Monday, September 25, 2017

Weekend Bites

Where did the weekend go? And someone please explain to me how this is FALL in Cleveland? I don't know about you, but these hot temperatures threw us off a bit. I just didn't get outside quite as much as I had hoped, because that air conditioning inside was feeling pretty darn good!

But, we still had some fun out and about in Cleveland. Friday started with a media preview of the new RiverFest brew from Collision Bend Brewing Company to celebrate Oktoberfest. It's now available, and I recommend getting there to try one. It wasn't too hoppy or too malty, just how I like them. Paired great with the Sauerkraut Balls, sausages, and Bacon/Onion/Gruyere Tart we were served.
Saturday brought our first clam bake of the season. This one was held in the Ben Franklin Community Garden in Old Brooklyn, the largest community garden in the state of Ohio.
For $35, we got a huge spread of clams, corn, sweet potato, roll, clam chowder and a choice of a half chicken, 12 oz. steak, or a vegetarian option. It was all cooked well, and paired perfectly with a cold beer from Goldhorn Brewery.
The food was great, but it was also special because of the gorgeous setting, and the company...
The event also featured wines from the neighborhood's Vino Veritas Cellars. We popped over to the winery on our bikes after the clam bake and soaked in what felt like one of the last nights of summer.
Vino Veritas is also hosting a Pig Roast/Clam Bake on October 15th, if you're interested. We'll be there!

The weekend wasn't complete without a stop at Rosati's Frozen Custard in Northfield Center. My favorite!
The flavor of the day was Salted Caramel, one that I don't like to miss!

How was your weekend? Did it include more summer-like activities, or are you too ready for fall?