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.
The 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.
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).