Why? Weekends!

It definitely felt like fall this weekend, didn’t it? Between two nice dinners out and Boo at the Zoo, it was a fun weekend for us! Friday night, Matthew and I went to dinner at Pickle Bill’s Lobster House. This place is full of kitschy decor and simple seafood meals. The patio in the summer is a great spot to be, too! photo1 I chose the appetizer dinner, where you get two samplers, a salad, and side dish for $19.95. My crab cake came on a bed of crispy kale, which was probably my favorite part. I’m obsessed with crispy kale right now. Matthew had the swordfish special. While the fish was a bit dry, the Asian hot pot sauce added some kick to it. photo All in all, it was a nice, relaxed Friday dinner in a spot that looks like somewhere Jimmy Buffet would be very comfortable. On Saturday night, we met up with friends Chrissy and Mike for dinner at Players on Madison, another place with a great outdoor venue when the weather permits. I went with my favorite option at Players, which is the build-your-own pasta. I chose egg fettuccine, topped with spicy Arrabiata sauce,  mushrooms, and meatballs. IMG_7432I ordered the large and had half to take home for lunch the next day. Matthew chose the crab cakes and, since I didn’t even get a bite, they had to be delicious! IMG_7433 For dessert, I had cinnamon ice cream (yay for seasonal flavors) and Matthew had the triple chocolate torte, which could be a meal in and of itself, with layers of chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, and flourless chocolate cake. IMG_7434 We had a delicious dinner and got to catch up with great friends! What more could you ask of a Saturday night? Sunday, my sisters-in-law and I took my older two nieces to Boo at the Zoo. First, we grabbed a kid-and-adult-friendly dinner at Happy Dog. The girls were so excited about all the options and, of course, the tater tots and dipping sauces! IMG_7435 After that, it was on to the Zoo. There were lots of fun activities for the kids throughout the Zoo, from a Hay Maze to pictures with characters to the Radio Disney dance party and lots more.

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It was a great way to combine a great Cleveland attraction with the spooky fun of Halloween!

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How was your weekend?

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