My last stop in Cleveland - after a ton of delicious restaurants and breweries, a trip to the Christmas Story House, the Botanical Gardens, the West Side Market, a candy shop, a play, and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - was Fat Head's.
Pittsburgh is home to a Fat Head's location, but I've never been. So, the Cleveland location was my first! We went a little before dinner time, hoping to avoid the rush. I'm not sure if there's ever a time to ACTUALLY avoid the rush, because they were pretty consistently busy. After waiting for a bit, we were seated in a booth opposite the bar.
I'm not really familiar with their beers, but once I saw the blueberry beer, there was no contest. The Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale is brewed with blueberries and honey and is served with fresh blueberries on top. How cool is that? It was a refreshing beer, delicate flavor.
From looking at the menu, a few things looked good. I couldn't do a burger because I was still stuffed from my meal (a burger, actually) earlier in the day. But, the deep-fried pierogies caught my eye this day.
And, it was such a good decision. Super crispy on the outside, warm smooth potato on the inside. Cold sour cream to dip. It's comfort food turned up a few notches.
I liked Fat Head's beer and food. I had only wished our service/the experience was a little more on point. Because it was the last stop, I was ready to get my food and head out as soon as I could. But our waitress didn't make frequent visits. Glasses ran dry, couldn't get our check, etc.
But, overall, I really enjoyed my trip to Cleveland. I was able to take in some of the local food scene, discovered my favorite of all time market, got a little taste of the arts and, of course, got to spend some time with a good friend.