87th West {Restaurant Review}

Awhile ago, I decided to start writing about the various restaurants in the area that I visit and I’m very behind on it!

Brad had been travel for work just before my birthday and the day he came home, he took me out to 87th West, a wine bar at Crocker Park. It was cozy and inviting on a cold day.

We arrived and found that we could seat ourselves. Although there were several people there, they were not short on seating and it didn’t feel crowded. We selected a 2-person table near the fireplace. A server greeted us promptly with menus and asked if we had any questions. She was a great server and I wish that I remembered her name to give her a shout out! Instead of constantly checking on us, she let us know to just stand the drink menu on the table and she’d be back to take our order.

We both ordered a glass of wine (I ordered the Shoo Fly Chardonnay, highly recommend!) and perused the menu… finally landing on flatbreads for our dinner. Brad ordered the Margherita flatbread and I decided to get the Chorizo flatbread. We of course ended up sharing and both were delicious. The chorizo flatbread had sriracha aioli, roasted garlic aioli, smoked gouda, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, asiago cheese and avocado creme fraiche. Yum!

The Chorizo Flatbread

I’d love to go back and share the cheese fondue sometime. It looked good, but didn’t seem like it could qualify as dinner. Maybe we’ll enjoy it on the patio when warmer weather makes its way to Cleveland.

The only problem I had with 87th West was the ladies’ room. It seemed clean but it felt like nothing in there actually worked. The faucet handle was broken and the water was extremely cold, I also felt like I had to fight both dispensers to get toilet paper and paper towels. I asked Brad how the men’s room was and he said that it was clean and everything worked… hopefully they fix that!

Dress to Date Night Top

I bought this dress on a super clearance from Target, in all honesty I needed to spend just a few dollars more for free shipping or something and I liked the print.

I wore this once as a dress over the winter with tights, boots and a sweater. I felt a little awkward, it came to a “midi” length on me which isn’t my best length option and felt just a bit too busy. I decided to change it up that day.

Old image via Target

I really liked the soft jersey material and the cowl neck, so I literally just chopped it off a few inches below the belt loops. I’ve now worn it several times to work with dress pants or with jeans. Last Friday, I wore it with jeans and my favorite green flats. After work Brad and I headed out for a date night. Continue reading