Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Upcoming Fun in CLE

Is your summer off to a crazy start like mine? There's so much going on it's hard to find time to fit everything in. But there's always room for a little more fun, right?

Here's some local events coming up that you won't want to miss.


1.   Wednesdays are big in CLE! 
Gourmets in the Garden June 11-August 27 6-8pm at the Botanical Garden ($6/$16)
Here’s this year’s lineup:
June 11: Chef Jill Vedaa of Rockefeller's
June 18: Chef Matt Mytro of Flour
June 25: Chef Richard Basich of Great Lakes Brewing Company
July 2:  Chef Chris Hodgson of Hodge's
July 9: Chef Tony Smoody of Bon App├ętit
July 16: Chef Britt-Marie Culey of Coquette Patisserie
July 23: Chef Ben Bebenroth of Spice Kitchen + Bar and Spice of Life Catering
July 30: Chef Jeff Tom Burke of Momocho
August 6: Chef Douglas Katz of fire food and drink
August 13: Chef Ali Barker of Chagrin Valley Country Club
August 20: Chef Randy Carter of Jack Flaps
August 27: Chef Rick Carson of Nosh Eatery

Wade Oval Wednesdays June 11 - August 27 6-9pm Summer concert series. Wade Oval is located at 10820 East Blvd. in University Circle. Free WOW parking available at the VA Hospital Patient Parking garage on Magnolia Drive. (free)

WalnutWednesdays are a great way to make the most of humpday. From May 7 to September 24th lots of food trucks gather at Perk Plaza at Chester Commons at E.12th and Walnut. The perfect excuse to get out of the office and enjoy the summer days. Click here for today's lineup.


2.   Larchmere Porchfest 7/21 1-10pm. 30 porches in the Larchmere neighborhood will transform into stages as musicians and bands of all types rock out the night. Lots of good eats in the neighborhood too. (free)



3.   Taste of Twinsburg 7/21 Head to the Twinsburg square at the corner of Rt 82 and Rt 91 from 2-8pm to find local restaurants showing off their delicious dishes. Some of my favorites like Blue Canyon and The Original Steaks and Hoagies plus some restaurants I’ve been wanting to try like Kosar’s Wood Fired Grill and Brewsters will be participating and more. (free entry - purchase food and drinks)

4.   Grapes & Ale 6/27 from 7-10pm. One of my favorite fundraisers of the year! Our Lady of the Wayside partners with Giant Eagle for this evening of BBQ, music, wine and beer at Progressive Field. You still have time to enter my giveaway for a pair of free tickets – click here. Ends today! Order tickets here. ($50/$125)



5.   Amp Fest 2014 6/27 The Amp 150 Courtyard at the Cleveland Airport Marriott is the place to be from 5-9pm. $40 will get you delicious cuisine from Chef Jeff Jarrett, Chef Dean James Max, James Republic, and Asador Dallas plus art, music and spirits from Cleveland Whiskey, Buckeye Brewing and Griffin Cider Works. $5 from every ticket benefits the Children’s Miracle Network. ($40) Purchase tickets here.


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