Sarah eats Cleveland, Part 2
Back at you with some highlights of my culinary tour of Cleveland…
This place serves only home made ice cream and french fries. And not just your ordinary flavors of both. You can find unique ice cream flavors such as Strawberries and Sour Cream and Brown Butter Walnut. And when you order a scoop, you get an extra tiny scoop (called a sweetie scoop) on top, allowing you to try two different flavors at one time. I ordered a large scoop of Key Lime (which was some of the best key lime ice cream I’ve had with a sweetie scoop of Turkish Coffee ). As for the fries, they come with plenty of topping options, like the pizza fries, Chicago hot dog fries, and Reuben fries. Um, the best concept really. One stop for a salty and sweet treat.
The Black Pig:
Next on the tour was dinner at The Black Pig. Best dish I tried for dinner was the pork rinds with salsa verde and Parmesan cheese. These suckers made the perfect appetizer and arrived to the table still popping from the fryer. I had the chance to chat with Chef /Owner Michael and he raved about how much he loved Pittsburgh, specifically dining at Cure and Tender. (xxoo)
Crop Bar and Bistro:
Dessert was supposed to happen at Crop on my last evening in town, but a cheese plate and bowl of savory popcorn happened instead. And, I’m thankful because this popcorn is off the chain. This Balsamic Popcorn was topped with greens, Parmesan cheese, and sundried tomatoes and tossed in a balsamic dressing. Kinda like a salad, but kinda not. Epic.
And OF COURSE, you know I couldn’t leave Cleveland without seeing the Beyonce exhibit at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Disclosure: I partnered with Positively Cleveland to travel to Cleveland for a three-day culinary tour. All expenses for the weekend were paid for by Positively Cleveland. Words above are 100% my own thoughts and opinions. I still love Pittsburgh even though I’m writing about Cleveland.