Joel heads to Cleveland

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This week I took a business trip to Cleveland. I’ve never visited before so I was excited for both work reasons and personal ones. I got to meet a lot of great people that I work with remotely, which was great. At night, I had time to explore the city a little bit, and got to try a few restaurants and see some sights.

The first night we headed to the trendy area known as Tremont, and dined at a bar called The South Side. The food was good, and after many appetizers, I enjoyed a butternut squash lasagne — the squash is in season after all! I also tried a local beer called Dortmunder Gold from the Great Lakes Brewing Co., which was crisp and delicious.

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For the second night, I got to explore downtown Cleveland for a little. We parked by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and walked around the waterfront (Lake Erie!). Right down the block was also the Brown’s Stadium. The Hall of Fame was actually still open for a private event, so I was able to walk around in my sportcoat and fit right in. It was really cool seeing some of the memorabilia they had inside. Next, I enjoyed a meal at Michael Symon’s Lolita (review to follow), which was fantastic.

While it was a little bumpy leaving — 4 hr delay after canceled plane — I enjoyed my time in Cleveland.

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