Why? CLEbloggers!

Tonight I attended my first Ohio Blogging Association event with my fellow CLEbloggers.  “Why CLE?” is about two months old, so this was a great chance to meet up in “real life” with some of the bloggers who have been so supportive in my first couple months of blogging about our favorite town.

We met up at Whole Foods Market Cedar Center. Lisa Sands, the Marketing Team Leader/Community Liaison at Whole Foods, and our own Alicia Hansen of Poise in Parma greeted us with swag.

A Whole Foods gift bag and the menu for the evening

In attendance was longtime CLEfriend Hungry in Cleveland, who has provided much blogging inspiration and Twitter support.  Also in attendance were Poise in Parma (our hostess with the mostess), Cleveland Food and BrewsBite Buff,  The Dawg’s DishHealthy HeddlestonMile 26 and MoreGreen Dog WineHappiness is a Hot Pierogi, The Chubby Cook and many others!

Hungry in Cleveland, Healthy Heddleston, and Cleveland Food and Brews mingling

We had a cooking demonstration and sampled amazing food, including sushi, coconut sorbet, chocolates with orange slices, vegan General Tso’s chicken (you’d never know!), Molly’s Asian noodles, roasted veggies, and kale.

Sushi and chocolate...yum!

Also, we got to try to organic Argentinian wines – Grazioso Torrontes 2008 and Vida Organica Malbec 2010.  Both are delish and only $8.99!

It was so great to chat with other engaged and excited CLE-ers, all of whom are working to enhance our city, both through their activities in the community and their skill at making the great things about CLE public.

I had a wonderful evening and can’t wait for the next event.  All of these CLEblogs, written by fun and friendly CLEbloggers, are yet another great answer to “Why Cleveland?”

15 Responses

  1. Lauren

    What a wonderful event this was this evening! Thank you allowing me to share my love of Raw Food Cuisine with you! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!!

  2. Very nice to meet you my dear! Sorry we didn’t get to chat more – I ended up getting stuck in the booth so I didn’t get to mingle! Hopefully we can chat at the next meet up! (PS – loved that purple dress of yours – too cute!)

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