Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hello, Cleveland!


Rolled into Ohio yesterday at 1:41PM, with 1116 miles on the trip meter.

Cleveland gets an entirely unfair rap -- the place is great. Had dinner last night at Iron Chef Michael Symon's restaurant, Lola. Beef cheek pierogies with horseradish creme fraiche and lamb heart with whipped and truffled potatoes. Damn, damn, damn good. Props to Stephen and many thanks to Carly, for playing tour guide. You're right -- your city rules.

Heading east now, toward New York.

8 comments:

gina said...

Jealous of your dinner :) Ramble on, Mister Chez.

Tania said...

Ah, Spinal Tap jokes make me happy! ;-)

I'm jealous of your trip, it sounds like such a blast. My feet are beginning to itch....

Suzy said...

ran a half-marathon through cleveland a couple of months ago. i was surprised as well. my dad always called it the mistake on the lake... i think that should be detroit's name now. not cleveland's.

although, the auto industry meltdown has hit hard there, too. but nothing like here.

be safe, young jedi.

MJG said...

SHHH - You're giving it all away! ;-)
Glad you had a good time.

Jeremy said...

Used to play music with some guys from Westlake. The place has definitely improved by leaps and bounds since the Cuyahoga River caught on fire.

cousinavi said...

Beef cheek pierogies with horseradish creme fraiche and lamb heart with whipped and truffled potatoes.

But can you get a decent burger?

mjg said...

Whitey's - on 20 south of 303

Robert J. Nebel said...

Chez-I great up in Cleveland. Check out my Flee to the Cleve item on this page:

http://www.menstraveler.com/family_travel