free t-shirts

I just love free stuff, don’t you? Chef Matthew Mytro, formerly of Paladar and Crop and currently in Miami working on the new Red the Steakhouse, is more than just a chef – he’s an entrepreneur. With his company, Stove Monkeys, he and partner Anthony Lynch design shirts for chefs and foodies alike.

According to their site, they were inspired to create a line of clothing that could be worn by chefs as everyday street wear. Stove Monkeys purpose is to provide the culinary industry apparel that will bestow a sense of camaraderie amongst culinary professionals, students, and foodies everywhere. As progressive chefs, they are concerned with sustainability and health. These beliefs are carried into the production of the apparel and utilizie eco-friendly printing materials and recycled products where available.

Mytro is giving away two shirts – one for the guys and one for girls, your pick. All you have to do is leave a comment, any comment, and I’ll randomly pick two winners (but don’t leave a comment as anonymous – I need to be able to contact you). Pretty simple, huh?

Good luck!


  1. avasil
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I just started following your blog and am wishing I would have found it sooner! I'm an "infant" foodie – just getting started learning the ins and out of Culinary Cleveland.

    I look forward to reading up on your insight :O)

  2. dlayphoto
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I can has a t-shirt?

  3. Seatrain
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Fude is gude!

  4. Meat-n-Potatoes Girl
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I want a t-shirt! :)

  5. Allison M.
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Sign me up!

  6. Dave
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Can't wait for Mytro to get his butt back to Cleveland and start cooking in one of our kitchens soon!

  7. Rache
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I am a blossoming chef on the verge of culinary genius! (i hope…) So what could be better than to put me in a Stove Monkey t-shirt! <3

  8. michelle v
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Oh – forgot to mention I'll pick a winner tomorrow by 4.

  9. Rosemarie
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I would love a t-shirt!

  10. Jason Nevaril
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    As and Up and coming chef in California entering my last year of Culinary School at Collins College @ Cal Poly Pomona I would wear your shirt with pride. I love the line of t-shirts just haven't had the extra $$ to buy on yet!!

  11. Brian
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Gude is Fude!

  12. MystikMomma
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    YEAH! My husband works for the Ritz Carlton as a chef, my family owns a restaurant in Westlake, so winning a foodie shirt would be totally awesome!

  13. Nicole @ Sprinkle with Salt
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Michelle- thanks for all you do for the Cleveland food scene!

  14. Sarah
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Those T-shirt designs are great! Sign me up!

  15. Krystin
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Michelle, your blog has been in my news feed, you've got some great information here. :) Keep up the great work!

  16. Joe
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    What if I sponsor your blog for a few months? That get me a "free" shirt? ;)

  17. kakaty
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    I love that flambe shirt. Learned about this company from Cleveland's a Plum

  18. Adam Harvey
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I'm more of a grill squirrel.

  19. steve shoemaker
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    It was wonderful to run into you and jamie and the darling natalie at made in the 216. hope to see you all again soon. and i can always use another cool t shirt.

  20. mrsj
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog and I hope I win! ;)

  21. Steve
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    those shirts look killer. would love to have one myself.

  22. Robert Stockham
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Me want free stuff. THANKS!

  23. Cara
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    Your blog is awesome and those shirts are awesome. Count me in!

  24. mexichef
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    trade ya / 1 stove monkey shirt for a momocho shirt / now we both win!

  25. emeryspeaking
    Posted June 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Crop is fabulous. Try the New Fashioned! I love that Cleveland chefs are heading out into the world and proving their worth and showing all what a great foodie town we are.

  26. Kelly
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Love your blog! Thanks for keeping us Clevelanders informed on all things worthy…food!

  27. pchak
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Hey Michelle,
    Lord knows that I like to "monkey" around in the kitchen! Very apropos, I think.

    P.S., I believe Chef Eric already has one, so don't let him woo you with that "trade" nonsense. Need to soread the love :-)…


  28. michelle v
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Thank you for all the nice comments – so happy you guys like the blog!

    Mexi Chef – I love the design of Momocho's shirts – cheers to whomever did it. Jamie comments on them whenever we're in. I'll take one :) Maybe there's another giveaway…

    Joe – if you sponsor my blog, you can have the shirt off my back!

    Kakaty – Cleveland's a Plum is always copying from me… Just kidding – I love Alexa.

  29. Joe Harvey
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Send a contract, consider yourself sponsored! ::insert shirt off back joke here::

  30. jacquie
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Hey Michelle! Thanks for letting us know about this!

  31. Joe
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Does this prosciutto t-shirt make me look fat!

  32. laurel
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Wow – those shirts are really cute. I love the flambe tee!

  33. Cocina
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I have been following your blog for a while and I think is awesome . I like the Prosciutto t-shirt would be perfect for my brother in Law who is a Chef in Venezuela.
    Sign me in !

  34. michelle v
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    We have winners! Congrats Robert Stockham and Krystin – you win. I'll let you know how to claim the goods. And thanks to Matt for giving me the super cool shirts to give away.