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  New Eats at Progressive Field

IMG_2731Hey Cleveland, happy friday! Hope your week was amazing and that your weekend plans are shaping up nicely. We have sort of a light commitment weekend, although our house is in desperate need of a good cleaning including a good scrub down of some of our outdoor living space. Power washing here we come!

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The other day, I had the opportunity to go to a Tribe day and it was  the perfect day for a game. Not too hot, not too windy, just right. Last summer I was  tending to our newborn-Ninja Max and not able to get to any games, this was my first one at the renovated stadium.

Upon arrival, I was pretty impressed at all of the new dining options avilable. In “The District” there are a handful of small stands offering everything from mini hotdog trios to tacos and grilled cheese. The options were so much more than the standard hotdog and nachos options…of course you could still enjoy these too.

IMG_2729We actually split a L’Albatros burger from Dynomite Burgers and honestly it was a really good burger. Way better than I had expected it to be, I was impressed. Of course as a Zach Bruell restaurant I wouldn’t expect anything less, he always “hits it out of the park!”
(sorry, I couldn’t help it! Ha!)

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Next time you have the opportunity to catch a game and want to get something good, don’t worry about having to stop somewhere first, there are plenty of new options available at the park. Everything from tacos and nachos to gourmet burgers and homemade ice cream, you won’t be disappointed!

Have a great weekend everyone. Go Tribe! Go weekends!

  fall happenings

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Hey friends, happy new week to you. It was another great fall weekend to be living in Northeast, Ohio, don’t you agree? Our backyard looks like an abstract painting of yellow, orange and deep red hues as the trees loose their leaves prepping for the impending winter ahead.

Over the weekend we attended the first of hopefully many barn parties at Spice Acres (photo above,) home to Jackie and Ben Bebenroth. Nestled in the Cuyahoga National Valley this farm/homestead is a busy city dwellers dream country escape. If they ever open the farm to the public again you’ve got to try and get a ticket and go explore. Plus, great news…from the ticket sales of the dinner the family was able to buy a new (used) tractor to help in farming the land, congrats you guys!

In addition to the farm dinner, we took a long walk with Baby Ninja in the Rocky River Reservation and again, so many captivating fall colors. We are so lucky to have such a stunning parks system so close and so accessible to everyone. This fall try and get out and go for a walk, a run or a ride on your closest Metropark trails. So pretty.

Besides all of the outdoor fall activities there are a few fall/Halloween-focused events that I wanted to let everyone know about…

>“Shuck yeah!” : This new fall event celebrates oyster time in the CLE. Hosted by Cleveland Scene Magazine and nestled in Tyler Village, come get yourself some oysters, a craft beer, listen to some good tunes and enjoy your fall Saturday (the 25th.) PLUS, after you’ve shucked your oysters, chef Zach Bruell will be hosting an oyster toppings bar complete with many flavor enhancers from the classic mignonette to pesto to a spicy cocktail sauce…go ahead, try them all.

> Boo at the Zoo : Looking to entertain your “little animals” look no further than the Cleveland Metroparks and their annual Boo at the Zoo event. Not only is the month of October free admission for all kids, next weekend; October 23rd-26th is the final weekend for the spook free Halloween celebration. Get your tickets here.

> Westgate Mall Halloween Extravaganza : Saturday, October 25th from 1-3pm, the shopping plaza will host pumpkin carving/decorating, crafts, trick o treating and more. If you need to run to “Tarjay” this would be a great time to drag the kiddo’s with you…getting errands crossed off your list while still satisfying the little ones with, snack size candy bars and pretty pumpkin decorating. Sounds like a win win!

> Fall ice cream : I haven’t been able to check it out personally but I keep hearing wonderful things about the new Mason’s Creamery in Ohio City. This week try and get over to visit this new shop, have a few scoops salty caramel, smores or something pumpkiny. Ice cream is so much more tempting to me rather than Halloween candy.

> Circus in town : This weekend is the annual visit of the Ringling Bros and Barnum Bailey show “Built to Amaze.” Grab your friends and go check out the clowns, elephants and trapeze artists at the Q.

> Chelsea’s : It’s time to get your costumes on for next weeks holiday hoopla. Get yourself over to Chelsea’s Vintage and Costume Rentals for those last minute party rentals or for the perfect costume finishing touches they literally have every costume need possible.

Just a few fall, Halloween events for you to explore. Have a great week everyone. Cheers!