Things We Love: Alive staff picks

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From the May 8, 2014 edition

Justin

Karl Ove Knausgaard’s “My Struggle: Book 1”

This literary sensation attracted controversy for its shamelessly raw and unflinching honesty, but it’s the hypnotic sensory descriptions of everyday life in Norway that’s made this the most compelling book I’ve read this year.

Brad

Hot Doug's

The greatest hot dog restaurant in Chicago (and, therefore, the planet) will be closing for good this October. #sadface

Alyse

Starliner Diner

Voted best hangover breakfast, and I agree. Mmm delicious omelets on a Sunday!

Lauren K.

101 Beer Kitchen’s Bloody Mary

101 Beer Kitchen has one of the best in town. The mix is fresh and spicy, but not too spicy. It also pairs well with the sweet and savory Chicken and Biscuits. Yum!

Andy

Lolita

Rumors have swirled around Michael Symon bringing a B Spot to C-bus, but he really needs to export this Cleveland restaurant.

Jesse

The Hollywood Prospectus Podcast

Grantland has a handful of podcasts, but the one with (best friends) Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald is by far the funniest, and actually makes being a “Mad Men”/”Game of Thrones” fan better.

Abernathy

The McArthur, Ohio Wild Turkey Festival

I could just kick myself for missing that Kiss cover band.

Meghan

Dangerdust artists at CCAD

Chalk has never looked that good.