Last Saturday was such a beautiful sunny day, we decide to walk around the Gordon Square neighborhood and visit some of the unique shops. We finished our stroll when Michele noticed the Sweet Moses marquee. She remembered hearing about the place an urged a visit. Jeff was all too happy to oblige. When has he ever passed up a sweet treat?
This is a fun place. When you open the door, the elegant scent of chocolate entices you. The old storefront has been transferred to a time 75 years ago. (Perhaps as old as the building?) According to the notes and signs scattered around the interior, antique parlor chairs and tables were collected from across the country; booths and table were rescued, stripped and refinished. The marble counter was abandoned forty years ago and is now back where it is intended to be, in a soda shop.
But there is more! All of the ice cream is made on premise, the ingredients are all fresh, a barrel behind the counter holds handmade Root Beer and a case full of chocolates and flavored popcorn in the front, could easily force a person to max out their credit card. A less restrained person could easily have a chocolate overdose here. Proving our mettle against this sweet foe, we decided to share a hot fudge sundae. The ice cream was dense and full of vanilla flavor. The hot fudge, made in-house was rich and more flavorful than we have had in years. Together, they had us fighting for the last scrape of the antique fountain glassware.
We’re coming back! Jeff noticed that they make phosphates. The last phosphate he had was at Corky and Lenny’s about two decades ago. This combination of carbonated water and chocolate syrup pushes Jeff back to a different time. Michele wants to try the chocolate covered Rice Krispy treat, even more yummy with the addition of almonds. Sodas, Malts, Floats, chocolate Buckeye’s, white chocolate bark, white cheddar popcorn…yikes! We could start eating here in the morning and leave a week later without having consumed the same thing twice. We think that return visit will be sooner than originally planned!
Got a hankering for something from the past? Get ye to Sweet Moses! Ye won’t be sorry!
http://www.sweetmosestreats.com/6800 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102 216-651-2202