’tis the season to give (away… pasta & ale)

Here’s an early holiday present, two actually, from Cleveland Foodie to you. Up for grabs, your chance to win one of the following:

****November 28 at Noodlecat, another pop-up – this time with chef Jeff Michaud of Osteria and Amis in Philadelphia. He’s creating a six-course pasta dinner which you can view here (apparently Jeff has earned quite the reputation as the prince of pasta). Michaud won a Beard Award for “Best Mid-Atlantic Chef” in 2010 and Osteria was nominated for “Best New Restaurant” in 2008 – so you know this is going to be a night of some memorable carbs. Courtesy of team Sawyer, I have two tickets to the dinner ($65 per). I went to the last Michaud dinner – worth every penny.

****November 26, enjoy local brews and grub at the Winter Wine & Ale Fest immediately following downtown’s Winterfest event. Wine and ale from more than 20 Ohio wineries and craft breweries will be paired with food selections from Parallax, Table 45, L’Albatros, Chinato, Pura Vida and more.

Tickets to the Winter Wine & Ale Fest are $50 per person and include 20 taste tickets and unlimited food from 7-10 p.m. Proceeds from the evening’s festivities, as well as a silent auction, will benefit GeneroCITY, the Downtown Homeless Fund, which supports programs and services provided by Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) for the city’s homeless population.

Thanks to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, I have two tickets for you, a $100 value.

Want in on the fun? Just leave a comment between now and November 23. In honor of turkey day, tell me what you’re thankful for in your comment as well as which event you’d like to go to – or both. I’ll pick a winner via random.org on the 23rd. Good luck and a special thanks to the Sawyers and DCA for the opportunity to send you.

69 Comments

  1. bovaweber
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful that my kids know that it’s important to “eat a rainbow” of food. I would love to attend either event.

  2. sarahcleimbach
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful for my wonderfully supportive family. I can’t make the 28th :( but would love to attend the Wine & Ale Fest!

  3. JoyGreen
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I am grateful that I have little free time, even less alone time and am exhausted at the end of every day because I am a mom to the most wonderful little girl in the world. I would love to ask Grandma to babysit so I could attend the Winter Wine & Ale Fest.

  4. IbuyNEOlocal
    Posted November 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful to live in such a fantastic area like Cleveland, because there are so many amazing things to do here – like the Winter Wine & Ale festival, which I would be so thankful to win tickets for!

  5. Sarah Rivera
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for my family and the opportunity to help kids every single day. I would love to attend either event!

  6. marni12345
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 6:36 am | Permalink

    i am thankful for my son, levi, and my daughter, tali. i couldnt have wished for more perfect children. i would like tickets to either event.

  7. mkollar
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for my wonderful family and that I don’t have to cook this year for Thanksgiving :) I would love to attend either event!

  8. JenniferJuniper
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    I am thankful that even with family living over 2,000 miles away, my local friends always include me in their Thanksgiving festivities. I am blessed and look forward to it! I would LOVE to go to either event, as they both sound wonderful!

  9. marie daher
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for my family, friends and good health! I am truly blessed for everything during times like these. The cold weather may be a damper, but great events in Cleveland are what keep me going through the winter months and I would be thankful for either event.

  10. WhyCLE
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    Either event sounds amazing! I’m thankful for amazingly supportive family and friends.

  11. jlk
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    i am enternally thankful for my family and their love, speaking of love, I’d enjoy either events!

  12. EatDrinkClev
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for my wonderful loving family and friends! Especially a new friend whom I’ve never met in person who jumped in an helped me with a huge project this week. I am a lucky girl! I can only attend the pasta extravaganza on the 28th and would LOVE to win the tickets. Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. jyllpresley
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    I’m thankful for my sweet man and our good health. We’d love to attend the Winter Wine and Ale Fest.

  14. kluysterborg
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    I’m thankful for all my wonderful family and friends who make this time of year so enjoyable. Love to attend the Winter Wine and Ale Fest!

  15. RachWC3
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for my family, friends and all of their support over the past year! Would love to attend the Winter Wine & Ale Fest.

  16. AllisonKellyNorris
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    This year I am thankful for my health and my family. Might seem hokey or cliche but we have been through a lot this year. What a fun giveaway!

  17. DaniKate
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I’d love to go to the pasta dinner! I’m thankful I get to go home to see my family for Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to help cook! :)

  18. bethannemeyer
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Would love to go to the pasta dinner! I’m thankful to see 2011 coming to close. Here’s to fresh starts!

  19. ktpie1
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    I am thankful to have a job and a decent boss!

    I would love to go to either event – particularly the pasta dinner.

  20. SeanS
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Pasta dinner, please! Thankful for the chance to spend another holiday season with my family and friends, and a fun Thanksgiving trip to Minnesota!!

  21. VirginiaWalker
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    I am thankful that I live in a city with so many riches of food and culture and for the friends to share it all with.

    either event would be wonderful

  22. erikboiler
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I’m thankful for Bison Burgers…mmmm!!!!! I’d love to go to the Noodlecat event!

  23. kristina k
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I’d love to go to the pasta dinner! I’m thankful that I will get to spend the holidays with my family.

  24. SaraMisconish
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    I’m thankful to spend the holidays with my family and all my wonderful friends. I’d love to go to either event!

  25. jmargaret
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    Would love to attend the Winter Wine & Ale Fest. I’m thankful for great events like this (downtown!) — we should have more of them! I’m also thankful that Cleveland is becoming somewhat of a “foodie” destination — who knew?!

  26. anniegrady
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Both sound awesome!! Im so grateful for my first year of marriage.

  27. TPumphrey
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful that I have the opportunity to eat some of the best food this world has to offer! I would love to go to eat Chef Michaud’s food!

  28. MiriamP
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I would love to attend both with the friends that I am so thankful to have in my life! These girls are what keeps me going every single day and the best family I could ever ask for!

  29. DODJASON
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    I am so thankful for an awesome family and living in this great community. I am available for both events! THANK YOU!!!

  30. AllLacqueredUp
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I’m thankful that after a summer of medical scares, my parents are healthy and happy.

    I went to the Winter Ale & Wine fest last year and I would love to go again. Unfortunately purchasing tickets aren’t in the budget this season so I would be thankful to win a pair.

  31. jaybee
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I am beyond thankful for my family, and would love tickets to the popup at Noodlecat. Thanks so much!

  32. 6502programmer
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    I’m thankful for a vibrant and dynamic local blog community that keeps me entertained!

  33. sushidoctor
    Posted November 18, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    I’m thankful that it has not been dreadfully cold in Cleveland just yet! Would love to go to the Michaud event (will be out of town for the Winter Wine & Ale Fest)

  34. steve shoe
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Thankful for living in one place for 10 plus years, great that it’s Cleveland. Noodlecat pop up would be my choice.

  35. lsweet
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Thankful to live in a city with such a wonderful array of talented chefs and yummy food. I’d love the chance to go to either event!

  36. SarahElizabeth
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful that my mom’s results came back the best they’ve been in 7 years of her diagnosis, for a loving & supportive boyfriend and family, and to be employed by a great cleveland company. I would most like to receive winter wine and ale fest ticket!

  37. anitahy
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful for husband, Ben. We’ve been married two and a half years and are learning to love calling Cleveland home. He loves great food and his birthday is Nov. 26, so it would be amazing to have tickets to the Noodlecat event for the 28th!

  38. Francesca MalcmaSmith
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I’m thankful to be a French teacher. I get to share the wonder and amazement of travel, gastronomy, art and diversity. I’ve gotten to share awesome experiences with my students such as- Cleveland Opera, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland International Film Festival, West Side Market, Le Petit Triangle, L’albatros, Mallorca and in April- Cirque du Soleil’s “Dralion” that’s coming to the Wolstein Center, and hopefully taking them to eat at Noodlecat beforehand:) I have amazing people and students in my life and I try to pay it forward every day. I would love share in the amazing experience brought forth by The Prince of Pasta! Also shared on Facebook.

  39. clavin
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I’m thankful for the memory of my grandmother.

    (November 28 at Noodlecat)

  40. Posted November 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Thankful that Noodlecat has brought authentic “Tampopo” style Ramen to Cleveland! That dinner would be my choice.

  41. Posted November 20, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful for my family and friends and for the fact that we are all healthy. I would love to win tickets either of these events, but the opportunity to eat dinner prepared by the Prince of Pasta would be especially exciting!

  42. orysia84
    Posted November 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    This year, I am most thankful for the opportunity to teach special needs students in East Cleveland. Every day is challenge but also very rewarding – my students know that school is a safe place for them and I feel very blessed to be able to provide them with that safety and consistency.

    I would love to attend the Winter Wine & Ale Fest!

  43. RickySweetnich
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    I am thankful for is family, friends, and the outdoors. Without any, none would be possible. Motivation is the key to success, and the only way one can find that is through everything else. Either event would be spectacular. Thanks!

  44. jennybuck
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    I am soo thankful for my two wonderful daughters. Would love to be thankful for an evening of adult time…at the winter wine & ale fest. thanks michelle!

  45. melangealamode
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful for my family, friends and this unseasonably beautiful weather in Cleveland – and I would be extra thankful for tickets to the Noodlecat pop-up event :)

  46. whiskingyouwell
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I am overflowing with thanks for the friends who touch my life today, yesterday and tomorrow. If I were awarded dinner tickets to the Michaud dinner at Noodlecat there would be many who I would think to bring along to express my gratitute to them, but one in particular that I would just have to. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

  47. emmescorp
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful that I can’t narrow my list down to one thing to be thankful for. Too many things. I would love to go to the winter wine and ale fest.

  48. AaronPike
    Posted November 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    In no particular order I am thankful for many things this Thanksgiving season:

    my girlfriend

    sobriety for a family member

    my job

    new opportunities for my father’s business

    health of my family and friends

    I would love to go the Winter Wine & Ale Fest …

    - Happy Thanksgiving everyone! @aaronpikecpa

  49. courtneyxohio
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    There are so many things I’m thankful this year that it’s hard to decide where to start. My amazing, awesome, wonderful fiance that takes care of me and stops at nothing to treat me like I am special. A job where I can work with people who are fun and interesting and make my day go by quickly (not that I mind being there)! The best puppy in town, who gives award winning cuddles (it doesn’t matter that my fiance and I are the ones giving the awards). And of course supportive and loving friends and family.

    Either event would be great!

  50. janguyen
    Posted November 22, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    I am thankful for my health, job, doggies and amazing family and friends. And I would love to attend the Michaud dinner since I will be back in town for it!

  51. live2cookathome
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    We have so much to be thankful for, family, friends, beautiful house, a great job, wonderful kids….winning tickets to the Michaud dinner would be icing on the cake!

  52. slsandle
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    I’m thankful for family, friends, and good health! Happy Thanksgiving! I would love to go to the Winter Wine & Ale Fest.

  53. MichelleVocaireVenorsky
    Posted November 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Winners picked! #1 and #14. Congrats and enjoy!

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