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Billy Hallal is a writer, tutor, and occasional barback in Cleveland. He writes fiction you can find at The Normal School and Fiction Southeast and nonfiction you can find on this very website.
Articles by Billy
Every Roller Coaster & Thrill Ride at Cedar Point, Ranked
From Blue Streak’s historic prowess to Valravn’s death-defying drops.
8 Reasons to Drive to Columbus
What’s round at the ends and high in the middle?
Where to Eat in Cleveland Right Now
From heavy metal burgers to guac six ways and everything in between.
13 Midwestern Fast Food Chains the Entire Country Needs
Da burgers, da dogs, da… loose meat sandwiches?
Sep 15, 2020
Ohio: What You Need to Know to Make Sure Your Vote Counts This November
What you need to know, including key deadlines, how to vote by mail, and more.
Jan 22, 2020
The Best Breweries in Richmond
Raise a glass, Richmond: you’re America’s Beer City.
Dec 18, 2019
The Best Places to Drink in Cleveland Right Now
Cleveland is a beer town.
Dec 11, 2019
Everything You Must Do in Cleveland This Winter
You don’t need us to warn you about the colder months in CLE.
Nov 20, 2019
Everything You Need to Do in Cleveland This Holiday Season
Holiday season in Cleveland: Public Square trees alight, Great Lakes Christmas Ale pouring, and leg lamps burning in every window (did you know A Christmas Story was filmed here?
Oct 25, 2019
Actually Cool Things to Do in Columbus, Ohio
Let’s all agree, we don’t need to start every discussion of Columbus with how “surprisingly cool” it is.
Sep 4, 2019
Where to Go Out in the Flats, Cleveland's Newest/Oldest Riverfront Spot
The Flats is on the rise: That’s the Cleveland line today.
May 21, 2019
30 Romantic Cleveland Date Ideas to Go on Right Now
You can only go on so many Tinder dates in dim, trendy bars and, um, bright, trendy bars before the monotony sets in.
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