See my last Food Lately here.
It’s been a while since I’ve written a Food Lately post. I’m really loving sharing about my life with you again. I’m so over these “evergreen only” blog posts. I even put the week of the year in the title :hairflip: I do what I want because I want, amiright?
I mentioned before that my trip to Georgia was permeated with a trip to Cleveland for the Conroy Wedding. My heart is still so full that we got the opportunity to share the special day with Johanna and Frank. Casey and I love them both so dearly. (In fact, Frank crash mine and Casey’s third date- a story for another time, haha.)
Because we were flying from Atlanta, we flew Southwest from ATL to Akron and rented a car, which was much cheaper than flying directly to Cleveland. On the way into the city, we went through a very polish suburb called Parma where we found the Little Polish Diner. Yes, that is the name of the restaurant and those pierogies were absolutely delicious.
While in town, we also went to The Fatheads Brewery, where there were beers with double-digit alcohol content! I got a variation of the Aloha Burger, but sans bread and cheese. It was basically a Hawaiian pizza on beef. Overall, good reviews (but not spectacular).
I don’t normally eat out ever, if at all, but lately I’ve been going out to eat a lot. Primarily because of traveling and moving.
I visited Dooby’s in Baltimore for brunch with my VFA Buddy Alexandra while she was in town for the day only! This is one of my absolute favorite brunch places in Baltimore. Their freshly squeezed orange juice is in a category of it’s own. Seriously.
Then my Dad came into town before we headed to Laura’s college graduation. I took him to the Mount Vernon Marketplace. I knew he would appreciate the variety of options. I’m not surprised when he chose to eat at The Local Oyster. We followed it up with a full dinner at LP Steamers. I’m definitely a Daddy’s girl, so I loved getting to go on a seafood date with him.
Then we went to Miami for Laura’s college graduation (a story for another time). For a quick meal between big events, we headed to Sushi Maki. I’m a traditional Philly Roll girl, so when I posed for this picture the college graduate shoved her chopsticks and gyoza right in the middle of the picture and I just thought it was too quintessential of our relationship for me to take a new one. #typicalLaura.
When I came back from Laura’s graduation, I was in the crunch time for moving. These were my two last meals in Baltimore. My dear dear friend Snehal make a spectacular balsamic red onion and brussel sprouts pizza with mozzarella and feta cheese. Guys, it was so good! I’m going to try to replicate it because while it looked and tasted fantastic it really wasn’t hard to make.
My absolute last meal in Baltimore (brb, crying) was this Stir Fry from Dooby’s on Wednesday night. This was so good and so much food for a really affordable price. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and was still really full.
My first meal not in Baltimore (brb, still crying) was at my godparent’s home where I’ll be for the next couple of days. The beef was cooked perfectly on the grill by my dad and my aunt made the bowtie pasta with peas. So simple, yet so perfect.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She is a contributor to many open source projects including dbt, Meltano, and GitLab. She lives with her husband Casey, their son RJ, and their pup Bo in Columbus, GA.