Will be relevant verrrrrrry shortly.
Queen City Cayenne and Salted Caramel ice cream from Jeni’s at Easton Town Center in Columbus.
While Vinny was at work writing about SE Ohio’s finest high school athletes, my soon-to-be-wifed friend and I explored Easton. Sundresses galore, and the best ice cream ever.
Happy hour chocolate fondue at Chocolate Bar in downtown Cleveland.
Four dollars. Four full dollars of happiness.
The Banana Upside-Down Cake at Clyde’s in Washington, DC was amazing. Better than mom’s famous Banana Bars? Nothing’s better than mom’s… but it was up there. Wow. My favorite dessert I’ve had all year.
And it came after a Browns victory; which was enjoyed in a room full of vocal (drunk) Browns fans. What could be better?
"Sinker" Cookies at Corbo’s Bakery in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio
I’m not sure what these are actually called. Some people call them Sinkers. I call them “Aunt Carty Cookies”, because my great-aunt made them when I was a little kid. One time she made me over 100… I think it filled up our entire freezer. They’re so good.
Just check out their Urbanspoon link if you don’t believe me. “Ultimate Italian Sweet Shop” and “best cake around” aren’t things people throw around lightly.
Pillbury Grands Donuts
1. Open that weird tube they come in.
2. Cut out a circle in the middle.
3. Fry at 350.
4. Top with powdered sugar.
These have no business being as good as they are. But they’re amazing, and stupidly simple.
Wheel of Gelato at The Spread Buffet within Horseshoe Casino Cleveland
Flavors include: Cream Caramel, Yoghurt, Coffee, Banana, Tiramisu, Hazelnut, Chocolate, Pistashio, Vanilla, Strawberry, Nutella, and Stracciatella
And from now until the end of September, anyone who earns 25 Tier Credits gets a free buffet. My mom is one of the smallest gamblers I know, and she got to that level pretty easily. Good luck!EDIT: It has now been extended through October.
Chocolate-covered caramels with Himalayan pink salt from Malley’s Chocolates in Cleveland, Ohio
I think that Malley’s has basically convinced us that crack is now going by the name “Himalayan pink salt”; and is topping their chocolates with it. These are so addictive - they shouldn’t even be legal.
Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes- Recipe adapted from www.annies-eats.com
These were the greatest. As is Kara - and she’s new around these parts so you should follow her.
[Previously: Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes from the same day]
Graham Central Station Ice Cream at Olympia Candy & Grill in Strongsville, Ohio
Chocolate covered Bacon.
Don’t ask “why?” Ask yourself “why not?”
Diabetes is not an acceptable answer.
Deep Fried Oreos at Sweet Mango in Berea, Ohio
Guinness and Dark Chocolate Ice Cream from Mitchell’s Homemade
Ice cream flavored with Guinness Stout, homemade ribbon of creamy Belgium dark chocolate spiked with Guinness.
[Previously: Caramel and Sea Salt]
An Oreo cookie inside of a chocolate chip cookie.
I’ve been seeing these everywhere on the #Food page, and I finally got to try one for myself.
One being the operative word. More than that - and I think you’d just about keel over.
Maui Wowie Truffles at Lilly Handmade Chocolates in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio
Madagascar Vanilla Bean, Hawaiian Black Lava Salt, White Chocolate
This place is incredible.