Sunday, August 26, 2012

West Side Weekend

Libations in Lakewood, relaxation at Edgewater and even a party on... MARS!

I kicked off my weekend a day early by getting together with my former co-workers & still real life friends (Sara & Justin) for happy hour on Thursday at Pier W.
Justin, me and Sara living the good life!

Pier W
Pier W bar with priceless views of the lake!
Source: Pier W website

I haven't been to Pier W in years, and typically a dinner there was only to mark a special occasion. Well not anymore! Pier W's new happy hour menu boasts half off appetizers, $5.75 mixed drinks and 20% off their wines. Say whaaaaat? Yes, believe it. I got their beef short rib pierogies which were outrageously good and for $4.00, they tasted even better! And the views from this Lakewood lakefront restaurant are spectacular.

View of Pier W from the Lake
Source: Pier W website
Gotta love Lakewood, lots of laughs, fabulous food & friends
 and the gorgeous views from this landmark restaurant!
Good times, good friends, good food. Yes, that seemed to be an ongoing theme as the fun continued on Friday night when I headed to Deagan's to meet some other Lakewood lovers.

Julie and Ryan...adorable.
We shared several delicious small plates including the BEST chicken wings (sorry, Greenhouse!), spicy green beans, and one excellent enchilada.

Learning the proper way to eat a chicken wing courtesy of Jeff

Said excellent enchilada
The cool thing about Deagan's is they have great themed night grub during the week too--Taco Tuesday, Vegetarian Wednesday so there is really something for everyone on the menu. Oh, and they're a gastropub so for a craft beer loving gal such as myself, this place is a solid go-to spot.

After back to back nights of rich good food and a few cold ones, I decided to hit Edgewater park for a lonnng walk and enjoy the fresh outdoors on another wonderful weekend in CLE!
It doesn't get much more picture perfect than this!

Oh wait, yes it does!


After soaking up the sunshine I headed over to  my bff's 26th birthday party...ON MARS (Avenue)!

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Her party was totally out of this world. Including an unbelievable ice cream cake her super sweet boyfriend MADE for her. Major bonus points :)
Happy birthday!! Literally awesomeness in your mouth cake

The birthday girl and her superstar bf
Me & Marrisa

We had a rockin time, and I was happy to add another evening to the infinite good times in CLE. Curiosity, Neil Armstrong and Mars all came together for a cataclysmic bash of good friends and lots of memories to remember.
Mars Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107
And one last thing, when you're on Mars, make sure to check out these dudes, yes, a fellow Martian and totally representing the cosmic universe and beyond with his far out tunes he creates in his group, Galactic Moustache.

Recognize this rockstar on the left?
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1 comment:

  1. Pier W and Deagan's are two of my favorite West side spots. Looks like a great weekend!


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