If stunning architecture, wine, food and romance are the staples of the Parisian experience, Heinen’s Grocery Store downtown really does make Cleveland our Paris. To stand under the glass dome and marble pillars of the more than 100-year-old rotunda is to stand inside an art deco masterpiece. Browsing the murals while sipping glasses of wine will make you feel like you’re in them. “They don’t make buildings like that anymore,” says co-owner Jeff Heinen. “It sets the right tenor for a unique date.” Snag a bottle of Cocobon Red 2013, a great, affordable red blend, and pair it with selections from the “Just Enough” cheese basket, which offers slivers of imports and specialty cheeses such as Swiss 1655 Gruyere or New Mexican Hatch Chile Cheddar. Grab a bar of Two Brothers’ sea salt chocolate and, if it’s Friday or Saturday, a slurp from the oyster bar to fill your aphrodisiac needs. 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-302-3020, heinens.com/downtown After: While Public Square and the malls are great spots to lie on the grass, Cleveland Public Library’s Eastman Reading Garden is an urban oasis with a rotating schedule of public art fixtures and plenty of available seating, so you can leave that blanket at home. 325 Superior Ave. E, Cleveland, 216-623-2800, cpl.org #Foodie #OldSchool #Inexpensive
Date Night: Pick Up A Downtown Picnic At Heinen's
This diamond in the rough has everything you need for a great afternoon date.
9:00 AM EST
February 7, 2018