This is a long over due post!! But I wanted to share my Taste of Tremont experience with all of you!
Tremont is one of the oldest areas of Cleveland. During the 1850s, Cleveland University occupied the area before the neighborhood of Tremont came to be. Now the area is filled with art galleries, shops, and restaurants. It is also home to “The Christmas Story House” from the famous 1983 holiday film. Another point of interest is Iron Chef winner, Michael Symon’s restaurant, Lolita.
Restaurant’s that I have tried in the Tremont area that are posted on my blog include: The South Side, Tremont Tap House (for dinner and brunch), and Grumpy’s Café. Other restaurants I have tried previously, before starting my blog include: Fat Cat’s and Ty Fun Thai Bistro. Check out the list of restaurants in the area at http://www.urbanspoon.com/n/16/1543/Cleveland/Tremont-restaurants.
Jordan and I arrived noon sharp, as soon as the Taste of Tremont began. We took a walk all the way down Professor street before deciding which restaurant stands we wanted to try.
On our way down the street Jordan spotted a homemade blueberry lemonade from The Treehouse Café. There was a lot of sugar, but it was quite tasty!
Our first food stop was the Farenheit food truck to get a smoked pulled pork taco. I do not have a picture of this because I was very intrigued by the dark clouds in the sky.
Jordan and ran to get under cover just before our food became soaked. A lady at a consignment shop was very generous, allowing us to stand on her porch for about 15 minutes until the rain had stopped.
Once the rain had passed we ran over to something that caught our eye almost immediately as we stepped foot onto Professor St.- The grilled corn!
This was another thing that caught our eye…. a 2 pound hot dog. We did NOT order this but Jordan took a picture. I thought foot long hot dogs were a little much… Not quite sure what to think of this….
Next we went over to Lolita to check out what Michael Symon had in store for The Taste of Tremont. I must say- I was NOT impressed. He only had food option of mac and cheese and the other option was a mint lemonade. It was about 95 degrees out with almost 100% humidity- so mac and cheese was just not appealing at the time. So I opted for the mint lemonade. It was very refreshing!
Barrio’s stand was our next stop where I got the black bean taco with a mango slaw in an avocado cream sauce. YUM!!
And last but not least, dessert from A Cookie and a Cupcake! Carrot Cake Cupcake and Double Chocolate Cupcake.
We also picked up a few goodies to take home! Blaze salsa (the guy who owns the company went to OU, so Jordan and I got a discount!), Kettle corn, and fresh popping corn (named “magic mushroom.”- yes, strange name, I know. haha)
The Taste of Tremont was an awesome experience! Already looking forward to next year! The date is already set for July 21, 2013!! Check it our HERE!
Also, I would like to announce my first giveaway on my blog tomorrow from SlimKicker app!!! Make sure you tune into tomorrow’s post so that you can participate!