Finally…. achievement of the Triple Crown….
Though I’d dined at Michael Symon’s Lola and B Spot, I hadn’t had the opportunity to hit up Lolita. (I know… I know… how can I call myself a Clevelander……)
Nick’s 32nd birthday was the perfect opportunity to give it a go (and to let go of any residual guilt I’d have for spending lots of money on a meal…)
It was my perception that Lolita and I already had a lot in common - both femme fatales serving as middle sisters…..less formal than one (Lola / Kristen) but a lot classier than the other (B Spot / Brian).
My expectations were on par… What wasn’t was the fact that we’d be able to 1) Get a table bar-side 2) Eat entirely from the Happy Hour Menu 3) Spend a mere $36 dining at one of Cleveland’s largest hot spots.
Though I was more than willing to open my wallet so Nick could score a meal, both our stomachs were totally full from the following: ..
- Mussels w/ Chorizo, Garlic & Parsley $5
- Mac & Cheese w/ Chicken, Goat Cheese & Rosemary $5
- Lolita Burger w/ Bacon & Fried Egg $5
- Charred Eggplant Dip w/ Homemade Flat bread $5
- House Red Wine $4
- Bulleit Rye $10
- *Added bonus for the amazing free bread, dipping oil and friendly waitress
I vote the Eggplant Dip as the front runner but the Mussels slide in at close second. Surprisingly, this meat lover was not a fan of the burger. (English Muffin bun and fried egg were just too much for me) That being said, Nick was a giant, giant fan…. Touche….
*Weekday and late night Happy Hour offerings…
*Well worth the visit!