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?
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.
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.
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.
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.