A hungry girl's adventures in Cleveland and beyond.

Guitar Mania Tweetup

First, I want to send a big shout out to all of you who have voted for me in the Cleveland Magazine #BloggerBrackets! So excited to have made it to this far! If you haven't voted already, you can get your vote on HERE.

I joined Twitter a few years ago, before I was blogging for all of you, and really was confounded on what the heck to do with it. I really didn't get it at all. When I took the blog public I decided to take the plunge and try Twitter again. I'm so glad I did! It has enhanced my life in every single way. I absolutely love it and all the great friends I've made.

Another cool thing about being on Twitter is the Tweetups! So much fun to finally meet your Tweeps in real life. When I heard about the Tweetup at the House of Blues for Guitar Mania I knew I had to go. I always look forward to see what kind of awesome creativity is displayed every year. The guitars are so creative and I love how the proceeds from their sale go to the United Way and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame children's art program. Here's some of my favorites from previous years:

I was so excited to get to include my Twitter handle @EatDrinkClev on the guitar being done by local artist Garrett Weider! If you haven't seen his stuff, you need to check it out. 
We were so excited that we ended up being early, so Cleveland and I met up at Dredgers Union (my first time there!) and shopped around a bit. This dress is on my wish list...actually BOTH of ours!
When we got to the HOB, we grabbed a beverage & secured a spot right next to the food of course..

As more people showed up, the mingling and chatting was on overdrive. 
Saw some familiar faces:

And I FINALLY got to meet @clevelandsaplum,@lzone,@dawgpndgirl and@KTOinCLE!
Sarah, Nidhe, Charlene, me, Reshae, Kimberly and Katie
Kimberly, Katie, Rich, Nidhe, and Reshae
They gave away prizes like Cavs tickets, concert tickets and other fun stuff.

 giveaway!!!! A mini guitar! won!!

I had a lot of fun - such a social event! I can't wait til the next #CLETweetup!
@SGertner and @MKate105 were so nice - great party ladies!
Since we were so close, a group of us decided to head over to Noodlecat for some slurping. But we were too early for Happy Hour and I couldn't possibly eat a whole full size bowl of noodles. So I ended up with my favorite buns: BBQ Ohio Pork and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana. Bliss!

Others eagerly slurped their giant bowls. 
We were treated to a surprise pickled everything platter from the chef...we gobbled it up like we were starving!
from top left: cucumbers, okra, beets, cabbage, broccoli stems and butternut squash
center: pickled ginger, sauerkraut and soy soaked hard boiled eggs
my favorite veggie - the pickled okra - don't knock it until you try it!
Scott and Amanda
As you can see, a fun (and delicious!) time was had by all! Another great night in Cleveland...

Thanks, United Way and House of Blues for hosting a super cool Tweetup - can't wait to see our finished guitar!

Garrett is talented and CUTE!