Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Market at the Food Bank Giveaway

Yikes, I've been a little "missing in action" over the past week. Work is busy, so that certainly contributes, but here is the real reason...
Our house is a disaster! The contractor and crew have been here for a week working on our living room and sun room. All of our furniture is piled into two rooms and the basement, and we've been confined to the kitchen, bathroom, and master bedroom. Complete chaos, but it should be done today! Anywho...our personal laptop is buried somewhere to the left in the picture above. So, I've had no desire to blog.

However, today's post was worth digging out the computer. On Sunday, May 4th, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank is hosting their annual fundraiser--- Market at the Food Bank.
The event will feature delicious cuisine and drink from some of Northeast Ohio’s top restaurants, as well as exciting entertainment, wonderful auction items and the all-important opportunity to help alleviate hunger in our community. The chef lineup is always impressive, and some of my favorites include:
- AMP 150
- Chinato
- Coquette Patisserie
- Cowell & Hubbard
- EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
- L'Albatros Brasserie
- Lucky's Café
- Melt Bar and Grilled
- Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream
- Parallax
- Spice Kitchen and Bar
- Strip Steakhouse
- The Greenhouse Tavern...
...and the list goes on.

Here is a sneak peek at a couple of the dishes that participating restaurants will be serving:
Pickwick and Frolic – Manchego Cheese Risotto Cake with a Smoked Tomato Sauce
Granite City Food and Brewery - Bock n’ Cheese Pasta and One of Their Signature Brews
Pearl of the Orient Restaurant – Shredded Strip Steak Sauteed with Carrots, Celery, Scallion in a Hoisan Garlic Sauce
Fears’ Confections – Hand-Dipped Caramels
AMP 150 – Spring Pea Explosion

This is a can’t-miss evening, and allows the Greater Cleveland Food Bank the opportunity to showcase its tremendous facility and the amazing work being done to provide access to nutritious meals for those in need in our community. Last year, more than 1,000 guests were in attendance. Support of this event will significantly help the Food Bank reach their ambitious goal of generating 17 million meals through the 2014 Harvest for Hunger campaign.

Tickets are $100 for General Admission and $175 for VIP. The event is completely worth the ticket price, in my opinion, and for every $1 raised for Harvest for Hunger, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank can provide four meals in a local hunger center. Tickets are still available here.

Or, you can win two General Admission tickets through this blog. Simply leave a comment below, telling me which of the participating restaurants you'd really like to try. For additional entries into the random giveaway, you can tweet "I want @BiteBuff to send me to #MarketatFB at the @CleveFoodbank! You can enter too at http://tinyurl.com/ksr9zyr." You can tweet once a day, leaving a separate comment for each entry.

The giveaway will end on Monday, April 28th. I will announce a winner in the afternoon, and will use random.org to select. Good luck!

Disclosure: I was provided with two media passes for myself and a guest to attend the event, and provided with two general admission tickets to give away to one lucky reader in exchange for this post. I am a former employee of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, and former member of the YP Pantry Council. All opinions stated are 100% my own, and I believe in the work that this organization is doing in our community.

46 comments:

Jacquie said...

Hi. I tweeted the giveaway.

https://twitter.com/hey_cle/status/459064971524308992

clevelandkiddos.com said...

I really want to try Parallax

All Lacquered Up said...

I would love to try Edwins food since I haven't been yet. Thanks for the giveaway

All Lacquered Up said...

Tweeted!

b52e59ce-cbac-11e3-af87-000bcdcb471e said...

I would love to taste some deliciousness from Coquette Patisserie. I've heard so much about it!

b52e59ce-cbac-11e3-af87-000bcdcb471e said...

I tweeted today 4/24/14!

Kayla Grise said...

I tweeted! :)

https://twitter.com/KaylainCLE/status/459312606944460800

Kayla Grise said...

I would love to try Lucky's Cafe, I hear it's amazing!

TribeChic said...

I would love to try Coquette Patisserie for some sweets and on the savory side Spice Kitchen!

TribeChic said...

I tweeted today 4/24/14 to win!

fmayse said...

I tweeted. @fmayse

fmayse said...

I want to try Parralax too. Haven't been yet.

theblueberrybison said...

Wow, I see a lot of great names on that list. Have been meaning to try Spice Kitchen and Bar!

theblueberrybison said...

Tweeted as well: https://twitter.com/blueberrybison/status/459371571111424000

clevelandkiddos.com said...

I tweeted today ;)

sarah wido said...

ohhh greenhouse! my favorite! I tweeted! https://twitter.com/DOYOOUBOO/status/459443137207758848

Destiny said...

I'd love to try out the Greenhouse Tavern!

6502Programmer said...

Anna in the raw

6502Programmer said...

Tweeted today!

Kayla Grise said...

I tweeted again! :)

https://twitter.com/KaylainCLE/status/459680987321225216

Cleveland Kiddo said...

I tweeted this ;)https://twitter.com/ClevelandKiddos/status/459684235310141440

All Lacquered Up said...

Tweeted again

Christina Herrick said...

I've been dying to try Coquette Patisserie. I've been drooling over photos of their macaroons for a while.

Christina Herrick said...

Friday tweet!
https://twitter.com/MissSwiss/status/459728117142024192

6502Programmer said...

http://twitter.com/MikeT11405598/status/459783681151098882

Frank T said...

I really like to try something from Edwin's!

Frank T said...

I tweeted about this giveaway

Michael Rotman said...

I'd love to try Edwin's one of these days!

6502Programmer said...

I tweeted today!

clevelandkiddos.com said...

Tweeted today

6502Programmer said...

I tweeted today as well!

Tracy Joniak said...

I'd love to try parallax!

All Lacquered Up said...

Tweeted again

Frank T said...

Tweeted

Tracy Joniak said...

Tweeted!

mangovino said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/EatDrinkClev/status/460528063986814976

mangovino said...

I want to try them all!
But if I had to pick one, it would be Edwins - still haven't been there!

Crystal @EatDrinkClev

Unknown said...

Edwin's for sure!

Unknown said...

Tweeted too!

clevelandkiddos.com said...

Tweeted again on Sunday

All Lacquered Up said...

Tweeted one last time

TribeChic said...

I tweeted today Monday April 28th.!

Lenaia said...

Would love to try Spice, I enjoy all things Spice! Will also tweet too!

Lenaia said...

Tweeted!

clevelandkiddos.com said...

tweeted

Bite Buff said...

The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to comment #20- Kayla! Email me to claim tickets.