***A bit of blogkeeping: While I’m off on my honeymoon, I’ve lined up some fabulous Cleveland bloggers to give new Why CLE? perspectives. Today we have Lane from Lane Baldwin Photography, telling us about one of her favorite spots to grab a bite. Thanks, Lane!***
First, thanks to Jen for letting me gab on her blog. I’m a photographer, but I LOVE to write, so guest blogging is fun for me!
Second, allow me to gush about my new favorite CLE location: Sweetie Fry!
For those of you who aren’t familiar, this Cleveland Heights eatery serves up totally homemade ice cream and fries. Yes, the FRIES are homemade. Crazy, right? Crazy good! And one of the coolest things about this place? They’re open until 3 a.m. on the weekend. Perfect for a late night snack … if you’re into that sort of thing.
Although I’ve visited Sweetie Fry roughly 34 times since my husband, Nathan, and I moved to the East Side in January, I loved having another excuse to check it out. For the sake of this blog post, we decided to go all out and try fries and ice cream.
Sweetie Fry doesn’t serve lunch or dinner per se, but they do have hearty rounds of fries that can serve as meals. We opted for the pizza fries, although we were pretty temped by the chicken tender and the chicken parmesan fries, among many others. And these fries? Perfection. Crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. I don’t know how they do it. I think it’s magic.
Up next was my favorite: the ice cream. Little-known fact about me: I worked in a homemade candy and ice cream shop on my summers home from college, so I tend to think of myself as an ice cream connoisseur. And it’s pretty safe to say that I’ve never had ice cream like the kind they serve as Sweetie Fry. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
I opted for my favorite: coffee with chocolate nips topped with the salty caramel sauce (oh-em-gee!), while Nathan went with the deep chocolate topped with sprinkles. No, I’m not kidding. And there are a TON of other unique flavors, like maple bacon, french toast, chocolate raspberry marmalade, and strawberry and sour cream.
Good food aside, this place is cute and has such a community feel. It’s only been open since October, but I think it’s already become a staple in the Cleveland Heights neighborhood. If you go, you should ask the owner, Keith Logan, about how he came to open a french fry and ice cream shop. Pretty interesting!
My ONLY complaint? There’s not more outdoor seating. But that definitely won’t deter me this summer. Pretty sure I’ll be there every week.