Why? Market at the Food Bank!

Last night, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank‘s impressive and functional warehouse space was transformed into a huge foodie party featuring some of Cleveland’s top restaurants.

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The annual Market at the Food Bank event brought together food, libations, live music, and fabulous auction items, all to raise money for the Harvest for Hunger campaign.

One of my favorite parts about Market at the Food Bank is getting to see the Greater Cleveland Food Bank’s warehouse space. It really drives home who and what this fundraiser supports.

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Some of our favorite nibbles of the night were the steak skewers from Ruth’s Chris Steak House (so tender!), the crab and seaweed salad served on shrimp chips from Pearl of the Orient

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…the lobster and potato pierogi from Strip Steakhouse (pictured above), the s’mores dessert from BRIM Kitchen and Brewery which paired perfectly with their stout (I live way too close to this yumminess)…

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…the spicy jambalaya made with our favorite Pope’s Kitchen Bloody Mary mix…

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…the pork belly skewers from Market Garden Brewery

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…and my favorite of the evening: a mini waffle cone stuffed with mac ‘n cheese and fried chicken with Sriracha honey drizzle from University Hospitals.

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What a tasty evening! We also scored a big win at the silent auction: a Goodyear racing tire autographed by Dale Ernhardt, Jr. for a Father’s Day present for my dad (obvi, dad’s not a big blog reader).

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What better gift for a racing fan who owns a tire business?! Plus, it was a donation to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank!

Market at the Food Bank is always an impressive evening that not only raises money, but puts attendees in touch with where their donations are going. Cheers to another successful year!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to help promote Market at the Food Bank. In exchange, I received two general admission tickets for myself and two general admission tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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