We flew in and out of Cleveland, although the bulk of our trip was spent in Wooster, Ohio. (We actually stopped here first when we started making our way cross-country!). We revisited JAFB Brewery (this place rocks - the bartender even remembered us from our last visit), and also tried the cheesiest pizza I've ever had in my life at Coccia House - a no-frills spot right in town. This pizza is an odd yet deliciously indulgent obsession of the locals (at least, the locals we know), so we had to try it! (Um, and you can also get the pizza with "extra cheese." As if it doesn't already have enough cheese on it...).
From Wooster, we also made the 45-minute drive (ish) to Akron to visit Hoppin' Frog Brewery, a spot that's been on Z's bucket list for quite some time now.
Hoppin' Frog had a ton of tap room-only beers on tap (I love that!), so we both ended up getting a sampler tray of four 5-ounce pours. Hoppin' Frog also has tap room-only "Infusions," typically blending two of their current draft beers - such as the Peanut Butter & Jelly I ordered after my sampler. So. Good.
On our second day in Ohio, we both worked at our B&B before making the trip to Cleveland a little early for our evening flight. (Which was delayed about 600 times. But that's besides the point).
For lunch, we sat outside at Great Lakes Brewing, which had an awesome patio.
The beers were fine here, although the tap list was not as impressive as we had hoped. Nonetheless, the food was worth the visit alone - especially the Housemade Tater Tots, which are filled with cheese. (We obviously needed more cheese...).
For my entree, I went with the Salmon Salad, made with Homestead Springs salmon, mixed peppers, red onion, tomato, and feta, and served with a simple dressing of oil and vinegar on the side. It was fantastic, and a nice balance from those giant, cheese-filled tater tots.
After Great Lakes, we made a quick pit stop at Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon. We love visiting their Portland location, so it was fun checking out their Cleveland spot! (Side note: There's a second Fat Head's location in/around Cleveland, but we opted for this one as it was closest to the airport).
Despite our quick trip, we were able to fit a lot in! I just don't know if I can eat cheese again anytime soon....