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How do cities earn reputations for having nothing to do? A city, by nature, bleeds with things to do. Where there are people with interests and needs to make money, there will always be things to do. If we were planning your weekend, here's what we would do. From gaming over Breadhive baked goods and iced tea at a new board game cafe to drinking $3 mimosas inside an …

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Growing up, Richard Semonian ate his mother’s tomato sauce three days a week. The former Maryann Torregrossa would mix crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, onion and spices, before simmering spare ribs, meatballs, or sausage in the sauce. When he left for college in Pittsburgh, Semonian couldn’t bring her along – but the sauce was his lifeline. “I always took a giant T…

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The small corner spot on Elmwood Avenue that once held a gelateria has turned into a Thai restaurant called Rin Thai Bistro. Noticing that the storefront at 988 Elmwood Ave. was frequently crowded, I figured I'd stop by for a bite. As it turned out, part of the reason it seemed so crowded is that it only holds about 25 people. Once you build an open kitchen into a…