chicken & waffles….who knew??!?!  Who knew that chicken and waffles could be combined to make such an orgasmic feeling to one’s palate?  I didn’t know until I experienced Deagan’s gastropub in Lakewood, OH.  The way the chef creates the food journey on this plate is amazing. 

He takes a soft Belgian waffle and layers a crispy amish chicken breast on top with powered sugar; with these two textures you get the pleasantries of a crunchy, yet soft bite that doesn’t overpower the two items together.

Lastly, he adds a sweet ohio mapleberry syrup with real blackberries to the side with a spicy cayenne butter to top it all off! Those two together give the meal a sweet kick that is irresistible, and magical to the mouth.

If I didn’t entice you to want this meal after that, then you’re not up for the challenge to experience real food.

Finally, you can’t forget the mimosas…they are only $6.00 on Sunday!

P.S. I added those potatoes to the meal because I can not have breakfast without potatoes.  Potatoes are my weakness!

Weekend exhaustion.

Well talk about one crazy weekend!!

Although Friday I attempted to rest up by staying in and having a low-key night watching the Olympics opening ceremony, I of course ended up concurring the monsoon that was sweeping through Cleveland and went out. Headed down to one of our favorite Lakewood places, Deagan’s and then to a few other local bars.

Saturday morning was an early one. I got recruited this year to participate on my company’s Corporate Challenge team for volleyball. The tournament was double elimination and after we lost the first game we thought we’d be done early. Well boy were we wrong! Ended up being there for 10 hours of constant games and came out with 2nd place! Heck ya Rosetta!!

Sunday was another long and exhausting day but an absolute blast! We started tailgating in the Muni lot around 11AM for the Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Brothers of the Sun tour. The concert started at 4:30 (with opener Jake Owen) and didn’t end til 10:30!! Yep, a SIX HOUR concert! Craziness!


This was from the second time that I ate at Deagan’s in Lakewood, Ohio.

I’m in love with this place! It’s so cozy inside and their food is amazing. I got a Reuben and my only complaint was that it was too big.
But lemme tell you about these fries. They were just crispy enough and made with truffle oil, covered in parmesan and green onions served with spicy mayo. If you’re ever in Lakewood, I suggest you stop here.