taste of the browns & your chance to attend

Taste_pms BROWNSHere we go Brownies, here we go.

I am a big Browns fan. Huge. What Clevelander isn’t, right? I grew up a tom boy and followed football and this team for as long as I can remember (and pretended to be Bernie Kosar in my neighborhood after school football games growing up).

We love and passionately root for all our sports teams here, but let’s face it – this is Browns town. And in the past decade especially, this die hard football town has happily become overrun by foodies galore with new places eagerly willing to feed us every day. So when the two collide, look out. And throw in an incredibly worthy cause and you have all the makings of a great event.

The 12th annual Cleveland Foodbank Taste of the Browns takes place on Monday, Sept. 13 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Attendees will mix and mingle with current and former Cleveland Browns players, while 25 independent restaurants share some of their favorite dishes. Food and football aside, the underlying cause of this event is even more important – raising valuable dollars for the Cleveland Foodbank, which provides food to more than 600 hunger programs in six counties. Last year’s event raised $117,000, which translates to almost half a million meals.

Did you know that for ever $1 raised, no matter the method, the Cleveland Foodbank can provide enough food for four nutritious meals? Tickets are $150 (all proceeds benefit the Foodbank and the fight against hunger). That’s 604 meals you just provided.

Participating chefs and restaurants this year include:

  • Crop / balsamic and buffalo popcorn
  • Downtown 140 / Phyllo springroll with forest mushrooms, asparagus and goat cheese fondue.
  • Fahrenheit (Rocco Whalen is incredibly involved with this event, locally and nationally, and is even featured in the Taste of the NFL’s cookbook)
  • AMP150
  • Lago / veal tortellini and lobster gnocchi
  • Light Bisto / House made chicken confit with herb polenta and Lake Erie Creamery goat cheese
  • Lucky’s cafe /bacon  mac-and-cheese
  • Momocho / Adobo braised wild boar tacos with pickled jalapeno mustard
  • Players
  • Three Birds
  • Parallax, L’Albatros, Table 45 and Chinato

Hungry? You can buy tickets here. I also have a pair to giveaway. If you’d like a chance to win them, just leave a comment to this post with your guess for the Browns’ record this year and what year you think they will make it to the Superbowl. And they will make it.

I will pick a winner via random.org on Friday, 9/27 by noon. By the way, 10-6 and 2013.

89 Comments

  1. Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    7-9 in 2010
    Super Bowl Bound in 2015. Can’t wait. But I will.

  2. Bridget
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    7-9

    2019

    GO BROWNIES!!!

  3. Melissa
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like a great event! My guess is 8 – 8. And Superbowl…. 2016.

    GO BROWNS!

  4. Emily Lauren
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    5-11…. with SUPERBOWL in 2023.

  5. Mike
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    7-9 this year. superbowl by 2014.

  6. Amy Mould
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Love this idea!

    I’m going with 9 – 7….and Superbowl?! 2012 :)

  7. Sarah Rivera
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    6-10 in 2010…and Super Bowl in 2020!

  8. Heather
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    9-7 this year, superbowl by 2017

  9. lzone
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    8-8 in 2010. Super Bowl in 2020.

  10. Allison
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    9-7 this year and Superbowl in 2014

    Thanks :)

  11. Emily
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    12-4, Superbowl in 2011!!!

  12. Aaron
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    8-8, super bowl in 2022

  13. Jessica
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    I’ll say 9-7 Superbowl 2020!

  14. Matthew
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    16-0 baby SUPERBOWL 2012!

  15. Molly
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    7-9 this season

    Super Bowl 2016

  16. Ron
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    9-7 this season

    Super Bowl 2014

  17. Dani
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    FUN! 5-11 Superbowl 2020!

  18. Chris Sledzik
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    6-10 this year, with a Super Bowl appearance in 2018. I’d like to predict a SB win, but I know better than to predict a CLE championship.

  19. Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    6-10

    Super Bowl 2020

  20. Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    I know I may sound overly hopeful, but I’m a browns fan through and through so:

    10-6 in 2010, superbowl in 2013

  21. steve
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    5-11 this year, superbowl 2013

  22. Jim D
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    They will go 7-9 this year but be much more enjoyable.
    Further improvement next year and then the big enchilada in 2012.

  23. Rachel W
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    2010 record will be 10-6!

    I’ll be optimistic, the Brownies are going this February, 2011!

  24. Kim
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Holmgren & The Browns will go 9-7 this year with the big game on the horizon for 2015!

  25. Zoe
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Here we go Brownies, here we go!

    I’m guessing 8-8 this year and then next season we win it all, Superbowl 2012 or bust!

  26. Dennis
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Yawn. Every suburb and organization is doing “a taste of” event.

  27. Kim
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    7-9, and superbowl in 2014…….. here we go brownies!

  28. Brian
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Ha, well….my initial though was going to be 7-9…but that seems somewhat popular.

    I’ll go with 6-10. Tough division, tough schedule.

  29. Claudia
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m guessing a winning record this year of 9-7 and playing in the big game in 2014.

    Great contest!

  30. Brian
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I think they will go 6-10 and the Superbowl is still far off, maybe 2015.

  31. Ryan
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I predict that they will finish 8-8 and will reach the Super Bowl in 2016. Let’s hope for the best!

  32. Annie
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    7-9, Superbowl 2016!

  33. Lips
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    8-8 and 2014!

  34. Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    2010-11 Record: 8-8 and superbowl in 2013!

  35. Kimber
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    5-11. Superbowl 2015!

  36. jaybee
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    7-9. Super Bowl bound in 2013.

  37. Niki katz
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    They are going to be much better this year!
    9 and 7 is my guess for their record.
    I give them till 2012 to gel and get to the superbowl :)

  38. Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    10-6

    2015 feels like a good year to me.

  39. Erin
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    4-10

    Superbowl in 2016

  40. Erin
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Shoot! I meant 4-12!!!

  41. Scott B
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    7-9 Superbowl in 2016

  42. Kelly
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    7-10 this year

    2017

  43. Beth
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    8-8. 2014

  44. emmy
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    8-8 and 2014

  45. John
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    9-7 and SuperBowl in 2012

  46. David
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    Browns will go 7-9 and Super Bowl in 2012

  47. Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    4-12
    2028

  48. Julie
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    4-10 this year

    2017 superbowl!

  49. Julie
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    I meant 4-12 (not 4-10)!

  50. Jon Khanna
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    9-7 2012

  51. Marie
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    9-7 2014

  52. Posted August 23, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Hmmm :)

    For the 2010-2011 Season: 6-10

    Note: would love to say 7-9, but don’t think that’s realistically going to happen

    As for the year we finally make it to the Super Bowl. . .

    2015

  53. Mike T
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Permalink

    10-6 this year, superbowl in 2021!

  54. Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    WOW, 10-6? I hope you’re right. It will make it a lot easier to go to the games in late Dec & early Jan (season ticket holder in the dawg pound). I am not quite as optimistic but I’ll say 8-8 and the super bowl in 2013.

  55. Ben
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    9-7. Super Bowl 2012.
    Here we go Brownies, here we go…

  56. Geri
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    here we go Brownies here we go!
    8-8
    super bowl lucky 2013!

  57. John
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    8-8. Super Bowl in 2016.

  58. Tiffany
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    6-10 Super Bowl in 2015!

  59. Mike
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    8-8 … Super Bowl in 2014!

  60. Kristen
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    7-9; SB in 2014

  61. Ken
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    9-7, SuperBowl in 2016

  62. Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    5-11. Superbowl: 2017

  63. Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    I am going ot be the ever optimist and go with 10-6 and 2014!

  64. clg6000
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    This year, just breaking even–8-8.

    …and they will get a super bowl berth–however it will be in the year of the apocalypse, 2012 A.D.–so they won’t actually get to go. (It will be some consolation that the city of Pittsburg and the entire Steelers team will be sucked into the lava-fileld bowels of the earth.)

    …however, Mangini will survive, and will raise his team from the ashes to defeat the New Philadelphia Dolphins in the first NeoNFL Championship in 1 P.A. (that’s post apocalypse).

  65. Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I’m an eternal optimist. 8-8 this year and 2013.

  66. Elena
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    9-7 this year, superbowl 2015.

  67. Dave
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    9-7 and 2014

  68. rachel
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I’ll go with 7-9 and 2017 for the Super Bowl!

  69. joe
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    9-7
    2012

  70. Posted August 24, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m sticking with 10-2 ;) Superbowl – I’m feeling 2013!

  71. Tom
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    go to the super bowl….now thats funny!!

  72. Nicole Reese
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    7-9 and superbowl in 2020

  73. Adam
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    8-8, super bowl in 2016?

  74. John
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    7-9 in 2010
    Superbowl in 2014

  75. andrea
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    9-7 record. Shock the world as underdog and win superbowl in 2011!

  76. Jim
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    8-8; Superbowl 2012

  77. Jennifer Lavi
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    9-7, Superbowl 2012

  78. Sean
    Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    8-8…2020

  79. kristin
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    id love to say they will go undefeated, but i have to assume its closer to 10-6. Superbowl in 2015!!!

  80. Posted August 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    8/8 for the season.

    Superbowl in 2017. (I know it’s a long way off, but anything good is worth waiting for!)

  81. Posted August 25, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    This season’s record: 7-9

    They will be in Superbowl 2017!

    Let’s go BROWNS!! Please pick me — I would be the WIFE OF THE YEAR if I won these tickets for my hubby, another huge Browns fan! :)

  82. Amanda
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    I love the Browns too and this event sounds great!
    This season’s record will be 8-8 and they will go to the Superbowl in 2012!

  83. AM
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    10-6, 2014

    Here we go brownies here we go

  84. andy
    Posted August 25, 2010 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    The Browns will be 9-7, and will WIN the superbowl in 2015.

  85. Rob F
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    My guess for the Browns’ record for the 2010-2011 season is 9-7. They will make an appearance in the Superbowl in 2014.

    Woof woof!

  86. Posted August 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    7-9 for this year, building to a Superbowl claim in 2015 and winners in 2016 and 2017!
    Go Browns…
    But seriously, can’t we change the name to the Greens?

  87. Beth
    Posted August 26, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Browns 7-9. Super Bowl? Let’s start with the playoffs in 2012 then we can talk about the Super Bowl.

  88. Jen
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I will say 8-8 and maybe 2013?

  89. Michelle V
    Posted August 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Well this is a first – random.org picked #1 (I’ve never seen that happen!). Good luck, Dominic and enjoy the night. They will be in contact with you to get the tix.

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