Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Katie and Elaine TAKE CLEVELAND!

This year for St. Patrick's Day Katie and Elaine decided to TAKE CLEVELAND. Luckily our bosses were in a great mood Friday and let both of us go early (Luck of the Irish - we think so), so we packed our bags and hit the road.

Friday night we made plans to meet up with some UD girfriends, Lauren Hauptman, Molly Feller, and Clair Labutta, at Barley House on West 6th in downtown Cleveland. The atmosphere was fitting for the day before St. Patrick's day - very calm but full of irish food and music. Also, being mid-march, March Madness was going on so we watched OU kick Michigan right out of the tournament!

The food at Barley House was phenomenal. Katie and I split Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese Pizza and it was TO.DIE.FOR. One of the coolest aspects of this restaurant was that in certain tables there were beer taps built right in. It charged you per ounce so if you wanted 3 ounces great.. or if you wanted 33 ounces awesome - you picked how much you poured. The Hubbard Grill in Columbus has beer taps built into some of their tables, and the one time I've been there the people sitting at that table were drinking wine. It made me mad that they wasted that table on non-beer drinking people therefore we decided we were obligated to drink out of our been table tap. We lucked out because the beer was Yuengling!

We woke up early St. Patrick's Day morning to mimosas, green eggs and green pancakes. Nothing like food coloring to coat the stomach and prepare you for your day! After getting our pretty on, we ventured the streets of Cleveland to the land of West 6th where we met up with more friends. The weather was BEAUTIFUL - we definitely could not have asked for a better day. When 1 o'clock rolled around we attempted to make it to the parade route, but with what seemed like millions of people  filling downtown we could barely keep our group from being separated. We headed back to West 6th to Panini's and ate yummy yummy pizza.

Because we started our day so early, we called it a pretty early night. Sunday we had lunch with the Kandrach family. Mr. and Mrs. K welcomed us into their home, made a delicious Italian meal, and sent us all home with left overs. We were exhausted heading back to Columbus, but we had a blast! Thanks Cleveland - YOU ROCK.

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