery time. When planning a cosmetic procedure, people often overlook the time that it takes to get an appointment with a preferred surgeon for a consultation (possibly two) and then to get on the surgeon’s schedule for the procedure. Although you may be ready to have a surgery, there may not be openings in a surgeon’s schedule immediately. As a rule, an experienced, well regarded surgeon, is a busy one and will have their calendar filled many weeks to months in advance. There are occasionally cancellations that can be filled but it’s always better to be safe than sorry and plan-ahead.

The Cosmetic Surgery Institute 22901 Mill Creek Blvd. Suite 145 Beachwood, Ohio

(216) 292-6800


Dr. Mark A. Foglietti D.O., F.A.C.O.S.


“Happy Holidays from Classic Lexus!”



Jstyle Winter 2017  
Jstyle Winter 2017  

The 2017 Singles Issue. Fashion. Food. Decor. Cleveland area lifestyle magazine.