Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Win Taste of the Browns Tickets!

With the temperatures cooling down and our Browns' season tickets hanging on the fridge, it's starting to feel like fall is just around the corner. And you know what that means...football season. "R" and his friends are already planning the home opener tailgating menu, and chatter about the Browns training camp litters my Twitter feed. It all puts me in the mood for one of my favorite fall food events in Cleveland...the Taste of the Browns.Now, my opinion of this event is a little biased because I used to work at the Cleveland Foodbank and planning this event was one of my big projects...but this does not change the fact that this is a fun and unique event, and truly one of the season's best food events. Now that I no longer work there, I get to actually attend as a guest and I can't wait!

It is being held on Monday, September 12th from 6-9PM. The event features over 25 of our area's best independent chefs and restaurants. Here are just a few of my personal favorites: Bar Cento (pictured above at the 2010 event), Fahrenheit, AMP 150, Light Bistro, Melange, Momocho, Zack Bruell's restaurants, and the list goes on...

And you're sampling all of this food (and wine, beer, and specialty martinis) down at Browns Stadium while you meet and mingle with alumni and current players. There is usually quite the crowd of them in attendance! The event also features a fabulous silent and live auction, including restaurant dining packages, Browns tickets and autographed memorabilia, and more. All proceeds benefit the Cleveland Foodbank. Tickets are $150, but each dollar donated to the Foodbank translates into 4 meals served in a local hunger center!

You can purchase tickets here, or enter to win TWO general admission tickets by leaving a comment below telling me which Taste of the Browns restaurant you want to try the most. It will be hard to choose! For a second chance to win, just tweet the following statement: "I want to win #TasteoftheBrowns tickets from @BiteBuff at http://tinyurl.com/3vb6atj." Please leave a comment on this post for each entry. I will use random.com to select a winner on Thursday, August 25th. Good luck, and I hope to see you there!

Disclosure: I was previously employed by the Cleveland Foodbank. They have provided me with one media pass in exchange for this post. As always, the thoughts and opinions above are 100% my own.

82 comments:

Brad said...

I would love to win and try something fun from Momocho! Cheers!

Brad said...

I just tweeted too!

Melange said...

I'm excited for the Zach Bruell restaurants... I have heard great things about them, but I still haven't made it to one of them.

Melange said...

I tweeted about it!

mangovino said...

I am dying to try Chinato but haven't gotten there yet. It would complete my Tour de Bruell! : )

mangovino said...

and I tweeted too!

Lindsay said...

I can't wait to try Melange. Still have not been there, but have hear GREAT things!

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Tough choice. I'll say Melange, since I've only been there for Dinner in the Dark. Great giveaway...thanks!

CLEgal @ Why CLE? said...

Tweeted!

Ashley T said...

awesome! I would love to try Amp150!

@RuckinHooker said...

I heard XO was amazing!! Would love to try it out!

@RuckinHooker said...

Tweeted!! ;-)

Hungry In Cleveland said...

I would love to try One Red Door since we rarely get down to Hudson or the Akron area in general except to run.

Hungry In Cleveland said...

Tweet tweet! (Or in this case, WOOF WOOF!!)

Scott Pappada said...

I'd love to try AMP 150 heard nothing but great things!

Scott Pappada said...

I tweeted from @SPappadaPhD on twitter.

Sarah said...

I'd love to check out what Melange has to offer!

lissaloo said...

I would love to try something from any of the Zach Bruell as I haven't had to opportunity to check any of them out!

lissaloo said...

I also just tweeted for the chance :D GO BROWNS!

Sarah said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

@SarahCLeimbach

asierput said...

So many to pick from! I would love to try Pier W. Love seafood and still haven't found time to go!

asierput said...

Tweeted away!

Nikkih said...

Parallax! But they all sound delicious!!

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

For years, I've heard great things about both Players on Madison and Three Birds. Would love to try either!

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

...and I tweeted!

Reshae @ Cleveland Food Goddess said...

I want to try AMP150...I live so close by, but have never made it!

Reshae @ Cleveland Food Goddess said...

....and I tweeted : )

Carla said...

The restaurant I want to try the most is Melange!!

Carla said...

...and I just tweeted (carla8782)!!

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

Like to try Sushi Rock

swagmaster@gmail.com said...

And I just tweeted

dmdecapite said...

I am looking forward to trying Pier W! This is a great idea to promote The Taste of The Browns...I really believe in the Cleveland Foodbank and the services they provide to local residents in need!

dmdecapite said...

I tweeted, too! (@DanaMarieEsq)

Ben said...

Blue Point Grille--Sarah and have been meaning to get there for years.

Ben said...

I just tweeted as well.

Steve Lorenz AKA@Tweetmeslow said...

I am most interested in XO. Have been meaning to go there for years!

Steve Lorenz

Unknown said...

I love food! I think we have great restaurants in Cleveland and our surround suburbs. I have always wanted to try Three Birds. I have heard excellent things about them.
And I tweeted!

Bite Buff said...

Thanks for all the comments, everyone! Keep 'em comin'!

GeorgiaInCLE said...

I tweeted the post!!

GeorgiaInCLE said...

I love L'Albaros and would love to try anything from Zack's restaurants.

Nancy Heller said...

I'm a huge Jeff Jarrett fan, so AMP 150 would be first.

sarafindingthetime said...

I want to try Amp 150!!!

JASON said...

I would like to try Fahrenheit Restaurant. Chef Rocco is such a great supporter of all things local and such a proud Clevelander. Plus I heard his food rocks!

AD said...

i tweeted it up!

AD said...

I want to try L'Albaros badly! However I'm on the West side and the long haul over 480 to eat dinner on the east side has been a minor setback ;)

Anonymous said...

I would love to "re-try" Pier W because I did not have a great first experience!

Kelly said...

I'd have to go with AMP 150 - their menu looks amazing!!

Kelly said...

i tweeted too (@Bluebook7)!

Kristin said...

tough choice! perhaps Melange - but i also want to try MORE food from farenheit!!

Stropko said...

One Red door! I would love to see what they have to offer!!

Bite Buff said...

AD- Get your butt over from the west side to check out L'Albatros! It is soooo worth the drive, and one of Cleveland's best restaurants. We do, and so can you.

Tara said...

This is like choosing a favorite child! I guess since Amp 150 is the only place out of that list I haven't tried yet but have really been wanting to, I would have to say I'd be most excited about trying their food.

Mason Goodman said...

I still haven't tried AMP. I am looking forward to their grub!

Mason Goodman said...

also tweeted about this event. @masongoodman

Beal Family said...

I've been wanting to try AMP 150 and already love Momocho!

Susan said...

I'm actually dying to try One Red Door...heard great things about it!

Cindy said...

Momocho without a doubt!!

Dave said...

I always look forward to seeing what Melange creates at these events.

Kate said...

I'd like to try Light Bistro...I've always heard great things about their food.

Bite Buff said...

Michelle

Bite Buff said...

Michelle x2

Anonymous said...

This event is fantastic with a great lineup of chefs!

Heather said...

I want to win this SO BAD!!!
I've been dying to try Melange!

Heather said...

I tweeted, too! :)

Joe @ The Frolicking Fells said...

I want to try Chinato! I love Italian food.

Joe @ The Frolicking Fells said...

I also Tweeted!

GP said...

Thanks for highlighting this event -- I heard about it last year and couldn't wait for it to come back around. I'm eager to check out Players on Madison's showing.

Lgallo said...

The restaurant I am most anxious to try is Melange. I have always wanted to eat there and haven't made it yet.

IDigSmartLadies said...

I have never tried Pier W.

IDigSmartLadies said...

tweeted also

Green Dog Wine said...

I'm most excited to try One Red Door - I haven't been there but I've heard mixed reviews so I want to try it for myself! HOPE I WIN! :)

Green Dog Wine said...

PS - I tweeted too! :)

V said...

I'd say AMP150...haven't been back since Chef Ellis left so I'd like to see how things are the same/different.

AD said...

@BiteBuff I know, I know! So much to try, I love the Cleveland food blogs- Thanks for sharing all your tidbits, I am living vicariously through your blog, ha!

john said...

Would live to try Momocho

Chip Richter said...

It's so hard to choose... but I'm going to say Momocho.

kakaty said...

I want to try Light Bistro's fare since I've never been there!

-@kakaty

kate said...

Tweet:

https://twitter.com/#!/kakatywins/status/106363837585956865

-@kakaty

jrowl72 said...

I would love to try a lot of these fantastic restaurants. But, why I really want to go (in addition to supporting a great organization like the Cleveland Foodbank) is to support Chef Demetrios Athenios from Deagan's Kitchen and Bar! I work there, too, and he is an amazing chef...not to mention a pretty great guy!!

Elena L said...

i'd like to try L''Albatros

Adam said...

I really really really would like to try AMP 150.

Bite Buff said...

Congrats to @masongoodman! Contact me to claim your tickets by Monday.