Valentine’s Linner

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Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!!

John and I celebrated with a 4:00 pm linner (lunch + dinner) tonight in order to not fight with busy restaurants tomorrow and since I have an early flight Tuesday morning.

We started our Valentine’s celebration at Zocalo Mexican Grill and Tequileria on east 4th street in downtown Cleveland.


John ordered a fancy Blue Lagoon Margarita while I enjoyed a super special tap water.


I made sure to ask the server which meals were gluten-free and one of my top choices was! I was so excited and ended up ordering the Tacos Camarones — Fresh corn tortillas filled with citrus habanero marinated grilled shrimp, shredded chayote cabbage slaw and avocado; served with a side of tomatillo avocado salsa and citrus habanero salsa. I also substituted my side of beans for a side salad with salsa ranch dressing. The complimentary salsa and chips were also gluten-free.


John ordered a combination plate with a beef enchilada and tamale. He especially enjoyed the tamale that had a freshly made corn masa stuffed with beef. It had a fun corn husk presentation too.


We both thoroughly enjoyed Zocala (and will certainly be back!) but knew we wanted to enjoy dessert across the street at The Chocolate Bar.


I ordered the Frozen Hot Chocolate while John enjoyed a decadent Chocolate Mouse Cake — I was tres jealous.


My frozen hot chocolate had a bunch of un-blended ice chunks in it so I’m sure other patrons really enjoyed my spitting them back in the cup. Other than that it was delicious but I would probably choose something different next time. John was super happy with his choice though.

Our Valentine’s celebration was super fun and I followed it up with one hour of cross training (30 min bike / 30 min elliptical). I’m really looking forward to my day off tomorrow followed by enjoyed the rest of the week in Tampa with my brother and sister in law.

I hope you have a great Valentine’s Day too! What are your plans!?


  1. 1

    I really want to go to both Zocalo and Chocolate Bar! Glad you guys enjoyed it and had a nice Valentine’s Day!

  2. 2

    Cute dress! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. 3

    Sounds like a great linner (yes, i use that term too). Love Zocalo and Chocolate Bar. Tonight, Vic and I are making dinner together (after a short run) and this Friday we are going to Washington Place. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too <3

  4. 4

    You look so pretty! Glad you had such a nice Valentines Day :)

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    This is really uncanny b/c last year when Jay and I went to Zocalo for dinner we also went to the Chocolate Bar right after for dessert!! Great minds think alike…. :)
    Happy Valentines Day!

  6. 6

    You two are downright adorable. :)

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    Hey sis! Dave & I did linner too! On Sunday! It was earlier than yours though. We went to Macaroni Grill. It was his first time there, and he got spaghetti & meatballs & I got the chicken parmasean & we shared a half bottle of Merlot. It was good and a nice Valentine’s weekend, very relaxing!

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