Thursday, May 15, 2014

Silver Spoon Awards Party

Last night, Crystal and I attended the annual Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoons Awards Party in the 200 Public Square building (call it what you like). It has been a couple of years since I've been able to attend this event. It is always the same week as big work events, and I usually won't commit to anything during that time period. But, when I won two tickets over on Heather's blog, I was pumped! I never win anything, let alone awesome tickets to a great food event.

I made a rookie mistake and filled up quickly. After sampling less than a third of the restaurants, I felt like I was going to burst. There are just so many at this event! We found a table, and sat down to catch up and digest a bit. It's hard to pace yourself at this event. In the end, I was able to sample food from 23 restaurants, some of which I haven't been to yet, like Angelo's...
Some of my favorite dishes were the Spicy Tuna Chips from Dante/Ginko, Sacchetti al Tartufata from Luca Italian Cuisine, Mini-Reuben from Lucky's Cafe, and a play on a deconstructed tuna roll from the Driftwood Restaurant Group.
One of my top dishes of the evening came from the "Best New Restaurant" and my personal favorite restaurant--- Cork & Cleaver Social Kitchen.
They just never disappoint. I can't wait to get in to try their new spring menu. One of the spring dishes was featured on this month's Cleveland Magazine cover.

The event also offered creative libations, in addition to wine/beer, like the cocktail from Spice Bar + Kitchen.
Anyone with a sweet tooth could also find plenty of treats scattered around, like the cereal bars from Melt Bar + Grilled.
I actually really liked the Corn Pops version.

What a fun event! It got a little crowded around 7:00pm, but that's just when we needed our break anyway. The event benefits the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeast Ohio, and from what I can tell, it was a very successful fundraiser for them. They had every kind of raffle and auction that you could think of, live entertainment, a popular VIP Lounge, and more. It was a perfect evening out, in the midst of lots of work stress, and now I just want to attend again next year.

Have you ever been to Silver Spoons? If you went last night, how many restaurants did you conquer?


Heather said...

Was fun hanging out!! I think Jay tackled 33 of the restaurants? And, do you know, he wasn't even that full when we got home last night!! #notfair

Alicia at Poise in Parma said...

I was excited when I heard you won Heather's giveaway. I'm glad you got to come out and enjoy! I'm hoping to get to Spice so that maybe they can recreate that cocktail I missed. Thank you for sharing your experience here!

eatdrinkcleveland said...

Thank you soooo much for inviting me to join you - it was fabulous! So much fun.