It's April in Cleveland

Monday, April 4, 2011

Have you entered my contest to win a ticket to TEDxCLE yet? I'm giving away two coveted tickets so comment on this post to enter.

Let's talk about the weekend shall we?

Thursday night I had the pleasure of attending a grand re-opening party at Dragonfly in Ohio City with CK. While Dragonfly has been opened for awhile now the have recently launched a new menu thanks to a collaboration with Chef Marlin Kaplan.

There's an Asian theme with plenty of sushi varieties, salads, sandwiches, entrees and classic cocktails. We got to try lots of items Thursday night with one of my favorites being the shrimp dumplings.

I ran into tons of fun friends at the Dragonfly party and I can't wait to head back for a full sushi dinner.

Next CK and I headed to Cadillac Ranch...

I'll wait for you to close your mouths.

It was for a good reason though, the Cleveland Scene Magazine best of Cleveland party. We got to meet up with friends and have impromptu rap sessions while sipping on free cocktails. win/win.

Some of cleveland's own bests - vince, frowns, brian, me, CK, alexis and erich

To end the evening CK and I headed to XYZ the Tavern for some chicken and waffles, naturally.

Friday as you guys know it was the Cleveland Indians home opener and while I ended up not taking off work it didn't stop me from heading out to the Clevelander after work to meet up with the likes of muffin, jesse, the klutz, the jerk, cubby and martha among others.

Once the cold hit though we walked over to City Tap for more beers and as a sober person meeting people out post day drinking it's always very entertaining to say the least.

It was at City Tap that I began to get hangry though causing me to sneak out. Hangry = Hungry to the point of crabby anger, learn about it.

To solve this hangry mood I met up with Seanski and we headed to dinner at Luxe where we lucked out with seats at the bar on a busy Friday night. There are two main things that I crave from Luxe, the goat cheese fondue and the short rib gnocchi. Literally I DREAM about the gnocchi it's that good.

I was sleeping by 11pm.

Saturday I headed to Canton for a hair cut/color with Abby at GSV Design Group, shopping with my mom and then the taking in of the movie Source Code (good, but I was kinda disappointed by the weak ending) before heading back to Cleveland.

I was sleeping by 10pm.

Considering I'm typing this around 4pm Sunday night I'm not sure how the evening is going to end but I do know that I'm heading to the eastside for dinner at Lopez on Lee and to see the movie The Music Never Stopped at the Cedar Lee theater with CK. I'll let you know how it is.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend - happy monday!


  1. love the term "hangry"...unfort i'm all too familiar with it as it pat... its gotten ugly more than once. i will now be working it into my vernacular. thankyouverymuch :)

  2. oh i am VERY VERY familiar with the sensation of hanger. it's not pretty :)

  3. i'm pretty sure if we had a club dedicated to enjoying weekends to the fullest, you and i would be co-presidents, haha.

  4. Sounds like a fun weekend, as usual! I'm impressed you were in bed so early!

  5. Even I wanna enter this contest...


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