Morning CLE. The other morning I had a the opportunity to have a pre-work breakfast at this bakery that only existed in my wildest dreams. It was tiny, filled with light and tucked away in the corner of a thriving neighborhood. Upon entering the scent of butter wafts through the air like a spring perfume. The pretty bakery creations are displayed on the counters, the coffee is perking and the friendly staff wait to serve you a morning meal with a smile. Luna Bakery was not in my dreams but instead on Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights.
So here we are pretty deep into our Cleveland winter weather. The novelty of boots and sweaters is starting to wear off and the thrill of open toe sandals is looming on the horizon. The food that I craved in October like hearty warm stews and casseroles are loosing their flavor and salads, fish taco’s and anything grilled is starting to sound good.
Know what else sounds good? Downtown Cleveland Alliance Restaurant Week. Now I know it kicked off last week (February 22nd) but it runs until Sunday (March 3rd) so you still have time to a get a reservation for lunch or dinner out this week/weekend. Tonight I am going to explore a new place I’ve never been with a friend I haven’t seen in a bit. I can’t wait for a slightly spring-forward menu paired with a glass of mid-week wine and some great girlie chat to round out this otherwise busy Wednesday.
Go ahead Cleveland, get out there and treat yourself to a bit of mid-week fun. After these last few days of cold windy rain, we all deserve it.
Morning CLE. Did everyone have a nice long weekend? It was a beautiful sunny day yesterday, complete with a shiny new market and lots of happy vendors and shoppers. Did you get a chance to swing in? If not, add it to this weeks “to do” list for sure.
Have you ever been to Minh-Anh on Detroit Ave (around 54th)? It truly is some really great Vietnamese. On a recent snow day we went and I got crab ragoon and some tasty pho, complete with crispy egg roll and a diet coke…made for the perfect winter day lunch.
If you are ever looking for a great lunch hot spot, you’ve got to check it out. It’s such a Cleveland gem. (plus look how cute the three ladies on the cover of the menu are, what’s not to love!)
Happy Monday, happy inauguration & happy MLK day to all! If you have the day off, enjoy it all bundled up on your couch with a cup of cocoa, a warm fire (or electric blanket,) a stack of redbox flicks and pinterest!
If you must get up and get to work (like moi) well then…I have a giveaway to lift your spirits and your awaken your italian food appetite. Piada has arrived in Northeast Ohio and I have a $25 gift card to fill your tummy.
Piada is like the Italian version of Chipotle. As a guest you have the choice of pizza, pasta and salad where YOU pick you the toppings. Plus they have Peroni beer & cannoli sweets to add to any dinner.
This new Piada is located in South Euclid at 13947 Cedar Road…and you can order online ahead of time and pick it up, or eat in the newly designer italian styled cafe.
To win this $25 gift card tweet me (@iheartclev) “Sono Affamato! I want to win the $25 gift card from @iheartclev & @mypiada” Winner will be drawn at random on Friday the 25th. Good luck!
It was a nice winter day when I was introduced to the lovely Lemon Falls eatery nestled in downtown Chagrin Falls. The pleasant white interiors, the sweets displayed on gleaming glass pedestals, the chalk board proclaiming the daily specials…all details were well executed and I haven’t even mentioned anything we ate.