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What a great weekend, CLE! And after Sunday’s weather, it really feels like spring is just around the corner.
On Friday night, CLEguy and I went to see poor little Lulu at the Cleveland Pubic Theatre. Before the show, we decided to grab dinner at Light Bistro. Somehow in this city filled with fantastic restaurants, I had missed Light Bistro, which just celebrated its 5th anniversary in Ohio City. I heard the restaurant had a fabulous happy hour, so we snagged a table in the bar and ordered up some $5 martinis.
Not just the martinis are $5 during happy hour, but all food on the bar menu is too! We selected the parmesan frites, the fish tacos, and the pesto flatbread.
Everything was delicious! The fish tacos had a wonderful, fresh taste, with plenty of crunch to add texture to the fish and tortilla. The parmesan frites and the flatbread were both perfect. It was a great meal and a great deal. We’ll definitely be back, not just for happy hour, but to try lots of other tasty treats off the menu.
From there, it was off to Cleveland Public Theatre.
poor little Lulu is an interesting, sometimes hilarious, sometimes dark, and always quirky look into romantic relationships. According to the director’s and producer’s notes, the set was kept relatively bare to keep the attention on the actors. The play is absurdest art and the actors did a wonderful job keeping our attention and interest and not breaking character even as the audience roared with laughter.
It was great to see a performance in an intimate theater, where you can really appreciate the actors and really focus on the show. After the show, there was an opening night reception, with pizza and beer and a chance to mingle with the cast.
poor little Lulu runs through March 24 and tickets range from $10-$25. Definitely check out one of the most interesting performances going on in CLE right now!
Saturday evening, we headed to Firehouse Grille and Pub to celebrate my friend Erin’s 30th birthday.
Firehouse Grille is a great spot, with pool tables, a DJ, and a great outdoor patio in the summer. The food is standard pub fare, but really good…I highly recommend their wings! It was fun to catch up with college friends and welcome another member of the 30 Club.
Sunday was spent enjoying the gorgeous weather and getting stuff done around the house and yard…a great way to end a great weekend! Did you get out and enjoy the fabulous weather? What new answers to Why CLE did you discover this weekend?
***Disclosure: I was asked by Cleveland Public Theatre to help promote poor little Lulu. In exchange, I received 2 tickets to the opening night performance. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***