Date night in Cleveland

While in Cleveland visiting family and friends, we set aside a night to go out on a date. There are a lot more restaurant options for me in Cleveland than in Las Cruces, so we were pretty excited. After searching the internet for a bit, I came across some info on the Black Pig and decided that would be a great spot for dinner.

2015-07-10 20.01.52The Black Pig is located in Ohio City, a historic neighborhood on Cleveland’s west side and home to the amazing West Side Market. I moved from Cleveland in 1995 and have visited Ohio City maybe a handful of times, and the last time was at least 5 years ago or more. There are a lot more restaurants than I recall from my last visit.

For dinner, we sat outside, which was lovely since eating outside in the summer is just not possible in the desert. I opted for the roasted half chicken (without ricotta) and Eli had the steak. Both of our dinners were excellent and the service was warm and friendly.2015-07-10 21.32.20

After dinner we decided to walk around the neighborhood a bit, since it was such a lovely evening. It was a Thursday, so there weren’t a lot of people out, but certainly more than you see out most nights where we live! We decided to drop by the Market Avenue Wine Bar for a glass of wine. We loved our wine so much we decided to stay and have more. What a great place! The bartenders were knowledgeable and very friendly. I had the best viognier I’ve ever tasted and swore I made a note in Evernote about it, but can’t find it. Eli enjoyed a moscato. We decided that next time we head to Cleveland, we’ll certainly drop back for a glass of wine (or two).