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Billy Hallal

Billy Hallal is a freelance writer and a native of Cleveland's east side. Locally, he has written for Thrillist and Cleveland Scene. Find him at @HillyBallal for more on Cleveland dining, drinking, and culture.

Features

Bon Appetit Grille & Whiskey Bar

Speakeasy: uncovering Cleveland's hidden bars

Secret staircases, sexy cocktails and the bartenders who shake them up are some of the things Fresh Water readers will find behind the doors of these five under-the-radar watering holes.

Rumi's Market

Offbeat eats: six of the best local ethnic eateries

Iraqi kebobs, duck blood soup and hard to find Latino spirits — that's just for starters in this under-the-radar roundup of some the best (and little known) noshing in the 216.

Chef Eric Rogers

Local Chef fires up brand, gives back to communities

From Cajun-Creole eats to fresh juices, chef entrepreneur Eric Rogers is taking his "Fix" brand to the next level and beyond while keeping it all in the 216.

Old City Libations

Cleveland insider: the real story behind Old City Libations

While Cleveland Hustles rocked the little screen, what played out behind the scenes as Old City Libations rose in Gordon Square was a story long in the making and not always soft as soda pop.  
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