The perfect day on the West Side for East Siders: Guide to the Other Side

The perfect day on the West Side for East Siders: Guide to the Other Side

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- East Siders, I know what you're probably thinking. The West Side is nothing but shopping malls, chain restaurants and unsightly but, I'll be damned, super convenient freeways. Why would I ever venture all the way out there for anything  besides the occasional jaunt to the airport or zoo?

FLIGHT CLEVELAND: WINE BAR IN THE DETROIT SHOREWAY

FLIGHT CLEVELAND: WINE BAR IN THE DETROIT SHOREWAY

If you’re looking for a new date night spot or just a place to catch up with friends, Flight Cleveland has you covered. Located in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, this gem opened in mid-December. It took me a few weeks to visit, but I had a feeling I was going to love this place before I even arrived. I was not disappointed.

Lindsay Smith of Flight Cleveland

Lindsay Smith of Flight Cleveland

What do you get when you take a solo female entrepreneur and combine with wine? Flight Cleveland! Lindsay Smith took an idea from a trip to Bordeaux with friends and turned it into a wine bar in Gordon Square, perfect for wine nerds and newbies alike.

Where are the best new places to eat and drink in the CLE?

Where are the best new places to eat and drink in the CLE?

CLEVELAND — Cleveland's food scene is booming, with no shortage of hot spots to put on your list. 

We decided to head out and sample three of the newest and coolest places to eat and drink this winter.

The latest business to open in Gordon Square is a flight-focused wine bar

The latest business to open in Gordon Square is a flight-focused wine bar

After 18 years in the restaurant catering and food contracting industry—most recently as director of catering and sales for Bon Appetit Management Company for the Cleveland Museum of Art—Lindsay Smith decided it was time to debunk some of the myths surrounding fine wines.

First Look: Flight Cleveland, Opening Next Week in Gordon Square

First Look: Flight Cleveland, Opening Next Week in Gordon Square

When Flight Cleveland (5712 Detroit Ave., 216-905-2533) opens next Friday in the Gordon Square neighborhood, it will likely become one of the most attractive and appealing spaces around in which to explore and enjoy wine. The two-room storefront is unrecognizable from its days as Latitude 41 thanks to six months of intensive renovation under the watchful eye of owner Lindsay Smith.

Detroit Shoreway to Welcome Flight Cleveland, a Wine Shop and Bar, This Fall

Detroit Shoreway to Welcome Flight Cleveland, a Wine Shop and Bar, This Fall

For years, Lindsay Smith has been obsessed with wine. Come autumn, she’ll be surrounded by it. That’s when she’ll open Flight Cleveland, a wine shop and bar, in the former home of Latitude 41n (5712 Detroit Ave.) in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood.