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  Feast (08/13-15)

This weekend…it’s FEAST-TIME!!!


Time to put on your italian horn necklace…splash on your extra thick cologne…tie on your pasta eating bib and head up to Murray Hill for this weekends “Feast of the Assumption.”


The four-day Feast of the Assumption is a wonderful mix of religion and secular fun. The entire length of Mayfield Road, between Euclid Avenue and Cleveland Heights is closed off to traffic. In their place are carnival rides, delicious Italian food vendors (and a random other few,) arts and crafts booths, and live music stages, playing everything from classic rock to “It’s Amore.”

Detesto l’uomo che manda giù il suo cibo non sapendo che cosa mangia. Dubito del suo gusto in cose più importanti.” (“I hate the man who eats without knowing what he’s eating. I doubt his taste in more important things.”) -Charles Lamb

Badda bing, badda bang…Gnochhi, Cannoli, Lasagna, Chianti and linguine for all.

  Congrats Chef Sawyer.

Just chillin at the beach and I realized I hadn’t done a congrats “shout out” to our local chef who hit the cover page of this months “Food & Wine” Magazine.

Congrats to Jonathan Sawyer of East 4th’s, Greenhouse Tavernyour recipe for Steamed Clams with a Foie Gras sounds super yummy.
I think I will grab a group of gal pals, a few dozen clams and celebrate your recent fame!
Congrats & happy summer Mr. Sawyer!

  24 flavors.

The other night I was driving home during a summer storm and had to get gas…we are talking driving on fumes.

I pulled over at a random gas station that barely accepted credit cards at the pump, you know the kind. As the rain dripped through the over hang my gaze was drawn to a shiny red light of the neighboring business.
There it stood in the rain, parking lot filled with cars, people in raincoats with umbrellas, pushing and shoving their way into this random ice cream shop/grille. For a moment I thought to myself, “why on earth would this place be so hoppin, and who would actually make it a destination on a hot and humid night?”
Then somehow, my feet started walking towards the light, just like a bug zapper luring a mosquito. I was entering the Cone Zone & Grille, located in Cleveland (next to Westpark) at 4081 Rocky River Drive. There was a big banner on the front of the building reading “24 Flavors of Soft Serve”….Apricot. German Chocolate. Coconut. Peach. Peanut Butter. Just a few of the LOTS of flavors of soft serve.
I hadn’t eaten dinner so it gave me a free summer dinner pass for a small cup of cheesecake soft serve and WOW, was it tasty. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Fill your car and head over to the Cone Zone for a variety of smooth creamy treats. Next time, I’m thinking a mixture of peach, coconut & banana, tropical fun.

  and the winner is…

Congratulations “Susan” (My favorite springtime memory is Memphis Kiddie Park!) you are the winner of a pair of tickets to this years Market Under Glass Event on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010.

Drop me a note and send me your address (editor@iheartcleveland) and I will make sure they get to you. While you are there, find me. I will be serving at the Three Birds table and would LOVE to meet you. Happy weekend and congrats.

To everyone else, THANK YOU for the wonderful springtime in Cleveland memories. From Opening Day to daffodils and tulips, to ice cream and eating outdoors, I couldn’t agree with you enough. Cleveland is a wonderful place to call home…especially in Spring. :)

If you still want to go to the Market Under Glass event, there is still time to buy your tickets. Gather up your friends and get ready to enjoy a night out.