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Cleveland’s West Side Market

I’m embarrassed to admit that as a Cleveland native, my first official trip to the historic West Side Market just happened about a week ago. Growing up, I had often heard of this popular Cleveland staple, but for one reason or another, had never explored it on my own.  My family and I found ourselves [...]

By |2020-03-29T02:19:54+00:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Eats, Grilled cheese and chardonnay?|Tags: , , , , , , |

Afternoon Break at Dough Mama

When you’re four years old and you have a mid-day doctor’s appointment (and you’re REALLY good during it), you probably deserve a special treat :) At least that was our excuse to finally check out the popular bakery and cafe called Dough Mama, located in Clintonville on High Street.  Let me just say, how [...]

Pizza Nights are the Best Nights

We do A LOT of pizza in our house. Probably too much. It just seems to be the perfect crowd pleaser and although I am well-aware that it’s not always the healthiest option out there, I feel better knowing that we are at least hitting a few food groups. Another added bonus - my [...]

By |2020-03-14T16:37:42+00:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Sunday Morning Brunch at The Pearl

It’s quite difficult to dine out in Columbus these days without going to one of Cameron Mitchell’s establishments. Throughout the city, his restaurants continuously take the cake when it comes to atmosphere, service and of course, food. So, it wasn’t surprising when we had one of the best brunch experiences at his unique gastropub, [...]

Short North Date Night: The Table, Brothers Drake Meadery & Service Bar

There are those weeks when we just have to have a night out without the kids. I promise that I love them very much, but time away is sometimes much needed, especially during the long winter months of being cooped up in the house. So, when my husband and I discovered that three of [...]

Clintonville Gem: The Crest Gastropub

My husband and I have always had a strong love for Clintonville. Our first home together was located in the Beechwold area and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t miss the charm of this quaint, friendly neighborhood. One of our first hang-out spots was a tiny, hole-in-the-wall bar called The Crest [...]

Five Indoor Activities For Your Next Hocking Hills Get-Away

It’s January. It’s cold and grey. And let’s be honest - we’re all just trying to get by here in Ohio. Just trying to make it through what always seems like an endless winter and hold out until the first few signs of spring start popping up.  When my husband and I started to [...]

Let’s Go Out to Brunch: Fresh Favorites at First Watch!

Have you ever had one of those weekends where you literally DO NOT leave the house? It had been a while for us due to the craziness of the holidays, but we finally found ourselves with no plans on a rainy January weekend. We embraced it for the first 48 hours, but by Sunday, [...]

New Year, New Breakfast Idea: Coddled Eggs

Happy New Year, friends! I don’t know about you, but despite the sadness that packing up the Christmas decorations brought on, I was slightly excited to head into 2020 simply to refresh and recharge. After overloading on cheese and cookies, running from place to place to see family and friends and sleeping in much [...]

By |2020-01-08T21:38:29+00:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Eats, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Holiday Celebrating (with kids) at Barcelona in German Village!

I will tell you that, before last week, I have never once thought that it might be a good idea to take our kids to dinner at one of German Village’s finest restaurants, Barcelona Restaurant & Bar. It’s just not one of the first places that comes to mind when I think of ‘kid-friendly’ [...]