Saturday, March 19, 2011

Emerging Chefs, Dinner in the Dark...and Twestival!

There are some great foodie and social media events happening this week in Cleveland. I myself, will be attending Emerging Chefs' event ThEATtrical featuring Chef Adam Bostwick from Melange on Thursday. He's one of my favorite chefs in Cleveland, and I couldn't resist the film-inspired theme this month. Also, the latest Dinner in the Dark installment is taking place on Monday the 21st at Bistro on Lincoln Park. Tickets for both events are dwindling fast!

But this post is really about a great mash-up event for foodies and social media mavens alike...Twestival.This Thursday, March 24th, Twestival Cleveland will host an extended happy hour from 5 - 9 p.m. at AMP 150 in the Cleveland Airport Marriott (4277 West 150th Street). The fundraiser will feature food and drink specials from the innovative farm-to-table restaurant as well as a Chinese Auction.

Twestival Cleveland joins other cities across the globe who will use social media for social good on March 24, 2011. Twestival is a one day Twitter Festival where people meet offline to host fundraisers for local charities. 100% of the tickets and funds raised at each Twestival go to the local charity, and organizers have selected We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.

We Run This City is a collaboration between the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. With the help of We Run This City, students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are taught how to set and achieve goals as they prepare to run in the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon on May 15th.

Admission for Twestival Cleveland will be a $10 donation to We Run This City. These tickets can be purchased here.

All proceeds from tickets, the Chinese Auction and the sale of event t-shirts designed by C.L.E. Clothing Co. will support We Run This City. AMP 150's Chef Ellis Cooley will also design a special menu for the happy hour with a portion of those sales going to the youth marathon program.

For more information, visit, follow @TwestivalCLE on Twitter and Twestival Cleveland on Facebook.

What events will you be attending this week? Events such as these are just a few of the many reasons why I love this city so darn much. How do you choose? Is anyone attempting to attend them all? Go out and support some of our city's best chefs, great charities, and join your fellow Clevelanders in some great fun. Hope to see you there!

SOURCE: Twestival Cleveland


Brad said...

I'm going to be at the Emerging Chef's Event Thursday and then going to Naked Sushi directly after. Going to be a busy and fun Thursday night!

I really wanted to make the twestival, but doing all 3 on Thursday night just is impossible.