Why? Weekends!

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It was a fantastic weekend, spent enjoying the spring-like weather and doing spring-like things like celebrating the Indians home opener. While we didn’t have tickets to the game, we still sported our Tribe gear in support of the home team.

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I can’t wait to attend a game and see all the renovations to Progressive Field, especially the new The Corner bar and the expanded kids’ area!

We had lunch on Friday at the Winking Lizard, which is a great place to go during a Cleveland sports event. Jeffrey had grilled chicken and applesauce, while I had the spicier (and less healthy) boneless wings with spicy BBQ sauce. Our server was fantastic with Jeffrey and it was the perfect spot for a home opener meal.

On Saturday, I met up with friends Samantha and Deborah for a leisurely ladies’ brunch at Press Wine Bar. The pomegranate blueberry mimosa was a perfect springy start to the meal.

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I ordered the Press omelet, with prosciutto, goat cheese, and tomatoes. The flavors were mild, but each distinguishable. And I really loved the crispy, well-seasoned potato hash that came with the omelet.

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When our food arrived, I was brought the wrong omelet. Our server and the kitchen quickly brought the correct dish and I was pleasantly surprised to see that I wasn’t charged for my omelet due to the mix-up. Great customer care and tasty food will definitely have me returning to Press for brunch!

On Sunday, Matthew, Jeffrey, and I enjoyed an impromptu patio lunch at Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza. In fact, we were the first to use their patio this year. Sitting in the sunshine with a Fat Head’s Bumbleberry (one of my summer go-to beers) and a pizza topped with chicken, artichoke, and sun-dried tomatoes made for the perfect light lunch.

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From there, it was on to a milestone even bigger than the first patio beer of the season: Jeffrey’s first haircut! Based on a friend’s recommendation, we took Jeffrey to The Kids Next Door Salon, part of Ladies & Gentlemen Salon. From kids’ movies and snacks, to cute themed chairs, this was the perfect spot for a kiddo cut.

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We even got a certificate and a lock of hair to take home. Jeffrey was a champ and smiled through the whole thing. The only tears shed were on my part! He’s just growing up so fast! And he looks like such a proud little boy with his new cut!

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Later that afternoon, we enjoyed a walk though the Lake Metroparks and some ice cream at East Coast Custard. It was a perfect family day and a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather!

How was your weekend? Did you celebrate the home opener and enjoy the great weather?

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