VlogMom: One thing that Cleveland got right…

I was shipped off to college over 20 years ago to the great state of Ohio. Well, I wasn’t really shipped. I chose it.

My college requirements were: must offer both Astronomy and Theater as majors, must be a little competitive to get into, must offer a ridiculous financial aid package, and must be at least two states away from home.

I really just wanted to get out and see the world and thought Cleveland was as good a place as any. That’s really where I developed my love of food. The Chinese food was phenomenal. The pierogies were authentic. And the cheesesticks…

Oh yes. When Jendi from Jendi’s Journal asked us this week to answer the following question:

What restaurant do you love, but don’t have near your home?

Here’s my answer. I’d love to hear yours in the comments below.

UPDATE: I just looked at the latest Bakers Square menu online and apparently they now serve breaded mozzerella sticks. My heart has shattered into a million pieces.

  • http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/ caren

    I got such a kick out of this!

    I lived in Cleveland for 35 yrs (I am now in Michigan)….went to college at Kent State….

    I have to disagree about the Chinese food, I USED to think that Cleveland had good Chinese food until I moved to Detroit…OMG that Chinese food here is soooooooo much better!

    I also used to eat at Baker’s Square (I don’t think they even exist anymore anywhere but I am not sure)….I had forgotten about those cheese sticks until this FANTASTIC POST!!! Thanks for bringing back such a great culinary memory……and for the shout out to my “old” HOME!! CLEVELAND ROCKS!

  • Kelli M Williams

    You had me at beer-battered… I do love all things cheesy! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658723522 Tina Kelley

    Dude.. everything is better with CHEESE!

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  • http://twitter.com/AndreaUpdyke Andrea(LilKidThings)

    Yum! Those sound amazing. I loved this video too. You really looked comfortable and totally natural!

  • http://www.mommybknowsbest.com Jennifer Bullock

    Sad that they don’t have your favorite cheesesticks anymore but maybe…somewhere in DC????

  • http://twitter.com/GGirlGGreen Stephanie Moram

    You crack me up! If were to miss one non-vegan food, it would be cheese sticks! Thanks for reminding me! :)