Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mister T's Wonderfreeze

After a hike at the Twinsburg Ledges at Liberty Park the other day, the sunshine and warmer temperatures had us craving a frozen sweet treat. We weren't very family with the area (and many of our favorite ice cream shops aren't open for the season yet), but with a quick search online we found Mister T's Wonderfreeze in Oakwood.

It had all the charm of a roadside ice cream shop.
And they even had a wide selection of flavored soft serve, which is right up my alley. I went with a Blackberry (one size only, $2.75). The vanilla base wasn't as rich and creamy as I prefer, but it satisfied my sweet tooth for the moment.
Mr. H went right for the big guy, an Oreo Indulgence sundae that only came in a large and included four pieces of brownie, Oreo crumbles, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream. 
Again, the soft serve vanilla ice cream didn't have as much flavor or richness to it as we like. But the sundae was tasty overall, with the highlight being the moist brownies. I may have snagged a whole one! 

What's your favorite local ice cream shop and your go-to order?

26048 Broadway Avenue
Oakwood, OH 44146
(440) 232-2277

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Martha on the Fly

There's a new breakfast sandwich pop-up on the scene, and you'll want to run (not walk) to get some. Martha on the Fly is inspired by chef and co-owner Ryan Beck's grandmother's cooking. All I can say is that my grandmother did not cook like this! 

You pre-order online (website linked above) for Saturday or Sunday pickup at Good Company. We selected two of the more unique sandwiches from the lineup of 7. First, the Shirley ($14) with house-made beef baloney, caramelized onion, tomato jam, American cheese, egg patty and Martha’s Sunshine Sauce. Also, the Ruth ($14) with fried pork tenderloin, bread and butter pickles, shaved onion, stadium mustard, American cheese, egg patty and Martha’s Sunshine Sauce. 

Pictured here is the Ruth, which ended up being our favorite.
Just look at that gorgeous bun, the crispy pork, schmear of Sunshine Sauce, and BEAUTIFUL and functional packaging. 
We also tossed in an order of Karleen's Cornmeal Fries ($6) with herbs and Sunshine Sauce, and another new-to-us local find of the live fermented hot sauce from Black Cap Hot Sauce.
The thicker shape and soft texture of the fries reminds me of the French Toast Sticks from Burger King (minus the sweetness). And that's said with love, because we don't eat much fast food but those are probably my number two breakfast order behind McDonald's Egg McMuffin when we do have fast food for breakfast. Give them a try.

The pre-sale tends to sell out in advance right now, so jump on it. I know I'm already dreaming of our next sandwiches. 

Martha on the Fly
(844) 4-pie-love

Friday, April 2, 2021

Squash the Beef Catering

It was time to hit another restaurant on my 2021 To Dine Challenge list. I knew that Squash the Beef would be a perfect choice to try as we're still not comfortable dining in at restaurants (but we're close!).

You can find this vegan comfort food caterer around town doing pop-ups and events. A foodie friend, CLEfoodies, had tipped us off that the Burger Night was worth tracking down. So I watched their social media for announcements and marked my calendar for the March date. We pre-ordered because sometimes they sell out, and it paid off!

This pea protein patty didn't have us missing meat at all, and it's topped with lettuce, tomato, vegan cheez sauce, pickles, fried onions, and their special comfort sauce on a pretzel bun. Just look at that thing!
You can get chips or fries with it, and I highly recommend the Seasoned Fries. They were delicious!

Also, don't sleep on the Kale Lemonade. We both loved it. 

Who knew vegan food could taste this good? I'm only kidding. But seriously, this was some of the tastiest full vegan food that I've had in a while. 

I'd love to try more of their theme nights (Taco Tuesday, Soul Food Sunday), but you can catch April's Burger Night on 4/23 in Euclid. 

(216) 245-2128