Alert Isaac Newton: Gravity-Defying Apple Found in Cleveland

I’m a 1950s housewife these days. I’m writing (unemployed-ish) and therefore find my schedule fairly flexible. Bennett signed up for a work training in Cleveland, but since he would finish by 4pm and we have our friend Heather living there now, I decided to jump along for the Midwestern vacation. I know that’s what my grandmother (housewife) would do when my grandfather traveled for work.

On vacation I rarely think about choosing healthy foods. Fuck it, right? I’m on vacation. But my aunt said something during last Thanksgiving that (unfortunately?) stuck with me. It’s easy to think of a special reason to turn to treats—birthdays, anniversaries, vacations, holidays, break-ups, fights, good days, bad days—so soon every day there can be an explanation to eat dessert or go for that second helping.

So for my second lunch in Cleveland, where the first screamed indulgence, I chose a light dish at Lucky’s Cafe. Something I could be proud of: yogurt with berries and house-made granola. Heather oozed with excitement after I placed the order and my worries of a boring meal on vacation soon diminished. (Heather, by the way, keeps an eating-in-Cleveland blog.)

We sat outside on a wooden picnic table, under an umbrella and next to the restaurant’s large garden.

Then the yogurt came and holy shit.

Just look at this thing! I really didn’t even want to eat this beautiful work daring the existence of gravity.

After some inspection, it looks like the thinly sliced apple sticks together with locally grown Ohio honey. But as cool as the apple display was, the real treat came in the form of granola: rolled oats, rolled spelt, wheat germ, flax seeds and almonds. Lucky’s also sells its granola, which is now one of the few food souvenirs available to those not checking a bag.

Lucky’s Cafe, 777 Starkweather Cleveland, OH 44113

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  • Shirley @ gfe June 29, 2011  

    That is a gorgeous and fun dish! Since we have our own bees and I can use their amazing honey, plus I love apples, I feel compelled to try this very soon. I’ll make a gluten-free version of granola to go with it. Thanks so much for sharing!


  • erica June 29, 2011  

    i wish i had that apple 🙁 i used to use traveling as an excuse for junk food as well… mom taught us that road trips and airports = candy and junk. a few years ago i realized i was tired of getting colds and feeling crappy every time i traveled and as a result i probably eat better when i travel than at home. oops.

  • sara July 3, 2011  

    What a cool dish! That is a seriously awesome apple. 🙂

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