Why? Taste of the Browns Giveaway!

***A bit of blogkeeping: Congratulations to Cat T., randomly-selected winner of 2 tickets to Cleveland Zoological Society’s Date Night at the Zoovies. Please check your email and respond by the end of the day or a new winner will be chosen. If you didn’t win, you can still purchase tickets by clicking here. Or stay tuned to Clue Into Cleveland and Poise in Parma for more chances to win!***

There are a lot of events in this town that combine good food and good times for a good cause. But one of the most fun has to the Taste of the Browns, now in its 15th year.

Taste of the Browns Logo (2)

On Monday, September 9 from 6-9pm, First Energy Stadium will be filled with delicious bites from restaurants such as Deagan’s Kitchen and Bar, The Greenhouse Tavern, Momocho/El Carnicero, and Pier W; plentiful adult beverages; current and former Browns players such as Joe Thomas and Al “Bubba” Baker; and incredible silent and live auction items.

All this frenetic fun is to benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. Last year’s Taste of the Browns raised over $140,500, which equated to nearly half a million meals distributed over six Ohio counties.

Image Source - clevelandfoodbank.org
Image Source – clevelandfoodbank.org

Still not convinced this is somewhere you need to be? Check out my recap of last year’s event!

Tickets are on sale now for $175 for general admission and $250 for VIP tickets. On Friday, August 9, you can take advantage of a special one-day sale with $150 general admission tickets.

Or, you could enter to win 2 general admission tickets right here! Here’s how to enter. You can do one, two, three, or all four entries, just leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry.

1. Leave a comment sharing a favorite Cleveland Browns memory.

2. Leave a comment if you like both the Cleveland Foodbank and Why CLE? on Facebook, letting me know you like both pages. If you don’t yet like these pages, you can like the Cleveland Foodbank here and Why CLE? here.

3. Follow @CleveFoodbank and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you’re following.

4. Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment letting me know you tweeted:

I want to help tackle hunger at @CleveFoodbank’s #TasteoftheBrowns with @browns and @WhyCLE: http://wp.me/p1fb9r-1D6

You can tweet once per day for additional entries, just leave a separate comment each time you tweet.

The giveaway will close on Wednesday, August 7 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Taste of the Browns. In exchange, I will receive 2 VIP tickets for myself and 2 general admission tickets to give away. I am also a member of the core council of the Cleveland Foodbank’s YP Pantry. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***


158 Responses

  1. a favorite browns memory. its really hard to pin point just one as i have been going my entire life – hence the reason ive always said i was born and raised in the dawg pound. i will always treasure going to the games with my dad. i remember him taking me when i was a little girl. getting all bundled up, decked out in gear from head to toe and just getting to spend the day with my dad. ill also throw out the day that i found out my story was getting published in terry pluto’s book “things ive earned from watching the browns”. can you say best day ever. the signed copy i have is a keepsake for sure.

  2. Joanne

    When I was a little girl, my Dad said I couldn’t go to Brown’s games because it’s not a place for ladies. He bought me my first tickets when I was 24.

  3. Franklin Mayse

    I don’t have a lot of good browns memories. I’d have to say watching the winning streak at the end of manginis first season was pretty awesome.

  4. Favorite Browns Memory – Watching Clay Mathews clutch the game winning interception against the Bills, on the goal line, to stop them from coming back and winning the 1990 playoff game. Just the sheer energy and joy from 80K people was amazing.

  5. Jessica

    My favorite browns memories include Sunday bonding with my dad. This was well before the ” girls dig football” movement, so there was a lot of love with my mustachiod father (it was the 80’s, its ok) and his 8 year old daughter (in my jammies) watching football together. Until things like the Super Bowl shuffle happened, then I was up and dancing.

  6. Katie

    My favorite browns memory is the home opener every year! So much excitement and anticipation.. It’s the best time of year to live in Cleveland. My upcoming favorite memory will be my wedding reception at browns stadium next summer! 🙂

  7. Sharon Boyes (@whitestar112)

    Fav. Browns Memory? 1/11/87 was my 18th birthday. AKA the drive. I was there. Froze to near death. After game Birthday party ruined. Pretty much sums up my 44 years as a Browns fan. One disappointment after another. But still here. Still cheer and Still waiting for next year!

  8. Lisa H. (LH2007)

    Favorite Brown’s Memory: Taking my Husband to opening day in 2007 before our wedding. We played Pittsburgh and lost bad but it was still a great time for us.

  9. A favorite browns memory is of the coldest game ever. So cold you can’t even drink a beer because it turned into a slushie!! But I was with my husband, dad and sister so the whole family will never forget it!

  10. Laura B.

    favorite Brown’s memory is getting my mom hooked on the Brown’s during the Brian Sipe era. She does not ever miss watching a game now.

  11. Daniela

    My favorite Browns Memory is when I went to my first NFL football game when I was 7 years old. It was at the old stadium (Cleveland Municipal Stadium), and I was in awe and a bit overwhelmed at the huge stadium and cheering fans. I remember by parents bought me a hot dog while we were there, and I come from a family that hardly ever ate out (My mother is an AMAZING cook!), so this was a big deal. I felt oh so grown up being at the game, especially since had I won the draw of getting to go to the game held between my older sister, my younger brother, and I. I couldn’t tell you if we won or who we played, but I remember it being the best day with my parents and I will never forget it. GO BROWNS!!

  12. Lemonia

    A few years ago we had seen Cleveland Browns players at a sporting goods store shopping. They were so friendly and signing autographs for the kids.

  13. My favorite Cleveland memory is the seats my friend and I used to get from her boss that were in the 3rd row on 3rd base at the Indians games. My girlfriend had a huge crush on Omar Visquel and so we would just yell his name through the game and often times he would wave back, which we thought was pretty cool 😉

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