Releases Essential CLE – A New Visitor’s Guide to the Best Bars, Restaurants and Things to Do

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)– announced the launch of its new product “Essential CLE” —
a new searchable guide to the best “Eat,” “Drink” and “Play” options in
Northeast Ohio. Essential CLE can be found at

The project, which has been in the works for more than a year, was
designed to be users’ in-the-know online Cleveland concierge. It goes
beyond a simple entertainment calendar or list of restaurants; it serves
smart, instant and trusted recommendations from area experts.

The guide is curated by writers and critics at and The
Plain Dealer, a group with decades of experience covering restaurants,
bars and culture in Cleveland. The database houses an impressive list of
recommendations with more than 1,100 Restaurant, Bar and Things to Do
options alone.

Any search can be geographically-focused to one of 10 neighborhoods.
Options include areas close to downtown such as Tremont and Ohio City to
as expansive a geographic reach as “far east” and “far west.”

The restaurant search allows users to refine their picks by a variety of
specifications. Are you craving Italian, Chinese or Mexican? Looking for
the best the city has to offer? Do you have a special diet? All of these
options are available with Essential CLE.

Categories for places to go and things to do are equally as expansive.
Users can narrow down their selection based on preferences like
atmosphere, music, and LGBT-friendly. Options for “Things to Do” range
from gambling to beaches.

The “Near Me” functionality is one that will prove useful for users
on-the-go and visitors from out of town who may not know the
neighborhoods well. Users can launch Essential CLE on their mobile
phones, pick the “Eat-Drink-Play” category and receive the 10 best
recommendations near where they are.

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Advance Ohio
Michael Norman, 216-316-6801