I WON

This Weekend in CLE (part 2)

When I last left you, clefoodgoddess and I had finished dinner, and were on our way to Tower City Ampitheater, because I ended up winning tickets to the Goo Goo Dolls courtesy cleveland.com !!! And to top it off, they were VIP!!!!!


The VIP tickets included comfy padded seats, in-seat bar service, free parking, and access to a special VIP area that had air-conditioned bathrooms (instead of the port-a-potties).



Look, there's even flowers on the table!



clefoodgoddess and I in the VIP lounge


Switchfoot was the opening band, and the lead singer actually sang in the crowd, and ran all the way to the back! Who does that anymore?!

Then it was time for the main event:  Goo Goo Dolls!! Obviously, it was a complete contrast to Lady Gaga earlier in the week, but it was a really good concert, the MASSIVE thunderstorms notwithstanding!



John Rzeznik

Sunday Funday was celebrated with the Taste of Tremont. If you've never been, its usually held in July, and Professor Street is shut down to traffic so all the Tremont restaurants can showcase their food. There's also other vendors selling jewelry and t-shirts and stuff like that, but the food is definitely the focus.




This year, we FINALLY tried the pierogis at Sokolowski's; I kinda hate to say this, but I can't wait for to go here in the winter and soothe my winter blues with their amazing comfort food! We also tried the booth at Dante's, and N got his usual cheese-steak at Fahrenheit. We had the puppies with us, so we spent a bunch of time at Flying Monkey and Edison's trying to cool them off with ice-water.  It was so ridiculously HOT, that 5 hours later, I had to throw in the towel and retreat to our airconditioned home. Poor Clair has now developed a cold, so we're going to be at the vet's office tomorrow!

Best. Firsthalfofweek. EVER!

I'm having such a fantastic week, and guess what? YOU get to be the beneficiary of it this Friday at 5 pm if you live in Cleveland!!!!
So, Monday I received a text from someone with some fantastic news. I'm not quite ready to share the news yet (in case I jinx it), but let's just say that sometime in the next two weeks, something that I've wanted to happen for a long time, may, in fact, be happening.

Tuesday, we had a fantastic time at yappy hour at Tremont Tap House, which was only made better by the fact that I WON A HAPPY HOUR A REDDSTONE!!!

This is where you, as reader of my blog, benefit:

The Happy Hour starts this Friday, June 11th at 5, and runs ALL NIGHT! There's free pizza and wings from 6PM until 9PM, and happy hour specials ($1 off drinks) all night long!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All you have to do is show up at Reddstone (1261 West 76th St, Cleveland) and let them know that you're there for CLEshopaholic's Happy Hour!!!!
(can you tell I'm really excited?! I'm really looking forward to seeing those of you I know, and meeting those of you I don't!)

See you there!!!