Friday, June 22, 2018

The Generous Pour at The Capital Grille and a Giveaway!

When I go out for a good steak, ordering wine is a Must Do. The Capital Grille is offering you a chance to take that drink order to a whole new level. From July 9 to September 2 you can take advantage of The Generous Pour Summer Wine Event.
For just $28, you can try seven luxurious wines with your meal. You will be able to taste and toast the legacy of winemaker Dan Duckhorn during this event. Since its first vintage in 1978, the winery has become one of California's most highly regarded vineyards, so you know the wines will be fabulous!

The full list is yet to be released but you can check The Capital Grille website on July 9 to discover all of the California and Washington wines that will be offered during this special promotion. Selections are from California’s Napa Valley, Sonoma, the Sonoma Coast and the warmest wine region of Washington State: Red Mountain, Columbia Valley.

Be sure to make your reservations and take advantage of this special event.

If you don't want to wait until July 9th to dine at The Capital Grille, you can get a preview of the delicious dining experience at their fabulous Cocktail Time, available Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. I was recently invited to try the Cocktail Time menu and I can assure you that it's not your average Happy Hour! I especially enjoyed the Bottle Cocktails ($10 each), the Korean Fried Chicken Sliders (2 for $10) and the Oysters Casino.
And thanks to the great folks at The Capital Grille, I'm giving away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader!

There are three ways to enter:

1. Leave a comment here on the blog. Check out the menu at The Capital Grille and let me know what you would order when you go. There are so many good choices, feel free to list several! Some of my favorites are the jumbo lump crab cocktail and the bone-in filet (when available.)

2. Instagram: Go to this post and follow the steps to enter.

3. Twitter: Follow @CapitalGrille @LegacyVillageOH and @EatDrinkCLE and Tweet the following: I want to enjoy a #GenerousPour with @EatDrinkCLE at @CapitalGrille at @LegacyVillage. Enter to #win a $50 gift card here.

Giveaway ends Friday June 29th. Winner will be randomly selected from all entries. Please make sure you include a way to contact you. Anonymous entries will be excluded. Good luck!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Laura of Pembroke Comes to CLE

Laura of Pembroke is a family-owned retail store based in Canton, OH. They recently expanded to the new Pinecrest lifestyle center, bringing their beautifully curated boutique to Cleveland.
I was invited to their grand opening where guests were greeted at the door in style.
As I sipped and shopped, I was delighted by this beautiful store! Look at those light fixtures!
It features women's clothing and accessories, home furnishings, gifts, bar items, lighting and more. They also offer interior design consultations, personal stylists and a wedding registry.

Their website says that their lovely mix of items ranges from reasonable to frivolous, and I couldn't agree more! The mix of items is on point. It's the kind of place you could easily run in and grab something for a hostess, friend, co-worker or family member. But to be honest, you will probably want to keep everything for yourself!

Here are some of my favorite items from my visit during their Grand Opening celebration on June 7th. There were soooo many things I wanted to bring home with me - this is just a small sampling.

Why didn't I buy these? I will be going back to get them for sure!
Basically, I want to transport this whole set up to my house. But then I would never get off the couch. So pretty!
And this bar cart...and everything on it!
If I invite you over, and you bring me these as a hostess gift, you will get many many more invitations!
Look at all these super cute wedding themed items! Perfect for newlyweds and your favorite love birds too.
Two of my favorite lines include these gorgeous serving trays ~ both are not what they seem. These white and blue pieces are plastic! Absolutely perfect for summer outdoor entertaining or transporting goodies to a party. They come in more colors too.
And these silver beauties are both freezer and oven safe! I love that you could bake and serve using one tray or bowl. Another bonus - they don't scratch.
While I love to cook and entertain, I also adore fashion and accessories and I loved the selection. My only complaint is a common one for boutiques - the sizes of clothing are limited. They generally range from XS to L with an occasional XL or one size fits most item. If you are very busty or plus-sized, you will find it nearly impossible to find things that fit. And that is a real shame because the clothing is fabulous! Look at this cute Kate Spade dress I found.
I definitely will be a repeat customer. I feel like Laura of Pembroke is the perfect mix of everything I love shopping for. Not only is the store full of beautiful and affordable things, the staff is super sweet and really interested in providing great customer service. Everyone is really helpful and makes sure that your experience is A+.
Thank you so much to Laura of Pembroke for the invitation! It was really fun participating in the Grand Opening festivities and I look forward to visiting again. 

You can follow Laura of Pembroke on Facebook and Instagram.

*** Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Laura of Pembroke.
All opinions are my own. I was invited to attend the Grand Opening and
was provided a swag bag in exchange for sharing my experience. ***

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Shake Shack Comes to Cleveland!

One of my Must Do stops in NYC has always been Shake Shack. Now you can skip the trip and try this cult favorite right here in CLE!
Today Shake Shack opens at the new Pinecrest right off 271 in Orange. Yes, this means that all of the West Siders will need to cross the Cuyahoga - but trust me, it's worth it!
What started out as a hot dog cart in Madison Square Garden in 2001 has now evolved into full-fledged restaurant chain with a cult-like following. This modern day roadside-style burger stand serves up delicious burgers, grilled all-beef hot dogs, crinkle cut fries, milkshakes, beer, wine and more.

This is a chain you can feel good about supporting. They use 100% all-natural Angus beef, vegetarian fed, humanely raised and source verified. No hormones or antibiotics are ever used. Plus they support sustainable agriculture, take recycling seriously, donate to charities and use recycled and reclaimed products in their shops. Another reason to love Shake Shack is that they support the local communities where they are located. In the Cleveland area, this means partnering with Luna Bakery & Cafe and Platform Beer Co.
I was invited to their Cleveland Housewarming Party and stopped back again during their soft opening. Here's some of the YUM you'll find there.

Burgers and Chicken Sandwiches

Hot Dogs
Crinkle Cut French Fries - definitely get the cheese sauce for dipping. It's addictive.
Milkshakes, custard, root beer floats and more will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Concretes are delicious mashups of ice cream and mix ins. The Pie Oh My is made from vanilla custard and a slice of bourbon pecan pie from CLE's own Luna. I did not get to try this yet...but I definitely want to!
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Beer from Brooklyn Brewery and Platform is available plus wine. 
If you are a vegetarian you can eat here too. The 'Shroom Burger is a fried portobello mushroom cap stuffed with melted cheddar and muenster cheeses, topped with ShackSauce, lettuce and tomato. Yum! And they have gluten-free buns too! Everything is absolutely delicious! If the weather is nice, definitely try to snag a spot on the patio. 

You can follow Shake Shack on Facebook or Instagram or Twitter.