Finding a seat at Butcher & The Brewer

We’re not into loud, crowded restaurants so it takes a certain strategy to finding the right moment to visit Butcher & The Brewer on magical East 4th Street in Cleveland. The place always seems to be packed on Saturdays… and during the week before and after sporting events… and pre- and post concerts. We previously thought we were on the right track getting there at … Continue reading Finding a seat at Butcher & The Brewer

Kick off summer with a spiced rum cocktail

Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer, but it’s also a day of observance and gratitude for those who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is named in honor of Navy veteran and American tattoo legend Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, according to William Grant & Sons. The spirit honors his values of freedom and originality and proudly blends … Continue reading Kick off summer with a spiced rum cocktail

Kicking off summer dining at Mia Bella

Yes! Patio season! It’s here! We had made reservations at Mia Bella in Little Italy, before the weather had improved. But when we got there it was gorgeous out. Fortunately, our luck continued as one of its few tables set up on the sidewalks was open so we got to bask in actual sunlight and with cocktails in some of the largest glasses in Northeast … Continue reading Kicking off summer dining at Mia Bella

World Whisky Day is May 19

(As if you whisky lovers need a reason to celebrate.) World Whisky Day is billed as a day “to try a dram and celebrate the water of life,” according to WorldWhiskyDay.com. Glenfiddich is the world’s most awarded and best-selling single malt Scotch whisky, according to William Grant & Sons, and can be used to make a cocktail like this High Ball. This recipe is provided … Continue reading World Whisky Day is May 19

A Mother’s Day cocktail

If you’re cooking up a brunch for Mother’s Day, don’t forget about making a special cocktail to accompany the food. This simple vodka drink is made with Reyka Vodka: “Born of the volcanoes and glaciers of Iceland, Reyka is unlike any other vodka because it is hand crafted in a way that is unlike any other. The use of lava rocks as a natural filtration … Continue reading A Mother’s Day cocktail