This past Saturday, my body clock wouldn’t let me sleep in past 8 a.m., so with the sun streaming through my bedroom windows, I was happy to let my weekend begin. I was going to brunch in a few hours, after all.
Brunch is always my favorite part of the weekend — and I know I’m not alone here. I put the social media feelers out Friday for Cleveland brunch suggestions. And since I can’t possibly hit a new spot every Saturday and Sunday, this weekend I settled on Flying Fig across from the West Side Market.
I absolutely adore Market Avenue, where the restaurant is located. Stretching between West 25th and West 26th streets, the tree-covered, one-way road is lined with patios, including one for the Flying Fig and Great Lakes Brewing Company across the street.
To channel a bit of the market vibe and stay warm despite the chilly morning, I chose to wear my gingham blouse. I paired the top with white jeans, wedges and gold jewelry, including my bling-tastic statement necklace. (I told our server I didn’t want to look too much like a farmer after she complimented my necklace.)
The huevos rancheros were good, and the whole wheat, banana, coconut and candied walnut pancakes were better. But for next weekend, I think I might take a break from the fancy brunch for some good ‘ole eggs and bacon.
Thanks for all the suggestions on Twitter and Facebook, friends!
Photos by Michael Ciuni.