A hungry girl's adventures in Cleveland and beyond.

Back to Reality Just in Time for a Funtastic July

Hi everybody!
I'm back from a fabulous vacation - Vegas was a blast! I want to thank all my awesome guest bloggers for holding down the fort while I was gone. THANK YOU Bite BuffOhio FestivalsAdventures of a Trapped 300lb ManCooker Girl and Clue into Cleveland! If  you missed their posts, especially if you have never read their blogs before, be sure to check them out. They are some of my favorite bloggers and they rocked E*D*C while I was sunning myself by day and being Eat*Drink*Vegas by night. More on that later.

In the meantime, here's some upcoming things you won't want to miss:

6/29-7/1 and 7/6-7/8 Boston Mills Artfest - the ski resort comes alive in the summer with two weekends of gorgeous art. Each weekend has a special preview party that includes wine, craft beer and hors d'oeuvres.

Weekend OnePreview Night: Friday, June 29, 6pm-9pm

Saturday, June 30, 10am-6pm and Sunday, July 1, 10am-5pm

Weekend TwoPreview Night: Friday, July 6, 6pm-9pm

Saturday, July 7, 10am-6pm. Sunday, July 8, 10am-5pm 

Get your tickets for the preview parties here.

{Update: sold out}7/2 The Last Tango in Tremont by Emerging Chefs. One of my favorite spots in Cleveland, The Velvet Tango Room, will be hosting a rare event that is sure to be a glorious mix of sublime cocktails by Paulius Nasvytis and cuisine by Chef Brian Rosander.

They plan on a silent showing of the movie Last Tango in Paris in the private courtyard (weather permitting) as an extra treat. These events are always fantastic but this one is sure to be extra special. The cocktails alone are sure to make you swoon. 6-9pm - $75.
Get your tickets here.

7/9 Dinner in the Dark, the monthly moveable charitable feast, is being held at Crop Bistro in July. You won't know the chefs or the menu until you get there - but you are guaranteed to have a truly memorable meal. 6:30-10pm. $87.05.
Get your tickets here

7/11 Cleveland Blogger Theater Tour - for any bloggers or blog supports out there, this is a great opportunity to meet local bloggers and get a behind the scenes tour of the fabulous Playhouse Square. The Ohio Blogging Association is a great group and the events are always a blast!

7/13 Grapes & Ale is a fundraiser for Our Lady of the WaysideEnjoy a benefit celebration of wine, blues, brew and BBQ while strolling under the stars through the Indians Hall of Fame and other exhibits honoring the franchise’s rich history at Grapes & Ale at Progressive Field on Friday, July 13, 2012. 6:30 - 10pm.
Wine, beer and BBQ - need I say more? There are two options: Premier Grand Tasting ($50) and Backstage VIP Majic of Wine Tasting ($125) Both include a souvenir wine glass, over 200 wine samplings, BBQ, and more. 
Get your tickets here.

7/15 Noodlebear come to the Greenhouse Tavern for a special kids cooking class. Costumed characters, a special Care Bears menu and donations to the Cleveland Food Bank. 2-4pm. $28 for 1 kid/2 adults. Regular menu available for adults. 
Get your tickets here.

7/21 Veggie U Food and Wine Celebration A crazy awesome event in Milan, OH with a ton of celebrity chefs at a rustic and beautiful setting at the Culinary Vegetable Institute. 5-9pm. Tickets start at $150. For more info and to purchase tickets, click here.

7/23 Brick and Mortar Popups presents a cocktail hour on the The Greenhouse Tavern's rooftop patio featuring Amanda Freitag. She's one of my favorite judges from Chopped and I can't wait! Chef Sawyer and Chef Freitag will be putting together a special cocktail hour menu and it's sure to be don't miss event! 7-9pm. $19 (drinks not included.)
Get your tickets here.

7/23 Cleveland Botanical Garden Farm to Table A star-studded lineup of chefs offer their best dishes prepared from a wide variety of fresh, local summer ingredients benefiting the North Union Farmers Market. A great lineup includes Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Chris Hodgson of Hodges Cleveland, Ben Bebenroth of Spice of Life Catering Co. and Michael Ruhlman - wow! 5:30 -9pm. $85/members and $100/non-members.
Get your tickets here.

*Disclosure: I was provided a media pass for Last Tango in Tremont and Grapes & Ale. As always, my opinions and ideas are my own.*