Tremont by way of NYC

Hello and happy friday people of the CLE. Such an exciting weekend upon us…if you are looking for something to do this weekend, get yourselves downtown and grab a cocktail at the Ritz Hotel Lobby Bar…perhaps you can snag a sighting of one of the Rock Hall Inductee’s? Downtown is gonna be a madhouse, super fun party zone with amazing buzz. Put on a pair of party pants and get down there!

Now…onto a very different party zone, but a fabulous one nonetheless.

Last weekend I spent the holiday weekend hopping about Manhattan like any good Easter bunny should. For dinner on Good Friday I hippitty hoppitty made my way down to the West Village to find the most recent foodie hot spot founded by three, you guessed it Northeast Ohioans…

Tremont (the restaurant) was filled with first dates, with friendly reunions, with holiday gatherings, with creative hipsters…it truly felt like I was nestled somewhere between Literary and Starkweather in the actual Cleveland neighborhood of Tremont. There was a warm buzz of conversation with one of my oldest friends, a great bottle of Malbec, a beet salad, some scallops and a small slice of carrot cake involved, which made this close-to-home experience over-the-top spectacular.

From what I know about this place, it was founded by three friends who knew each other while living in the CLE. They all moved to “the city,” fell in love with the corner, window-lined restaurant and the rest is history. So next time you visit NYC, know that great things are happening there by way of our amazing creative minds, entrepreneurial thinking and big dreamers in Cleveland!

Put it on your to-do list, and make sure to tell them Cleveland sent ya, the midwestern welcome will include a hug and a pat on the back! Seriously, I was super proud of them and I don’t even know them!

While it isn’t 100% Cleveland news…it is just another example why I am such a proud Clevelander through and through. Check it out!