After our cheese fest at Lucky’s we just had to stop over at the chocolate store, Lilly (no judgement please).
If you’ve been here then you already know there’s no resisting it, especially when it’s just one block over from Lucky’s. It would have been silly not to stop in and explore the place. After all, there’s handmade chocolate and booze, every woman’s dream come true. Plus, with all of the pink going on, it instantly appealed to us.
The space is open and minimalist. There’s an enticing wall of craft beers and wines to your left with the chocolate bakery spread out in front of you. There are cases of hand crafted chocolate which you can peruse, cafeteria style, picking out the ones you wish to indulge in.
We tried some delectable chocolate and even bought a bottle of beer, Gulden Draak. To describe this beer, all there is to say is it’s super good and at 10% alcohol there’s no going wrong, three of these and you’re set for a night.
The Lilly store is as sweet and unique as the chocolates they sell. You are sure to find something, whether it’s the chocolate, the beer or the wine, that your taste buds have never experienced before.
Today we decided to support our Ohio farmers and producers at Lucky’s Cafe in Tremont.
Lucky’s specializes in excellent hand crafted food and beverages “made with care and attention to quality” and, of course, all homegrown. This unique cafe wonderfully embodies the diverse cultures and traditions of its surrounding community. Lucky’s used to be our secret hideaway for meetings before we went public with our business. Now it was finally time to dine here, out in the open, as proud business owners.
We explored the cheesy wonders of the grilled cheese, surprised to find delicious avocado and cilantro in the mix. And of course no grilled cheese would be complete without a cup of warm, hearty tomato soup. We also tried the ooey-gooey goodness of the baked mac & cheese, which has been debated as being one of the best in Cleveland. Although the prices weren’t super friendly on our wallets, the food was delish! If you’re not in the mood for food stop in and try one of their many hand crafted beverages. They’ve got a unique and original mix of coffees, teas and refreshing fizzy drinks. Lucky’s Cafe in Tremont is certainly a delicious way to spend your day.
Last week we decided to venture out of our third floor office and hit downtown C-town for a bite to eat. We stopped at the famed ‘oldest restaurant,’ Otto Moser’s, in Cleveland’s theater district. With high hopes of devouring some historically delicious grub we might want to rethink our food choices next time. Maybe it was the fact that we ordered a tuna salad sandwich and salads at a restaurant that specializes in hearty pub food. Either way we were slightly disappointed with the food and the hodgepodge decor. Maybe our expectations were too high as we entered Otto Moser’s expecting to be filled with the nostalgia of ancient eateries and its historic patrons. Either way, we’re happy we went and can now boast that we ate at the oldest restaurant in town.
Continuing with our historic theme for the day we journeyed to the Cleveland Public Library. Built in 1869 it’s one of the largest and most extensive libraries in the world. There’s no better way to conduct business research then at the very spot that possesses almost 10 million pieces of work. Not only did we leave more informed than before, but we even managed to snag a library card to keep the learning going.