Market Garden Brewery, Greek Fest and The Pioneer Woman

Monday, August 22, 2011

Due to a case of serious food coma that rivals that of Thanksgiving Day this is going to be a short one ladies and gentlemen.

The weekend consisted of happy hour with MOB, Beaver and Glyny Vaginy at Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City where we drank, laughed and ate (lobster roll, mmmmm) while most likely annoying everyone around us due to our loudness.

I spy the Goodyear blimp.

We were laughing so hard in fact that MOB's drink flew out of her nose and onto Beaver's hand and drink across the table.

Fun girls we are.

After Market Garden we walked across the street to Speakeasy for a couple cocktails before continuing down W 25th where I may or may not have gotten talked into getting my tarot cards read...

We landed at Garage Bar where I left the girls just before it got cray cray due to it almost being midnight and I needed to leave CLE at 7:30am Saturday morning to head to Canton for my hair appointment at GSV with Abby.

After getting my hairs cut I ran some errands around Canton including a stop at Anne Marie's Fine Jewelery to purchase a gold cross for my soon to be godson Bobby.

I was Cleveland bound by early afternoon because CK, his 'lil one and I had plans to attend the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Festival in Cleveland Heights. We had so much fun, good food + drinks + dancing + bouncy castle in addition to quality hangout time with Reena, Jody, Becky, Tim and Priscilla.

Greek dancers unite - OPA!

As a good Greek girl I will always support anyone making saganaki (flaming cheese) but my church's saganaki kicks this festivals saganaki's kolo - this was my only complaint, natch.

Sunday there was relaxing, a 15 mile bike ride and comfort food cooking courtesy of The Pioneer Woman's Peach Whiskey (I used Makers Mark) BBQ Chicken, restaurant style smashed potatoes, steamed asparagus and mile high strawberry pie.

This picture doesn't do the meal justice... it was one of the best I've ever made - the BBQ chicken was to. die. for.

Like I said, food coma.

So on that note, I'm going to go eat some dessert.

Happy Monday, kids!


  1. i should hire you for a dinner party. First that salad with champagne vinaigrette and now this!

  2. OMG, that meal looks fabulous! Love The Pioneer Woman!

  3. Delish! I'm totally making this chicken dish. Watch you go!

  4. Lady Alexa,
    I wish you had come back on Sunday. Due to personnel issues, I had a very successful 30-minute stint as the Saganaki Queen (side note: it WAS kefalotiri - my b!), and my cheese was always hot. Not as hot as when I set my hand on fire doing it, but palatably so. Anyhow, we hope this mini dairy snafu doesn't deter you from returning next year!

    The Customer Service Department
    Sts. Constantine + Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral

  5. Sounds like some amazing food. And a fun festival thrown in, you always have such fab weekends.

  6. can you be my personal chef? seriously that meal looks divine.

  7. That dish looks delish. I'm heading over for the recipe!

  8. P.S. Because of you and this post, I'm now obsessed with The Pioneer Woman. I've made two of her recipes in the last two days with a few more on my to-do list!


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