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Ways You Can Help the West Side Market Recovery

West Side Market

As we know from last week’s news, a fire tore through Cleveland’s West Side Market in the early morning hours of last Wednesday.   

And while the city will pay for the clean up out of capital funds previously identified for WSM upgrades, there is still a lot of work that will need to be done and business lost for the vendors.

However, just like in the past, Cleveland has proven itself a resilient city – ready to rally when needed.

For instance, over the weekend, Happy Dog in the Gordon Square neighborhood donated $1 from every hot dog sold to the Market’s recovery. They raised over $1,200 for the Market vendors and employees.

If the snow or Superbowl kept you from grabbing one of their delicious hot dogs (or vegan dogs), here are a few more ways you can support the West Side Market.

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Jump Back Ball 2012 Ticket Kickoff – Nov. 3

A couple months ago at PlayhouseSquare’s Young Professionals Movie Night, I was happy to join my fellow Jump Back Ball co-chair Meredith in announcing the theme of this year’s Jump Back Ball:

Jump Back Through the Looking Glass

The planning has been amping up since then — as we recreate the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland in PlayhouseSquare’s theatres and gather items for the auctions and raffles.

On November 3rd at Market Garden Brewery, you’ll have your first opportunity to purchase tickets at our Ticket Kickoff Happy Hour.  From 6-8pm, enjoy complimentary appetizers, drink specials, prizes and the best deal on Jump Back Ball tickets. 

Why should you buy your Jump Back Ball ticket at the Ticket Kickoff Party?

  • You’ll save the most money. Tickets will be $130 ($105 if you join Partners) at the Kickoff. The next morning, the ticket price goes up to $150 ($125 for Partners) when they go on sale online.
  • No handling fees. When the ticket price goes up the next day, each ticket will also have a handling fee. But if you buy tickets in person at the Kickoff Happy Hour, you don’t have to worry about any fees.
  • You can sign up for a payment plan. I really like the payment plan option. I used it last year and plan on using it again this year — breaking my purchase up between the months makes it a lot easier on my bank account.
  • Last year’s event sold out really early. If you want to go to Jump Back Ball, don’t wait — each year the event sells out and last year’s Jump Back Ball sold out almost a month before the event.  The earlier you purchase tickets, you’ll not just save money but also secure your spot.

If you haven’t attended Jump Back Ball in the past, it’s an evening of fine food, drinks and entertainment wrapped in a creative spirit. The State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare will be transformed into the world of Alice in Wonderland, with guests invited to dress up either in their finest or a theme-inspired costume.

It’s also PlayhouseSquare’s largest fundraiser with the partially tax-deductible ticket supporting the theatre’s non-profit mission.

Here’s my recap of last year’s Jump Back Ball – I’m excited to go from attending and blogging last year to co-chairing the event this year. Stop by and say hi on November 3rd when you get your tickets to Jump Back Through the Looking Glass!

And if you’re interested in PlayhouseSquare Partners — the young professionals group that hosts Jump Back Ball, check out our next Happy Hour this Thursday at Chinato and the OSU vs. Penn State Viewing Party on Nov. 19.

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October's Brewery and Harvest Happy Hour Food Tours

Enjoy an afternoon in Ohio City's Historic Market Square District with one of NEO Food Tours' October events

The lucky thing about being a fan of food in Cleveland is that we not just have fantastic restaurants, but our strong culinary scene also features markets, breweries and specialty shops.

This month, NEO Food Tours is rolling out a few events that spotlight the variety of tastes that Cleveland offers the adventurous foodie.

We’re starting things off on October 14 and October 28 when our Harvest Happy Hour Tour explores Ohio City’s Historic Market Square District .

From 2-5pm, guests will “dine, drink and donate” through the Historic Market Square District as they discover firsthand the neighborhood’s impact on the Cleveland culinary scene.

Stops will include the West Side Market and local artisans such as Bonbon Bake Shop, Room Service, and Campbell’s Popcorn Shop.  A visit to Chef Matt Mathlage’s Light Bistro (one of my Ohio City favorites!) completes the afternoon.

And when the tour wraps up at 5pm, there’s still plenty of time to continue shopping or keep the happy hour going at the many restaurants that made Ohio City one of USA Today’s “best neighborhoods to bar hop.”

Tickets are $55 and include gratuitity. Furthering our commitment to the Northeast Ohio region, we’re donating $5 from every ticket to Ohio City Inc.

NEO Food Tours' Brews n' Pubs Tour spotlights some of the places that make Cleveland's beer scene so good.

In October, NEO Food Tours is also getting a taste of Cleveland’s brewing resurgence. During Cleveland Beer Week, we’re offering a Cleveland Brews n’ Pubs Tour.

The tour on October 15 will make stops at 4-5 breweries and pubs throughout the Cleveland area, including Indigo Imp and Market Garden Brewery.  At each stop, beer enthusiasts will sample various beers and food, as they talk with some of Cleveland’s brew-masters. 

Transportation between stops, beer sampling, gastropub fare and gratuity are all included in the $60 ticket. 

With the Brews n’ Pubs tour, we’re excited to partner with Taste of the Harvest to offer a special Beer Masters Ticket. For $100 (a savings of $15), you can attend both the Brews n’ Pubs Tour on October 15, as well as Cleveland Beer Week’s only local hand-crafted beer tasting on October 21.

It’s been an amazing 6 months working with NEO Food Tours (I can’t believe that much time has gone by!) and I’m really proud to see how we’re growing and offering events that showcase all of the region’s culinary assets.  

Tickets for the Harvest Happy Hour tours can be found at  http://marketdistrict1.eventbrite.com.

Tickets for the Cleveland Brews n’ Pubs tour can be found at http://clebeertour11.eventbrite.com.

Disclosure: I work with NEO Food Tours as their Communications Co-Director. However, I got involved with NEO Food Tours and am sharing these events on Clue Into Cleveland because I believe in our mission of promoting the neighborhoods and dynamic culinary industry that call Northeast Ohio home.