by Allen J. Sheinman | April 01, 2017
THIS MUSEUM ROCKS -- LITERALLY
Starting next month, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame offers an exhibit on the 50th anniversary of Rolling Stone magazine, joining a vast array of vintage musical instruments, posters, programs, historic hand-written lyrics, clothes, record jackets (remember those?), rare videos and lots more. There's also a library, a live-music stage and a gift shop where you can max out your credit card -- just like a rock star!  


SAILING C-TOWN
Nestled up against Lake Erie and permeated by the Cuyahoga River, Cleveland is fun to tour via the Goodtime III, a four-deck ship that holds up to 1,000 passengers and offers narrated lunch or dinner cruises. Private charters are available.


OOPS, WE REVEALED A SAUCE!
What does "Cleveland-style" barbecue mean? For chef Michael Symon at his Mabel's BBQ, the secret is (make that was) a sauce featuring Bertman's Ballpark Mustard and Eastern European spices. Meats are smoked over local fruitwood. Diners kick back at communal picnic tables and feast on tangy treats like brisket, kielbasa and  pork ribs.


SHOP TALK
The colorful West Side Market opened in 1912 and catered to immigrants seeking their native foods. Today more than 100 booths offer fresh produce, meats, baked goods, nuts, spices, international delicacies and more, much of it ready to eat or perfect to gift.