Friday, January 10, 2014

Eating Out Cleveland Style

Up front I told Maggie we would not cook at her house.  This was to be a vacation for both cooks.  And Cleveland did not disappoint.

Our early evening arrival was perfect timing for us to go to one of Tim's favorite local buddy hangouts-Bilo's Bar and Grill.  Wonderful food, great beer, and tons of television monitors for us sports-minded folks.

Well, truth be told, Maggie cooked breakfast.  It is hard for Tim and Jim to turn down bacon at any time.  But we had a lovely soup, salad, and sandwich lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art's Provenance Cafe.  With their new enclosed Atrium, it is a warm, delightful place to eat (practically) outside on a brisk, chilly day.

That evening we had a wonderful supper of all the appetizer specials and great beer at The Market Restaurant.  Who would know?

Yes, Maggie cooked bacon again.  The guys really like bacon.  Lunch was a long time coming, but it was wonderful at the Great Lakes Brewing Company near the West Side Market.  Tim and Jim could hardly wait to dive into their specialty pot pies, but the great craft beer kept them in check.  I had a very unusual, but very delicious and memorable garbanzo bean salad.

Since we had a late lunch, we decided upon pizza for supper.  Fortunately, Tim's great friend, Kevin, is the owner of a wonderful pizza and other Italian foods take out and delivery palace, Tony's Pizza in Parma.  They opened at 4 pm and were already taking orders as we arrived near that time.  Kevin gave us a sweet treat while we waited for our pizza.

Our last full day in Cleveland, we followed our promise to not cook.  We ate breakfast out at Jennifer's Restaurant in Strongsville, including Kevin and his lovely wife Rose.  I love not having to make my own oatmeal.

Because it was so cold and our last day, we decided to go to an afternoon movie.  Consequently, we ate lunch at the food court of SouthPark Mall with everyone following his or her own tastes.  Yum!   Surprisingly, Maggie was the only one to brave ice cream for dessert.  Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream creates the most amazing and delicious flavors.  I know, I tasted Maggie's.

We wanted something special for our last night, so Maggie and Tim picked Don's Pomeroy House in Strongsville.  The restaurant has two levels, and we chose to be more informal in the lower room aptly named The Pub.  I am not sure what any of us ate, but I know I was warm and happy when we called it a night.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Becky you guys have too much fun. Love reading about your trip. I can’t imagine Jim being in the cold. Is he missing his hot tub? Where do you go next?