Monday, August 29, 2016

Ticket Giveaway: 2016 Taste of the Browns

As I mentioned last week, this time of year is one of my favorites for food events in Cleveland. Some of the best fundraising events highlighting our area's chefs are in September! Including the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's annual Taste of the Browns at the stadium.
Celebrating 18 years of tackling hunger for Northeast Ohio families, Taste of the Browns returns to FirstEnergy Stadium on Monday, September 19. The event is the major annual fundraiser for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the region’s largest hunger relief organization. With the more than $224,000 raised at the 2015 event, the Food Bank was able to distribute more than 896,000 meals to agencies in six counties. I used to plan this event for the Food Bank when I first moved to Cleveland, and it's been amazing to see it just continue to grow. The funds it raises provides critical services to the community, and allows the Food Bank to continue to do more and more.

This event, and organization, will always have a soft spot in my heart, since I started my non-profit career in Cleveland there. But, this event makes a fan out of everyone that attends.

The chef lineup is always insanely good. There are limited spots, and always a waiting list of restaurants that want to participate. A good problem to have. This year's restaurants include some of my personal favorites like:

  • AMP 150
  • Butcher and the Brewer
  • Deagan's Kitchen and Humble Wine Bar
  • EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
  • Luca Italian Cuisine
  • Pier W
  • Tremont TapHouse
  • Zack Bruell Restaurants

I'm also looking forward to trying for the first time:

  • Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar
  • Parker's Downtown
  • Yuzu

The event will be held in the Club Lounge at FirstEnergy Stadium. General admission tickets are available for $175, or VIP tickets are available for $250. The event also includes a silent and live auction, raffles, live music, and mingling with Browns' current and past players. For more information or to order tickets, call (216) 738-2046 or visit

Or, you could walk away this week a lucky winner of two General Admission tickets. Just use the form below for multiple ways to enter the random giveaway. The winner will be announced on Friday.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You can check out last year's review of this event here. Trust me, it's one that you don't want to miss! Good luck.

Disclosure: I was provided with four tickets in exchange for this giveaway post and an event review. I am a former employee of the Food Bank. All opinions stated are 100% my own.


Unknown said...

Most looking forward to trying Zack Bruell Restaurants!

Unknown said...

Looking forward to trying Nuevo!

tabitha said...

parkers & nuevo

Unknown said...

Nuevo for sure! They have awesome tofu tacos!

drdad2763 said...

Looking forward to AMP 150

Marisa Palmieri said...

I would love to try Parker's!

Unknown said...

Looking forward to Luca! I love italian!

Unknown said...

Looking foward to Luca! I love italian!

@LauraFromOhio said...

I would like to try Butcher and a Baker. Hey, did you know that two of the follow on Twitter entry spots are blank?

Nancy Heller said...

Butcher and the Brewer

TribeChic said...

Parkers and Edwins. I have heard such good things about both.

Courtney Hoekstra said...

I really want to try Nuevo! So excited for their new restaurant in The Land!

Bite Buff said...

Congratulations, tabitha kunsman, you won! Check your email to claim your tickets.