Villa y Zapata, La Strada, Girl Talk, Moriarty's and American Easter

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Even though the weekend ended two days ago it's just like yesterday to me, guys.

With Thursday being Indians Opening Day I made a point to head out after work for some kicking off the season cocktails stopping at Greenhouse Tavern and Hodge's. Dinner though was the highlight for me as CK and I dined at a restaurant that I've been staring at for 1.5 years from my kitchen window - Villa y Zapata - a dive and a half, this restaurant is officially the best traditional Mexican I've had in the city. Delicious and I can't wait to go back.

Friday was a night in for me and CK where I cooked the Pioneer Woman's Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken which lead into shopping all over Beachwood Place Saturday - we're so domesticated these days.

Saturday night we headed to La Strada on East 4th in celebration of my friend Tricia's 40th birthday. In addition to Tricia being my friend her family and my family are all besties, my aunts and uncles, cousins, etc - it's like one big happy Greek mafia Canton family, ha ha ha.

Tricia with her boyfriend Tom and parents Jim and Cathy + Olga, Mike, Uncle John, Thea Susie and Linda looking smashingly good + Tricia blowing out her candles + my Thea Susie blowing out more candles as it was her 60th birthday week as well.

After fun times with friends and family a big group of us headed to see famed mashup and mixtape master Girl Talk at Cleveland Public Hall to start the Rock Hall Induction Ceremony week of events - it was quite the dance party to say the least and I was impressed with his stage presence and stage design, all cool.

What wasn't cool was the bar situation in that only one was set up for thousands of people and you had to buy tickets first blah, blah, yeah it wasn't ideal. My only hope is that it isn't a cluster again this Saturday...

Girl Talk Balloon Drop, before and after of course.
The man love of Driggs and CK continues to grow, I mean they even dress alike.

After the show a group of us headed to Moriarty's Pub for a night cap and to rest our feet from cutting a rug but couldn't not enjoy the drink back up markers....

Moriarty's drink markers are so cute Ginenne wants to pet them.

With Sunday just being my Palm Sunday, thanks to Greek Easter being this upcoming Sunday, I spent the day with CK and his little one at church, lunching, Easter Basket grass fighting and Puss in Boots watching. Just a normal Sunday, you guys.

And that's a wrap, as I'm already working towards this upcoming weekend.

Happy Tuesday, kids!


  1. Best mexican??!! I am so there. I have been hunting and hunting for the best mexican in the city. I'll pick you up on the way. :)

  2. I'm nervous about this drink situation for Saturday! Maybe I'll see you there!

  3. i totally forgot about Villa. Went years ago, years! (and the food was fantastic) thanks for the reminder and what an awesome long weekend.

  4. Love Villa y Sapata!
    The food is always fantastic and there is something special about their neon green (ecto-coolerish)margaritas!

  5. Mike and I were totally going to have a night cap post-Girl Talk at Moriarty's, but I talked us out of it as I had to go to church at 8:30. Boo!

  6. You just gave me a new Mexican restaurant to try - thanks!

    For Saturday, get your drink on BEFORE the show and you won't have to worry so much about the drink line situation. :)

  7. Usually families will hide either colored or plastic (candy-filled) eggs in the house and yard for the kids to find on Easter morning.

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