a night in the 216

Actually, most of our nights are spent in the 216 supporting local one way or another, but I thought I’d stick with my friend Danielle’s Room Service theme.

Before we made our way to the Made in the 216 event at Room Service, which showcased several local designers and products made right here, we met friends of ours for happy hour at Fahrenheit.

Considering it was a cold and rainy Friday evening, you’d think the city would be pretty vacant. But it was the exact opposite. The restaurants, streets and stores in Tremont were flowing with people, and when we made our way over to the Detroit Shoreway, it was more of the same. I’m guessing people were still on a natural high from election night and wanted to be out to continue the celebration, regardless of what was happening with the weather. At least we were.

At Fahrenheit, the four of us shared several appetizers and a pizza. It was just the right amount of food for me, considering this baby has taken over the majority of my body and there isn’t room for a big meal. We had the spring rolls, cheese plate, little meatballs, nachos and pizza with pancetta, sausage, cheese and a fried egg.

My favorite was easily the little meatballs. I was pleasantly surprised by just how good they were. Not that I didn’t think this dish would be good, it’s just that I’m beyond picky when it comes to sauce and meatballs. I have been on this meatball kick as of late – even made a big batch last weekend, but compared to Rocco’s version, mine totally fell short (and it’s my gram’s recipe!).

I also really enjoyed the pizza, especially the chewy crust (which of course I used to soak up all the wonderful sauce from the meatballs). My only complaint is that I would have liked more pancetta and sausage – you can never have too much pancetta.

As for the event at Room Service, what an impressive crowd she had. From opening to close, she packed them in. And from what I hear, it was more of the same on Saturday. There were lots of good finds, from jewelry, to housewares and kitchen gadgets to baby goods – which is where our money went. We got this adorable pink onesie with a bull dog outline on the front and the cutest handkerchief bib with this awesome pattern, that I’m sure the baby will waste no time in spitting up all over.

From dinner to shopping, it was such a great night in Cleveland. And the best part, we were home and on the couch with the dog by 9! These days, that’s my kind of night.

One Comment

  1. Candis
    Posted November 11, 2008 at 11:31 am | Permalink

    Friday was my first time at Room Service. It’s an awesome shop! I couldn’t believe how many people were there that night.