Why? Weekends!

It was a relatively low-key weekend around these parts, which gave us a chance to enjoy the nice weather, adjust to the time change, and work on stuff around the house.

On Friday, Mom, Jeffrey and I went on a Tasting Tour at Mitchell’s Ice Cream. The tours are held at the Ohio City Kitchen & Shop, which is where the ice cream for all the Mitchell’s locations is made. We learned about the 99 year old building that houses Mitchell’s, which was the Rialto Theater and, more recently, Moda Night Club. We also got to see Mitchell’s environmentally-friendly practices like collecting rain water and using solar panels.

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Of course, we got to see the kitchen at work making the delicious varieties of Mitchell’s ice cream, with a focus on local and organic ingredients.

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We also got to taste samples of two varieties of ice cream (caramel fudge brownie and chocolate peanut butter cup), as well as some of the baked goods that go into the ice creams (brownies, shortbread, and crumble).

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I loved getting a more behind-the-scenes look at my favorite place to get ice cream! It really reminds me of Willy Wonka’s factory! You can take a Tasting Tour yourself Fridays at 4pm or Saturdays at 11am. Tours last around 30 minutes and the cost to attend is $3.50 per person, which includes the tour, samples, and a free scoop coupon. You can book your tour online.

After the tour, we went to grab dinner at Townhall, which is a favorite spot, especially with Jeffrey. They have a great kids menu, plus balloons, crayons, and other toys that make the visit a really fun experience.

We split the smashed avocado to start. Those chips are so good!

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And then Mom and I both picked the zucchini “pasta” bowl, with zoodles, chicken, loads of vegetables, and a spicy sauce. Delicious, healthy, and filling!

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Townhall’s quality of food, diverse menu, great craft beer selection, and commitment to all non-GMO products make it one of my favorite Ohio City restaurants!

Saturday (and Sunday), we spent a lot of time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Is there anything cuter than a kiddo playing in the leaves?

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Saturday evening, we attended the All Souls Mass and Reception, put on by the John Carroll Cleveland Alumni Chapter. This event was a nice chance to come together as a chapter to both remember and socialize. Plus, any chance to get back to campus is always welcomed!

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The Chapter has an Alumni and Friends Social coming up on Thursday, November 17 at Stone Mad Pub. Click here for more information and to register. There are also a host of holiday events for alumni both in Cleveland and beyond. Click here for more details on those. I hope to see you at an alumni event soon!

On Sunday, there was some yoga at Harmony Yoga (huzzah for my favorite teacher being back from vacation), more outdoor time, and a nice comfort food dinner of pasta and roasted cherry tomatoes and eggplant (recipe here).

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All in all, a really nice weekend! How was yours?

***Disclosure: I am the President of the John Carroll Cleveland Alumni Chapter. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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