Spice Kitchen + Bar | Cleveland, OH

Valentine’s Day, for us, translates to an entirely justified excuse to splurge on a fantastic meal.  Several weeks before the big day, I was starting my search for the perfect restaurant. Requirements: somewhere we’ve never been, sexy and modern atmosphere, and obviously, really delicious food from an innovative menu.  V-Day also gives us (me) an excuse to drive excessive distances to achieve said requirements.  So after a week or so of hemming and hawing between a few various spots on my Urbanspoon wishlist, we decided on Spice Kitchen & Bar, on Detroit Ave in the Gordon Square neighborhood just west of Cleveland.

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DBA | Akron, OH

I’ve always tried to take extra good care of my parents – after all, I owe them.  There is nothing they wouldn’t give (or give up) for me; they’ve lovingly supported me in every possible way over the years.  After losing my dad to cancer last September, suddenly I feel compelled to spoil my mom.  Holidays are still particularly difficult for us both; I find it helps to completely distract myself with new experiences.  So when I saw (in an email blast) that DBA (Dante Boccuzzi Akron) was hosting a Mothers Day Celebration, I jumped at the opportunity and made a reservation.  My mom hadn’t been to the spot since Vegeteranian had closed.  DZ and I had enjoyed one phenomenal meal there soon after DBA debuted.  It was an experience that just had to be shared with my mom.

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