I love eating out and that has one of the saddest parts of COVID; all of the restaurants that are having to close and not being able to try out new cuisine. Now with some protocols in place I have been able to go back to one of my favorite restaurants in Ohio City, Le Petit Triangle.
This french cafe, is situated in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland. I had been there one other time and absolutely adored it. It is a great place to stop and meet a friend, grab some coffee (or hot chocolate), or sit and enjoy a delicious meal. Their menu offers some great french classics like chocolate croissants, crepes, and escargot. The escargot is on the ‘HAVE to get list’. It is perfectly buttery with the right amount of garlic, paired with a crunchy baguette, 6 just does not seem enough.
Le Petit also offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menu’s. While eating with a friend, we split the sandwiches that were offered. I had the Bacalao “Benedict” which features the salt cod potato cakes, their house-made biscuits, fried eggs, and roasted potatoes. The salt cod potato cakes were a bit too salty for me, but that’s what trying new food is all about! We also had the Biscuit & Andouille Gravy which also featured the house-made biscuits and the most delicious gravy on top. If you do not like french food, please go solely for the biscuits and potatoes.
Give this perfect cafe a try and trust me you’ll be going back for more croissants. Due to COVID, Le Petit also offers take out, so if you are currently in the Cleveland area and unable to go in person, try them out from the comfort of your home!
Never have I ever participated in any type of bar crawl. I am a bad day drinker, if I start to get sleepy it’s all over. NOW a food crawl is my type of scene! This weekend, I participated in Cleveland’s Wing Crawl with a few friends after a night out for her birthday. 4 bars in the Ohio City area took part in this and let me just say if they ever do this again I will be attending because I could eat chicken wings for days.
Touch Supper Club
Our first stop, the super cozy Touch Supper Club. The atmosphere was so chill it was the perfect place to start. Here they offered 3 types of wings, however, the majority of us decided to go with the Korean BBQ. IT WAS DELICIOUS. Super sticky and smoky, it had great flavor. We rated a 6/10
The Old Angle Tavern
The next stop, they had the perfect set up. You walked right up to a window and they provided you with their sampler of wings! They had TV’s on, good music, and good conversation. They offered a buffalo basil [the crowd fav], a bbq, and a house dry rub. Overall, it was pretty great! We rated 7/10
The final stop: Nano Brew. Now at this point we are a few drinks in, 12 wings in and we are ready to go. Nano also offered a few options, including Cajun-Ranch Dry Rub, Bourbon Orange Teriyaki, MGB Prosperity BBQ, Spicy Tai Chili [THE ABSOLUTE BEST]. We stayed so long because we had to order another round of the Spicy Tai Chili. Seriously, go there and try these wings. We rated 8/10
Market Garden Brewery
Our last stop, we were unable to make it due to the fact that we got too comfortable at Nano Brew. So I cannot comment on the wings, but in passing by, they looked delicious!
So these Pub Crawls are featured in all sorts of different cities. They are put on by We Love Pub Crawls so go check their website to see if they are coming to a city near you!
Every major city has their own version of Little Italy. The one I know best is Cleveland’s, a strip of Mayfield road dedicated to some of the best Italian restaurants in the area. I have not been to every restaurant on the strip (it is a goal of mine) but I am going to share with you a few of my favorites.
La Dolce Vita
This may be one of my favorite places on this list. The food has always been amazing. The tomato cream sauce is a meal I would die for, you can’t help but eat every bite. I highly recommend their appetizer trio as well, it gives you an amazing sample of their stuffed peppers, eggplant parm, and meatballs. There is nothing on this menu that tastes bad.
Trattoria on the Hill
Another one of my favorites would be this classic. The menu is long, the service is excellent and everything is amazing. I’ve had the Veal Scallopini and the Gnocci al Burro and good lord I could eat it non-stop. It’s food made with love and you can tell.
Mama Santa’s is the first restaurant I went to in Little Italy and it will always have a place in my heart. They have an extensive menu, so everyone, even the pickiest eater, can find something that they like!
If you go to Little Italy, after dinner you have to go to Corbo’s. My mother introduced me to this place and explained just how good this place is. They have all sorts of baked treats, which is exactly the thing you need after eating a massive plate of pasta.
So if you are in the Cleveland area go check out the Little Italy area, not only do they have excellent restaurants but cute shops as well [I highly recommend the thrift shop Moonstruck]. It’s a great place to spend a Saturday afternoon.