Friday was family fun time with CK and his little one, Saturday morning was spin class and laundry before Saturday night debauchery.
Today is Lzone's birthday and to help celebrate it Seanski, Nugget, Lzone and I headed out Saturday night not to our traditional weekend haunts in Cleveland's near west side but to locations we don't normally frequent - chain restaurants.
Dun. Dun. Duuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnn!
Now, for the record, there are nothing wrong with chain restaurants. Hell, I worked at Don Pablo's for two years after college - I just choose to more frequently patron locally owned and operated Cleveland restaurants. It's very important to me.
It's also very important to me to have fun and explore new things, such as chain restaurants... ha ha.
Our night started out at Olive Garden in Parma for a round of cocktails and drooling over the salad and breadsticks. A trip to Parmatown Mall was next, with an ultimate feast at Red Lobster. Three words, cheddar bay biscuits - life changing. I've never stepped foot into a Red Lobster, nor tried these mysterious biscuits I've heard so much about but now that I have I may become a regular.
|Dranks, biscuits and fun.|
After dinner we headed to Chili's (one of my favorite chains back in my Canton days) for cocktails and touchscreen trivia before we attempted to head to the Sly Fox and a string of other bars on Lorain. Let's just say the Ozzy cover band (and associated crowd) at the fox wasn't our thing - but the perfect margarita at Applebee's in Fairview Park was.
We just were on your average iconic American chain restaurant bar crawl, guys!
Well we were until our second to last stop at the Lido Lounge - a "gentleman's club" on W117th St in Lakewood that has a reputation amongst our group of friends because EVERYONE knows what/where it is yet NO ONE has really gone. Well, now we have, and it was surprisingly nicer and more fun than we expected.
|Our own #LOLcheckin at Lido Lounge + Chili's Klout Perks (thanks!) + a table buzzer with a QR code, a.k.a. my worst nightmare - at least the drink was good.|
The epic night ended at my neighborhood favorite Tina's Nite Club with Ahmed and I doing a rousing karaoke of Meatloaf's I Would Do Anything For Love to bring the house down. I genuinely hope there isn't video out there...
Sunday CK and I did a double movie feature of Silver Linings Playbook and Zero Dark Thirty and dinner at Flying Fig in Ohio City, date night fun.
Lots of fun, laughs and good times - Happy Birthday, Zone!
And happy Tuesday to you - make it a good one.