Monday, August 05, 2013

Cleveland Conference

Fun conference in Cleveland. Nice that we were able to do some exploring Saturday night. Went to Bar Cento for dinner and the West Market to look at local foods. Brought back jerky and smokies (slim Jim's) for the family from J and J Meats. I liked them a lot more than u thought I would. The jerky was similar to Chinese boneless ribs.

Sunnyside Pizza from Bar Cento

We also ate very well at the conference. Much too well. Breakfast the first two mornings was fruit and pastry. The last day were eggs (a little too runny for me), bacon (skipped), home fries (had some loaded with Frank's), fruit, and cheese blintzes with strawberry sauce (very good, creamy, stuffed crepe. Not fried, but soft. I had two.)
cheese blintzes

Lunches were also above average for a conference. First day was a box lunch. We didn't run to the tables fast enough so ended up with turkey, lettuce, tomato, bacon & cheese on a croissant. I took off the bacon & cheese. An apple, bag of chips(skipped), an amazing Blondie, and a lifesaver mint. I saved the Blondie and earlier tonight, heated it in the microwave and it got a little crispy caramelized on the bottom. With some vanilla frozen yogurt, it was delish.
The second day lunch was a Caesar salad, herb crusted chicken breast, roast vegetables (heavy on the green beans), mashed potatoes, and what sent us over the edge was a slice of key lime pie. Let's just say it was hard to concentrate on the publisher and author who were up next.

Here are some other photos of the West Side Marketplace - the indoor market was heavy on the meats but across the street was another market where they had all the produce vendors - a bit like Haymarket.

fun lights

And I can't forget the party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That was a fantastic party - great band, good food, access to the museum, and for dessert - a sundae bar. Missed the brownies, but believe me, they weren't really missed.

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