I know…it’s cold. I know…the “s word” keeps creeping back into the forecast. But, let me tell you something: it snowed on my First Communion day…in MAY! It happens. Buck up, CLE. Because everywhere I look, I’m seeing signs of CLE spring fever. Check out all these great things going on:
Friday, April 1 is Indians Opening Day! Nothing says warm weather is on the way like the crack of the bat or grabbing a beer at the Batter’s Eye. Plus, this year, the Indians are upping their social media profile, with the addition of the social media discounted tickets and the social media suite.
For a great run-down of all the fun and festivities surrounding Opening Day, check out this post from Cleveland Food and Brews. Last year, Opening Day started for me at the Clevelander with, well, the rest of CLE; then to the game; then to Harry Buffalo. Are you catching the excitement of Opening Day?
Yesterday, Playhouse Square unveiled its line-up for the 2011-2012 Broadway Series. The series begins in October, but there’s plenty of buzz around town now about the great shows coming – including La Cage Aux Folles, Hair, The Addams Family, and Come Fly Away.
On Saturday, April 8, the Parallels will be playing at Happy Dog. The band recently released a U.S.-version of their “Visionaries” album and are kicking off a national promotional tour. Check ‘em out!
The next Emerging Chefs event is Wednesday, April 13 featuring Chef Ellis Cooley of AMP 150. The event is called Dinner by Design and will feature amazing food in interesting designs. After hearing so much buzz about Emerging Chefs events, I can’t wait to attend this one!
On a sadder food note, a great east-side family restaurant is closing its doors on April 4. Casa Italian American Restaurant is family-owned and has been delighting people with hearty, delicious, innovative Italian food. The portobello mushroom ravioli and the tiramisu are not to be missed (although Casa certainly will be). If you have a chance before it closes, check it out.
What’s giving you CLE spring fever?