a dash of this and a pinch of that

A potluck post highlighting some current happenings:

First, a huge thank you to My Retro Kitchen, the fantastic local food and recipe blog, for including me in her ongoing Feasting with Friends series. I really appreciate her super kind words and for asking me to be a part of it. What fun!

Check out the new Peninsula Farmers’ Market at Heritage Farms. Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. until Sept. 28.

Made in the 216 + grand opening of Dredgers Union, July 8-10.  Shopping, music, food, beer & more. Over 50 Cleveland-based designers. Discount parking for $2.16 at the 515 parking garage with proof of any purchase at Pickwick & Frolic. On July 8, bands play to the street from The Greenhouse Tavern’s rooftop. Don’t miss this event – just gets better and better each year – and its new digs promises to be the best yet.

Now open: Pura Vida by Brandt Evans – breakfast, lunch & dinner and Market Garden Brewery & DistilleryFlour now serving lunch, M-F. Club Isabella is back, this time in Little Italy at the corner of Random and Cornell roads (former Goose Acres Folk Music Center). Open for lunch and dinner. I used to bartend and serve at the previous location years ago –  excited to check out its new digs and menu from chef Fabio Mota.

Fire farm-to-fork dinner: blueberry BBQ at Greenfield Berry Farm in Peninsula / July 11 at 6:30 p.m.; $130 pp. Check out the ridiculously tempting menu here.

This Wednesday, head to Happy Dog as members of the  The Cleveland Orchestra take over for the 3rd time. 8p.m. – 11 p.m. / free! Learn more here. Best dogs & toppings paired with the best orchestra – what better way to spend a Wednesday evening?

Shoes and Clothes for Kids, which provides clothing and shoes to thousands of kids in need in the greater Cleveland area free of charge, is hosting its popular fundraiser at Wendy Park on Whiskey Island, Luau on the Lake, on July 16. I’m told 500+ go and that it’s must-attend summer fun. Visit here for details and ticket info.



  1. Dave
    Posted June 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Luau on the Lake is a blast, a bit tamer version of Krusty’s.

    Has anyone been to Pura Vida yet? Thinking of organizing a business lunch there soon but want to hear some reviews first.

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