Friday Five 10.4.2019

I love apple pie. It’s probably my favorite dessert, second only to creme brulee. I’m very specific about how I like my pie - it has to be warm with vanilla ice cream. No ice cream? Then I’m not interested. For someone who loves apple pie as much as I do, I do NOT like making it at all. Maybe if I buy premade crust, but even then, making it sucks the joy out of eating it for me.

So earlier this week, I asked my insta-friends for the recommendation for the best places to buy apple pie in Northeast Ohio, and here are their ranked recommendations, from most recommended to least.

  1. Patterson Fruit Farms: This one was the clear winner with several recommendations. This is probably the most tempting because not only could I get pie, but I could also cross off one of my fall wish list items at the same time.

  2. Miles Farmers Market: Fresh produce, wine and pie. What more could one want?

  3. Lucy’s Sweet Surrender: This one does national delivery!!!

  4. Larder: Larder was named a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant so I’m pretty sure their pie is bomb, even if I haven’t tried it yet.

  5. Mama Joe Homestyle Pies: I’ve had these before but completely forgot because it’s been so long. This is very good pie, and if you don’t want to drive out to Amherst, you can also get it at Heinen’s.

That’s it for today’s Friday Five! I look forward to enjoying some pie this weekend, a la mode obviously!!


October 4th: MIX at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Art, drinks, dancing at the Museum. What could be better? Nick and I attended the September MIX and had such a blast. The October MIX celebrates the opening of the museum’s Michelangelo exhibit and features DJ Mick Batyske, who has deejayed private events for the likes of Jay-Z, Michelle Obama, Sotheby’s, Vanity Fair, and MTV. Pro tip: Get dinner before you show up so you can dance until the event ends! This event is free for CMA members, but is a paid ticket event for non-members.

October 5th: Ciao! Cleveland. This inaugural day-long festival will feature a wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, fashion, art, alcohol, coffee, music and of course FOOD! This event kicks off Italian Heritage Month around the Country!

October 6th: International Cleveland Community Day at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Celebrate all the communities that make up Cleveland with music, dance performances, art activities and in-gallery experiences. The day will also include a Naturalization Ceremony to welcome new U.S. citizens (it’s a beautiful ceremony if you’ve never witnessed one) and a line-up of short films from the New York International Children's Film Festival.

October 11th: Pop Life Soft Opening + High Vibes Pop Life's mission centers around community, love, art and yoga. General Admission will feature two floors of HIGH VIBE activities, including Aura Aura Photography, Chair Massage, Astrology Readings, Pop Life Manicures, Henna, and more!

October 14th: CIFF Comedy Short Films at JukeBox! The next CIFF isn’t until March/April 2020, but this event gives you just a little taste of one of my favorite parts of the festival - enjoy some laughs with some drinks and pierogies!

October 18th- 19th: Fall Arts Show at Screw Factory Artists Lofts. Over 50 artists are presenting their work including pottery, fragrance, photography and so much more.

October 24th: Lakewood Chocolate Walk. The 11th annual Chocolate Walk – hosted by LakewoodAlive and the Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance (DLBA) – represents a popular autumn tradition with a devout following of chocolate fans from all over Northeast Ohio. Participants visit 25 shops and eateries in Downtown Lakewood that are Sweet Stops. This event is limited to 200 tickets and it always sells out.

October 25th: The Best of CLE party hosted by Cleveland Magazine. This one sells out each year, so get your tickets ASAP. You can take 20% off your ticket order by using the promo code COVER2019. I will be attending this one since I was one of the cover girls for the October issue, more on that here.

November 5th - 7th: Engage! Cleveland hosts its 2nd Annual Professional Development Week. This 3-day event includes valuable workshops on leadership, effective communication, career planning and so much more to help you grow not only personally, but professionally in Cleveland.

November 9th: The Standard Market is back, and Bombay Taxi Boutique will be back with new wearable crystal jewelry! This event is from 10 am - 5 pm at Stash Style in Rocky River. Additional details coming soon!

November 19th: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Cleveland. This is an event for entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, side-hustlers, dreamers and doers. WED Cleveland is bringing together a force of local women in business and nonprofit leadership to spark new ideas and build bridges of support and collaboration

If you’re looking for some fun, unique holiday events in Cleveland (that always sell out), head over to this post, and make sure you get plan ahead and get your tickets!

I will update this list each week. ENJOY!

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