Monday, September 14, 2015

Taste of the Browns Winner and GARLIC

Monday, already? I had to work for most of Saturday, and then the rain kept us from participating in the NEO Cycle Night Ride event, so I'm not quite sure where the weekend went. Let's brighten up some one's start to the week with the announcement of the winner of the two General Admission tickets for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's Taste of the Browns event.

Thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway. It's always one of the most popular ones that I do! The random winner is...Cari Jeanne Wildasinn for following @CLEFoodBank on Twitter. Congratulations! Please check your email and reply by Wednesday at 10AM to claim your tickets, or another winner will be selected.

If you didn't win, tickets are still available here. This really is one fall event that you don't want to miss.

Speaking of events, did any of you catch the Cleveland Garlic Festival this weekend in Shaker Square?
Hosted by the North Union Farmers Market, it offers two days of all things garlic. Okay, with a few other vendors and fun food and products sprinkled in. But, I go for the garlic. Sorry, Dad. 

We picked up four varietals of garlic to cook with, and a couple of other garlic-based products, like this Garlic Rub.
We always enjoy a few garlicky food items at the festival too, and one of my "must-haves" is always the handcut fries with garlic aioli from SowFood.
Bypass that other vendor trying to sell a similar product, and head straight to SowFood. They were even selling the garlic aioli in two sizes of larger to-go containers this year!

We also caught part of one of the chef competitions taking place during the festival. I saw two of my Cleveland favorites, Anna from Good to Go Cafe and Anna in the Raw and John Selick from University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center. It was a fun way to spend an hour on Sunday, with plenty of garlicky treats to eat for lunch and to take home with us for enjoying later.
If you missed it this year, please do check it out next year. I am not affiliated in any way. It's just an event that I enjoy. Maybe partially because my dad hates garlic, and I like to taunt him with photos from the festival.

Have a good week!

Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets to Taste of the Browns in exchange for two blog posts. All opinions stated are my own. 


bonnjill said...

I love that. I keep meaning to go every year, but that weekend always seems to be crammed packed with things. I would love to go and really wish I had had time this weekend. It always sounds like a great event.

Cari Jeanne said...

Thank you SO much! I am so excited to go! What an awesome way to start the week!