Why? Weekends!

It was another busy, fun weekend in the CLE, with plenty to do and plenty of baseball to watch too! Here’s the round-up:

Iain McGovern Fundraiser

On Friday night, our whole family attended a fundraiser for a remarkable young man, Iain McGovern. We are fortunate to know Iain and his family. Iain has been a great “big” buddy for Jeffrey. But in the midst of that, Iain has also been battling going through major brain surgery.

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Iain has such a positive attitude and strong family support. So, we couldn’t pass up the chance to attend a fun evening that also helped to defray the cost of his still-accumulating medical bills.

We enjoyed BBQ from Stewart’s Smokin’ Backyard BBQ, cupcakes, carriage rides, and a live auction and Chinese raffle packed with fun prizes.

To see the room packed with so many people from all different parts of the McGovern family’s life was really heartwarming! If you’re interested in learning more or donating to Iain and his family, click here.

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Hike, Run & Explore

Somehow I had never explored the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and surrounding lakes, which is why I was so excited to attend the Hike, Run & Explore event on Sunday.

I participated in the 5-mile hike that took in all 4 of the Shaker Lakes, with lots of historical facts and anecdotes provided by our guides, Leo and Jane.

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They are lifelong Shaker Heights residents and so much to share about the area. Plus, the Shaker Lakes are beautiful and serene! If you haven’t been, you definitely need to take a hike of your own to check them out!

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Back at the Nature Center, there was lots more to explore, including tree climbing, archery, food trucks, a beer garden, and live music.

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Hike, Run & Explore was such a fun community event and it definitely got me keyed in to some natural beauty I didn’t even know existed in the area!

Dinner at My Parents’ House

Sunday evening, I earned back all the calories I hiked off with a delicious dinner at my parents’ house as an early birthday celebration. From seared tuna for an appetizer to perfectly-cooked scallops as our entree to a decadent cake from Michael Angelo’s Bakery to a wine bottle with my very own “J” on it, everything was fabulous!

It was a great weekend and a wonderful kickoff to birthday week!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes to help promote Hike, Run & Explore. In exchange, I received one complimentary registration for the event of my choice. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Chefs Unbridled!

There are certain events where you just know that every aspect will be spot on, from the food to the drink to the atmosphere. Chefs Unbridled to benefit Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center is one of those events!

Chefs Unbridled attracts a diverse and talented group of chefs to put on a delicious dinner. There was so much to love, from the seafood manicotti and chicken rangoon dishes from The Driftwood Group

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…to the scallop with cauliflower puree and roasted eggplant from Abo’s Grill

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…to the mushroom bolognese from Flour Restaurant

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…to the mole-braised pork with corn puree from Graffiti: A Social Kitchen

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…to the chorizo-stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates from Bold Food and Drink

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…the food was all incredibly well-done and complimented the other dishes well. We were stuffed, but couldn’t pass up desserts from Donut Lab and Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery.

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Matthew and I also love a Wine Pull, which is a great way to contribute to the cause and take home a bottle of vino. The Wine Pull was new this year to Chefs Unbridled and it was a great addition!

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This year’s event focused specifically on raising money for Fieldstone Farm’s Veterans Program, which provides therapeutic riding services to over 200 veterans annually. This is a really special and unique program that allows veterans to increase confidence, reduce anxiety, and a host of other benefits, all through interaction with Fieldstone Farm’s horses.

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So, we enjoyed a delicious evening of food and wine and got to raise awareness and money for a program that truly makes a valuable difference in people’s lives. It doesn’t get much better than that for a lovely, warm September night!

***Disclosure: I was asked by Fieldstone Farm to help promote Chefs Unbridled. In exchange, I received two complimentary tickets for myself and two tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Tri-C Cleveland Eats Festival!

Last night, Matthew and I attended the Small Bites, Big Dreams Gala that kicked off the Tri-C Cleveland Eats Festival. Held at the Tri-C Hospitality Management Center on Public Square and benefiting scholarships for Tri-C Hospitality Management Students, this event was the perfect reminder that our Cleveland culinary scene isn’t just about great food, but also about doing great things together.

This was one of those events where the chef from each restaurant was at the restaurant’s table serving up the delicious bites. From Rocco to Chris to Karen to Dante to Doug to Eric to Ben to Zack, these phenomenal chefs not only leant their talent, but also their time to make the event a success.

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Some of our favorites of the evening: the short rib Rangoon with lime yogurt sauce from Chef Chris Hodgson, the pork belly satay with watermelon relish from Chef Rocco Whalen, the corn tostada with bay scallop and shrimp ceviche with avocado mousse from Chef Eric Williams, the elk tenderloin on a fresh corn tortilla from Chef Christopher Kafcsak, and the lobster puffs from Chef Chris Poplin.

The Tri-C Cleveland Eats Festival continues today and tomorrow on Mall B, as a celebration of the best in Cleveland cuisine. And Michael Huff, Dean of the Hospitality Management Program, told me that you can expect the same caliber of small dishes on Saturday that we enjoyed at last night’s Gala!

Here are the events:

Friday, September 15 – Trucks, Taps and Tunes Street Party

  • Free admission
  • Held on Mall B, it’s a happy hour street party celebrating Cleveland’s best eats
  • Food trucks including Betty’s Bomb A** Burgers, Fahrenheit, Proper Pig, and Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery
  • Craft brews from Great Lakes Brewing Co., Goldhorn Brewery, The Brew Kettle, and more
  • Culinary competitions featuring local high school students and Tri-C Hospitality Management staff and students will be attempting the world’s largest pierogi
  • Local bands like The Big Ship and Sunrise Jones

Saturday, September 16 – The Culinary Festival

  • Held on Mall B
  • Over 30 chefs from restaurants such as Mabel’s BBQ, Table 45, Spice Kitchen & Bar, Bomba Tacos & Rum, Deagan’s, Red the Steakhouse, Toast, Ushabu, and more preparing $5 small plates ranging from savory to sweet
  • Craft beer from Great Lakes Brewing Co., Sibling Revelry Brewing, Butcher & the Brewer, Fat Head’s Brewery, and more
  • Live entertainment from Red Wanting Blue, Carlos Jones and the Plus Band, and more
  • Culinary demonstrations and family-friendly activities
  • Fireworks display over downtown Cleveland
  • Tickets are available online: $5 for general admission, $15 for general admission plus two drink tickets, and $50 for VIP admisison (additional seating, private cash bar, great stage view, cheese and charcuterie, and a glass of champagne before the fireworks)

If you attend either event, you have a chance to win $50 to Pura Vida by Brandt. Simply snap a selfie at either Friday’s or Saturday’s event and email it to whycleblog@gmail.com. I will randomly choose two winners, who will each receive $50 in gift cards to Pura Vida by Brandt. I must receive your email entry by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 17.

Get out there and enjoy the best in Cleveland food, fun, and fests this weekend!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Tri-C Cleveland Eats Festival. In exchange, I received two complimentary tickets to the Small Bites, Big Dreams Gala, as well as $100 to Pura Vida by Brandt to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Nellie Taft!

I’m definitely feeling fall and looking for perfect clothing pieces to transition to the new, cozy season. Which is why I jumped at the chance to partner with Nellie Taft to get the word out about their cute, comfortable, reasonably-priced, made-in-the-USA brand. Check out their pre-fall collection here.

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I selected the Mallory Cardigan, which is super soft, really pretty, and the perfect light weight to transition into cooler fall days. And it’s only $44!

Nellie Taft was co-founded by Annie Lempke, a Cleveland gal who is definitely out there doing great (and cute) things in the world. I’ll let you tell her more about Nellie Taft in her own words:

I’ve always had a big heart for all things Made in the USA. I also have a blog, This Land Was Made For You — it’s geared towards all things made in America, how to use local places to stay and eat when traveling, etc. It’s not updated as frequently as I want but I’m about to embark on a big road trip and hope to start routinely posting new content.

I was born and raised in CLE and still live here! The enthusiasm that people in our community have about supporting other locals and CLE businesses has helped me spark an appreciation for wanting to keep my dollars as close to home as I can. Throughout this process, I’ve learned that money and business is a language that people all throughout the world speak and one of the most powerful  decisions you make on a daily basis is where you spend your money. 

Nellie Taft herself was wife to president William H. Taft. She was the First Lady from 1909-1913 and is responsible for the planting of the famous Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington, D.C. Rumor has it, if times were up to speed, she could of run the White House herself and was very involved politically—so much so that it stirred controversy.

I own the company with a friend, Hayley Morgan who lives in Indy and also owns a small children’s clothing company, Wildly Co. which has a lot of the same principles as Nellie does. We started Nellie small, as we didn’t take on any investors and used our savings to get it off the ground. We don’t have a ton of inventory because we aren’t interested is taking on debt and are determined to be a-ok with growing slowly. We get our clothes from a handful of manufacturers that are all based in LA. It’s our hope that once we have the resources, we will be able to travel to the manufacturing facilities and meet the people who are making our clothes, develop deeper relationships with them, and support them in more ways than just buying their clothes. The ship the clothes from our small warehouse in Indianapolis (where Hayley lives) and I do the big chunk of the marketing, web, and social media work.

We’re thrilled with its growth so far, and I am hoping to do a handful of pop-up shops as the holiday season draws near while teaming up with other local businesses to hold workshops of some kind while being able to shop! 

How awesome is that?! I can see how Clevelanders’ passionate support of all things local could inspire entrepreneurship based on that principle. Plus, the political science major (and feminist) in me loves the Nellie Taft inspiration!

I know I’ll be keeping my eyes open for the Nellie Taft pop-up shops this holiday season! If you’re looking for clothes that are fun, functional, and with a Cleveland connection, be sure to check out Nellie Taft on their website, Facebook, and Instagram.

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Nellie Taft. In exchange, I received one complimentary clothing item of my choice. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Veggie U Food & Wine Gala Giveaway!

If you haven’t noticed, it is fundraiser season! Thank goodness most of these events are strolling food and wine fests…at least you can walk off a couple calories between tables! Coming up on Saturday, September 30 is the Veggie U Food & Wine Gala.

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Fabulous chefs will prepare delicious dishes to delight your palate, including:

  • Local Bison Bourguignon and potato Puree Tartlet plated with Smoked Onion, Parsnip, Heirloom Carrot and house-made Buffalo Nduja Oil from Chef Vishu Nath of Urban Farmer Cleveland
  • Oyster & Beef Tongue Taco with Ranchero, Pickled Onion and Asian Greens from Chef Andrew Gorski of Parker’s Downtown
  • Lentil crepe, almond basmati rice, local cucumber and radish ceviche from Chef Regan Reik of Pier W
  • Pisco Sour from Chef Adam Wilson of Vitamix
  • Fall Angel Food Trifle – toasted angel food cake with pastry cream, soft caramel, braised pears and candied pecans from Chef Lauren Shaffer of Luna Bakery and Cafe

The event takes place at the historic 925 Building in downtown Cleveland. You’ll also get to enjoy wines from Wente Vineyards and craft beer selections, live music from Tony Quarles and the Discovery Band, the chance to bid on fabulous silent auction items, and the Sysco Farmer’s Market with fruits and vegetables to take home.

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The Food & Wine Gala benefits Veggie U, which creates classroom garden programs for children to learn about good, healthy food by planting their own vegetables and using a scientific approach to learning about plants. Not only does this further the students’ science education, but it also helps foster healthy eating habits.

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Tickets are $125 and include food and wine tastings, entertainment, and valet parking. You can purchase tickets online. Or you can enter to win two tickets to the Veggie U Food and Wine Gala right here! I will be selecting two winners, who will each receive two tickets to the event.

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment for each):

1.Leave a comment here telling me which participating restaurant you’re most looking forward to trying.

2. Visit Veggie U and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @veggie_u and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @VeggieU and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

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

I want to enjoy great food for a great cause at @VeggieU Food & Wine Gala thanks to @WhyCLE: https://whycle.com/2017/09/13/why-veggie-u-food-wine-gala-giveaway #giveaway

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

The giveaway will close on Monday, September 18 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Veggie U Food & Wine Celebration. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets for myself and four complimentary tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? KidStuff Coupon Books!

Let’s face it, play dates can get expensive! Between admission and lunch and the inevitable stop at the gift shop…

Which is why I’m loving my KidStuff Coupon Book! It’s a huge book packed with coupons for everything from food to museums and attractions to stores, specifically geared toward kid favorites and customized to the Cleveland area, with coupons for places like the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Zeppe’s Pizza, and Mr. Hero.

While there are national chains represented, there are also a ton of great local businesses in the book, too.

I keep my KidStuff Coupon Bag in my “mom bag” (yes, I have one and yes, it’s a kate spade) and am able to quickly double-check before an outing if we have a coupon we can use. Also, as Jeffrey gets invited to school friends’ birthday parties, the coupons to toy stores like Lakeshore Learning will definitely come in handy!

What’s even better is that KidStuff Coupon Books are sold exclusively through schools as a fundraiser for that school. The book costs $25 and 50% of that is donated back to the school. Click here to learn more about how to raise funds for your with KidStuff Coupon Books or you can call 1-888-404-5437, Option 1 or email info@kidstuffcouponbook.com

I also have KidStuff Coupon Books to give away! Three winners will each receive their own Cleveland edition KidStuff Coupon Book. Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment here for each):

1.Leave a comment here telling me what’s the one item that’s always in your mom (or dad) bag.

2. Visit KidStuff Coupon Books and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both pages.

3. Follow @kidstuffcoupons and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @kidstuffcoupons and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

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

I want to win a #Cleveland @kidstuffcoupons Book from @WhyCLE: https://whycle.com/2017/09/12/why-kidstuff-coupon-books/ #giveaway

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

The giveaway will close on Sunday, September 17 at 11:59pm and the winners will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by KidStuff Coupon Books to help promote their product. In exchange, I received one complimentary coupon book for myself and 3 books to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Weekends!

What a beautiful, fall-like weekend in Northeast Ohio! Here’s how we enjoyed our time:

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One of our favorite indoor play date spots is Cafe o’Play, which offers a ton of fun things for kids to do from slides and climbing to basketball to video games to a dance party room.

But even more than the chance to run around and burn off energy, I love that Cafe o’Play is run by some of the kindest, most caring people you’ll ever meet. To that end, through the end of September, Cafe o’Play is collecting diapers, Pull-Ups, adult diapers, and wipes to donate to the Houston Diaper Bank.

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We took our donation there on Friday and I think it’s a great way for even little kids to do something charitable in a way that they can understand.

Brunch at The Flying Fig

On Saturday morning, I met up with two of my favorite ladies at what has become our favorite brunch spot.

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Alicia, Amanda, and I enjoyed a chatty and delicious meal at The Flying Fig. I ordered the French toast, served with a crispy chicken thigh, bourbon bacon jam, and berries.

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A perfect balance, this solved my usual brunch dilemma of whether to order savory or sweet. Add a spicy bloody mary and time to catch up with my girls and you have a perfect Saturday morning!

Dinner at BRIM Kitchen and Brewery

Saturday evening, we met up with my parents for an early Grandparents Day dinner at BRIM Kitchen and Brewery. Every time we eat at BRIM, I’m impressed with the quality of the food and friendliness of the service.

I chose the pan-roasted duck, with sweet potato puree and truffle pierogi.

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The duck was tender and flavorful and I loved the pairing with the pierogi and sweet potato!

My mom had the short rib gnocchi, which she is still raving about!

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And of course we can’t pass up dessert. I had the churro pound cake with chocolate ganache and malted milk ice cream and Matthew had the carrot cake with marscapone ice cream.

We all enjoyed our dinners and had a lovely evening at this bright and bustling downtown Willoughby spot.

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Sunday was a perfect day to groove, play, and fundraise at Woofstock to benefit the Geauga Humane Society.

There was so much furry fun to take in, from a puppy costume parade with all kinds of creative outfits…

…to a vendor fair with dog toys and treats; services such as grooming, pet sitting, training, and more; and lots of fun things to make life with your pooch even more awesome…

…to my favorite part: Resuce RRRow with adoptable dogs from various humane societies and rescue organizations around the area.

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Woofstock was a celebration of all things fuzzy and it certainly warmed my heart to spend a morning loving on some sweet pups!

So, that was our weekend! How was yours?

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Geauga Humane Society to help promote Woofstock. In exchange, I received one complimentary registration to the event. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? L’Amour du Vin Giveaway!

L’Amour du Vin. The love of wine. Goodness knows I love me some wine. So, I always enjoy the L’Amour du Vin fundraiser to benefit the Arthritis Foundation on Wednesday, September 27 at the Avon Oaks Country Club.

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L’Amour du Vin features small bites from some of the area’s best restaurants, like Bomba Tacos & Rum, Parker’s Grille and Tavern/Parker’s Downtown, Luca West, Wood and Wine, and more.

All of this delicious food will be paired with unlimited tasty wine samplings from a variety of vineyards representing wines from around the world. Plus, you’ll have a chance to bid on some fabulous silent auction items.

There is also a VIP Lounge, with exclusive wines, Brown-Forman cocktails, chair massages from EXHALE: The Spa, and a special dish from Bonefish Grill.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Arthritis Foundation, working to help conquer and cure arthritis, which impacts people of all ages.

Tickets are $75 for general admission and $95 for VIP admission and can be purchased online. Or you can enter to win two general admission tickets to L’Amour du Vin right here!

Here’s how to enter (you can do one, two, three, four, or all five entries, just leave a separate comment for each):

1.Check out the list of participating restaurants and leave a comment here telling me which you’re most excited to try.

2. Visit Arthritis Foundation Ohio and Why CLE? on Facebook and leave a comment here letting me know you visited both page.

3. Follow @arthritisfoundation and @whycle on Instagram and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

4. Follow @ArthritisFdn and @WhyCLE on Twitter and leave a comment here letting me know you’re following both.

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

I want to attend #LAmour2017 to benefit @ArthritisFdn thanks to @WhyCLE: https://whycle.com/2017/09/08/why-lamour-du-vin-giveaway-6 #giveaway

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

The giveaway will close on Thursday, September 14 at 11:59pm and the winner will be notified the following day. Good luck!

***Disclosure: I was asked by the Arthritis Foundation to help promote L’Amour du Vin. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary VIP tickets for myself and two general admission tickets to give away. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

Why? Firefly Expeditions!

One of my favorite local yoga teachers, Melissa Klimo-Major, is branching out from yoga and beer experiences with Balance & Brews and handmade soap and yoga products with Terra Verde Handmade. This winter, Melissa will be offering Firefly Expeditions, yoga retreats that allow you to practice on and off the mat.

In January 2018, Melissa and her husband Sean will lead a Firefly Expedition to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.

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The trip will offer a balance of yoga and exploring local culture. Your days will start with a 60-minute yoga practice, then you’ll have time to explore or join group expeditions such as lake kayaking and volcano hiking. Each day will also include 30 minutes of meditation.

Your Firefly Expedition also includes daily breakfast and dinner, two boat trips to neighboring towns, and 7 nights accommodations. Price ranges from $1,600 to $1,700 depending on your room selection. Click here to learn more.

In February 2018, Melissa and Sean will lead a Firefly Expedition to Antigua y Copan in Honduras.

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Similarly, this trip will offer a balance of yoga and exploring local culture. Your days will start with a 60-minute yoga practice, then you’ll have time to explore or join group expeditions such as the archeological Mayan ruins of Copan, a local German brewery (includes dinner and a beer), and a private group evening with a lead archaeologist at the Copan site (includes local home cooked dinner and history lessons). Each day will also include 30 minutes of meditation.

Your Firefly Expedition also includes daily breakfast and dinner and 7 nights accommodations (3 nights in Antigua and 4 nights in Copan.) Price for this expedition is $2,000. Click here to learn more.

Not only are Melissa and Sean experienced travelers and travel planners, but they’re also really cool people who go out and make their dreams come true and their passions a reality. The chance to travel to amazing places alone would be awesome, but the chance to do it with people like that is even better!

Consider escaping the snow and cold with an amazing Firefly Expedition this winter! And when you register, mention Why CLE? as your referral on your registration form, too!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote Firefly Expeditions. I will receive a referral fee for each paid-in-full registration mentioning Why CLE? as the referrer. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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Why? Cleveland Eats Festival!

Everyone is buzzing about the Cleveland Eats Tri-C Culinary Festival. Maybe it’s because of the unique line-up of events. Maybe it’s because the event itself is put together by chefs. Maybe it’s because the chefs involved are a powerhouse, who’s who of Cleveland culinary talent.

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Maybe it’s because we just really love food in this town. We also love supporting good causes, like the Tri-C Hospitality Management programs and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

Here’s the run-down of what you can expect from this culinary extravaganza:

Thursday, September 14 – Cleveland Eats Benefit: Small Bites, Big Dreams

  • Held at Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square
  • Features small bites from chefs such as Chris Hodgson, Brandt Evans, Dante Boccuzzi, Douglas Katz, Karen Small, Rocco Whalen, Eric Williams, and more
  • Specialty cocktails and brews from Vitamix and Great Lakes Brewing Co.
  • Music from DJ and Producer Flaco Flash
  • Benefits scholarships for hospitality students
  • Tickets are $150 and include valet parking and a VIP pass to the festival. Purchase tickets online.

Friday, September 15 – Trucks, Taps and Tunes Street Party

  • Free admission
  • Held on Mall B, it’s a happy hour street party celebrating Cleveland’s best eats
  • Food trucks including Betty’s Bomb A** Burgers, Fahrenheit, Proper Pig, and Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery
  • Craft brews from Great Lakes Brewing Co., Goldhorn Brewery, The Brew Kettle, and more
  • Culinary competitions featuring local high school students and Tri-C Hospitality Management staff and students will be attempting the world’s largest pierogi
  • Local bands like The Big Ship and Sunrise Jones

Saturday, September 16 – The Culinary Festival

  • Held on Mall B
  • Over 30 chefs from restaurants such as Mabel’s BBQ, Table 45, Spice Kitchen & Bar, Bomba Tacos & Rum, Deagan’s, Red the Steakhouse, Toast, Ushabu, and more preparing $5 a piece small plates ranging from savory to sweet
  • Craft beer from Great Lakes Brewing Co., Sibling Revelry Brewing, Butcher & the Brewer, Fat Head’s Brewery, and more
  • Live entertainment from Red Wanting Blue, Carlos Jones and the Plus Band, and more
  • Culinary demonstrations and family-friendly activities
  • Fireworks display over downtown Cleveland
  • Tickets are available online: $5 for general admission, $15 for general admission plus two drink tickets, and $50 for VIP admisison (additional seating, private cash bar, great stage view, cheese and charcuterie, and a glass of champagne before the fireworks)

The Cleveland Eats Festival is a great example of the passion, commitment, and community spirit of Cleveland’s chefs. A group of chefs came together for a good cause and created something that is sure to be an amazing event for the entire city. Don’t miss the Cleveland Eats Festival!

***Disclosure: I was asked to help promote the Cleveland Eats Festival. In exchange, I will receive two complimentary tickets to the Small Bites, Big Dreams Gala. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

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