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Thursday, June 6, 2013

The 5 Best Food Events This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Jun 6, 2013 at 3:31 PM


1. Tonight, the Taste of the Heights once again comes to the Heights Youth Club (2065 Lee Rd., 216-321-CLUB) in Cleveland Heights. Starting at 6 p.m., this annual event brings together some of the best local eats and live music to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland. More than 20 great local establishment will be on hand serving food, including Anatolia Cafe, Sweetie Fry, Rib Cage, Katz Club Diner, Tommy’s, Lopez and Nighttown, to name just a few. The cost is $50 online at
or $60 at the door.

2. On Saturday, June 8, Pier W hosts its second annual Copper River Salmon Run at the Lakewood Park Outdoor Pavilion (14532 Lake Ave.) Registration is at 9 a.m. and the race kicks off at 10 a.m. “The 5K race celebrates the famed Copper River salmon season, with proceeds benefiting Cleveland charity Malachi House,” says spokesperson Amber Kallihar. A post-race party on the restaurant’s new deck overlooking Lake Erie will feature lunch prepared by Pier W’s executive chef Regan Reik. Online registration is available via Hermes Sports and Events website ( Pre-registration cost is $25, or $30 day of race. Fee includes entry to race, T-shirt and lunch. 12700 Lake Ave.,

3. On Sunday, June 9, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Cleveland Food Rocks will host the ever-popular Chef Jam. Starting at 7 p.m., Chef Jam brings together Cleveland’s top restaurants and chefs, who dress up like rock stars and offer up dishes inspired by their favorite band or musician. More than 20 food stations will be featured including Blue Point, Melt, Crop, Sasa, Zack Bruell Restaurants and Washington Place Bistro. Crop chef-owner Steve Schimoler’s band Cream of the Crop will perform, along with Asleep At The Wheel on the main stage. Tickets are $75 at or at the Rock Hall box office. Admission buys guests samples of all the dishes offered at each food station, Great Lakes Brewing Company beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Rock Hall’s education programs.

4. On Sunday, June 9, Kamm’s Corners kicks off of its outdoor farmers market. Held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and located in the municipal lot behind Walgreens, the market showcases local and organic fare ranging from produce to ready-to-eat items. Live music and cooking demonstrations also will be a part of the rapidly expanding farmers market. If you don’t get a chance to get out today, don’t fret. The outdoor market runs through October. For more information, log onto

5. On Thursday, June 13, Bistro 185 will get a jump start on Father’s Day by hosting the whimsical Not for Superheroes Dinner. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the special five-course menu is promised to contain the right amount of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals to deliciously transform any dad into a superhero. The first course features oysters Rockefeller, which are said to elevate testosterone levels. To pump up protein, a second course features shrimp with coconut curry, bok choy and quinoa. The fourth course is all-American beef tenderloin with roasted fingerling potatoes to increase vitamins K and A. Each course will be paired with cocktails suitable for your personal superhero, including the Green Team cocktail, a pomegranate martini and a mango lassi. The cost is $60 per person. Reservations are required.
991 E. 185th St., 216-481-9635

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