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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Beyond the Dish

Nine times out of ten when you go to a restaurant, you’re probably going for the food. But if those restaurant walls could talk, what kinds of stories would they tell? Join ideastream’s Lauren Wilson as she travels all over Northeast Ohio checking out some of the craziest and most interesting stories about how these eateries became what they are. Beyond the Dish delivers a new serving the first Thursday of each month on Applause.

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Beyond the Dish Segments

Beyond the Dish: Melt

Beyond the Dish: Melt March 5, 2015

We head to Lakewood to chat with Melt Bar & Grilled's Chef Matt Fish.

Bubba Q’s

Bubba Q’s January 8, 2015

We'll learn how athlete Al ‘Bubba’ Baker went from bruising bones to tenderizing them.

Beyond the Dish: Felice Urban Café

Beyond the Dish: Felice Urban Café December 11, 2014

We meet Margret Mueller, whose business plan went from collecting rent to pocketing tips.

Beyond the Dish: The Greenhouse Tavern

Beyond the Dish: The Greenhouse Tavern June 5, 2014

Chef Jonathon Sawyer is known for his efforts in environmental sustainability.

Beyond the Dish: Pickle Bill’s

Beyond the Dish: Pickle Bill’s May 8, 2014

We visit Pickle Bill's, about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

ideastream Arts Funding

Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:


By residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; Stroud Family Exempt Trust; The Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation; and The Nord Family Foundation.


The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Air Dates


Thursday 7:30 PM
Friday 11:00 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM

The Ohio Channel
Monday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 PM
Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 AM / 8:00 AM

Applause America

Saturday 6:30 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

The Sound of Applause

90.3 WCPN
Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM / 10:00 PM

Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer