When you happen upon Cleveland and ask where to eat, everyone first points you to Lola, Chef Michael Symon's flagship destination. Somehow it took me until my THIRD trip to the CLE to check it out. I met up with my friend Emily for lunch to celebrate her finishing the bar.
Both of us had one thing on our mind as we scanned the menu in advance -- the Beef Cheek Pierogie with horseradish and mushrooms. Our bartender told us it's their most popular item and that it's the ONLY thing on the menu that has never changed. (Lola's seasonal so the menu is always evolving.) It was amazing... like I want to bathe in the mushroom horseradish reduction amazing.
Next up Emily chose the Corned Beef Sandwich and fries:
And I went with the Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Salad with arugula and goat cheese:
My first Lola experience was fantastic. I can't wait to go back for dinner... and also try it's spin off, Lolita which is in the super cute Tremont neighborhood.