Thursday, August 29, 2013

Parkview Nite Club

First, let's get to the good stuff...picking a winner of the two General Admission tickets to the Taste of the Browns event. Thank you to all that entered the giveaway! Using random.org, the winner is.....#37- Alexa from Cleveland's a Plum. Congratulations! Email me by Monday to claim your tickets, or a new winner will be selected. Didn't win? It's not too late to purchase tickets to this event to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank on September 9th. This is one event that you shouldn't miss.

Now, on to some food....

A Sunday breakfast craving led "R" and I to Parkview Nite Club recently.
They are open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, and their tagline is "A Cool Place for Shady People." I like it. The exterior of the building is very unassuming, and the place is a complete dive bar inside as well. "R" immediately stated that we don't dine in places like this often enough. I agree. Plenty of hole-in-the-wall bars and dive restaurants are serving up good, and interesting, food.

Their brunch menu has a lot of unique items, like Eggs Wellington, Steak Oscar, Krabby Crepe, and Frittatas. "R" couldn't resist the Hash Lafayette with sautéed andouille sausage, peppers, and onions with hash browns and topped with two poached eggs and a Creole mustard sauce ($8). Only complaint? The sausage was sliced cased meat again. What's with that lately? Give me crumbled sausage any day.

Several of their brunch items are topped with a champagne cream sauce, so I was drawn to picking one of those dishes to try it. I selected the Krab and Asparagus Scrambler with scrambled eggs, krabmeat and asparagus, and topped with champagne cream sauce on an English muffin ($8.50). I added cheese.
I missed the line on the menu that informed us that "All Brunch items are served with Hash Browns" and they were just overkill with this large portion of scrambler. I barely touched them. Other than the fact that it is fake crab, the dish was overall tasty. It didn't earn itself a spot on my favorite brunch locations, but based on our first experience, I would certainly go back. The portions are also huge for the price point.

The atmosphere was casual and fun, family-friendly, and they made a good Bloody Mary. Parking was free on the street, and there is very little around there so finding a spot was no problem. It's just North of Detroit Avenue. It also looks like they have nightly specials, and live music often.

Has anyone been to their famous Reggae Brunch event that is held annually? I want to go!

Any other "dive" bars with good food that we should check out?

Parkview Nite Club
1261 West 58th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102

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4 comments:

alexa @clevelandsaplum said...

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Adam said...

I went to the reggae brunch this year. It was pretty fun. Very packed but I didn't get to stay too long since we had other plans afterwards.

Dave Grand said...

Ever tried the Post And Beam? They have some awesome sandwiches and feature tater tots! Not diet friendly or trendy but a fun old-school dive. They also go nuts with decorating for the holidays. Check them out around Halloween!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/post-and-beam-cleveland

Bite Buff said...

Dave- No, never been. Thanks for the tip!