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Giveaway: A Night of Wine, Food and Chocolate at Locavore

NMSS Ohio Buckeye Chapter's Locavore - September 27

NMSS Ohio Buckeye Chapter’s Locavore – September 27

I think it’s safe to say most (if not all) of us love eating local. There’s something about a meal prepared with fresh, local, high-quality ingredients that just tastes better.

For all of you local culinary lovers who missed last week’s Taste of the Browns giveaway, today’s giveaway features another great food event raising money for an excellent cause.

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Help the Cleveland Foodbank and YP Pantry during Hunger Action Month

Good morning! As I count up all of the giveaway entries for Taste of the Browns, I’m watching the morning news and getting very excited for the week ahead. I’m not a huge fan of sweltering heat and this week’s not-too-hot and sunny forecast looks perfect!

After counting up the entries, removing one pingback and entering the final number into, I have a Taste of the Browns winner:

Taste of the Browns winner

Congratulations, entry #22 – Emily! You won two general admission tickets to Taste of the Browns. I’ll email you later today – please reply by this Friday or a new winner will be selected.

Tickets are still available for the September 9 fundraiser at

September is a big month for the Foodbank. In addition to hosting Taste of the Browns, it’s also Hunger Action Month.

The Foodbank will join Feeding America and its other member food banks across the country to drive awareness about hunger.

September is Hunger Action Month - How Are You Going to Help Solve Hunger?

September is Hunger Action Month – How Are You Going to Help Solve Hunger?

There are many ways you can get in on the action, such as hosting a food drive, volunteering, or taking the SNAP Challenge. The Foodbank has put together a 30 Ways in 30 Days Calendar with something new to do every day.

You can also join YP Pantry at one of our September volunteer days.

The Foodbank’s young professionals group has 3 volunteer opportunities scheduled in September. Come out and join us on September 7 or September 21 for Trinity Lutheran Church’s Hot Meals Program. We’ll also have a group there on September 21 for Trinity’s Produce Distribution.

YP Pantry Volunteers at the Trinity Lutheran Church's Produce Distribution

YP Pantry Volunteers at the Trinity Lutheran Church’s Produce Distribution

I spent this past Saturday morning at Trinity helping in their kitchen. I’m not going to lie – I was a little anxious going into Saturday’s hot meal prep. Cooking makes me nervous, but the volunteers at Trinity made me feel right at home and I was able to stick to non-stove-related tasks like shucking corn, helping out with the day’s desserts, getting food out there and ready to go for the day’s attendees.

The mornings we spend at Trinity always zoom by. You’ll stay busy working alongside friends with the occasional Bruce Springsteen sing-along.

Come out and join YP Pantry at Trinity in September. Volunteering starts at 10am and usually wraps up a little before 2pm. RSVP on Eventbrite for the Hot Meals Program or Produce Distribution (select the date – 9/7 or 9/21 – from the dropdown menu).

Disclosure: I was invited to attend Taste of the Browns in exchange for hosting a giveaway. Due to a scheduling conflict, I am unable to attend. I am also a council member of the YP Pantry.

Giveaway: Taste of the Browns (and a Zoovies Winner!)


August 23rd can’t come soon enough — Not only is it Date Night at the Zoovies, it’s also my birthday. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than seeing Back to the Future at the Zoo!

And one of you will be joining me at the sold-out event with your own pair of tickets. After removing one pingback, one duplicate entry and entering the remaining entries into, congratulations to:

Zoovies Winner

Entry # 75 — Michelle @tinktastic! Please reply to my email by Friday morning to redeem your two Zoovies tickets.

If you didn’t win, you have one more chance over at Poise in Parma. But before you head to Alicia’s giveaway, enter my new giveaway for Taste of the Browns below:

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Giveaway: Go Back to the Future at the #ZOOvies

Twilight at the Zoo 2013

Twilight at the Zoo 2013

Sometimes the weather gods try to ruin the best of plans. Perfect example: Our first Twilight at Zoo on Friday night. However, try as Friday’s monsoon might, it couldn’t stop us from having a wild time at the Zoo!

Fortunately before the rain started, we were able to sample some of the food and drink at the VIP party.  We enjoyed tastings from Mitchell’s Fish Market, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and AMP 150 (their crab and salad plates are pictured above).

We also enjoyed a few sips of Fireball and Firefly Moonshine. The Fireball+Angry Orchard mix was so good that I risked running through the storm for some more – it was worth it.

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Cleveland Bike Tours Giveaway Winner

It’s going to be a quick post today with the winner of the Cleveland Bike Tours giveaway.

After removing one pingback and a few duplicate entries, congratulations to:

Blog WinnerEntry #29 – Sheila Dina – selected you as the winner of a group bike tour of Downtown CLE, Ohio City or University Circle! The tour is good for you and up to 11 other people. It expires October 31, 2013 and is valid only on the weekend.

I will contact you today in regards to redeeming it. Other details of the prize: You must give 48 hours notice, must use the whole gift certificate at once and cannot split tours.

Because I’m still catching up on things after our Cedar Point vacation, I’ll be back next week with a new Cleveland blogs roundup.  In the meantime, you can find me over at PR Newswire for Bloggers with my profile of the comics blog – Girls Gone Geek. Just in time for Comic-Con!

Fun in the Sun Giveaway: Cleveland Bike Tours

Cleveland Bike Tours Giveaway

Enter to win a Cleveland Bike Tour for you and 11 friends

With my last two “fun in the Cleveland sun” giveaways, we’ve checked out upcoming concerts and gone to the beach. This next one is for the active Clevelander:

I hide indoors during the winter. So once the sun starts shining and temperatures rise, I like to get outside as much as possible: dragging Scott on walks, taking a swim at our pool, and – after last year’s bike tour of downtown CLE – hopping on a bike.

Biking used to make me nervous; I had one too many falls growing up. But when the Ohio Blogging Association went on a bike tour, Anne Smith of Cleveland Bike Tours not just taught us a lot about the city, but was also incredibly patient in getting newbies like me comfortable with biking. (My recap of the downtown Cleveland bike tour)

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Happy 4th! Luau on the Lake Special Offer + Winner

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope you have a festive day enjoying cookouts, fireworks and celebrations of Independence Day. And if you’re off from work tomorrow, make the most of the extra-long weekend!

Happy 4th of July

Happy July 4th!

I’m celebrating on the blog with a Luau on the Lake winner and special offer:

After removing one pingback, congratulations Entry 13 – Jess! I will email you today to confirm your prize of 2 Big Kahuna VIP tickets. Please reply by Monday, July 8.

Luau on the Lake Winner

Funds raised at Luau on the Lake on July 20 will help SC4K distribute new shoes, clothing and items to infants and youths around Greater Cleveland. For every $1 raised, Shoes and Clothes for Kids is able to purchase between $15 and $20 of brand new clothing.

Time’s almost up to get discounted Luau on the Lake tickets. Get your general admission pre-sale tickets for only $40 or Big Kahuna VIP tickets for $50 through July 14th.

Special for Clue Into Cleveland readers: When you purchase your tickets online, enter “Clue Into Cleveland” in the comments section. You’ll then be entered to win a special social media prize basket which will be raffled off at the Luau.

Luau on the Lake - July 20

Luau on the Lake – July 20

General admission tickets include food, beer, wine, soft drinks and entertainment from 4-9pm. For just $10 more, Big Kahunas will also get 3 specialty island drinks, a souvenir tiki cup, lei and tote and early admission at 3:30pm.

After the pre-sale ends on July 14, general admission tickets can be purchased online and at the door for $50.

You can keep up on Luau on the Lake and other SC4K updates by following @SC4K and Shoes and Clothes for Kids on Facebook.

And to purchase tickets to Luau on the Lake, visit

Disclosure: I was invited to host a Luau on the Lake giveaway in exchange for 2 tickets to the event.
My opinions and choice to blog about events are my own.

Fun in the Sun Giveaway: Luau on the Lake / #SC4KLuau13

Luau on the Lake #SC4KLuau13

Luau on the Lake on July 20 – #SC4KLuau13

There are certain activities that are must-dos each season: sledding in Winter, pumpkin patches in the Fall, and beach parties in Summer.

So for my second Fun in the Sun giveaway, I’m giving away 2 VIP tickets to Shoes and Clothes for Kids’ Luau on the Lake on Saturday, July 20.

For 8 years, SC4K has raised money for Northeast Ohio’s children with this Hawaiian-themed beach party.

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Fun in the Sun Giveaway: Live Nation Summer Concerts

The view of downtown Cleveland from Ohio City's Cleveland Hostel

The view from Ohio City’s Cleveland Hostel on a summer afternoon

As I was running around Cleveland at Saturday’s RTA Scavenger Hunt, I realized somewhere between Gallucci’s and the Cleveland Hostel that it was the first time this season I had really enjoyed a day outside.

Given that summer officially starts on Friday at 1:04 am, I’m overdue to get some new shorts and bust out the sunscreen. While I’m not the lounge-by-the-pool, sunbathing type, I’m definitely excited to soak up the rays in other ways.

In fact I’m so excited that I’m hosting 3 giveaways over the next month featuring some of my favorite outdoor summer activities.

First up: Live Nation Summer Concerts!

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CLEFood Giveaway Winners + Some News to Share

First things first on this beautiful Friday (and the last day of the Shoreway closure!):
I have winners to announce for this week’s two CLEFood giveaways.

Upcoming #CLEFood Events

Upcoming #CLEFood Events: Greenhouse Tavern dinner on June 18; Neighborfood on June 22

Greenhouse Tavern’s Prophets of Smoked Meat Dinner and Book Signing

After removing 1 pingback and 2 invalid entries and placing the remaining entries in

Greenhouse Tavern Winner

Congratulations, entry #57 – Kate! You won two tickets to the June 18 dinner and book signing at Greenhouse Tavern.

If you didn’t win, you have another chance to enter over at WhyCLE. And tickets are available for purchase on Eventbrite.

Dishcrawl Cleveland’s Neighborfood

After removing 3 pingbacks and placing the remaining entries in

Dishcrawl Winner

Congrats, entry #34 – Katie B! (It’s apparently a lucky day for Kate’s and Katie’s!) You won two tickets to the Tremont restaurant hop and fundraiser on June 22. Tickets are also still available for this event at

I will email both of you today – please reply by Monday to redeem your prize.

Now! For the news I teased earlier this week.

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