Monday, August 31, 2015

Weekend Fun and a BBQ Throwdown Winner

Happy Monday! We had quite the whirlwind weekend. We attended the Great Lakes Burning River Fest on Friday evening.
It was my first time attending, so I didn't know what to expect. What I experienced were great views of Downtown Cleveland and Lake Erie from the Coast Guard Station, cold and delicious local craft brews from Great Lakes Brewing Co., live music, and food and demos from some of my favorite chefs and food trucks in town.
Of course, my favorite parts of the event included the food. We had a great time watching the chef demos, including Jeff Jarrett from Sterle's and the Hub 55 Project.
I also snagged a Lobster Roll and Tater Tots from The Beachcomber food truck.
For just $12 pre-sale or $15 at the door, this event is affordable, fun, and in such a unique setting. Proceeds benefit the Burning River Foundation. Since 2007, they've awarded almost $400,000 to non-profit organizations dedicated to improving and celebrating our fresh water resource.

On Saturday, we had quite the special night. Back in May, Mr. H won an auction package for a private dinner party for 8 people on the Observation Deck of the Terminal Tower, catered by our buddy Chef John Selick from UH Ahuja Medical Center.
The food, company, and setting matched the breathtaking views from up there. It was my first time on the Observation Deck.
We decided to stay the night in Downtown, grabbing a room at the Westin, because we had tickets to the Indians game on Sunday afternoon.
It was quite a fun "staycation" weekend in Downtown, other than losing some money at the Casino, haha. How was your weekend?

Let's make your Monday brighter by announcing the winner of the two tickets to The Ulimate BBQ Throwdown at Sterle's on September 12th. The winner is...Jason Tjoarman. Congratulations! Please check your email and reply by Wednesday, or another winner will be selected. If you didn't win, you can purchase your tickets online here for just $35. That includes 3 meats, 3 sides, and your first beer.

Have a good week!

Disclosure: I was provided with passes to the Burning River Fest to attend and give away, and two tickets to the BBQ Throwdown to give away. All opinions stated are 100% my own.