Happy Wednesday, friends. This weekend looks like heaven for foodies. There’s no time to waste—let’s get right to it.
Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week
Now through March 1
A showcase of downtown Cleveland’s food scene, guests can affordably check out the city’s top dining destinations. Participating eateries—including Alley Cat Oyster Bar, Chocolate Bar, Johnny’s Downtown, Mabels BBQ and Republic Food & Drink—will offer special three-course meals for lunch and dinner at $15 and $30, respectively. A full list of restaurants—45 total—and menus can be found on the Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s website.
The Mac ‘n’ Cheese Throwdown 2020
Saturday, February 29 / 12 – 3:30 p.m.
Cleveland Public Auditorium
Thirty area restaurants will serve up delicious macaroni and cheese specials all afternoon in a competition to be named “Best Mac.” The event will feature a “cheesy” DJ, drink specials and a man vs. mac challenge. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for VIP. Additional information can be found online.
Pinecrest Chocolate Crawl
Saturday, February 29 / 1 – 5 p.m.
200 Park Avenue / Orange Village
The inaugural Pinecrest Chocolate Crawl takes place Saturday. Eight locations in the mixed-use district will offer chocolate-infused foods (included with admission) and provide specials on themed drinks. The participants are Pinstripes, Graeter’s, Inca Bar & Café, Duck Donuts, 3 Palms Pizzeria, Oak & Embers and Next Door Eatery. Depending on when you buy them, tickets range from $30 to $40. Guests will receive a passport that lists all participating locations and their items. Check in is at Pinstripes.
Food, food and food … it’s shaping up to be a calorie-consuming weekend in Cleveland. I better hit the treadmill now. Cheers!
Coming Friday: J.P. Sorma is in the on-deck circle. Our interview series begins with the baseball star, talent actor, engineer and entrepreneur.