Monday, September 30, 2013

Date 100 - Still In Progress!

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Type: Out On The Town, Creative
Cost: $$
Planned By: Both

We have been planning to do this date for a long long time. It took us a while to decide to finally do it but what better time than our 100th date night! That's right this is date number 100.. and we are Still in Progress!

So for those of you who haven't heard a Progressive Dinner you are in for a treat. During a progressive dinner you get appetizers, entrees, dessert and drinks at different places. So living downtown, we decided it would be a great way to check out some different restaurants!

Appetizer -
We started in the Playhouse Square district, and got chili fries at Dynomite. This is a walk up restaurant with a great outdoor patio. It is only a couple months old, and it really adds something nice to this district. The fries were really good, and maybe someday will stop by for one of their interesting burgers!
Drinks -
We took the C Line free trolley over to the Warehouse District for some before dinner drinks. There are a few specialty bars downtown and we have been wanting to try out D'Vine. This wine bar had an extensive wine list, and we couldn't choose just one to get. So we decided to share a flight of four different wines. We got the sweet sip flight which consisted of Wente Reisling, Blue Bottle Reisling, Hogue Reisling and Bellafina Frizzante. They were all very good and each had its own flavor.
Entree -
We took a nice walk over to the East 4th Entertainment District for our entrees at La Strada! La Strada is a Mediterranean bistro. It is inspired by Italian, Turkish, Spanish and Greek kitchens. We sat outside and listened to the live band playing on East 4th Street.  We shared the Chicken Parmesan and the Americano flat bread pizza. Both entrees were delicious and I'm glad we chose to split them!
Dessert -
Dessert was the course I was most excited for. We decided to go Colossal Cupcakes in the Gateway District. This place is adorable. It has a huge cupcake next to its sign outside, and the interior is pink! The decor is pretty girly and shabby chic. I have been waiting to go here for far too long. Adam got the Apple Cider Cupcake and I got the Chocolate Almond Raspberry Cupcake. We both loved our them, and neither of us offered to share!
This date was fantastic. I loved every minute of it. We made sure to go to all four main districts of downtown Cleveland. We had never been to any of the places we stopped at. I recommend every place that we tried. They had great customer service, food, drinks and ambiance! Anyone can do this date, and every one should!


  1. A bunch of places Lindsay and I have scouted for a long time -- We are going to have to try this!

    1. You should! It was an easy way to finally try new places.

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