It's hard to believe - I'm finally finishing up the posts from my trip to Cleveland. I'm still astounded by all that Cleveland shared with me! The girls at Positively Cleveland were so fun and hospitable. On our last day - they didn't let up at all - it was more food & fun.
Hashcapades site - soon I'll be finding someplace in Cincinnati that serves up some hash (any ideas? let me know) - so when I saw a Corned Beef Hash on the menu at BonBon - I had to try it.
This corned beef hash wasn't like the kind that came out of a can in the 80s - this had brussels sprouts, peppers, onions, mushrooms and a fried egg. Now when I saw "fried egg" - I thought there would be a fried egg on top. Um no. There is a brown sphere on the top of the plate - it's like a soft boiled egg that is fried!
While I love all the ingredients - I didn't love this hash. The corned beef was really dry and it was all in need of moisture or a sauce. I can't wait to explore the Hashcapades cookbook and find one to make myself!
Why Should You Go? The pastries alone are drool-worthy and the brunch has a lot of unique offerings you just don't find every day. It was a great brunch spot for sure.
Next up - voted on by the city - was the Museum of Contemporary Art.
It's a giant mirrored building - so we couldn't resist capturing a pic of the whole crew. It only took about 5 tries. :-) Admission is $8 for adults or free for members ($55/year).
I thought I liked contemporary art. I didn't really love this gallery though - there wasn't a lot of art there and what was there - was a little more contemporary than I can handle. For instance - a cell phone on a pedestal. There was a phone number to call and (if you were lucky) the phone would vibrate and move around when it rang. When I called - it just stood there. #thisisart?
I did love their gift shop though! Seriously - check out those purses!?! They're like cartoons come to life for your arm! They weren't extremely practical or affordable - but man they were cute!!!
They're a line called Jump From Paper (duh) and they were all in the $100 range - but wow - seriously - they are so fun!!!! It's amazing how they don't look real!
Botanical Gardens to round out our visit. It's much like Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati but the outside area is much larger. Admission is $9.50 for adults or you can purchase a membership for free admission (and other perks) for $65/year.
Guessing the "eye" is a camouflage technique for these delicate creatures - they're really kinda freaky - but I couldn't stop observing!
I had to get a close up of these - they were so happy!!!
If you're looking for a weekend getaway - don't ignore our friends to the North! I ate a lot of awesome food and had a blast exploring the city. Here's a refresher of our visit:
Cleveland Pt 1: noodlecat - Cleveland, OH
Thanks again to the folks at Positively Cleveland for the weekend of fun - and the company - April & Corinne were fantastic hosts.