CLEVELAND, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- cleveland.com 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 cleveland.com/visitors-guide.
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 cleveland.com 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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