Saturday Night in Cleveland

After much discussion the group of us finally decided on Flying Fig for dinner on Saturday night.     We met up with another couple who also happens to have a 2 year old daughter.    We were all very excited to be out on a weekend for some adult time. 

Everything we had to eat was delicious, my duck was crispy and my martini, A Long Kiss Goodnight, was so good that I ordered a second.    My husband’s three small plates (tapas) were delicious as well.

We were all having such a great time that we decided to cross the street after dinner and head over to Great Lakes Brewing Company.     No Lorelei on draught yet, but the Market Street Wheat was good enough to convince me to stick around, and apparently Rye of the Tiger was good enough for one of our companions.    At midnight, the hubby finally turns to me and says we had better head home.   It’s a rare ocassion that so much fun is had to make time fly quite like that.     Everyone was surprised to hear it was after midnight, seeing as none of us could remember the last time we’d been out that late on a date.

I’m hoping to have more nights out like that, it was so refreshing, and I felt so much closer to and more appreciateive of the hubby after getting to spend time enjoying myself with him.  It’s great to find people to laugh with and in a way just forget yourself for an evening.  While we certainly have a blast with our son, I have to remember that adult fun is important too!   

Until next time,


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Too Many Restaurants

I was just thinking, I’ve gone out to eat or ordered food a lot this past week:

Sushi Rock downtown for lunch – yummy sushi, nice atmosphere, can be expensive. Spent about $80 including tip for 3 people, but we also ate a lot of sushi, one maki roll and 4 futomaki rolls plus an appetizer.

Ordered Indian food for Dinner from Cafe Tandoor in Westlake – very yummy Indian food. We usually get the Chicken Shasklick, Butter Chicken and Lamb Korma, plus an order of Nan. I highly recommend the Chicken Shashlick, because, first, the chicken is cooked in the tandoor over and is super good, but more important, it’s one of the only dishes that includes rice, and it includes enough rice that you really don’t need to buy any extra orders of rice. The Butter Chicken is just plain addicting.

Ordered sushi from Sushi 86 downtown for dinner. I order dinner from here so frequently that the man doesn’t ask my name when I call, and sometimes will even ask me how my son is doing. This place is great, especially for takeout orders. And it’s right across the street from my office. I spent about $25 for two futomaki, a California roll, four pieces of nigiri and a small seaweed salad, enough to feed me and my husband, plus our 22 month old son who now likes sushi (the cooked kind).

Saigon for lunch – yummy noodles, and the prices for lunch aren’t bad, between $8-10 for lunch, plus we got to sit outside on East 4th Street, which is always fun.   I had the Crispy Spring Roll Vermicelli.

Ordered Luchitas Mexican for dinner last night.  This time, our son wasn’t interested in my enchiladas, but ate a bunch of guacamole.

And we’re meeting some friends for dinner at The Flying Fig tomorrow night, then having drinks afterwards somewhere on/near Market Avenue, because there are way too many good places to grab a drink in that little neighborhood — Great Lakes Brewing, Bier Markt, Market Avenue Wine Bar and The Old Angle.

I love Cleveland, because we can find yummy Indian, Mexican, Vietnamese, Sushi, and a beer-named-after-me all within a 15 minute drive from our house.

Until next time,


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